What does this matter?

@taface412 (3176)
United States
June 4, 2009 7:43pm CST
Last week my cell phone went completely kaput on me. And I know a lot of people use those G0-phones with the AT&T sim cards. Well I wanted to make sure it was my phone and not my sims card before I buy one of those go phones.... When I mentioned this to the sales guy, he said that it might work until they did a "sweep" and then they would disble it. I then asked him what does it matter if it is a AT&T phone and I pay my bill each month...why should it matter what type of phone it is I am using as long as the bill is paid? Does this really matter? To me it sounds ridiculous and just another way to force consumers into a contract, which is why I am avoiding renewing and getting a phone cheaper that way through the store. Thoughs please?
1 response
• United States
5 Jun 09
I think he means that they will look at the phone and determine whether they still sell that model, if not then they will "sweep" it into the trash and recommend that you buy another one. Phones change so much that you are practically forced to get a new one every two years and its not a coniencedence (sp) that its the same amount of time that most contracts are for.
@taface412 (3176)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I know. ANd I've learned that when you get those nice little rebates where the phone is next to nothing you better load up on the chargers and extras you might need, because those are the soon to be discontinueds....which is all I ever get, I am never paying over $50 for a phone, even with a rebate.