i bought an 8700c for my wife on amazon. she had the unit for 14 days and decided to return it (for a treo 650..hmmmmm) I called cingular and they cancelled the account. (this was a 2 months ago) I told them I was going to return the blkbry to amazon. I called amazon and told them I want to return it. they gave me a hard time and wanted me to pay for shipping back. I refused. I told them Ill send it back to them after they call me with a fedx number to use. they never called me back. So I have a new $150 8700c at my house now.
i also aplied online for the rebate the first week I got it. It says in process but I'm sure it will get denied now that we cancelled the number. But if I get money back in a couple of months I will let u guys know!
for the record.. I called cingular last week and confirmed the line was closed. I just had to pay for a prorated bill.
Originally Posted by coreyg510
It depends. At most retailers, you have to return the phone before you can cancel the account within Cingular's 30 day cancellation policy. Chances are that Amazon is the same way. You dont return the phone, you keep the account. Otherwise, I am sure there would be plenty of people doing that (buying a phone and canceling before the ETF hits).