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Fri, Jun 28, 2013 9:31 PM

No Sony Phones?

No Sony phones are avaliable in the store. Also, Xperia Z and ZL are not coming to ATT? ATT has carried Sony phones since.... forever? What's going on? Anyone have any ideas about weither or not they are picking up any new SE phones?

 

If not... I guess i'll have to take my business else where... after 10 years... sad...

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spectre51

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27 Messages

7 years ago

Yes it is not throughout the country.  For customers not in a band 4 area they will fall back to HSPA.  Also be aware Sony doesn't officially offer the C6833 in the US which means you will be unable to get warranty support from them as the device is technically an import.  Sony only offers the C6602 and C6806 in the US.

 

Technically her comments about the C6833 being compatible are right, just there should be an * with it saying might not be in all areas.  If you want 100% compatibility it's the C6806.

Tutor

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4 Messages

7 years ago

Spectre51 thanks for the conclusive answers and for explaining so much. C6806 it is. 

 

I have one more question. The only phones I have had have all been supplied by the carrier as part of the contract, I have never bought one seperately in the manner we are discussing with the Sony Ultra. With my previous phones the carriers have all offered device insurance to cover breakage, lost/ stolen etc. How can similiar insurance be acquired for phones bought outside the carriers pervue?

redpoint73

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7 years ago


@Makuavalley wrote:

 

I have one more question. The only phones I have had have all been supplied by the carrier as part of the contract, I have never bought one seperately in the manner we are discussing with the Sony Ultra. With my previous phones the carriers have all offered device insurance to cover breakage, lost/ stolen etc. How can similiar insurance be acquired for phones bought outside the carriers pervue?


Squaretrade is one 3rd party smartphone insurance company, that I believe will cover any smartphone that has been purchased in the past 30 days.

 

I'm sure there are others that offer a similar service.  But Squaretrade is one that users on various smartphone forums seem pretty satisfied with, and they are well reviewed.

 

http://www.squaretrade.com/smartphone-warranty

 

Carriers themselves don't insure the phones, anyway.  The coverage is actually provided by a 3rd party, and the carriers just offer the insurance as a middle man.  The actual insurer for AT&T is Asurion:

http://www.asurion.com/replace/phone-insurance/

Tutor

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4 Messages

7 years ago

Wow, you folks are great! I'm so glad I found this forum. Thank you.

Contributor

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1 Message

7 years ago

Sony offers a 2 year device warranty for only $79. Quite a good deal considering the cost of the unlocked phone! 

redpoint73

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7 years ago


@Makuavalley wrote:

Wow, you folks are great! I'm so glad I found this forum. Thank you.


No problem.  There is a "kudos" button you can click for any posts you found helpful, is you so desire.

 

Just sayin'.

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