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Is it worth canceling my t-mobile plan(because i have a BB and it's not to my liking), and switching to verizon to get the xperia play? I will be paying 200$ to cancel my plan early. Suggestions anyone? Is it worth it?
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It all depends on how important those 200$ are to you, I can't really say. On the other hand here's what I found : http://www.anandtech.com/show/4583/t...r-gaming-today
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Up to you and money. Or credit, however you do it.
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you can just buy another phone for $200
plus verizon plans are way more expensive so in the long it will end costing you even more
post #5 of 9
Stay on T-Mobile for the time being. Enjoy the cheaper plans, and don't pay the cancellation fee. Enjoy the cheaper GSM phones, and freedom of being able to purchase any unlocked GSM phone on the market.

Besides, first adopters are great and all, but I'm sure that similar devices will propegate themselves throughout the market soon, even on AT&T/T-Mobile (if the merger goes through).
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Is it worth canceling my t-mobile plan(because i have a BB and it's not to my liking), and switching to verizon to get the xperia play? I will be paying 200$ to cancel my plan early. Suggestions anyone? Is it worth it?
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Of course, it is up to you whether you want to pay the cancellation fee charged by your current carrier, but many would feel it is worth it to have the phone you would enjoy more, on the nation's largest most reliable network.

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Hello,

The Android Smartphone you need meets the PlayStation Certified console controls you want. Worlds First PlayStation Certified Smartphone with all the features that you've come to expect from the latest Android OS. With the unique benefit of real console controls and an amazing 4 screen for a totally immersive gaming experience. Preloaded games, plus loads more top titles available to download from Android Market and V CAST Library. All brought to life thanks to a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon II 1GHz processor and powerful Adreno 205 graphics processor.

Of course, it is up to you whether you want to pay the cancellation fee charged by your current carrier, but many would feel it is worth it to have the phone you would enjoy more, on the nation's largest most reliable network.

You can port your number by visiting http://www.vzw.com/lnp, calling 18002JOININ, or visiting a store location. Verizon Wireless hopes to serve your wireless needs for years to come!

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Well I'll be damned... Hello VZW rep. I get a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see company reps browsing forums giving advice/support. Too bad I don't see it enough. (if really a representative)

On a side note:

Quote:
http://www.brighthand.com/default.as...d+ATT+T-Mobile
Verizon is the only U.S. carrier officially offering the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, but AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers aren't being left out -- the online phone shop Expansys has a version that will work with these carriers' networks.
...
The version being offered by Expansys (or others) is being sold unlocked, which means it will work with any GSM-based carrier that uses SIM cards -- this includes AT&T and T-Mobile do. And this version supports the 3G service offered by each of these companies.

Link to buy said phone: http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CGYQ8wIwAA

Price without contract $439.99 (FREE SHIPPING). No cancellation fees.

If you decide to go with Verizon's phone, $200 cancellation fees and they've got the phone on sale right now for $99.99 on their website.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/xperia.jsp

You are also going to be paying more $$ every month, but get a better network. I've never had an issue with T-Mobile.


So it's up to you to weigh the pro's/con's.

Verizon: $300 (cancellation/phone) plus activation possibly. Pay more $$ per month. Better network.
T-Mobile: $439 (buy phone outright. Keep current carrier/plan) Pay same rate $$ per month.

Edited by FriedSushi87 - 8/16/11 at 3:11am
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post #8 of 9
Hell no. Just get a PSP and use it and your current phone. They are getting very cheap, and it has a base with a lot of games already compared to the Xperia. Imagine gaming and then using up all the battery... then you won't be able to make calls and send texts like a phone should, unless you carry around a charger and/or extra batteries.
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post #9 of 9
I'd leave T-Mobile to leave T-Mobile.

God knows I will when Google releases their first true Google phone.
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