01-23-2012 10:16 PM
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  1. mrfr3sh2def's Avatar
    Hey All,

    I did some research today and ended up saving myself $105 and figured I would let you all know how. So after doing some research I noticed that at&t was selling the Samsung galaxy skyrocket for different prices in different markets. I originally purchased my skyrocket a few days after its release from a local at&t corporate store. After doing some looking around on At&T's website I found that if you utilize the zip code (10006) which is in New York, NY the Skyrocket price is listed at $149.99. I wanted to trade out my bLack skyrocket and get the new white version. I printed out the at&t website and price and took it into the local corporate store. Not only did the store exchange my month old black skyrocket for a new white handset, but they also refunded me $105 and did not charge me a restocking fee.

    Could this work for others...possibly? Who knows but it did work for me and I say if you are within your 30 day grace period why not try it out...you could get back $100.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk
    robor007 likes this.
    12-09-2011 01:08 AM
  2. StatuSChecKa's Avatar
    WOw i cant belive you pulled it off. I want to stick with my black one, but now i'm not sure If I should raise hell over that $100.
    12-09-2011 10:16 AM
  3. bigboy393939's Avatar
    I am on the phone with AT&T now bout them refunding me my $100 and sending me a white one
    12-09-2011 12:10 PM
  4. PSUGradAtl's Avatar
    Bummer! I was visiting New York City just this past weekend and even considered stopping in an AT&T store as I walked by it to check out the price on Skyrocket... kicking myself now...
    12-09-2011 02:21 PM
  5. dahkillah's Avatar
    I paid $125 for my skyrocket. They do price override. It's just a matter of talking with the right sales rep.
    12-09-2011 02:59 PM
  6. mrfr3sh2def's Avatar
    That is true. I took the money i saved and went out and purchased the bose series 2 bluetooth which i highly recommend.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk
    12-09-2011 03:38 PM
  7. hillucla's Avatar
    I want to trade in for a white Skyrocket as well. And I'm going to try for the $100 off.

    Does anyone have suggestions how to backup all my data/apps and make sure it all comes back onto new phone? I have a lot of apps and info on my phone. Some of it is in the cloud (google) but some not (B folders etc). I used MyBackupPro when I went from Galaxy S2 to SR, but it did not seem to backup the data saved inside of different apps. (FYI - I am used to the iPhone way of doing things)
    12-09-2011 04:34 PM
  8. bigboy393939's Avatar
    i called at&t and told them...they told me if my store couldnt match the price then turn my phone back into the store and they would overnight me a phone at that price....store put up a fight told them what i was going to do bout turning my phone in and some how now they were able to price match...got new one in white woot woot
    12-09-2011 08:30 PM
  9. flyhiguy85's Avatar
    Hi all,

    First post on this site...I did the exact same thing the other day here in Arkansas. I had bought mine in Georgia and when I came back to Arkansas I heard about the white one and the price difference so I just went to the local at&t store and exchanged the black for the white and got my $105 back!!!

    12-09-2011 11:24 PM
  10. AllstarE4's Avatar
    I bought mine in Best Buy because AT&T here told me they wouldn't price match. BB said they will match up to 60 days after purchase. After talking to the Target Mobile rep yesterday, they should introduce the SkyRocket within the next two weeks at a price of $99 or $149. Then I will go back to BB and get the difference based on Target's price.
    12-10-2011 04:08 PM
  11. GBPremo's Avatar
    Must've been an offer that ended yesterday. I tried the same thing and the proce is now 249.00. I also talked to a Target rep yesterday and he said they dont let them know til a day or 2 in advance as to what they are gonna be gettin.
    12-11-2011 08:36 AM
  12. hillucla's Avatar
    I went to AT&T store yesterday and tried gettting $100 back. Once I saw it I did not want the white one - I didn't like it in person. So I was just asking for the $100 credited back and keeping the phone I had. After much discussion with his manager, the sales rep told me they would give me $65 credit to my bill. They claimed that if i was to trade the phone that I would have to pay a $35 restocking fee so that was taken off of the $100. I took the offer - figuring no hassle for me that way and no arguing. :-) I'm pretty pleased.
    12-11-2011 11:11 AM
  13. jess.hickey's Avatar
    So I used this to get my wife an SG for $149. I entered 10006 (im in georgia) into.the zipcode and printed the price and proceeded to my local corporate store. I told the associate that everytime I tried to add the $149 phone to my basket the price increased by $100. She called the 800 number and identified herself as an att associate, told them I had a printout with a price of $149 and they price matched it there on the phone. My wife's SG should be here tomorrow.
    12-14-2011 07:16 PM
  14. AirMech74's Avatar
    I just switched over to AT&T and knew that I wanted the Skyrocket...I had a Galaxy Vibrant with Tmobile before that...anyways...I went to one of the AT&T stores here in Oklahoma City and they had both the Black and the White ones for $149 with new contract. I went with the white one. I am loving this phone.
    12-15-2011 01:45 AM
  15. robor007's Avatar
    I dropped by the local AT&T store and told the woman what I read here. She told me she hasn't heard of any $100 price refund/rebate or Skyrockets going for $150. She said they cost $250. My reply was, 'yeah, if you pay full retail'. (I may have rolled my eyes) Anyway, she refused to even discuss any discount or refund.

    We paid $200 for my wifes iPhone 3GS upgrade to the Skyrocket and $200 for my additional line. Out the door was $428ish with tax. Did I get ripped off?

    I'm within the 30 day return period and could return both phones for the $70 restock fee.
    12-15-2011 03:52 PM
  16. robor007's Avatar
    Update to the post above. I called AT&T and spoke to a nice gentleman who did some research and discovered the Skyrocket was indeed going for $149. He knocked $120 off my bill. Woot!

    Thanks for this thread!
    12-15-2011 04:29 PM
  17. mrfr3sh2def's Avatar
    You are very welcome and I am glad to hear it worked out for you. I was about to say that you did not necessarily get ripped off, but you would have def. been overpaying

    It seems like $100-$150 is the going rate for the Skyrockets unless you want to pay the $250 that is.
    12-15-2011 04:43 PM
  18. GBPremo's Avatar
    Update to the post above. I called AT&T and spoke to a nice gentleman who did some research and discovered the Skyrocket was indeed going for $149. He knocked $120 off my bill. Woot!

    Thanks for this thread!

    So you called and told him that the phone was goin for that price in NY??? I still cannot get that price change on the website.
    12-15-2011 05:14 PM
  19. robor007's Avatar
    I feel much better about the price now, especially when I could have added a line on Amazon on Black Friday for a penny. Thank you again!
    12-15-2011 05:19 PM
  20. robor007's Avatar
    So you called and told him that the phone was goin for that price in NY??? I still cannot get that price change on the website.
    The AT&T CSR did see this thread and acknowledged it was a NY zip code. To be honest, I love the Skyrocket but I get very spotty iHeart Radio performance (frequent drops) and I use it a lot because my car stereo sucks.

    I was considering returning my (or our) phones and going with Verizon's network. The new Galaxy Nexus dropped today and I'm guessing it's as good or better than our Skyrocket. Maybe that influenced the CSR? I know his $120 influenced me to live with spotty iHeart Radio performance. ;-)

    Edit: I also found this site... http://nexus404.com/Blog/2011/11/06/...andset-prices/
    12-15-2011 05:23 PM
  21. mrfr3sh2def's Avatar
    Where do you live at robor007? Verizon without a doubt has amazing service, but I feel that AT&T will be far superior in the near future. It would be pointless for me to state my opinion without giving some reasonings behind it...here you go.

    AT&T Benefits: (top of the head)
    Talk & Surf at the same time - you cannot do this on Verizon's network
    Receiving exclusive deals with many handset manufacturers to receive the hottest new phones 1st
    tri/quad band (world phones)
    4G LTE speeds with HSPA+ backhaul (verizon's network goes from LTE to slow 3G)
    Service is only going to get better as they acquire more companies/towers (T-Mobile merger)
    Even though they are stingy there customer service has always been good (ask and you shall receive)
    Not as expensive as Verizon, although they are still pretty pricey
    Verizon does not offer the Skyrocket

    I am sure there is much more out there that I could compare but I dont feel like it right now

    fyi I do not work for AT&T obviously, lol!
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    12-15-2011 06:03 PM
  22. robor007's Avatar
    I'm in the Tampa Bay Area... I live in Palm Harbor but work in Tampa. Network speeds are impressive when I have a good signal - much better than Sprint was. My only gripe is the drops of iHeart Radio.

    I was considering trying Verizon but after the $120 reduction in my bill, I am definitely keeping my Skyrocket and sticking with AT&T.
    12-15-2011 06:38 PM
  23. GBPremo's Avatar
    So after over an hour with ATT the guy informs me that if I upgrade to 4GLTE that I would lose my grandfathered unlimited data plan!!!!! WTF!!!! Just another way for ATT to stick it to ya!!!!
    12-15-2011 07:41 PM
  24. jess.hickey's Avatar
    So you called and told him that the phone was goin for that price in NY??? I still cannot get that price change on the website.
    Go to wireless.att.com . Browse smart phones and narrow results by os...obviously choose android. Find the skyrocket and open up the detail page. Look in the upper right and click change where it has your location set. Enter 10006 and see if this doesn't change the price. From there you can print the page and take that to the store. The printout doesn't show the area selected.

    This worked for me...good luck!
    12-15-2011 08:11 PM
  25. GBPremo's Avatar
    I did that. I just got frustrated when he told me I would lose my unlimited. There is another thread where people are talkin about this. So I hope its just a ploy from those assholes wanting to get rid all unlimited plans!!!!
    12-15-2011 08:21 PM
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