More info on Free Smartphone offer

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I am getting tons of questions about the offer for free Smartphones.  Let me give you some more information.  I did not set out to get into the phone sales business - my mission was to find a way to make it easier and cheaper for agents to get their hands on a Smartphone. 

I am amazed at the stories as I travel around asking where people got their devices and how much they paid.  I will have two agents in the same room, going to the same store walk away with the same device and different price tags!

I have been on a scavenger hunt this year to find deals, discounts and bargains for agents to take advantage of.  Hundreds of agents have contacted me looking for advice on what to purchase - they are scared to buy a device because it has become such a large investment and it's too confusing to figure out which one to get.  The salesmen in the local retail store usually have no clue on what the Smartphone does, nor do they care what an agents needs are.  It has gotten too confusing and agents are walking away frustrated or worse, with the wrong device.

I think I have found a great group to work with that understands a REALTOR's needs and is willing to provide it in a simple format at a great price!  Let's keep it simple folks!  This business is hard enough!

Now this promotion is highlighting the Palm Centro but they carry other devices and will offer them at a discount to us.   Example, the 755p using Sprint $149, next week Verizon will be rolling out the exact same 755p which I think they will be selling for $399.  The best part of my negotiations isn't just the phones at a discounted rate - I have worked out special pricing on the unlimited data & email package.  Only 15 bucks a month for agents!  Looking at a 2 year contract with the same phone with unlimited data and email, not adding in a minute package, Sprint $329 - Verizon $939 saving the agent $610.

Just for the record, I carry a Treo 680 using AT&T.  I am not endorsing Sprint, AT&T, Verizon or any other carrier.  You need to pick the carrier and device that serves you best and am not entering a debate about who is best.  We are making progress on getting this offer extended to other carriers as well and will update our website as soon as we are able to get the details ironed out.

For now, this group needs to know you are working thru me to be able to take advantage of these great offers. Please email us with who is your carrier, expiration of contract and your contact info to Scheduling@DickBetts.com Within the week we should have our website set up with an easy enrollment link but didn't see the need to hold off on sharing this great news!

Dick Betts

National Speaker

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Dick,

Thanks for the update and good information to help agents choose the right phone.

 Our group in Baltimore enjoyed your session Treo, Treo, Everywhere!  and I am still getting calls singing your praise!

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Dick, we are looking forward to your return to Omaha in the next year!

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Hi! Welcome to the site. I see this is your first post.

There is a lot of reading on this site. I recommend that you read, read, read and then comment, comment, comment. There are so many different blogs to read. There are tons of topics out there from real estate, marketing, technology, seo, staging, mortgage, etc. It goes on and on. You'll start to get to know people and before you know it... you'll have figured out the benefits of the site. 

Also check out Resources for the Active Rain Newbie.

Good luck!

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Angie, This was not my first blog, actually blogging on 3 different sites.
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