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The T-Mobile online store is overwhelmed with obvious heavy G1 Android phone orders but I finally got to the point where I could order an upgrade.  I am an existing T-Mobile customer and as I understood the pricing at the press event today the upgrade price […]

The T-Mobile online store is overwhelmed with obvious heavy G1 Android phone orders but I finally got to the point where I could order an upgrade.  I am an existing T-Mobile customer and as I understood the pricing at the press event today the upgrade price should be $179 for the G1 with a 2-year contract extension.  That’s a decent price so I was flabbergasted to find this when I tried to order one:

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This is showing that the unsubsidized price is $399 and only a $100 "online discount" is being applied.  The resultant $299 price is a far cry from the $179 claimed pricing.  When you throw in tax and a $18 "upgrade fee" (what the hell is that?) the $344 total cost is outrageous.  Anybody getting the advertised price?

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  1. Yeah, I just saw that to. F–k that, man. I’ll wait till October, and walk into the store. Having $120 added to the price for existing customers to pre-order is ridiculous, especially when someone who waits in line (will there even be a line?) can get it the same day.

    I’ll wait.

  2. Ouch. Well, that answers that dilemma. I was going to wait for this phone to become available. Instead it looks like I’ll be going with the Sidekick.

  3. Sounds like you may not be eligible for the full discount…

  4. Same thing here. Tried several different lines and could not get the upgrade at 179.

  5. I got that price too, but I recently used my upgrade on another phone, so either way I was coming out of pocket for the G1.

  6. I saw the $179 figure, plus $18 upgrade fee and $6 tax. The $179 is for a two-year contract, not a contract extension.

  7. I saw the $179 figure, plus $18 upgrade fee and $6 tax. The $179 is for a two-year contract, not a contract extension.

  8. I just saw at another forum that it may be due to me having bought my Tmobile Wing last summer, in that it has not been long enough for me to get a deeper discount. Still bull, I’ve been a customer since 2000, when they were called Voicestream.

  9. James: You, at least, were able to get that far. I’m seeing “My.T-Mobile.com is currently unavailable”. I can’t even login to my account.

  10. All the pre-event hype and the T-Mobile guy at the event itself said that the $179 price was for existing customers. They didn’t even hint that it was only for existing customers who qualified for an upgrade. They will catch big flack for this.

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