So today, after Brandon’s football game and breakfast with my Parents, Amanda and I went to the AT&T store. Amanda’s phone has needed replacing for about 1 year now. It is held together with scotch tape. Seriously.
We looked around for awhile, and found a Droid that fits her hand well. I’m just glad she’s entering the world of Internet and texting. The price was $129, with the 2 year service commitment. I don’t really like the contract stuff, but there was no way I was going to pay $250 for the phone straight up.
We had talked with a salesman earlier, and he had left us to look around. When she knew which phone she wanted to try, I found Frank. He was with another customer. I told him we were ready, and he said he’d be over in a minute.
So while we were waiting, I whipped out the old Evo to look for cheaper cell phone accessories. While there, on a whim, I googled Amazon to see if they had a better price on the phone.
I stood there, kinda stunned. I showed Amanda, and she was incredulous as well. We quietly made our way out of the AT&T store so I could get online and do a little research. It turns out that the agreement with AT&T is the same. It’s a 24 month contract. However, there’s a rider that states if you cancel within 181 days, you owe Amazon $250.
Let’s see… 24 months > 181 days… Same AT&T Plan… $120+ savings…
The HTC Aria will be here on Wednesday. I’m fearful that the activation will be a painful process, and that’s where they’ll get their $120 back. But we’ll see!