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Best way to get Cingular?

Any advantage of using Cingular store over Worst Buy or someone like that? Think I might bite the bullet and get a cell tomorrow (yes this is the second sign of the apocalypse)

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

I have learned long ago the difference between the stores and retail outlets. The prices will most likely be the same, but the stores are directly connected to Cingular's billing and provisioning systems, where the other guys are not.

Also, you might want to make sure that Boeing doesn't have a group discount plan. Northrop Grumman's was Kick Ass!
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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

I always go to the Cingular owned stores. The other guys seem to disappear too fast.
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I have learned long ago the difference between the stores and retail outlets. The prices will most likely be the same, but the stores are directly connected to Cingular's billing and provisioning systems, where the other guys are not.

Also, you might want to make sure that Boeing doesn't have a group discount plan. Northrop Grumman's was Kick Ass!
I am not Boeing (they do though) I am sub-contractor scum So what is the advantage of being connected to things? Either way you get a phone that day correct?

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

Yes, you can get service right then from anyone, but if anything is even slightly wrong, the retail outlets have to call an 800 number, wait on hold, etc. Cingular stores are tied in. They also are better briefed on the plans, since they don't sell all the freaking cell companies under the sun.
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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

You might also try Cingular.com. Everytime I've bought new phones they were always cheaper on their website than in their own stores.

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

what you're after sheeply is a FAN or Foundation Account Number, call a buddy at Boeing that's in the know - get the FAN, and walk in there with that ##, and get the price....if it's as easy as I remember.

p.s. Cingular bites, get the shortest contract possible.

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

Best way to get Cingular?

Standing about 5 feet away from one of their towers. Beyond that, you're on your own . . .
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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

thought they were best for coverage down here. Verizon has big holes in none Blue Sheep riding zones

I will have to see what NinerPilot has since he frequents some of the same spots...

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

always had excellent service with cingular. very few areas I remember having no service in the 5 years I been with them. and I think those were just out in western MA and I think up in Maine. otherwise all the way down to DC it worked great.

they did some weird billing thing a couple years ago where they tried to bill you for the coming month rather the previous, didn't really work out. They switched back to normal billing and all seems fine again.


my plan is so old its from before they had rollover minutes.

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Standing about 5 feet away from one of their towers. Beyond that, you're on your own . . .


My company just swapped to Cingular from Vz. and they couldn't understand why I was so excited, I was like 'hey thanks, my weekends are gonna be much quieter now!'

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

I've had them for 6 years without any issues. The only place I didn't have coverage was Deal's Gap out of all the places I've been in recent years.

FWIW, the quality of the phone directly resembles the quality of the service provider.
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always had excellent service with cingular. very few areas I remember having no service in the 5 years I been with them.......my plan is so old its from before they had rollover minutes.
But does Sheep plan on staying at your house or going to DC?

Do you have a GSM phone?

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Re: Best way to get Cingular?

I try to avoid DC like the plague WAY to many people.

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I try to avoid DC like the plague WAY to many people.
what about RE's house?

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