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Title: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on October 13, 2012, 11:41:37 PM
Please follow the following rules when posting in this thread. Failure to do so may result in you request being ignored or deleted.


Please copy the following lines, and fill it out in your post.

Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed:
Total minutes needed:
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data.
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone.
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify.
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest"


Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MenachemMendel on October 14, 2012, 02:51:23 PM
Please follow the following rules when posting in this thread. Failure to do so may result in you request being ignored or deleted.


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Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:6
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data.[/i]Unlimited (or enough to not be able to use comfortably without fear of exceeding).
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone.4 smartphones. 2 lines don't need.
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify.$300 or around there.
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest"


Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on October 14, 2012, 03:54:27 PM
Thanks in advance.
Let me try to help out here, It's hard to read the way you posted it...

Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:6
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:NO
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. Unlimited (or enough to not be able to use comfortably without fear of exceeding).
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. 4 smartphones. 2 lines don't need.
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. $300 or around there.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: daveb on October 15, 2012, 10:22:58 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:2
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:NO
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.about 250
Total data needed per line: none
Smartphones? Y/N: no
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).no
Monthly budget: $60
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on October 15, 2012, 10:33:27 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:2
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:NO
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.about 250
Total data needed per line: none
Smartphones? Y/N: no
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).no
Monthly budget: $60
I think that's gonna be a little hard...
PagePlus has something for 1200 minutes for $29.95 per line but no free nights...
However, for an additional $10 a month per line they have a plan with unlimited talk and text..
Maybe others here can pipe in if there's anything better.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: daveb on October 17, 2012, 10:24:21 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 21, 2012, 11:28:31 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 250-750
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Would prefer, but don't need.
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: No.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: No.
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. 1000+ - would prefer unlimited.
Monthly budget: $10-$20/month.

Any options out there?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on November 21, 2012, 11:59:35 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 250-750
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Would prefer, but don't need.
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: No.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: No.
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. 1000+ - would prefer unlimited.
Monthly budget: $10-$20/month.

Any options out there?
I think the closest to that is PagePlus with a $12 plan that gives you 250 mins but only comes with 250 texts..
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on November 22, 2012, 12:19:29 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: Unlimiited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: N/A
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:N/A
Total texts needed per line: None
Total data needed per line:2 GB
Carrier: []GSM based
Monthly budget:  Cheapest



Must include a new Galaxy 3

TIA
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 22, 2012, 03:19:53 PM
I think the closest to that is PagePlus with a $12 plan that gives you 250 mins but only comes with 250 texts..

Nothing around the $20 range that's better?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on November 22, 2012, 08:05:30 PM
Nothing around the $20 range that's better?
Not AFAIK.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 22, 2012, 08:19:10 PM
If you don't need data, a very good option for prepaid is Airvoice Wireless which runs on the AT&T network. Unlimited talk and text $35 month. I have it for nearly a year. For some reason it's not so well known. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on November 22, 2012, 08:54:33 PM
If you don't need data, a very good option for prepaid is Airvoice Wireless which runs on the AT&T network. Unlimited talk and text $35 month. I have it for nearly a year. For some reason it's not so well known. 
What type of phones does it support?
Data?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on November 22, 2012, 09:02:35 PM
What type of phones does it support?
Data?
Any AT&T phone or unlocked GSM like T-Mobile. Does not work with Sprint or Verizon (CDMA)
As for data see original post, this option is for talk and text
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on November 22, 2012, 09:51:55 PM
If you don't need data, a very good option for prepaid is Airvoice Wireless which runs on the AT&T network. Unlimited talk and text $35 month. I have it for nearly a year. For some reason it's not so well known. 

Thanks page plus has for $30 month, 1200 min and 1200 texts which is more than enough for me, but was looking for a little cheaper.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on November 22, 2012, 11:41:09 PM
For some reason it's not so well known. 
runs on the AT&T network.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on November 22, 2012, 11:47:48 PM

LOL
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: AsherO on November 23, 2012, 12:52:32 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: Unlimiited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: N/A
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:N/A
Total texts needed per line: None
Total data needed per line:2 GB
Carrier: []GSM based
Monthly budget:  Cheapest



Must include a new Galaxy 3

TIA

If you can waive the GSM requirement, MetroPCS might work for you.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on November 26, 2012, 11:53:39 AM
If you can waive the GSM requirement, MetroPCS might work for you.
Straight talk and you buy the galaxy :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nobiggy on December 14, 2012, 02:23:26 PM
Quote from: txtmax4 link=topic=20899.msg316382#msg316382 date=

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Contract/Prepaid:[/b] prepaid
Amount of lines needed:  1
Total minutes needed:   500 or so
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: no
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:  no   
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. 700 or so
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data.   I wouldn't mind but not needed
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify.  20 or so
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest"


Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2012, 01:59:21 PM

I think the closest you can get to that is 400 mins for $20 on h2o.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on December 16, 2012, 03:51:54 PM
Contract (preferred)
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: few hundred (for use in the US a few weeks a year)
Need free nights and weekends?  no
Need unlimited mobile minutes? no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? no
Total texts needed per line: few thousand (or unlimited)
Total data needed per line: unlimited (or close to it) international data (for use in Israel)
Smartphones? yes
Carrier: any
Monthly budget: "Cheapest"

Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nobiggy on December 16, 2012, 06:04:59 PM
I think the closest you can get to that is 400 mins for $20 on h2o.
what about text??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: txtmax4 on December 16, 2012, 06:39:25 PM
what about text??
Oops, not sure what the deal is with that with h2o... I assume it's not included.. :(
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Kevin on December 21, 2012, 03:52:52 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid, or an affordable contract plan.
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: At least two thousand, prefer unlimited.
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Probably.
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Why not.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. Prefer unlimited.
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. Smartphones.
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. Cheapest possible.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: A European on December 25, 2012, 01:56:12 PM
Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed: 1

Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:    yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:    yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:  no
Total texts needed per line:  doesnt matter
Total data needed per line: 4G.
Smartphones? Y/N: YES
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: cheapest 4g
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on January 04, 2013, 01:30:44 AM
whats the best unlimited talk and data family plan (6 lines)?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on January 04, 2013, 01:32:50 AM
what is the cheapest talk and text plan available? (min 1000-1500 of each voice and text.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: greatdeals on January 06, 2013, 08:41:11 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed:About 1000
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:no
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.about 250
Total data needed per line:2gb
Smartphones? Y/N: yes
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).no
Monthly budget: $30 including taxes
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sprint on January 06, 2013, 11:24:13 PM
what is the cheapest talk and text plan available? (min 1000-1500 of each voice and text.)

probably the page plus 30 a month for 1200 min and 3000 text.  Pm if you want to sign up. Or google their site.
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on January 06, 2013, 11:39:09 PM
probably the page plus 30 a month for 1200 min and 3000 text.  Pm if you want to sign up. Or google their site.
Airvoice is cheaper
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sky121 on January 09, 2013, 08:58:32 AM
http://bgr.com/2013/01/09/iphone-5-straight-talk-unlimited-286468/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on January 09, 2013, 10:26:00 AM
Airvoice is cheaper

Never heard of them before, are they good? Do u use them?
Title: Re: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on January 11, 2013, 12:28:09 AM
Never heard of them before, are they good? Do u use them?
Att coverage
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yankel55 on January 17, 2013, 02:14:56 AM
Never heard of them before, are they good? Do u use them?
I am using Airvoice for close to a year. very satisfied with them. U.S Based customer service. No need to repeat yourself six times to some Indian who doesn't speak English. Oh and by the way I'm also an Airvoice authorized reseller. PM me if interested
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on January 17, 2013, 10:12:51 AM
I am using Airvoice for close to a year. very satisfied with them. U.S Based customer service. No need to repeat yourself six times to some Indian who doesn't speak English. Oh and by the way I'm also an Airvoice authorized reseller. PM me if interested

Might be interested, send u a pm.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Menucha on January 17, 2013, 11:47:43 AM
NO DATA PLAN NEEDED.

Is it possible to activate spring smart phone without the data, and avoid data fee? no need for data, but like smartphone.

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 17, 2013, 12:27:57 PM
Any relationship?

http://youtu.be/BMsLArefSOw

#justkidding
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: kayef on January 17, 2013, 10:32:31 PM
Airvoice is cheaper

What plans do they offer?
(can't google at the moment : (
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Yaalili on January 17, 2013, 11:37:00 PM
What plans do they offer?
(can't google at the moment : (

Check the goods for sale section, he just posted it today.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: kayef on January 23, 2013, 08:13:33 AM
When signing up for pageplus does it have to be through a dealer? If not, are there advantages of using one?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 23, 2013, 08:23:22 AM
Contract/Prepaid:wtvrs cheaper
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 1000
Need free nights and weekends? Y:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N:
Total texts needed per line: unlimited
Total data needed per line: A decent amount, Il mostly use wifi. not sure.
Smartphones? Y.
Carrier: (wtvr).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify.
 "Cheapest"
Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yuneeq on February 04, 2013, 12:38:25 PM
Is there a thread about cell phones in the US that looks like this one (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=139.0)?
I need a plan soon, and I'm having a hard time finding good info in this forum :-\
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: real-brisker on February 04, 2013, 01:28:04 PM
Yuneeq - lol

Let's go, get to work!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yuneeq on February 04, 2013, 01:47:00 PM
K so someone started the wiki already, but is this really the best american cell phone thread on this forum? Are there any other good threads?
Anything (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21928.msg337422#top) longer (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9390.msg112707#top) than (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9013.msg108004#top) ONE (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1870.msg15663#top) page (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3930)??  :-\
Title: Looking for a good basic cell phone deal in NYC area
Post by: ueaiouioei on February 20, 2013, 09:21:43 AM
I need a cellphone to use once a day for about 10 minutes. no text or data needed. What is the best deal I can get?
Title: Re: Looking for a good basic cell phone deal in NYC area
Post by: Lou Bob on February 20, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
 Obamaphone  :)
Title: Re: Looking for a good basic cell phone deal in NYC area
Post by: 972sg212 on February 20, 2013, 09:32:54 AM
Welcome to the forums

Please search before you start a new thread

Post in the thread linked below for best results

 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.msg316382#msg316382  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.msg316382#msg316382)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ueaiouioei on February 20, 2013, 10:22:19 AM
Contract/Prepaid: whichever comes out cheaper.
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: < 400 total
Need free nights and weekends? preferably but not critical
Need unlimited mobile minutes? No
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: One line: none                                       one line: preferably unlimited
Total data needed per line: unneeded for both lines
Smartphones? No
Carrier: doesnt matter
Monthly budget: Cheapest possible.

I need the phones to work in Brooklyn and Lakewood. One phone is for me. I need to be able to make some calls and text. The other phone i am just going to use to receive calls for maximum 10 minutes a day. There will be no outgoing calls and no texts.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sprint on February 22, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
Contract/Prepaid: whichever comes out cheaper.
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: < 400 total
Need free nights and weekends? preferably but not critical
Need unlimited mobile minutes? No
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: One line: none                                       one line: preferably unlimited
Total data needed per line: unneeded for both lines
Smartphones? No
Carrier: doesnt matter
Monthly budget: Cheapest possible.

I need the phones to work in Brooklyn and Lakewood. One phone is for me. I need to be able to make some calls and text. The other phone i am just going to use to receive calls for maximum 10 minutes a day. There will be no outgoing calls and no texts.

If 250 min and 250 texts per month is good for you (per line) - I'd go with the page plus 12 a month plan. Prepaid. Verizon service so excellent coverage. each line will cost you $12 a month.
See http://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/the-12/ for more details - you can sign up there as well - or PM me for a deal on it...
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yuneeq on February 24, 2013, 08:42:01 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Whatever is cheapest
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: 400 per line or less
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: preferably
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: no
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. 30
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. 1gb
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. Have phones already
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). any
Monthly budget: cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: juiciness on March 10, 2013, 11:35:05 PM
Contract/Prepaid:contract preferred but not needed
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: 700 anytime

Total texts per line: 1500
Total data per line: unlimited
Smartphones? yes.
Would you like a specific carrier? no
Do you have phones already? no

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?yes
Unlimited mobile minutes?no
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?no

Monthly budget: 65 after tax
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: RJ898 on March 12, 2013, 08:11:21 AM
Page plus. 2gb with unlimited everything else is $55 after tax. No contract.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: juiciness on March 12, 2013, 03:01:20 PM
Contract/Prepaid:contract preferred but not needed
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: 700 anytime

Total texts per line: 1500
Total data per line: unlimited
Smartphones? yes.
Would you like a specific carrier? no
Do you have phones already? no

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?yes
Unlimited mobile minutes?no
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?no

Monthly budget: 65 after tax

Page plus. 2gb with unlimited everything else is $55 after tax. No contract.

unlimited data is a must
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ergel on May 12, 2013, 10:44:30 PM
 anyone know anything about the options in yyz?
Title: best mobile plan?
Post by: sage on May 20, 2013, 08:46:09 AM
Up for renewal.
What're the best plans out there now.
A)for an individual and b) for family?
Thanks!
Title: Re: best mobile plan?
Post by: Twin on May 20, 2013, 08:47:34 AM
How about searching before you post. This topic has been discussed in the past.
Title: Re: best mobile plan?
Post by: yoshyosh on May 20, 2013, 06:44:22 PM
do you want a data plan? if so t-mobile has $30/m 5gb of 4g unlimited edge txt and 100 min
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sage on May 21, 2013, 02:52:26 PM
Contract/Prepaid: whichever comes out cheaper.
Amount of lines needed: 2 - 5
Total minutes needed: at least 800 per user
Need free nights and weekends? yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? No. but couldnt hurt.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: unlimited.
Total data needed per line: for heavy use.
Smartphones? yes
Carrier: doesnt matter
Monthly budget: best deal.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ARC on June 17, 2013, 08:16:59 AM
Contract/Prepaid: whichever comes out cheaper.
Amount of lines needed: 5-6
Total minutes needed: at least 300 per user,but flexible
Need free nights and weekends? yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? No. but couldnt hurt.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? No
Total texts needed per line: unlimited.
Total data needed per line: for medium use.
Smartphones? some and some
Carrier: doesnt matter
Monthly budget: best deal.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 17, 2013, 11:09:51 AM
What is the best prepaid, "pay-as-you-go", per minute rate plan?

Considerations are lowest per minute/per text/per megabyte rate and longest expiration of funds.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 18, 2013, 03:46:32 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 500

Total texts per line: 200
Total data per line: 750 MB
Smartphones? Yes.
Would you like a specific carrier? GSM based.
Do you have phones already? Yes.

Free nights and weekends? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N/A

Monthly budget: Cheapest.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ausome on June 18, 2013, 03:49:08 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 500

Total texts per line: 200
Total data per line: 750 MB
Smartphones? Yes.
Would you like a specific carrier? GSM based.
Do you have phones already? Yes.

Free nights and weekends? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N/A

Monthly budget: Cheapest.
Are you just calling local?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 18, 2013, 03:49:57 PM
Are you just calling local?
98% local.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: hocker on June 18, 2013, 07:31:30 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 500

Total texts per line: 200
Total data per line: 750 MB
Smartphones? Yes.
Would you like a specific carrier? GSM based.
Do you have phones already? Yes.

Free nights and weekends? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes? N/A
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N/A

Monthly budget: Cheapest.
Why don't you go with Lyca
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 18, 2013, 07:32:23 PM
98% local.
you are pushing lycamobile in other threads but asking here? ???
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29998.msg524860.msg#524860
Need to be reaffirmed :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jay the PRESIDENT on June 23, 2013, 01:21:25 AM
Any one experienced with the new TMO plans?
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Post by: nafnaf12 on June 26, 2013, 12:39:35 AM
Please copy the following lines, and fill it out in your post.

Contract/Prepaid:rather prepaid
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed:unlimited

Total texts per line: unlimited
Total data per line: Unlimted or min 3gb
Smartphones? Yes
Would you like a specific carrier?must have good covreage in monsey and ny area
Do you have phones already?yes iPhone (AT&T)

Free nights and weekends?dosnt mater
Unlimited mobile minutes?yes


Monthly budget: Cheapest

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: real-brisker on June 26, 2013, 12:51:04 AM
Try StraightTalk.com
$45 unlimited talk text and 4G.
They use sim cards, and I think they even use ATT network.
Either way you can get your iPhone unlocked and should work on any local carrier.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 26, 2013, 12:59:42 AM
Thanks
Do u know about coverage
And where can I gets sim card
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: real-brisker on June 26, 2013, 01:36:38 AM
Check out their site.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 26, 2013, 02:00:44 AM
In mobile device can't figure it out
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Redscent on June 26, 2013, 11:09:51 AM
im currently trying straight talk & so far so good especially when you use cashback websites
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 27, 2013, 08:57:29 PM
Try StraightTalk.com
$45 unlimited talk text and 4G.
They use sim cards, and I think they even use ATT network.
Either way you can get your iPhone unlocked and should work on any local carrier.
they don't sell the att Sim anymore only the tmobile one.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 28, 2013, 01:27:37 AM
+1
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: dwkl on June 30, 2013, 02:58:21 PM
sprint shared Plan - Free & Clear Family Plan
                 Additional
         Included      Used      Charges
Anytime Minutes    3,500    1,345    --
 

Anytime Minutes    Shared    353    --
Text    1,000                          384    --
Mobile-2-Mobile    Unlimited    550    --
Night & Weekend    Unlimited    582    --
Picture Mail    0    3    $0.60
Sprint 3G Data    Unlimited    0    --
(732) 000-0000
Anytime Minutes    Shared    234    --
Text    1,000    817    --
Mobile-2-Mobile    Unlimited    902    --
Night & Weekend    Unlimited    377    --
Picture Mail    0    3    $0.60
(732) 000-0000 
Anytime Minutes    Shared    758    --
Text    1,000              691    --
Mobile-2-Mobile    Unlimited    521    --
Night & Weekend    Unlimited    624    --
Picture Mail    0    18    $3.60
International Text Messages    0    2    $0.40

above iscopy of my sprint bill/ usage on 3 lines we will be dropping the 3rd line

Contract/Prepaid:will go to prepaid now as im not tied in  can always switch over after awhile to lycaphone etc if the service 
Lines needed:2
Total minutes needed:either 1800 anytime  or unlimited

Total texts per line:1line 600/1 unlimited
Total data per line: 1 line needs /1 doesnt 
Smartphones? Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone 1yes /1no

 
i currently have an 3500 minute plan at sprint but am unhappy with service dropped calls and am not bound by a contract
am looking to buy an unlocked updated latest model cell being ill keep it for a couple of years
in this way i wont be bound if i need to make a move into another plan if circumstances should change 

Would you like a specific carrier?
am looking into  STRAIGHT TALK 
Do you have phones already?WILL PURCHASE please advise on type of cell to purchase 

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? YES
Unlimited mobile minutes?YES
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?cant hurt

Monthly budget:cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Shlomo Zalman on June 30, 2013, 08:30:58 PM
What would be the cheapest plan for 450 minutes and 450 MB per month? (Very little text.)

Smartphone, preferably GSM but will consider non-GSM if much cheaper. No contract (but can be either Pre or Post paid.) No phone needed.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: jack12 on July 14, 2013, 10:28:39 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Whatever is cheapest
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: probably unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. unlimited
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. 1 or 2 gb - not sure
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. need Iphone
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). any
Monthly budget: cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: samgold on July 17, 2013, 11:28:59 AM
t mobile
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Uncle Mike on July 17, 2013, 11:45:27 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: N/A
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N/A
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. Unlimited/500
Total data needed per line: 1GB
Smartphones? Y/N:1 Yes 1 No
Carrier: Verizon
Monthly budget: Cheapest
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Post by: Uncle Mike on July 17, 2013, 10:21:23 PM
How are you using 1GB on a non-smartphone! (I know it "can" be done)
I meant 1GB on the Smartphone and none on the other!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: jr611 on August 13, 2013, 05:52:22 PM
Contract/Prepaid: per day sim
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: whatever is in the deal
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: n/a
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: no
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. whatever is in the deal
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. i guess at least 200 mb
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. yes
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). whichever has the cheapest and best per day plan
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify.
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest" cheapest (around $2 a day)

REPOSTING from another thread: I know T-Mobile has a $2 a day plan with 2G web. Any others out there that only charge when the sim is activated? I need it when I fly back from TLV and am in town for a month or so each time.
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Post by: PPM on August 14, 2013, 08:14:42 AM
Contract/Prepaid:prepaid with sim
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:no
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:NO
Total texts needed per line: unlimited
Total data needed per line: unlimited
Smartphones? Y/N: no
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).no
Monthly budget: $60
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MaaYanky on August 14, 2013, 08:21:44 AM
See this other post on DDF:
Tmobile Deal on DDF (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30960.0)
I just got it so I'll I"H post my thoughts when I get some use out of it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: PPM on August 14, 2013, 09:01:55 AM
See this other post on DDF:
Tmobile Deal on DDF (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=30960.0)
I just got it so I'll I"H post my thoughts when I get some use out of it.
Does this have a contract?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yuneeq on August 16, 2013, 03:36:48 PM
they don't sell the att Sim anymore only the tmobile one.

As of sometime recent, they started selling ATT sims again for $15.
Just checked now.
http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpdirect/straighttalk/Start.do?action=view&locale=en&market=GSM4&productFamily=simcards
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2013, 06:29:45 PM
As of sometime recent, they started selling ATT sims again for $15.
Just checked now.
http://www.shopstraighttalk.com/bpdirect/straighttalk/Start.do?action=view&locale=en&market=GSM4&productFamily=simcards
lol. I just sent you the same link in another thread ;)
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Post by: yuneeq on August 16, 2013, 06:33:58 PM
lol. I just sent you the same link in another thread ;)

That's why we have timestamps :P
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2013, 06:40:06 PM
That's why we have timestamps :P
Why does tapatalk show up sometimes as 1969??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yuneeq on August 16, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
Why does tapatalk show up sometimes as 1969??

No clue, but I posted at 3:36pm
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: zionest on December 03, 2013, 01:13:21 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take or unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: 1200/ Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Unlimited (or enough to not be able to use comfortably without fear of exceeding).
Smartphones? Y
Carrier: main stream Verizon sprint etc.
Monthly budget: "Cheapest"
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 03, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed:About 2500 give or take or unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: 1200/ Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Unlimited (or enough to not be able to use comfortably without fear of exceeding).
Smartphones? Y
Carrier: main stream Verizon sprint etc.
Monthly budget: "Cheapest"
there are loads of sprint mvno's with unlimited data
as for vzw there are not as many mvno's. pageplus is 1. straight talk has some phones that use vzw service and is 45 per month. they also allow to bring an old vzw phone with their byop plan. not lte phones though
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: zionest on December 03, 2013, 11:25:32 PM
ty what are those sprint plans? do they work on a smart phone?
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Post by: cozmohoot on December 04, 2013, 06:22:27 PM
ty what are those sprint plans? do they work on a smart phone?
virgin mobile, boost mobile, ting,. Just Google sprint Mvno. Yes they allow data and even lte data.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: efflpetzel on December 10, 2013, 07:01:06 PM
So i'm getting kicked off a sprint yeshiva plan in a couple of days where i paid $100 for two phones, now i'm tired of bouncing from one cheap plan to the next & would like to open a new plan under my own name



Contract/Prepaid:                  cheapest
Lines needed:                       2
Total minutes needed:          not much

Total texts per line: If unlimited or if one line differs from another please state.               not much
Total data per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data.                                      around 1gb?
Smartphones? Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone.                              smartphone
Would you like a specific carrier?                                                                                       no difference
Do you have phones already?                                                                                           yes, sprint

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?                                         bonus
Unlimited mobile minutes?                                            bonus
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?       bonus



i would really appreciate if someone can help me find a good plan or at least direct me to a good store/agent in the brooklyn area,
thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 10, 2013, 07:11:25 PM
If you don't need too many minutes or text and only 1gb of data, 100 per month for 2 phones sounds like a lot.
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Post by: efflpetzel on December 10, 2013, 07:16:21 PM
If you don't need too many minutes or text and only 1gb of data, 100 per month for 2 phones sounds like a lot.
1 gb per phone ideally,

do you have anything in mind?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on December 10, 2013, 08:12:55 PM
1 gb per phone ideally,

do you have anything in mind?
do u need a phone or will you use the sprint phones? Basically any prepaid carrier is a good value it just depends on the service you want to have. If u are happy with sprint you can get virgin mobile or boost mobile. You can even bring your phones to straight talk...
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nobiggy on December 22, 2013, 03:13:30 PM

Contract/Prepaid:  cheapest
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed:  1200
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:  no
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:   no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:  no
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. 2500
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. 2.5 gb
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone.  yes
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). I heard verizon is very good in new york and in gen. But I basiccly want who ever has best service

Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. $45 or so but I would also like 4G but if not then 3G. I don't want 2G.





Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
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Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elikay on January 04, 2014, 10:59:22 PM
Contract/Prepaid:  cheapest
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed:  1200
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:  no
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:   no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:  no
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. 2500
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. 2.5 gb
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone.  yes
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). I heard verizon is very good in new york and in gen. But I basiccly want who ever has best service

Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. $45 or so but I would also like 4G but if not then 3G. I don't want 2G.





Please add any other information you feel might be useful.

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.

tough one you may want to look into Straight Talk byod
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: doublejay on January 06, 2014, 05:17:38 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: About 2500 give or take or unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes? N
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? N
Total texts needed per line: 1200/ Unlimited.
Total data needed per line: Unlimited (or enough to not be able to use comfortably without fear of exceeding).
Smartphones? N
Carrier: main stream network - need good service
Monthly budget: "Cheapest"
NY area
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Post by: Salty on January 07, 2014, 03:21:39 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: Unlimited

Total texts per line:unlimited
Total data per line: Would like unlimited, but at least 500 mb 3g
Smartphones? We already have a iphone 4s that is finishing a 2 year contract
Would you like a specific carrier? already on Sprint, would like to keep the current phone, or at least be able to trade it in when switching to a new carrier
Do you have phones already? yes

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? no
Unlimited mobile minutes? yes
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?  no

Monthly budget: willing to drop unlimited minutes for ~2000 minutes. 50$ or less. Otherwise cheapest. Thank you.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ayman on January 21, 2014, 11:15:22 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Neither, would prefer pay as you go.
Lines needed:2
Total minutes needed:Prefer Unlimited: min 2000

Total texts per line: Unlimited
Total data per line: Unlimited (4G?)
Smartphones? Yes for both
Would you like a specific carrier? Must have good coverage in NYC.
Do you have phones already?Yes, one is completely broken so need to be replaced, second is broken but functional.

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? Yes if not unlimited min.
Unlimited mobile minutes? Yes if not unlimited
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? No

Monthly Budget: Would like to spend between $50 to $100 a month for both.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on January 22, 2014, 11:54:31 AM
Imo you first have to decide which service is best for you and where you are most. After at you can see all the prepaid carriers and Mvno of the carrier etc..

This is a good resource for prepaid.
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2011/02/best-prepaid-data-carriers-and-plans.html?m=1
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: EliH on February 02, 2014, 04:36:51 PM
Prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: 1000 +
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: no
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: no
Total texts needed per line: 200
Total data needed per line: med/high
Smartphones? Y/N: Yes.
Carrier: GSM any
Monthly budget: Cheapest
Need for 1 month while traveling, would like to be able to tether my pc
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jkhein on February 10, 2014, 02:20:43 PM
any reviews/experience with ultra mobile?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on February 11, 2014, 10:07:42 PM
any reviews/experience with ultra mobile?
seems more geared towards foreigners. Why ultra over simple mobile?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 10:20:27 AM
Anyone know of a cheap plan that have the following details:

-I would be able to use the same device when I travel international,
-unlimited call is a must,
-3k or unlimited text,
-at least 1gb of data,
-primary use in Brooklyn.

I'd be very appreciative for helpful leads.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 24, 2014, 11:16:44 AM
T Mobile
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 01:52:40 PM
T Mobile
Thank you.
A specific plan?
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 24, 2014, 03:35:24 PM
Thank you.
A specific plan?
They don't really have more than one- its called Simple Choice.
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Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 03:45:16 PM
They don't really have more than one- its called Simple Choice.
I see they actually have 3 plans here: http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/individual.html
It says international roaming, does that mean free service worldwide?

But then I found this one: http://www.t-mobile.com/simple-choice-international-plans.html

Is the first one without international? If yes it would be pretty funny because the second link has cheaper plans than the first one.
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 24, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
Just get a phone that's unlocked - like most Verizon smartphones - and then get a SIM locally.
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 24, 2014, 03:50:40 PM
I see they actually have 3 plans here: http://www.t-mobile.com/cell-phone-plans/individual.html
It says international roaming, does that mean free service worldwide?

But then I found this one: http://www.t-mobile.com/simple-choice-international-plans.html

Is the first one without international? If yes it would be pretty funny because the second link has cheaper plans than the first one.
They're both the same, just the second link shows prices for additional lines.
The (postpaid) Simple Choice plan includes roaming in many countries (Israel included), which would cost $.20 a minute when not on WiFi, unlimited texting and unlimited 2g data.
1st line is $50, 2nd is $30 and the rest are $10.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 03:52:27 PM
Just get a phone that's unlocked - like most Verizon smartphones - and then get a SIM locally.
You can put a SIM into a VZW phone? That's news for me.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 03:53:55 PM
They're both the same, just the second link shows prices for additional lines.
The (postpaid) Simple Choice plan includes roaming in many countries (Israel included), which would cost $.20 a minute when not on WiFi, unlimited texting and unlimited 2g data.
1st line is $50, 2nd is $30 and the rest are $10.
Gotchya.
Is the 500MB on the $50 plan 4G or 3G?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: DovtheBear on February 24, 2014, 03:55:13 PM
You can put a SIM into a VZW phone? That's news for me.
In many smart phones.
Gotchya.
Is the 500MB on the $50 plan 4G or 3G?
4G
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 03:56:35 PM
4g
Cool, cool.

And how does the international thing work? Do I have to change SIM or I just walk out of the country and dial?
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 24, 2014, 04:00:23 PM
Cool, cool.

And how does the international thing work? Do I have to change SIM or I just walk out of the country and dial?
Its basically "walk out of the country and dial". Depending on the phone, you might have to change the roaming settings. You also might have to change/set an APN to get data working.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 04:19:21 PM
Its basically "walk out of the country and dial". Depending on the phone, you might have to change the roaming settings. You also might have to change/set an APN to get data working.
Thank you so much Dovi, you are a great help.
It works automatically in all countries or I have to call them to activate it in the specific countries I'm going to visit?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jkhein on February 24, 2014, 06:00:38 PM
Thank you so much Dovi, you are a great help.
It works automatically in all countries or I have to call them to activate it in the specific countries I'm going to visit?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32891.0
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Jkhein on February 24, 2014, 06:02:06 PM
T Mobile
isn't their service poor in many places out of NY? 
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 24, 2014, 06:02:17 PM
Thank you so much Dovi, you are a great help.
It works automatically in all countries or I have to call them to activate it in the specific countries I'm going to visit?
There's a list of eligible countries. No activation needed.
isn't their service poor in many places out of NY ?
Who cares? :P
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 24, 2014, 06:27:35 PM
Mesh, you changed from wanting a device that can accept a foreign sim card (unlocked) to actually using the usa device abroad.. :)
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Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 06:58:54 PM
Mesh, you changed from wanting a device that can accept a foreign sim card (unlocked) to actually using the usa device abroad.. :)

Who cares? :P
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Post by: meshugener on February 24, 2014, 06:59:32 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=32891.0
Thank you, sir.
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 12:54:19 PM
Looks like T-Mobile has terrible reception in my house. So i'll have to cross this one out.

So looking into this one:
Just get a phone that's unlocked - like most Verizon smartphones - and then get a SIM locally.
Which VZW devices have SIM slots?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 25, 2014, 02:15:45 PM
Looks like T-Mobile has terrible reception in my house. So i'll have to cross this one out.

So looking into this one:Which VZW devices have SIM slots?
almost all the new ones have a sim slot and even come unlocked. Didnt you want cheap? Vzw aint cheap
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 02:46:59 PM
almost all the new ones have a sim slot and even come unlocked. Didnt you want cheap? Vzw aint cheap
Page Plus. Do they have 4G?
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 25, 2014, 03:43:07 PM
Looks like T-Mobile has terrible reception in my house. So i'll have to cross this one out.
Move
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 04:22:31 PM
Move
Stink
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 25, 2014, 04:30:24 PM
Page Plus. Do they have 4G?
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1820686-Page-Plus-4G-LTE-coming-soon
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 25, 2014, 04:32:26 PM
Stink
I hear CLE has amazing reception.
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 04:33:40 PM
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1820686-Page-Plus-4G-LTE-coming-soon
I wouldn't rely in that. Doesn't seem to be anytime soon.
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 04:34:12 PM
I hear CLE has amazing reception.
And on demand garbage.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 25, 2014, 07:43:54 PM
No vzw has 4g and that doesnt seem to be changing
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 09:27:50 PM
No vzw has 4g and that doesnt seem to be changing
You mean prepaid, right?
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Post by: DovtheBear on February 25, 2014, 09:59:21 PM
And on demand garbage.
Don't forget the snow removal.
And the money you save on parking (meters and tickets) will pay for Verizon service, many times over.
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Post by: Mordy on February 25, 2014, 10:02:19 PM
You mean prepaid, right?

He means any Verizon MVNO. Page Plus is a mobile virtunal network operator that leases unused airtime from VZ. But VZ famously does NOT give away their 4G, unlike Sprint or other MVNOs.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 25, 2014, 10:38:28 PM
He means any Verizon MVNO. Page Plus is a mobile virtunal network operator that leases unused airtime from VZ. But VZ famously does NOT give away their 4G, unlike Sprint or other MVNOs.
yup
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Post by: meshugener on February 25, 2014, 10:52:14 PM
He means any Verizon MVNO. Page Plus is a mobile virtunal network operator that leases unused airtime from VZ. But VZ famously does NOT give away their 4G, unlike Sprint or other MVNOs.
Ok, so my options are:
 
1) Pay $70 a month (after fees & taxes) for:

Full Verizon service,
Get a free phone,
Unlimited calls and text,
1GB of 4G data,
Use it with a SIM international,

2) Nothing

Decisions..... decisions...
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 25, 2014, 10:56:35 PM
Ok, so my options are:
 
1) Pay $70 a month (after fees & taxes) for:

Full Verizon service,
Get a free phone,
Unlimited calls and text,
1GB of 4G data,
Use it with a SIM international,

2) Nothing

Decisions..... decisions...
So is the 4G a must?
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Post by: Mordy on February 25, 2014, 11:49:01 PM
Have you considered the new Sprint "Framily" plan?

Can be a really great value if you do it right. I'm paying $25 a line for unlimited talk and text, 1GB of 3G/4G data.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 12:45:05 AM
Have you considered the new Sprint "Framily" plan?

Can be a really great value if you do it right. I'm paying $25 a line for unlimited talk and text, 1GB of 3G/4G data.
3G or 4G? I'm coming now from Sprint 3G. Mediocre.

But do Sprint phones also have that option to insert a SIM for international? Or is it just Verizon?
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 12:45:51 AM
So is the 4G a must?
Not a must but a huge plus.
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 26, 2014, 12:49:29 AM
3G or 4G? I'm coming now from Sprint 3G. Mediocre.

But do Sprint phones also have that option to insert a SIM for international? Or is it just Verizon?
Sprint has 4G in the city.

A lot of smartphones have SIM slots even with sprint, though it's locked and they can put you through a great deal of trouble before unlocking it.
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Post by: Jkhein on February 26, 2014, 04:13:17 AM
OT, but I would love to understand why the US cellphone market can charge such outrageous high prices, while the average unlimited talk, text and data plan in Europe and Israel cost $25/month?
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Post by: sillypainter on February 26, 2014, 07:15:20 AM
OT, but I would love to understand why the US cellphone market can charge such outrageous high prices, while the average unlimited talk, text and data plan in Europe and Israel cost $25/month?

Show me one European country that has what you just said. Israel has more carriers than people, so competition is bad.
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Post by: Jkhein on February 26, 2014, 07:21:00 AM
Show me one European country that has what you just said. Israel has more carriers than people, so competition is bad.
England, plenty
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 08:18:54 AM
Sprint has 4G in the city.

A lot of smartphones have SIM slots even with sprint, though it's locked and they can put you through a great deal of trouble before unlocking it.
  And Verizon would give me an easy time unlocking it? Is that what you're saying?
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 26, 2014, 08:42:55 AM
  And Verizon would give me an easy time unlocking it? Is that what you're saying?
Verizon phones come unlocked as of the last few years. I believe it has something to do with a network they bought and this was their compromise to the government (they shouldn't have a monopoly).
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 09:22:26 AM
Verizon phones come unlocked as of the last few years. I believe it has something to do with a network they bought and this was their compromise to the government (they shouldn't have a monopoly).
Thanks.
Now which phone?
Is the S4 mini considered a good phone? I hate huge phones.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 26, 2014, 09:25:53 AM
Good resource of plans... http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2011/02/best-prepaid-data-carriers-and-plans.html?m=1
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Post by: sillypainter on February 26, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
Verizon phones come unlocked as of the last few years. I believe it has something to do with a network they bought and this was their compromise to the government (they shouldn't have a monopoly).

ALL LTE phones are unlocked on VZW.
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 11:23:05 AM
Have you considered the new Sprint "Framily" plan?
Can be a really great value if you do it right. I'm paying $25 a line for unlimited talk and text, 1GB of 3G/4G data.
3G or 4G? I'm coming now from Sprint 3G. Mediocre.

Yes, LTE. Its not an MVNO or prepaid plan- its an actual bonafide Sprint plan, which means you get access to whatever their network offers. 3G, 4G, the new Sprint Spark frequencies, etc... you aren't a 2nd or 3rd tier customer renting unused airtime from a major carrier like MVNOs are. You also get whatever perks they offer like Google Voice integration with your mobile number and sms-to-landline, etc.
As far as coverage, I live in Monsey, which is more-or-less the boonies when it comes to rollouts like 4G, but I have LTE all over the place here! I was driving the other day and performed the following speed test:
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/746578255

11.5mbs down, about 5 up. That's almost as fast as my cable modem at home, and this was from a moving vehicle! Granted, the tests aren't always that high, but I'm rather pleased with the network and performance, especially for the price I'm paying!

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But do Sprint phones also have that option to insert a SIM for international? Or is it just Verizon?

There are a couple of "worldphones" on the network, but generally no. They stuck to the old CDMA standard without SIM cards (unlike VZ who is embracing the transition to VOLTE sims). I do have an old GSM HTC phone that I keep around if I were to travel overseas. Those handsets are super inexpensive these days.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 26, 2014, 11:55:47 AM

There are a couple of "worldphones" on the network, but generally no. They stuck to the old CDMA standard without SIM cards (unlike VZ who is embracing the transition to VOLTE sims). I do have an old GSM HTC phone that I keep around if I were to travel overseas. Those handsets are super inexpensive these days.
there are more than a couple though.. lg g2, iphones, s4, htc, moto x...
i am also very happy with the sprint lte speeds in bklyn
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 12:37:06 PM
Probably gonna take the S4 Mini. Does that have a SIM slot?

Do I get a free phone with Sprint Family?
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 12:47:06 PM
Probably gonna take the S4 Mini. Does that have a SIM slot?

Do I get a free phone with Sprint Family?

Not sure if the S4 mini has it.

But no, you don't get a free phone- that's part of the idea of the Framily plans and why they are able to offer it so low. Carriers that subsidize handsets include the subsidy as part of your monthly bill, that's why they usually start $20-$30 more than the Framily pricing.
With Framily, you are just paying monthly for the service. The handset can be bought through them and financed out over 24 months if you want, or you can bring your own device. I opted for used handsets on ebay to bring in- you can get last year's flagships for under $100 there. But the devices mentioned above (G2, S4, Moto X, etc) are mostly new handsets.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 12:49:52 PM
Thanks all for your help!
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Post by: Achas Veachas on February 26, 2014, 12:55:13 PM
Thanks all for your help!
If you need a Framily plan to join, my plan still has room for a Meshugener or 2...
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 01:03:56 PM
If you need a Framily plan to join, my plan still has room for a Meshugener or 2...
How much?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 26, 2014, 01:04:29 PM
s4 mini doesnt have a sim slot. the motorola photon q does but its from last year.. probably cheap on ebay
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 01:08:00 PM
Photon Q is worth around $100 give or take on ebay when I was shopping around last week. I ended up with something cheaper and smaller (I don't like big phones), but it doesn't have a SIM slot.

Meshuganer, I have a family member who started a new Framily group, I think they have 6 currently and need one more to get the $25 pricing. So it would be a mutually beneficial union. :) Let me know
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Post by: Sowhat on February 26, 2014, 01:09:03 PM
Have you considered the new Sprint "Framily" plan?

Can be a really great value if you do it right. I'm paying $25 a line for unlimited talk and text, 1GB of 3G/4G data.

Sprint only works if you have 7 or more lines.  I am trying to work it through, but AT&T seems slightly better, and more data than Sprint.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 01:10:24 PM
s4 mini doesnt have a sim slot. the motorola photon q does but its from last year.. probably cheap on ebay
Meh.
Which phone similar to S4 Mini (in size) has SIM slot?
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 01:15:12 PM
Ugh, tell me about it. I just did a whole rant on this yesterday:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=38090.msg745663#msg745663

Basically, anything approaching the size of that phone is considered a lower tier device in the Android kingdom, and is stripped of some functionality or another. It's infuriating, I don't see large displays as a pro, but rather a con. But flagship feature-laden Sprint devices are usually giant sized. And expensive to buy unsubsidized.

Maybe an iPhone flavor would suit you better? I think all of them on Sprint have SIMs (someone double check to make sure I'm not making this up). They have more manageable screen sizes, even though I don't like the OS.
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Post by: Achas Veachas on February 26, 2014, 01:16:23 PM
How much?
Up to 5
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 01:17:20 PM
Up to 5
$25 per phone? Additional fees or taxes?
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Post by: Achas Veachas on February 26, 2014, 01:19:34 PM
$25 per phone? Additional fees or taxes?
Didn't get a bill yet so not sure about how much taxes would come out to.
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 01:19:56 PM
$25 per phone? Additional fees or taxes?

Again, its a regular Sprint plan, and comes with the pros (all the services they offer on the network) and cons (taxes and fees). I haven't gotten a regular bill yet (prorated since I switched in the middle of a bill cycle) so I don't know how much they will be at the end of the day for just the framily plan (it was $35, part of it was the end of a SERO plan), but seemed pretty nominal.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 26, 2014, 01:28:37 PM
IPhone 4s or newer have sim slots and are cheap for sprint on ebay
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 01:37:06 PM
IPhone 4s or newer have sim slots and are cheap for sprint on ebay
Android please?
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 02:03:19 PM
Android please?

Don't think there are any, as per the explanation given above.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 02:05:38 PM
s4 mini doesnt have a sim slot.
Are you sure? here (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/smartphone/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-black?&selectedContractTerm=2) it says its Global Ready.
What does that mean? Not that I can use it abroad?
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 02:12:03 PM
Are you sure? here (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/smartphone/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-black?&selectedContractTerm=2) it says its Global Ready.
What does that mean? Not that I can use it abroad?

That is a Verizon model. All VZ LTE phones have a sim card.
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 26, 2014, 02:32:23 PM
Are you sure? here (http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/smartphone/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-black?&selectedContractTerm=2) it says its Global Ready.
What does that mean? Not that I can use it abroad?
http://shop.sprint.com/global/pdf/user_guides/samsung/galaxy_s_4_mini/samsung_galaxy_s_4_mini_gsg.pdf

Doesn't seem like it does. Look at the activate section, There's no mention of inserting a SIM.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 03:01:16 PM
http://shop.sprint.com/global/pdf/user_guides/samsung/galaxy_s_4_mini/samsung_galaxy_s_4_mini_gsg.pdf

Doesn't seem like it does. Look at the activate section, There's no mention of inserting a SIM.
As mordy said above, Sprint S4 mini doesn't have SIM, but VZW does.
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Post by: Mordy on February 26, 2014, 03:38:13 PM
http://shop.sprint.com/global/pdf/user_guides/samsung/galaxy_s_4_mini/samsung_galaxy_s_4_mini_gsg.pdf

Doesn't seem like it does. Look at the activate section, There's no mention of inserting a SIM.
All VZ LTE phones have a sim card.
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 04:41:21 PM

Yep, just got it. It does have a SIM slot. Unlocked.
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 26, 2014, 04:52:22 PM
Yep, just got it. It does have a SIM slot. Unlocked.
the sprint s4mini?
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 05:38:16 PM
the sprint s4mini?
no, Verizon.
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Post by: dudi on February 26, 2014, 05:44:00 PM
Contract/Prepaid: any
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes Y within a specific carrier? Y/N:N
Total texts needed per line:  unlimited
Total data needed per line:unlimited
Smartphones? Y/N: yes
Monthly budget: cheapest
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 05:45:00 PM
Contract/Prepaid: any
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: yes
Need unlimited mobile minutes Y within a specific carrier? Y/N:N
Total texts needed per line:  unlimited
Total data needed per line:unlimited Please specify if some lines don't need data.
Smartphones? Y/N: yes
Monthly budget: cheapest

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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 05:53:12 PM
I got a code to get the S4 Mini for free (its usually at $49.99) with VZW contract.

If anyone is interested I'd be happy to share.


Spread the wealth
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Post by: Joe4007 on February 26, 2014, 05:55:14 PM
no, Verizon.
So are you going with page plus or Verizon contract?
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Post by: meshugener on February 26, 2014, 05:59:47 PM
So are you going with page plus or Verizon contract?
Verizon contract.
This plan: http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/shop/shop-data-plans/single-line-data-plans.html
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Post by: Mordy on March 06, 2014, 11:07:33 PM
Nice... enjoy it! Careful with that data limit, though. I wouldn't last more than a week with that kind of cap, and I spend a majority of my day in Wifi hotspots!
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Post by: meshugener on March 07, 2014, 02:02:22 AM
Realized that after a few days. So I switched to the $55 More Everything plan for 250MB and added the free promotional 1GB.
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Post by: macher on March 10, 2014, 01:07:28 PM
My business rep is offering a $20 a month unlimited all inclusive plan.

only thing is he finances new phones, No upgrades.

Pm me if you want his info.

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Post by: Mordy on March 10, 2014, 02:07:31 PM
My business rep is offering a $20 a month unlimited all inclusive plan.

only thing is he finances new phones, No upgrades.

Pm me if you want his info.



What carrier? And can you bring your own phones instead of financing?
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Post by: macher on March 10, 2014, 02:18:15 PM
T-Mobile service.

Yeh i think you can have your own phones.

pm me ill send you his info. you can ask him all these questions responsive guy.
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Post by: churnbabychurn on March 11, 2014, 11:04:38 AM
My brother has a verizon 4g phone. He wants a prepaid phone, the store tell him he cant get a prepaid plan with a 4g phone. Is this true?
Is there anyway to get a prepaid plan on this phone?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on March 11, 2014, 11:17:33 AM
My brother has a verizon 4g phone. He wants a prepaid phone, the store tell him he cant get a prepaid plan with a 4g phone. Is this true?
Is there anyway to get a prepaid plan on this phone?
Many Verizon 4g phones can be manually flashed to Page Plus or other prepaid carriers on VZW's network. Which phone is it? Which carrier does he want, and which plan?
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Post by: churnbabychurn on March 11, 2014, 11:37:28 AM
Many Verizon 4g phones can be manually flashed to Page Plus or other prepaid carriers on VZW's network. Which phone is it? Which carrier does he want, and which plan?
Its a motorola android, ~two years old.  Is flashing a simple process?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on March 11, 2014, 12:25:03 PM
Its a motorola android, ~two years old.  Is flashing a simple process?
Please be more specific. Which model? And for which prepaid carrier?
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Post by: mb1 on March 24, 2014, 06:01:43 PM
Is the Verizon Edge program a good deal?
Now that they are giving a $20 discount for edge phones it seems pretty tempting.
Any thoughts?
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 24, 2014, 08:02:39 PM
Is the Verizon Edge program a good deal?
Now that they are giving a $20 discount for edge phones it seems pretty tempting.
Any thoughts?
u mean if the official payment is 25 a month it will be 5 a month?
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Post by: mb1 on March 24, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
The discount is on the line access charge. It is $20 instead of $40.
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Post by: Ephraimh on March 25, 2014, 07:00:49 PM
Virgin Mobile getting worse...
Used to be first 2.5GB you had 4G/3G speed, and after using it up it was reduced to 3G/2.5G,

Now this:

VMFreeMsg: Starting 5/6/14, if you use over 2.5GB of data during your mo. plan cycle, data speeds will now be reduced to 2G speeds. Info at http://msg4u.us/vwae
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Post by: Ebaystores on April 17, 2014, 07:26:39 PM
Anyone know of a good contract Verizon plan? Right now I have two Verizon tablets, that I am paying about $40 / month for 4 gb, I would like to switch my 2 cellphones to verizon if I can find a decent plan, Needs to be a 4g smartphone with several gb of data.
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Post by: HP58 on April 20, 2014, 03:51:02 PM
Contract/Prepaid:Contract
Lines needed:2
Total minutes needed:Unlimited

Total texts per line: If unlimited or if one line differs from another please state.
Total data per line: 500 MB
Smartphones? No
Would you like a specific carrier?No
Do you have phones already?No

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?Yes
Unlimited mobile minutes?Yes (and unlimited text also please)
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?No

Monthly budget: Cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: AnonymousUser on May 08, 2014, 05:02:46 PM
Did anyone check out Whistleout.com? You put in what you're looking for, and it gives you a list of plan that match your criteria. It doesn't have all carriers, but they're adding more.
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Post by: yakov116 on May 11, 2014, 05:02:34 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract
Lines needed:6
Total minutes needed: Unlimited

Total texts per line: Unlimited

Total data per line: 2gig for 5 lines

Smartphones? All

Would you like a specific carrier? No

Do you have phones already?

Monthly budget: Cheapest
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Post by: Esther on June 06, 2014, 02:20:56 PM
Where can I get the cheapest phone that can be used on an existing AT&T contract? Doesn't have to be a smartphone. Would ebay/amazon be my best bet?
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Post by: solls108 on June 11, 2014, 02:48:45 PM
Contract/Prepaid:
Lines needed: 6
Total minutes needed: pref. unlimited

Total texts per line: Unlimited
Total data per line: 10gb+
Smartphones? All iPhones
Would you like a specific carrier? att or verizon
Do you have phones already? no

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? n/a
Unlimited mobile minutes? yes
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? n/a

Monthly budget: Which option are you willing to drop in order to fit your budget? If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest". - $25
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Post by: MosheD on June 11, 2014, 07:07:00 PM
Contract/Prepaid: prepaid
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: standard
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.
Total data needed per line: 2gb
 Please specify if some lines don't need data.
Smartphones? Y
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. cheapest
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest"
I am coming home for the summer and need a temp phone for ~3 months...
I am used to smartphone so would prefer that

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
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Post by: AnonymousUser on June 11, 2014, 08:16:16 PM
Contract/Prepaid: prepaid
Amount of lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: standard
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state.
Total data needed per line: 2gb
 Please specify if some lines don't need data.
Smartphones? Y
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. cheapest
(If no specific budget in mind just write "Cheapest"
I am coming home for the summer and need a temp phone for ~3 months...
I am used to smartphone so would prefer that

...And remember, please don't PM members, if it's something you can post.
Do you want a particular network? Do you need 4g or LTE?
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Post by: MosheD on June 12, 2014, 06:10:05 AM
Do you want a particular network? Do you need 4g or LTE?
I'd prefer verizon (which the rest of my family has) but not necessary. I also have unlocked verizon smart phone with sim slot. It has been working for Golan but Idk of it'll work for other networks in us.
Also if there is a plan that gives me a good deal on a newer phone I would like to upgrade...
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Post by: AnonymousUser on June 12, 2014, 09:42:54 AM
I'd prefer verizon (which the rest of my family has) but not necessary. I also have unlocked verizon smart phone with sim slot. It has been working for Golan but Idk of it'll work for other networks in us.
Also if there is a plan that gives me a good deal on a newer phone I would like to upgrade...
The only way to get a phone on Verizon itself is to sign a 2 year contract. If you want Verizon's network because of quality, and you don't need 4g, you can use Page Plus, which is on Verizon' network but is prepaid. However, 4g phones will need to be flashed before  they can be used on a prepaid MVNO on Verizon's network.
If you only need it for a few months, I think it would make more sense to buy a phone on eBay.
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Post by: MosheD on June 12, 2014, 11:33:52 AM
The only way to get a phone on Verizon itself is to sign a 2 year contract. If you want Verizon's network because of quality, and you don't need 4g, you can use Page Plus, which is on Verizon' network but is prepaid. However, 4g phones will need to be flashed before  they can be used on a prepaid MVNO on Verizon's network.
If you only need it for a few months, I think it would make more sense to buy a phone on eBay.
Any prepaid plans that an unlocked phone will work on?
And does page plus have free 2 verizon?
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Post by: YY on June 23, 2014, 09:03:22 PM

Contract/Prepaid:Whatever is Cheaper
Amount of lines needed:3-4
Total minutes needed:About 800 give or take
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:YES or an additional 400 minutes
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:YES or an additional 1000 minutes
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: YES or an additional 1000 minutes
Total texts needed per line: 2000 or unlimited
Total data needed per line: none
Smartphones? Y/N: Don't need but would prefer
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier). major carrier or at lease one with good customer service on Verizon or sprint lines.
Monthly budget: cheapest (preferably less than $25 per line)
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Post by: joey123 on July 03, 2014, 11:55:28 PM
This is my first time posting in this thread, but it seems that some are very knowledgeable here and can help me out. Here we go:

Contract/Prepaid: Whichever is cheaper. Don't mind getting locked into a contract for two years if it's a good deal.
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 250 (even less)

Total texts per line: 500
Total data per line: Need enough data for email, twitter, and tapatalk (ddf). No videos. I don't know data enough to know how much data the afformentioned items require.
Smartphones? Yes
Would you like a specific carrier? No. Cheapest
Do you have phones already? Yes. Verizon Dumb phone
Free nights and weekends? Unnecessary
Unlimited mobile minutes? Unnecessary
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Unnecessary

Monthly budget: Cheapest

FYI: I am going to have an unlocked IPhone 5S that I plan on using with whichever service I start using. I really appreciate your help in advance. Thanks so much.
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Post by: Joe4007 on July 04, 2014, 01:18:45 AM
This is my first time posting in this thread, but it seems that some are very knowledgeable here and can help me out. Here we go:

Contract/Prepaid: Whichever is cheaper. Don't mind getting locked into a contract for two years if it's a good deal.
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 250 (even less)

Total texts per line: 500
Total data per line: Need enough data for email, twitter, and tapatalk (ddf). No videos. I don't know data enough to know how much data the afformentioned items require.
Smartphones? Yes
Would you like a specific carrier? No. Cheapest
Do you have phones already? Yes. Verizon Dumb phone
Free nights and weekends? Unnecessary
Unlimited mobile minutes? Unnecessary
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Unnecessary

Monthly budget: Cheapest

FYI: I am going to have an unlocked IPhone 5S that I plan on using with whichever service I start using. I really appreciate your help in advance. Thanks so much.
I'm not an expert at this, but just to point you in a direction - I think either Sprint Framily or T-Mobile's prepaid plan should work for you.
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Post by: joey123 on July 05, 2014, 11:50:16 PM
I'm not an expert at this, but just to point you in a direction - I think either Sprint Framily or T-Mobile's prepaid plan should work for you.

Are there any experts out there who want to chime in? My unlocked IPhone 5S should be coming shortly, and then it's decision time.
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Post by: joey123 on July 06, 2014, 01:41:40 AM
Are there any experts out there who want to chime in? My unlocked IPhone 5S should be coming shortly, and then it's decision time.

Just ordered straight talk wireless. It's $45 a month for unlimted talk, text, and data (up to 2 gb and then they slow it down). Plan on hooking it up with the free Iphone 5S I just got.
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Post by: AnonymousUser on July 06, 2014, 06:30:51 AM
Just ordered straight talk wireless. It's $45 a month for unlimted talk, text, and data (up to 2 gb and then they slow it down). Plan on hooking it up with the free Iphone 5S I just got.
I have that plan on Straight Talk on AT&T. I think they upped it to 3gb several months ago.
Also, keep in mind that ST's coverage depends on the original network's coverage. AT&T doesn't really have LTE in Lakewood, so neither does ST on their network.
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Post by: joey123 on July 06, 2014, 07:48:10 AM
I have that plan on Straight Talk on AT&T. I think they upped it to 3gb several months ago.
Also, keep in mind that ST's coverage depends on the original network's coverage. AT&T doesn't really have LTE in Lakewood, so neither does ST on their network.

Okay. Thanks. I don't live in Lakewood so it shouldn't be a program. BTW, i bought a 180 day card from walmart, so it came out to around $41 per month. Otherwise, are you happy with the service?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on July 06, 2014, 09:02:06 AM
Okay. Thanks. I don't live in Lakewood so it shouldn't be a program. BTW, i bought a 180 day card from walmart, so it came out to around $41 per month. Otherwise, are you happy with the service?
Yes. Just make sure you set the APN correctly.
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Post by: joey123 on July 06, 2014, 10:21:30 AM
Yes. Just make sure you set the APN correctly.

I googled APN, and see that it means Access Point Name, but don't completely understand it. Can you please elaborate on how I should go about setting it up properly?

THanks
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Post by: AnonymousUser on July 06, 2014, 10:41:30 AM
I googled APN, and see that it means Access Point Name, but don't completely understand it. Can you please elaborate on how I should go about setting it up properly?

THanks
I don't have an iPhone, but try this:
http://apn-settings.com/straight-talk-apn-settings-iphone-5/
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Post by: joey123 on July 06, 2014, 10:42:21 AM
I don't have an iPhone, but try this:
http://apn-settings.com/straight-talk-apn-settings-iphone-5/

Okay. Thanks. Seems pretty clear to me.
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Post by: Shmendy on July 09, 2014, 03:07:41 PM
Harbormobile.com seems to have the same plans as Straighttalk.com
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Post by: syp5 on July 09, 2014, 03:23:25 PM
Harbor mobile works on Tmoblie, straight talk also offers Verizon and Att
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Post by: joey123 on July 09, 2014, 05:00:42 PM
Harbor mobile works on Tmoblie, straight talk also offers Verizon and Att

What do you mean that if offers ATT and Verizon? They are authorized to sell their plans, or it's through those companies. Thanks
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Post by: AnonymousUser on July 09, 2014, 05:19:56 PM
What do you mean that if offers ATT and Verizon? They are authorized to sell their plans, or it's through those companies. Thanks
Straight Talk is an MVNO, which means they buy bandwidth on  other networks and you get a plan from them. They have on T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: shmulyeng on July 09, 2014, 06:51:27 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Either
Lines needed: 4
Total minutes needed: 1500

Total texts per line: Unlimited
Total data per line: 1 - Unlimited (at least 6-8GB), 2 - 2 GB, 3 - None, 4 - None
Smartphones? 1 &2 Latest smartphones, 3 & 4 don't need a smartphone
Would you like a specific carrier? Cheapest
Do you have phones already? I have for Verizon but the plans are too expensive

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? no
Unlimited mobile minutes? no
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? no

Monthly budget: Cheapest
Title: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: Sowhat on July 21, 2014, 07:57:13 PM
I didn't see a prior topic for this.  Please direct me to one if it exists.

I am in NY and on Sprint, not Framily.  I have an old EVO LTE, on which I find browsing slooooww.  I renewed some lines on my plan some months ago and I'm now about to buy a new phone, the HTC M8.  But, as I was doing that, I was told that AT&T was much faster.  I know that AT&T will provide some credits to offset Sprint's early termination fees on the lines under contract if I go to them, but I cannot determine if AT&T is really faster.  Sprint coverage is fine.  I have googled this issue with no answer.  Can anyone comment as to whether its worthwhile to go to AT&T?  I know that AT&T will only put me on a Framily type plan, so I lose my unlimited plan that I have with Sprint, but the browsing is frustrating.  But maybe its my old phone.  Thoughts?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:01:56 PM
Get T-Mobile.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:06:11 PM
You can get an unlimited plan with T-Mobile for an individual for $80. And an htc m8 would be $26.50 a month for 24 months $0 up front, and if you do it online they include a free htc fetch $30 value.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: DovtheBear on July 21, 2014, 09:08:48 PM
You can get an unlimited plan with T-Mobile for an individual for $80. And an htc m8 would be $26.50 a month for 24 months $0 up front, and if you do it online they include a free htc fetch $30 value.
Unlimited T-Mobile is $50.
And there's a dedicated thread for this topic.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
A family plan is cheaper. You also can get up to $650 per line when you trade in your device and switch to T-Mobile.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:10:42 PM
1gb of data on tmobile is $50 unlimited is $80 on an individual plan.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: Sowhat on July 21, 2014, 09:11:08 PM
Whats T Mobile service like? 

I'm paying $200 or so for five lines, 1500 shared minutes, unlimited everything else. I can get a phone at amazon for 150.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:13:53 PM
T-Mobile has great 4glte in loads of places. They also have so much extras, like unlimited music using specific internet radio apps without using up your data. Global coverage, ect.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: Ez on July 21, 2014, 09:14:59 PM
Whats T Mobile service like? 

I'm paying $200 or so for five lines, 1500 shared minutes, unlimited everything else. I can get a phone at amazon for 150.
In general between the 4 big carriers, T-Mobile is considered the worst service (reception wise)
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:18:24 PM
5 lines would be $110 for 1gb. $150 for 3gb. $210 for 5GB. $260 for unlimited.

All come with unlimited voice and text you can change how much data you want for each specific line. One line could have 1gb, the other lines could have different amounts depending on what you want for each line.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: SZY on July 21, 2014, 09:20:01 PM
And you pay per month for what phone you want unless you buy one from somewhere else.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: cozmohoot on July 21, 2014, 09:23:28 PM
You can't just generalize since it depends where you use it most. In my office even the allmighty vzw is bad.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: madogmoody on July 22, 2014, 01:02:26 AM
You can try out T-mobile absolutely free for 7 days at
http://explore.t-mobile.com/test-drive-free-trial

All they do is put a $750 hold on your CC until you return the phone
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: Dr Moose on July 22, 2014, 01:08:54 AM


And there's a dedicated thread for this topic.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.0
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: bznt on July 22, 2014, 01:14:37 AM
T-Mobile has a unique feature. I believe other carriers don't have. Is WiFi calling on your primary line. No 3rd party softwar needed
  Let's say your office has no reception. But you have WiFi there you can talk and text and of course browse the web on your phone.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: DovtheBear on July 22, 2014, 01:15:21 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.0
Thanks
Mods, please merge.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: chff on July 22, 2014, 07:16:23 AM
T-Mobile has a unique feature. I believe other carriers don't have. Is WiFi calling on your primary line. No 3rd party softwar needed
  Let's say your office has no reception. But you have WiFi there you can talk and text and of course browse the web on your phone.
Data point: not on all phones.
Know someone with a Moto X which does not support WiFi calling, and in the mountains (south fallsburg town) he had zero service
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: bznt on July 22, 2014, 07:32:44 AM
I forgot to add. It has to be a T-Mobile branded smartphone in order the WiFi calling should work. I believe the moto X is not T-Mobile branded.
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: chff on July 22, 2014, 07:50:45 AM
I forgot to add. It has to be a T-Mobile branded smartphone in order the WiFi calling should work. I believe the moto X is not T-Mobile branded.
Separate story: Moto told me that the X was built for T-Mobile, and the unlocked comes with a T-Mobile Sim, but T-Mobile claims that the phone doesn't work in their network at all, but after a while they agreed for service, but had to buy a new Sim card, cuz the one that came along "could be very old"
Title: Re: Best Cell Carrier
Post by: Sowhat on July 22, 2014, 10:44:47 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.0

I'm not looking for a deal.  I'm discussing best carrier.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 11:47:01 AM
I have airvoice wireless, and people are complaining that they call me and hear funny beeps, and it doesn't ring nor go to voicemail.

Anyone else experience this?
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Post by: yakov116 on July 31, 2014, 11:54:16 AM
I have airvoice wireless, and people are complaining that they call me and hear funny beeps, and it doesn't ring nor go to voicemail.

Anyone else experience this?
I would try taking ou the Sim put it back in. If that doesn't work it is probably the phone. What kind of phone do you have?
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Post by: etech0 on July 31, 2014, 11:56:24 AM
I would try taking ou the Sim put it back in. If that doesn't work it is probably the phone. What kind of phone do you have?
haha my sim does that all by itself!!

It's a nokia flip phone. I don't like it. Once it just deleted all my contacts without asking. It does funny things sometimes. I'd replace it but there isn't a thread for flip phone recommendations :(
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on July 31, 2014, 12:10:23 PM
Updated Wiki
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 31, 2014, 07:16:29 PM
I think the wiki needs links and details about different plans and carriers. This may help people avoid waiting for answers from members. I would love to do it but I usually only have time when I'm mobile
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Post by: AnonymousUser on July 31, 2014, 07:39:29 PM
I think the wiki needs links and details about different plans and carriers. This may help people avoid waiting for answers from members. I would love to do it but I usually only have time when I'm mobile
I think there are a bunch of websites that do that. All you need to do is find a good one and link to it.
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Post by: solls108 on August 01, 2014, 11:59:13 AM
Hello all,


I have 6 lines on a family plan with sprint and we are paying $340. This includes unlimited data. We can cap data off at 10gb or even 12gb.

Does anyone have prices for Verizon or ATT for the same amount of lines and data?
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 01, 2014, 01:13:39 PM
340 before tax? Did u look at vzw site? They make it easy to view those plans
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Post by: solls108 on August 01, 2014, 01:34:16 PM
340 before tax? Did u look at vzw site? They make it easy to view those plans


$340 with tax
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Post by: Schnee100 on August 06, 2014, 08:59:38 PM


Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: best unlimited - need for 2 weeks only
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N
Total texts needed per line:
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. No data needed
Smartphones? Y/N: N
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: If you are willing to forego any of the above options in order that the plan should fit your budget please specify. Cheapest. willing to not have text
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 06, 2014, 09:03:28 PM
You have a phone? There are prepaid plans for 25 or less per month for unlimited talk and text
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Post by: Schnee100 on August 06, 2014, 09:04:40 PM
Yes, I have a phone
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 06, 2014, 09:06:51 PM
GSM unlocked phone? Ptel and ultra have a 20 buck plan with free tnt
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Post by: Schnee100 on August 06, 2014, 09:10:52 PM
Yes, GSM unlocked....
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 06, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
Those are tmobile mvno so if you know that tmobile is ok service where you need it most than go for it. If u need att there is red pocket and H2O
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Post by: Schnee100 on August 06, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
what about this plan?  It is attractive simply because of Amazon Prime:

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-SIM-Talk-Text-Day/dp/B00AB42C42/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407374675&sr=8-2&keywords=ready+sim+14+day
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 06, 2014, 09:33:58 PM
Don't have personal feedback
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Post by: satturn on August 07, 2014, 07:19:41 PM
i have simple mobile preloaded with a $40 plan- for $7. they want people to get their service so they make the first month cheap. I dont make profit- its just as a gemach. Its unlimited talk/text/ and 1gb for a month
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Post by: bznt on August 24, 2014, 11:55:22 AM
i have simple mobile preloaded with a $40 plan- for $7. they want people to get their service so they make the first month cheap. I dont make profit- its just as a gemach. Its unlimited talk/text/ and 1gb for a month
Do I have to get the Sim card from you to get this. $7 plan? Or if I have a new one can you activate it for me on that plan ? Or can I activate it t myself on that plan?
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Post by: yakov116 on August 24, 2014, 01:06:11 PM
Do I have to get the Sim card from you to get this. $7 plan? Or if I have a new one can you activate it for me on that plan ? Or can I activate it t myself on that plan?
Go to this eBay link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/151227538453) and order it.
Do you alredy have a number?

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Post by: Chyungerman on August 27, 2014, 08:43:43 AM
Contract/Prepaid:contract
Lines needed:5
Total minutes needed:unlimited

Total texts per line:unlimited
Total data per line:2gb
Smartphones:yes
Would you like a specific carrier?either sprint,att,verizon
Do you have phones already?yes but looking to upgrade

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?yes
Unlimited mobile minutes?yes
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?no

Monthly budget:up to $50 per line
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Post by: chucksterace on September 04, 2014, 06:44:36 PM
Someone want to help me out?

Looking for something to use as a business line

Contract/Prepaid: Doesn't matter. No phone needed
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: unlimited
Total texts needed per line: Unlimited
Total data needed per line: Unlimited or highest possible amount
Carrier: AT&T or T-MOBILE, any other ideas?
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 07:45:46 PM
Loads of options. What carrier works best where you use it most?
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Post by: solls108 on September 04, 2014, 07:46:41 PM
Loads of options. What carrier works best where you use it most?

Im looking to pay $50 tops a line for verizon. I am currently on Spint looking to switch please let me know.
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 08:24:28 PM
Verizon has prepaid for 45 bux and if you AutoPay it includes 1gb of lte data.
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Post by: solls108 on September 04, 2014, 08:29:40 PM
includes 1gb of lte data.

1gb is not enough, and we need verizon phones
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 08:50:58 PM
1gb is not enough, and we need verizon phones
Check vzw site. For 20 more they give 3 extra GB good for 3 months. http://www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid/4g-smartphone-plans/
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 08:52:44 PM
Or just get a real vzw plan and share a bundle of data. No real deals if you need vzw. PagePlus and Selectel use vzw service and are prepaid
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Post by: solls108 on September 04, 2014, 08:53:39 PM
Or just get a real vzw plan and share a bundle of data. No real deals if you need vzw. PagePlus and Selectel use vzw service and are prepaid

Currently paying $340 including taxes for 6 lines on sprint - Want better service though
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 08:55:22 PM
Question is the amount of data needed for all 6. Whatcha pay before tax?
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 04, 2014, 09:01:36 PM
Vzw will be 40 per smartphone and then u need at least the 12gb for 110 so that's 350 before tax. If you easy pay for phones the bill is lower. Not sure details though. http://www.verizonwireless.com/vzw/landingpages/more-everything/
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Post by: tmendy226 on September 07, 2014, 05:51:48 AM
Contract/Prepaid:prepaid
Lines needed:1 (or more)
Total minutes needed:unlimited

Total texts per line:unlimited
Total data per line:unlimited
Smartphones:yes
Would you like a specific carrier?at&t-verizon
Do you have phones already?yes

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?
Unlimited mobile minutes?yes
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?

Monthly budget: 40-50$
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 11, 2014, 12:51:19 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Whichever
Amount of lines needed: 4 or 6
Total minutes needed: 350-400 per person for landline.
Need free nights and weekends? YES
Need unlimited mobile minutes? YES
Total texts needed per line: Unlimited
Total data needed per line: 4GB for half and 2 GB for other half.
Smartphones? YES
Monthly budget: Looking for $55 after taxes per person or lower including device upgrade option. Or $35 after taxes if I have to buy my own devices.

P.S. To sum it up: I currently have $55 after taxes a line with upgrade 375 landline minutes and rest unlimited so looking for better.
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 01:42:49 PM
What about the sprint new family plan? http://m.sprint.com/mobile/landings/datashare/?ECID=SEM:Google:MobS:2014_Q3_Brand:Brand_Framily_Plan:Core_Family_Exact:sprintfamily:Exact&gclid=CK_ZwN_a2cACFeRj7Aod3HAAjQ&gclsrc=aw.ds#.VBHeuIHD_cc
Edit, are you on sprint now?
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 11, 2014, 03:03:16 PM
What about the sprint new family plan? http://m.sprint.com/mobile/landings/datashare/?ECID=SEM:Google:MobS:2014_Q3_Brand:Brand_Framily_Plan:Core_Family_Exact:sprintfamily:Exact&gclid=CK_ZwN_a2cACFeRj7Aod3HAAjQ&gclsrc=aw.ds#.VBHeuIHD_cc
Edit, are you on sprint now?
I am on sprint Everything Data W. 4 lines. Paying $178 before taxes due to a discount that I have on the base plan.
The price on Data Share Pack comes out to cheaper $100 + $60  (4 lines).

The caveat is that on the former I get a value of $500 towards a new phone that the latter doesn't offer. If you spread that in the span of 24 months the former comes out cheaper. While on the latter I still need to buy the devices separately.
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Post by: solls108 on September 11, 2014, 03:07:12 PM
I am on sprint Everything Data W. 4 lines. Paying $178 before taxes due to a discount that I have on the base plan.
The price on Data Share Pack comes out to cheaper $100 + $60  (4 lines).

The caveat is that on the former I get a value of $500 towards a new phone that the latter doesn't offer. If you spread that in the span of 24 months the former comes out cheaper. While on the latter I still need to buy the devices separately.

I am on sprint now, 6 lines, unlimited everything, paying $340 a month with tax
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 11, 2014, 03:30:38 PM
I am on sprint now, 6 lines, unlimited everything, paying $340 a month with tax
You're paying the same exact amount per line as I am paying.
Are you getting free upgrades?
What is the name of your plan?
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 04:07:17 PM
I am on sprint Everything Data W. 4 lines. Paying $178 before taxes due to a discount that I have on the base plan.
The price on Data Share Pack comes out to cheaper $100 + $60  (4 lines).

The caveat is that on the former I get a value of $500 towards a new phone that the latter doesn't offer. If you spread that in the span of 24 months the former comes out cheaper. While on the latter I still need to buy the devices separately.
if you leave sprint and then come back they dont charge the 15 line fee until end of 2015 and you can also have 10 lines for the same $100. crazy but their site even has the button for current customers and shows more $.
also you wrote 4-6 lines so i didnt know exactly..
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 11, 2014, 05:28:05 PM
if you leave sprint and then come back they dont charge the 15 line fee until end of 2015 and you can also have 10 lines for the same $100. crazy but their site even has the button for current customers and shows more $.
also you wrote 4-6 lines so i didnt know exactly..
Now we're starting to talk...
Until the end of 2015 means that on 2016 the $15 will kick in or that if I lock this in before 12/2015 I'm grandfathered to not have to pay the $15 ever?

Will appreciate if you send me links stating this so that I can read up.
TIA
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 05:39:08 PM
Now we're starting to talk...
Until the end of 2015 means that on 2016 the $15 will kick in or that if I lock this in before 12/2015 I'm grandfathered to not have to pay the $15 ever?

Will appreciate if you send me links stating this so that I can read up.
TIA
actually you have to get the plan before september ends and then it gets locked in but come 2016 they charge a line access fee
http://www.sprint.com/landings/datashare/index.html?INTNAV=ATG:HE:DataShare
http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/its-a-new-day-for-data-for-american-consumers.htm
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 11, 2014, 06:34:18 PM
actually you have to get the plan before september ends and then it gets locked in but come 2016 they charge a line access fee
http://www.sprint.com/landings/datashare/index.html?INTNAV=ATG:HE:DataShare
http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/its-a-new-day-for-data-for-american-consumers.htm
1) Where does it say you have to be a non-Sprint customer to get the deal?
2) Where does it say that you only have till end of September to sign up?
3) Any idea if this ends in 12/2015 or is something you lock in for the lifetime of the plan (in bold letters):
Quote
To kick off Sprintís ďnew day for dataĒ campaign, Sprint is offering a limited-time promotion for the Sprint Family Share Pack: For a family with up to 10 lines, get 20GB of Shared Data and Unlimited Talk & Text for only $100 a month through 2015 Ė and, as an added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10 lines.
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 07:38:30 PM
1) Where does it say you have to be a non-Sprint customer to get the deal?
2) Where does it say that you only have till end of September to sign up?
3) Any idea if this ends in 12/2015 or is something you lock in for the lifetime of the plan (in bold letters):
On that page there is a box and when you check it the price goes up. Call sprint.
Not on these pages but i read it when they released the plan.
Not sure about the bonus data but it seems that stays. But you don't need so much data anyway
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Post by: tov hashem on September 11, 2014, 08:06:32 PM
So is this just $10 a month for unlimited talk/ text  plus data?  so why isn't people on the streets talking about this?    and if this is the case so lets share this plan!   
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 11, 2014, 08:07:32 PM
So is this just $10 a month for unlimited talk/ text  plus data?  so why isn't people on the streets talking about this?    and if this is the case so lets share this plan!
It's not like framily where billing can be split. Also it will go up.
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 18, 2014, 10:04:40 PM
Just to clarify after having spoken to customer service:
Only new customers get waived the $15 until 12/31/2015. Even if they're in the same plan together with other people who didn't port in. The lines that ported in get it waived.
The deadline to get in on this deal is 9/30/2014

Re the 2GB bonus data: That is given to any line regardless of whether it was a Sprint customer or ported in. The 2GB bonus expires 12/31/2015. There is no deadline to get in on that deal.

In my case, with RH and all I think I have a very slim change of being able to port out and then back in. Unless someone has a good suggestion for the in-and-out.

Also, I've heard that sometimes they realize if you just left to come back and the porting benefits don't apply and that would cause me to lose my current grandfathered benefits. Anyone know how true that statement is

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Post by: cozmohoot on September 19, 2014, 02:32:27 PM
Port out to something you can use for a few weeks. When you leave sprint wait a good week or 2 and maybe sign up with a different name..
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Post by: txtmax4 on September 19, 2014, 03:40:26 PM
Port out to something you can use for a few weeks. When you leave sprint wait a good week or 2 and maybe sign up with a different name..
The whole point is to port out and back in before the end of September...
11 days left with RH in the middle...
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 19, 2014, 05:42:37 PM
The whole point is to port out and back in before the end of September...
11 days left with RH in the middle...
Right but I was  addressing the last statement about the possibility of them catching on to leaving and coming back.
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Post by: davidmal on September 22, 2014, 03:59:47 PM
Which service is better Quality and Speed At&t or Verizon
International?

does anyone have experience with Verizon?
I used At&t in china, Mexico, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean and it was always awesome
not sure about Verizon?
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Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 22, 2014, 04:38:58 PM
Which service is better Quality and Speed At&t or Verizon
International?

does anyone have experience with Verizon?
I used At&t in china, Mexico, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean and it was always awesome
not sure about Verizon?
It doesn't depend on Verizon or ATT, it depends on the roaming provider
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Post by: davidmal on September 22, 2014, 04:40:06 PM

It doesn't depend on Verizon or ATT, it depends on the roaming provider
yes but each company has their own providers

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Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 22, 2014, 04:41:11 PM
yes but each company has their own providers
right, so it still varies by country
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Post by: Hershelsdeals on September 22, 2014, 04:42:48 PM
You need to check the country that you're traveling to and find out who Verizon or Att uses.
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Post by: Freddie on September 29, 2014, 04:35:30 PM
Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed: 4
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N:
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N:
Total texts needed per line: Unlimited
Total data needed per line: 2 lines do not need any data
Smartphones? Y/N: 2 smartphones, 2 regular phones
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: What's the best deal?
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Post by: txtmax4 on October 01, 2014, 08:53:53 PM
This thread just became obsolete :P

http://www.whistleout.com/cellphones
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Post by: elikay on October 05, 2014, 04:36:45 PM
Doesn't have PagePlus!
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Post by: princea143 on October 31, 2014, 08:08:24 PM
Hope this works for others.  I have been off contract with Verizon for over a month now just waiting and calling here and there to see if I could hook someone generous.  Well today was the day!  Results: free 2X 5c iPhones, waived activation fees ($30X2=$60), $30 off each line for 12 months ($60X12=$720).  I currently have Unli Tlk&Txt w/ 500MB data, but with a bonus 1GB data from last March; more than enough for wife and me.  Rep said to just ask again, and it is likely that I could get that bonus data for longer.  Paid $80 in taxes.  Well worth the savings up-front and long-term.  Try your luck!  8) 
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Post by: Twin on November 09, 2014, 04:59:28 AM
Anyone try cricket recently, wanna know about data speed in lkwd,
$55/$60pm for unlimited talk and txt and 10gig of 4gLTE
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Post by: NYHeel on November 12, 2014, 12:23:03 PM
Can't comment on Cricket but T-mobile has a $50 plan which only provides 1 GB of LTE data. However, if you get referred you get 1 year of free unlimited LTE data with that base $50 plan. You also get the free international text and data. Let me know if you need a referral.
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Post by: Twin on November 12, 2014, 12:27:27 PM
Can't comment on Cricket but T-mobile has a $50 plan which only provides 1 GB of LTE data. However, if you get referred you get 1 year of free unlimited LTE data with that base $50 plan. You also get the free international text and data. Let me know if you need a referral.
You must not be from lakewood, Tmobile sucks here once you go into a building it stops working.
Going to get cricket in the next few days will update
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Post by: NYHeel on November 12, 2014, 03:47:58 PM
You're right. I'm not from Lakewood. In general T-Mobile is a little worse in buildings but I find the data much faster than others outside, at least here in NYC.
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Post by: bznt on November 19, 2014, 11:34:02 PM
Can't comment on Cricket but T-mobile has a $50 plan which only provides 1 GB of LTE data. However, if you get referred you get 1 year of free unlimited LTE data with that base $50 plan. You also get the free international text and data. Let me know if you need a referral.
I need a referral to T-Mobile . I went to a store and they told me that they will honor it.
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Post by: Thingywingy on November 26, 2014, 10:48:26 PM
I haven't really shopped for a cellphone plan in years so Im really unfamiliar with the way it works. I'm looking for a Verizon family plan. Are there discounts or promotions on their plans? or basically whatever they tell me in the store that's the price?

Separately, I know there are number of low cost carriers who use verizon network who are charging about $40 for unlimited talk & text and 1 gb. Anyone know which of these carriers offer the best deal and service?
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Post by: smiley face on November 27, 2014, 05:45:12 PM
Any good cell phone deals?
Looking for unlimited talk n text plus ~1gb data.
Don't mind a contract.
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Post by: tov hashem on November 27, 2014, 10:21:33 PM
could i use a blackberry phone for page plus?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on November 27, 2014, 11:05:15 PM
could i use a blackberry phone for page plus?
You need to switch the service books. Find a dealer that will do it for you.
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Post by: tov hashem on November 27, 2014, 11:11:39 PM
You need to switch the service books. Find a dealer that will do it for you.
does it need to be verizon or will sprint also work?
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Post by: AnonymousUser on November 27, 2014, 11:14:23 PM
does it need to be verizon or will sprint also work?
That I'm not sure. I did it with Verizon.
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Post by: cozmohoot on November 27, 2014, 11:18:38 PM


I haven't really shopped for a cellphone plan in years so Im really unfamiliar with the way it works. I'm looking for a Verizon family plan. Are there discounts or promotions on their plans? or basically whatever they tell me in the store that's the price?

Separately, I know there are number of low cost carriers who use verizon network who are charging about $40 for unlimited talk & text and 1 gb. Anyone know which of these carriers offer the best deal and service?

AFAIK no real discounts on vzw plans.
PagePlus is 40 and has lte service. You just need a clean esn vzw phone and a pplus sim.
Depending on how many lines it may just pay to go straight to vzw
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Post by: shimino1 on December 03, 2014, 09:52:54 AM
Im coming to the U.S for a week and a half.
Is there a cheap plan I can use?
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Post by: Thingywingy on December 03, 2014, 10:33:44 AM
Verizon prepŗid $2/day unlimited talk search forums.
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Post by: cozmohoot on December 03, 2014, 06:21:36 PM
If you have a gsm phone you are probably better off getting a sim from simple mobile etc
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Post by: bznt on December 04, 2014, 12:08:18 AM
Im coming to the U.S for a week and a half.
Is there a cheap plan I can use?
Red pocket mobile gsm $12.99 7 day plan unlimited talk and text and mms 50mb data
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Post by: shimino1 on December 04, 2014, 06:53:54 AM
Thanks guys, I'll look into it.
Can I pick any of those up in Israel or at least in JFK.
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Post by: pghtown on December 07, 2014, 09:17:23 PM
Looking for a very reasonable plan and phone for a child's line.  No data.  No more than 100 minutes of calling and about 200 texts per month.  Want to spend less than the $25 per month on with AT&T Go Phone.
Is Page Plus reliable and the way to go?  (We have good Verizon coverage in our area)
Thanks in advance.
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Post by: bznt on December 07, 2014, 09:34:58 PM
Page plus has a minute  plan. if you load $80 the cost will be 4 cents  per minute and will last a year whichever  comes first.
If you have good tmobile  coverage. You can buy a prepaid tmobile and get a lycamobile sim card they have a minute plan for 2 cents per minute the balance expire in 6 years whichever  comes first
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Post by: sillypainter on December 07, 2014, 09:38:54 PM
Looking for a very reasonable plan and phone for a child's line.  No data.  No more than 100 minutes of calling and about 200 texts per month.  Want to spend less than the $25 per month on with AT&T Go Phone.
Is Page Plus reliable and the way to go?  (We have good Verizon coverage in our area)
Thanks in advance.

There is a $12 pageplus plan that gives you 250 minutes/text messages.
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Post by: pghtown on December 07, 2014, 09:50:34 PM
There is a $12 pageplus plan that gives you 250 minutes/text messages.
Thanks- do they have good reception, reliable service?  Any concerns you are aware of?  I do want a reliable cell phone for my child.
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Post by: AnonymousUser on December 07, 2014, 09:52:36 PM
Thanks- do they have good reception, reliable service?  Any concerns you are aware of?  I do want a reliable cell phone for my child.
Pageplus has good reception, they run on Verizon's network.
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Post by: pghtown on December 07, 2014, 09:58:27 PM
Pageplus has good reception, they run on Verizon's network.
Thanks!
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Post by: sm8542 on January 18, 2015, 10:02:21 AM
I'm looking for an inexpensive unlimited cell phone plan. I want to get an iphone now. Can anyone advise - contract or no? Which carrier? Any plan offering iphone for singing up? TIA
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Post by: shmaichel on February 01, 2015, 09:34:19 PM
I'm looking for an inexpensive unlimited cell phone plan. I want to get an iphone now. Can anyone advise - contract or no? Which carrier? Any plan offering iphone for singing up? TIA

me too! does anyone have advice on this?
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Post by: yakov116 on February 01, 2015, 10:48:30 PM
I'm looking for an inexpensive unlimited cell phone plan. I want to get an iphone now. Can anyone advise - contract or no? Which carrier? Any plan offering iphone for singing up? TIA
How much data do you plan on using?

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Post by: cozmohoot on February 04, 2015, 01:52:25 PM
Cricket has good plans and att service. Ultra or simple mobile use tmobile and is good
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Post by: 7-11 on February 10, 2015, 08:48:17 PM
I'm on a Verizon plan and I have a basic phone paying simple talk n txt.

I would like to get a BB without paying for data, which BB (old models are also good) I wont have to pay data?

TIA
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Post by: yakov116 on February 12, 2015, 12:54:58 AM
I'm on a Verizon plan and I have a basic phone paying simple talk n txt.

I would like to get a BB without paying for data, which BB (old models are also good) I wont have to pay data?

TIA
Doesn't exist
 

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Post by: @jack123 on February 16, 2015, 10:01:35 AM
looking for a cell plan while visiting USA for about 3 weeks. ive seen some postings here for unlimited or generous talk/text, but looking for something with more data, perhaps 1-2gb. any ideas for reasonably priced plan? can have limited talk/text, data more important. thanks
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Post by: yakov116 on February 16, 2015, 01:35:06 PM
looking for a cell plan while visiting USA for about 3 weeks. ive seen some postings here for unlimited or generous talk/text, but looking for something with more data, perhaps 1-2gb. any ideas for reasonably priced plan? can have limited talk/text, data more important. thanks
No such thing my recommendation is simple mobile 40 plan
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 16, 2015, 06:40:47 PM
Tmobile has 5gb and 100 voice minutes for 30. Cricket has 2.5gb for 40
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Post by: yakov116 on February 16, 2015, 08:04:34 PM
Tmobile has 5gb and 100 voice minutes for 30. Cricket has 2.5gb for 40
Correct forgot about that
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 17, 2015, 11:54:09 PM
Looking for a cheap dumb phone for Airvoice Wireless. Will any AT&T go phone work? or are they lochked in to AT&T? How about reg AT&T phone? I have a Airvoice Wireless SIM?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 18, 2015, 09:18:43 AM
Any att or unlocked gsm phone. Pretty sure even att go phone.
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 19, 2015, 05:06:00 AM
Any att or unlocked gsm phone. Pretty sure even att go phone.
Non-Go for sure works even if not unlocked?

According to AT&T website (https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/#/) they only unlock Go Phones after 6 months. Are you saying they also prob don't have to be unlocked?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 19, 2015, 01:37:05 PM
According to prepaidphonenews locked att will work. U can't test it with anyone?
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Post by: moe on March 01, 2015, 11:50:47 PM
Moving from verizon to At&t to be able to get the BlackBerry passport. Have 4 months left on contract with verizon. They say will cost me $150 ETF. Any realistic way of getting this off?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MosheD on March 03, 2015, 12:06:57 AM


Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 1 or 2
Total minutes needed: 250-750
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Would prefer, but don't need.
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: No.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: No.
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so.
Monthly budget:

Have a friend and his wife who is going to la for a week.
What are their options?

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on March 03, 2015, 12:18:10 AM
Moving from verizon to At&t to be able to get the BlackBerry passport. Have 4 months left on contract with verizon. They say will cost me $150 ETF. Any realistic way of getting this off?
Can be by law they cannot charge you more than 50
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on March 03, 2015, 12:19:13 AM

Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 1 or 2
Total minutes needed: 250-750
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Would prefer, but don't need.
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: No.
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: No.
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so.
Monthly budget:

Have a friend and his wife who is going to la for a week.
What are their options?
Page Plus 12 plan for 250 minutes
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MosheD on March 03, 2015, 05:40:09 AM
Page Plus 12 plan for 250 minutes

Does this have data?
Can he use his (unlocked) smartphone?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on March 03, 2015, 08:36:15 AM
Does this have data?
Can he use his (unlocked) smartphone?
Is his phone a CDMA phone? If it is a smartphone will not work on this plan! If he has a GSM phone it isn't compatible with verizon.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yyonah on March 29, 2015, 11:29:12 PM
My daughter and son-in-law are coming from Israel for Pesach for two weeks. They want to be able to use their unlocked Israel cellphones here in the New York area, primarily for Waze. They asked me to get SIM cards for them. What are the options?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 29, 2015, 11:35:32 PM
My daughter and son-in-law are coming from Israel for Pesach for two weeks. They want to be able to use their unlocked Israel cellphones here in the New York area, primarily for Waze. They asked me to get SIM cards for them. What are the options?
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=121508717907&alt=web
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yyonah on March 30, 2015, 12:32:48 AM
Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=121508717907&alt=web
It's out of stock, and they say T-Mobile will blacklist the phone if it's not renewed for at least 90 days.

Any experience with Ready SIM? The 14-day plan is $35. The Amazon reviews are all over the place. T-Mobile has a month with 100 minutes and unlimited web and text for $30 plus $15 for the SIM card. Simple Mobile has a month for $40 plus $0.99 for the SIM card. Others? Opinions?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 30, 2015, 12:35:34 AM
Maybe this one is out of stock but there are other sellers out there with the same deal.

They don't ask for the imei number so how can they blacklist a phone. I am talking from experience. I buy every month 3 of these for 3 different friends. One of them puts up about 50gb of data every month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on March 30, 2015, 08:42:32 AM
Maybe this one is out of stock but there are other sellers out there with the same deal.

They don't ask for the imei number so how can they blacklist a phone. I am talking from experience. I buy every month 3 of these for 3 different friends. One of them puts up about 50gb of data every month.
Mind posting an active one? I have seen this for simple 40 plan but not tmo unlimited data..
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 30, 2015, 09:10:04 AM
They come and go . here is a t-mobile that you can choose up to the $50 plan. 
 http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=111539796819&alt=web (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=111539796819&alt=web)
But for $1.49 for unlimited talk and text and  2 GB 4g lte. simple mobile is is a better deal http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=161583154375&alt=web (http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=161583154375&alt=web)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 02, 2015, 11:22:18 AM
Anyone have a good suggestion for a cell phone plan with Internet for two days while I'm visiting the U.S.? Cheapest thing I see so far is t-mobile for $40...
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 02, 2015, 01:15:23 PM
On ebay people sell the 40 plan for less than 10 dollars with a sim. They assume you will continue using it
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 03, 2015, 02:42:11 AM
On ebay people sell the 40 plan for less than 10 dollars with a sim. They assume you will continue using it

Found one for 6 bucks- thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: DanH on April 07, 2015, 07:43:22 AM
Will an unlocked iPhone 4S work with Sprint?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 07, 2015, 08:39:54 AM
Will an unlocked iPhone 4S work with Sprint?
Not ime, the 4s from Sprint and vzw don't need the sim card. So it needs to be a sprint iphone.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on April 07, 2015, 08:51:04 AM
Will an unlocked iPhone 4S work with Sprint?
The unlocked term applies to gsm phones that use Sim cards.
Sprint and Verizon use CDMA technology.

The answer to your question   if its a gsm phone and you want to use it in the usa, your options are either T-Mobile or at&t or one of there mvno's
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: DanH on April 07, 2015, 09:30:10 AM
The unlocked term applies to gsm phones that use Sim cards.
Sprint and Verizon use CDMA technology.

The answer to your question   if its a gsm phone and you want to use it in the usa, your options are either T-Mobile or at&t or one of there mvno's
Thanks (and thanks to poster before you whom i forgot to quote as well).

I know that unlocked sim phones are for GSM.  I was wondering whether the new "4G" sim situation would somehow make the GSM-4S work with Sprint.  But I guess the answer is no.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 07, 2015, 11:09:10 AM
Newer iphones like the 6 can be used for multiple carriers since sprint and vzw now use the sim for lte service.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on April 07, 2015, 02:09:58 PM
True . but they may not have all the bands that your network requires for LTE. They are primarily used for international roaming
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 07, 2015, 06:23:10 PM
Thats true and that's why I said iphone 6. Has all the right bands for multiple carriers. Sprint and vzw only used to be cdma but that's not the case anymore
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yesitsme on April 08, 2015, 12:20:36 AM
Thats true and that's why I said iphone 6. Has all the right bands for multiple carriers. Sprint and vzw only used to be cdma but that's not the case anymore
False

VoLTE doesnt use cdma other wise the talk n text are over cdma network

http://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/Can-I-use-my-verizon-sprint-phone-on-a-different-network
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 08, 2015, 06:17:02 PM
I was trying not to get too technical. Also, I wrote only. I know they use both now.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 08, 2015, 10:41:56 PM
Can you use a non-prepaid verizon phone on verizon prepaid? Any decent non-smartphones?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 15, 2015, 11:27:06 PM
Can you use a non-prepaid verizon phone on verizon prepaid? Any decent non-smartphones?
bump
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: FlyFirst on April 15, 2015, 11:42:38 PM
Can you use a non-prepaid verizon phone on verizon prepaid? Any decent non-smartphones?
Yes any verizon phones goes to Any Verizon carrier.
If I'm not mistaking, a Palm Centro/Pixi  is a decent non smart phone
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yesitsme on April 17, 2015, 10:51:54 AM
Yes any verizon phones goes to Any Verizon carrier.
If I'm not mistaking, a Palm Centro/Pixi  is a decent non smart phone
this time you are mistaking

this way i'm not familiar
Can you use a non-prepaid verizon phone on verizon prepaid? Any decent non-smartphones?

the other way aroun it doesn't work
as in wiki see "device options" (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5463.0)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: emak on May 01, 2015, 02:42:21 PM
Best cell phone service in Lakewood?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on May 06, 2015, 06:53:24 PM
Straight talk now has 5gb of high speed data for 45 per month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: jackofall on May 15, 2015, 06:16:24 PM
Better chance to get charges removed from an ATT bill chat or phone?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: jackofall on May 18, 2015, 08:23:33 PM
Better chance to get charges removed from an ATT bill chat or phone?
Follow up:
Tried both got much better results through chat.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: username on May 29, 2015, 12:33:22 PM
Contract/Prepaid: ANY
Amount of lines needed: ONE
Total minutes needed: UNLIMITED
Total texts needed per line:  unlimited
Total data needed per line:  don't need data.
Smartphones? Y/N: ANY

Monthly budget: "Cheapest"


In other words, whats the best deal out there for unlimited text and voice calls?
I see Metro PCS has for $25 https://www.metropcs.com/25forall.html  --are there any better deals out there?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on May 29, 2015, 03:31:02 PM
Contract/Prepaid: ANY
Amount of lines needed: ONE
Total minutes needed: UNLIMITED
Total texts needed per line:  unlimited
Total data needed per line:  don't need data.
Smartphones? Y/N: ANY

Monthly budget: "Cheapest"


In other words, whats the best deal out there for unlimited text and voice calls?
I see Metro PCS has for $25 https://www.metropcs.com/25forall.html  --are there any better deals out there?

http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2011/02/best-prepaid-voice-plans.html

Ultra and ptel also use tmobile and cost 20.
If you want sprint service, ringplus is around 20
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yudel on June 01, 2015, 10:19:56 AM
So I got the Citi AT&T card and now I need an AT&T cellphone plan.
What's the best price I can get on  2 lines no annual contract...we'll use approximately 5 gb or less between both lines.
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 10, 2015, 01:02:22 AM
Contract/Prepaid: ANY
Amount of lines needed: ONE
Total minutes needed: UNLIMITED
Total texts needed per line:  unlimited
Total data needed per line:  don't need data.
Smartphones? Y/N: ANY

Monthly budget: "Cheapest"


In other words, whats the best deal out there for unlimited text and voice calls?
I see Metro PCS has for $25 https://www.metropcs.com/25forall.html  --are there any better deals out there?

Republic wireless is $10/month with unlimited talk/text and free roaming, if you don't mind a smartphone. Cricket has better coverage than metro pcs (att vs TMobile). Ptel is also Tmobile, but is $20 a month. Redpocket is $30/month, the cheapest with Verizon service. Pageplus is also $30, for 1200 minutes, 3000 texts, and 500 mb data.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: hershelf on June 10, 2015, 02:53:07 PM
the best carrier in general is Verizon & followed by AT&T

you can get AT&T unlimited talk text for $20 per month if you have 5 lines and $20 per month for a single line at cricketwierless.com
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50351

you can get Verizon unlimited talk text for $25 per month for single line at totalwierless.com
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52535
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 10, 2015, 03:18:59 PM
You're not beating republic wireless, though. $10 for unlimited talk/text with free roaming. No other mvno offers roaming.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Hidden on June 10, 2015, 03:43:19 PM
You're not beating republic wireless, though. $10 for unlimited talk/text with free roaming. No other mvno offers roaming.
But you need their phone...
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 10, 2015, 05:17:20 PM
But you need their phone...
yup! thats why i suggested ring plus upthread..
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Post by: David Smith on June 10, 2015, 06:36:53 PM
But you need their phone...


yup! thats why i suggested ring plus upthread..
Their cheapest phone is $100. The first year will cost $220, after that $120. Ring plus will cost $240 a year. Plus the no roaming part can be a killer when out of the city, being as all the options we mentioned (ptel, ringplus, MetroPCS, ect...) are sprint or TMobile, which have terrible service out of urban areas. The at&t/Verizon options are much more practical. Or, of course, republic wireless, which has the free off network roaming.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: username on June 10, 2015, 11:09:14 PM
Assuming the rates dont go up
as soon
as you buy their phone...
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 11, 2015, 12:36:12 AM
Assuming the rates dont go up
as soon
as you buy their phone...
They've been around for years. And their phones have a great resale value.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on June 11, 2015, 12:52:54 AM
the best carrier in general is Verizon & followed by AT&T

you can get AT&T unlimited talk text for $20 per month if you have 5 lines and $20 per month for a single line at cricketwierless.com
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50351

you can get Verizon unlimited talk text for $25 per month for single line at totalwierless.com
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52535
Total wireless does not roam
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: hershelf on June 11, 2015, 12:56:30 AM
Since its verizon I think they don't have to much to roam..!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yudel on June 11, 2015, 10:34:47 PM
bump
anyone know the cheapest way to get AT&T (post-paid) service for a few months?
2 lines - iphones - talk, text, data - we have the phones.
thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 14, 2015, 02:47:46 AM
https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/mainControl.php?page=plans
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 14, 2015, 02:49:54 AM
https://www.h2owirelessnow.com/mainControl.php?page=plans
Try this http://m.ebay.com/itm/231584994448?nav=SEARCH ;)
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Post by: Cheesecake on June 14, 2015, 10:35:46 PM
Try this http://m.ebay.com/itm/231584994448?nav=SEARCH ;)
That looks like an interesting option. It seems to be for pay-as-you go only, so depending in usage, it might not be worth it. There's a $30 unlimited talk option.

Does anybody know if the pre funded sim cards can be activated to use the credit for a monthly plan?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 14, 2015, 10:40:15 PM
That looks like an interesting option. It seems to be for pay-as-you go only, so depending in usage, it might not be worth it. There's a $30 unlimited talk option.

Does anybody know if the pre funded sim cards can be activated to use the credit for a monthly plan?
It is a monthly plan. Its the $30 plan (unlimited talk/text w/ 500mb data) with the first month free.
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Post by: Cheesecake on June 14, 2015, 10:46:01 PM
It is a monthly plan. Its the $30 plan (unlimited talk/text w/ 500mb data) with the first month free.
Oops, you're right. I was looking around on eBay and Amazon for different options and saw one as I described, and mixed them up.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordyk on June 15, 2015, 01:50:12 PM
i need help finding an internet stick for my computer. i need it for the catskills. i need quality over quantity(memory). what would my best option be? my cell phone is sprint
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 15, 2015, 02:02:23 PM
Buy a mobile hotspot, and a Sim card (pageplus) for service. Total cost: $65 for two months.
 http://m.ebay.com/itm/141688426625

 http://m.ebay.com/itm/331578685957
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mordyk on June 15, 2015, 02:04:07 PM
Buy a mobile hotspot, and a Sim card (pageplus) for service.
 http://m.ebay.com/itm/141688426625

 http://m.ebay.com/itm/331578685957
thanks, and is this good for the catskills? i am not familiar with which carriers have good service over there
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Post by: David Smith on June 15, 2015, 02:06:15 PM
thanks, and is this good for the catskills? i am not familiar with which carriers have good service over there
This is Verizon, which is the best service in the Catskills. Of course, service anywhere is hit or miss, but your best shot is Verizon. You can probably check out their service map.
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Post by: Mordyk on June 15, 2015, 02:09:46 PM
This is Verizon, which is the best service in the Catskills. Of course, service anywhere is hit or miss, but your best shot is Verizon. You can probably check out their service map.
ok thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: YY on June 22, 2015, 03:12:31 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract or prepaid, whichever is better deal
Lines needed: 3 or 4
Total minutes needed: prefer unlimited on at least 2 lines, otherwise need 3000 or more

Total texts per line: prefer unlimited, otherwise need 3000 or more
Total data per line: 1GB or more per line
Smartphones: yes
Would you like a specific carrier? no
Do you have phones already? no

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? preferred
Unlimited mobile minutes? preferred
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? yes

Monthly budget: looking for something around $100 for 4 phones


Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: shlomazel on June 23, 2015, 01:33:13 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Something to last 1 month only
Amount of lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: 200/300
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: N
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: N
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N
Total texts needed per line: 100
Total data needed per line: 5GB
Smartphones? Y/N: Y
Carrier: (Only if you want a specific carrier).
Monthly budget: Cheapest

I am coming to the states for 3 and a half weeks. I am looking for a sim only plan which will last me for this amount of time. What are my best options? I really don't know much about carriers in the US (I'm European).

Thanks in advance
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 23, 2015, 02:04:54 PM
Ebay has simple mobile sims for less than 10 dollars with 1 month service. Tmobile service
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on June 25, 2015, 01:49:54 PM
Buy a mobile hotspot, and a Sim card (pageplus) for service. Total cost: $65 for two months.
 http://m.ebay.com/itm/141688426625

 http://m.ebay.com/itm/331578685957
I'm looking into doing this. That hotspot is sold out. Will any Verizon hotspot work with Page Plus, or does it need to be unlocked?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 25, 2015, 08:12:11 PM
Just tried using hotspot on a vzw iphone 5c and pplus sim. It didn't allow it and said to contact carrier..
Question is if a USB device or real mifi will work.
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Post by: David Smith on June 25, 2015, 08:34:47 PM
Just tried using hotspot on a vzw iphone 5c and pplus sim. It didn't allow it and said to contact carrier..
Question is if a USB device or real mifi will work.
That's a feature on the phone, not the service. Verizon locks the mobile hotspot capability on the phones. (If you root Androids, you can get it to work. Idk how it works with iPhones.) A mobile hotspot should work, being as it simulates regular usage.
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Post by: Cheesecake on June 28, 2015, 07:47:22 PM
That's a feature on the phone, not the service. Verizon locks the mobile hotspot capability on the phones. (If you root Androids, you can get it to work. Idk how it works with iPhones.) A mobile hotspot should work, being as it simulates regular usage.
Any opinion on using this with P+ sim?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/321792070403?_mwBanner=1
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 06, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
Any opinion on using this with P+ sim?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/321792070403?_mwBanner=1
just tested this and it works. speeds are approx 5/1.
upload speeds are not good but for browsing you will be fine
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Post by: David Smith on July 13, 2015, 02:32:17 AM
just tested this and it works. speeds are approx 5/1.
upload speeds are not good but for browsing you will be fine
Sounds like typical mobile data.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: YY on July 14, 2015, 10:05:55 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Contract or prepaid, whichever is better deal
Lines needed: 3 or 4
Total minutes needed: prefer unlimited on at least 2 lines, otherwise need 3000 or more

Total texts per line: prefer unlimited, otherwise need 3000 or more
Total data per line: 1GB or more per line
Smartphones: yes
Would you like a specific carrier? no
Do you have phones already? no

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? preferred
Unlimited mobile minutes? preferred
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? yes

Monthly budget: looking for something around $100 for 4 phones
having looked around it looks like the T mobile family deal for 4 phones monthly for $100 is a good one.
Now just looking for a good deal on the phones themselves.
anyone know where I can get decent android phones for under $100 each ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on July 14, 2015, 06:32:02 PM
Optimus f6 is under 100
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: User6669 on July 16, 2015, 06:53:29 AM


LG Optimus f6 is under 100
FTFY

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Post by: cozmohoot on July 16, 2015, 01:51:07 PM
FTFY
Very helpful /sarcasm
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yitzy93 on July 20, 2015, 07:06:58 PM
Looking for a US (pay as you go) sim card that won't expire if not used for an extended time, being that I spend most of the year abroad. Any help would be appreciated, TIA!
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 20, 2015, 09:23:17 PM
Looking for a US (pay as you go) sim card that won't expire if not used for an extended time, being that I spend most of the year abroad. Any help would be appreciated, TIA!
Lycamobile http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2015/07/another-nail-in-coffin-for-lycamobile.html?m=1
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Post by: yitzy93 on July 20, 2015, 09:31:41 PM
Lycamobile http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2015/07/another-nail-in-coffin-for-lycamobile.html?m=1

Thanks!!
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Post by: David Smith on July 21, 2015, 10:38:57 AM
They ended that lycamobile plan, no?
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 21, 2015, 11:07:22 AM
Read that page. He says it's still available but not mentioned on the site.
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Post by: YY on July 23, 2015, 12:56:00 AM
Optimus f6 is under 100
where do you see that under $100 ?
is it a decent phone ? have you used it ?

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Post by: cozmohoot on July 23, 2015, 09:38:36 AM
where do you see that under $100 ?
is it a decent phone ? have you used it ?
i have used it and its very decent. ebay has many new even under 100
http://www.ebay.com/sch/Cell-Phones-Smartphones-/9355/i.html?_from=R40&LH_ItemCondition=3&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=tmobile+optimus+f6&_sop=15

or
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Optimus-F6-Android-Smartphone-for-T-Mobile-NEW-/141202096219?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20e04d005b
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Post by: Cheesecake on July 26, 2015, 03:21:47 PM
That's a feature on the phone, not the service. Verizon locks the mobile hotspot capability on the phones. (If you root Androids, you can get it to work. Idk how it works with iPhones.) A mobile hotspot should work, being as it simulates regular usage.

I just tried it on a MiFi device I bought through Amazon. It's not working :(
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 26, 2015, 04:41:58 PM
I just tried it on a MiFi device I bought through Amazon. It's not working :(
Page plus sim with that exact mifi? Worked for me
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Post by: Cheesecake on July 26, 2015, 04:53:40 PM
Page plus sim with that exact mifi? Worked for me
MiFi 4510L. Advertised as "unlocked".

Page Plus sim card seller says it's active, but my phone says "no response from internet".
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 26, 2015, 05:11:02 PM
MiFi 4510L. Advertised as "unlocked".

Page Plus sim card seller says it's active, but my phone says "no response from internet".
Device is vzw so doesn't need to be unlocked. Did you test the sim in a phone first?
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Post by: Cheesecake on July 26, 2015, 05:11:32 PM
No
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 26, 2015, 05:15:36 PM
So test it in a vzw phone
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 27, 2015, 02:09:22 PM
MiFi 4510L. Advertised as "unlocked".

Page Plus sim card seller says it's active, but my phone says "no response from internet".
i actually have the 4620L but either way it should work since its a vzw device
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Post by: Cheesecake on July 27, 2015, 02:35:14 PM
It didn't, and PP says it's in the T&C that I can only use a phone.
So I ordered a cheap phone through Amazon not to waste the SIM, and after activating (changing IMEI and programming phone) I'll see if it works in MiFi device.
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 27, 2015, 05:06:05 PM
Once it's active and working in a phone it should be fine in the mifi.
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Post by: David Smith on July 27, 2015, 05:32:10 PM

Anybody have an extra Verizon lte device imei number? Mine is blacklisted for six months, and I don't want to pay full price for a month...
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Post by: DanH on July 28, 2015, 12:46:11 PM
In the NY (brooklyn & 5 towns) area, which carrier has better coverage (for calls and text. no data): at&t or tmobile?
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Post by: cozmohoot on July 28, 2015, 01:38:44 PM
In the NY (brooklyn & 5 towns) area, which carrier has better coverage (for calls and text. no data): at&t or tmobile?
Probably att but if you have specific locations in mind , ask. Tmobile is better my office.
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Post by: beeweegee on August 21, 2015, 02:43:44 PM
My father is looking to change our current t mobile family plan to Verizon because he's getting annoyed with the lousy service. Whats the best current option for a family plan with Verizon?
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 21, 2015, 03:49:54 PM
Direct verizon? There are no options. The plan is the plan.
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Post by: beeweegee on August 23, 2015, 08:58:23 PM
Direct verizon? There are no options. The plan is the plan.
And not direct Verizon?
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Post by: Kvending on August 23, 2015, 08:59:18 PM
And not direct Verizon?

There's Pageplus.
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Post by: bznt on August 23, 2015, 09:04:15 PM
Verizon. Prepaid
Walmart sells total wireless $25 per month
 red pocket is $30 a month
Verizon prepaid $35 per month
Page plus $40 a month
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 24, 2015, 08:03:03 AM
Verizon. Prepaid
Walmart sells total wireless $25 per month
 red pocket is $30 a month
Verizon prepaid $35 per month
Page plus $40 a month
Vzw prepaid is 45 no?
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Post by: bznt on August 24, 2015, 06:33:13 PM
Vzw prepaid is 45 no?
Only for a smartphone. For a basic phone its $35 a month unlimited talk and text
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Post by: Yammer on September 01, 2015, 06:07:14 AM
Only for a smartphone. For a basic phone its $35 a month unlimited talk and text
On page plus you get unlimited data for the $40
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Post by: bznt on September 01, 2015, 06:13:08 AM
Page Plus Plan Improvements
as of September 1st

Page Plus has just announced the following plan improvements for their customer base.  These new improvements will automatically take effect on your plan as of your next renewal date, after Sept 1st.

KWBlue



The $29.95 Plan will now include 1500 Minutes, Unlimited Text Messages and 1GB of 4g LTE data.

The $39.95 Plan will continue to include Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages, but will now include 1.5GB of 4g LTE data, and then unlimited throttled 2G after.

The $55.00 Plan will continue to include Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages, but will now include 5GB of 4g LTE data, and then unlimited throttled 2G after.

The $69.95 Plan will continue to include Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages, but will now include 7GB of 4g LTE data, and then unlimited throttled 2G after.
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Post by: yyonah on September 01, 2015, 09:10:02 AM
Here's the boilerplate:
Contract/Prepaid: probably prepaid (but I can do contract if it's cheaper)
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: 0
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: n/a
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: n/a
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: n/a
Total texts needed per line: 0
Total data needed per line: enough for Waze
Smartphones? Y/N: Y
Carrier: don't care
Monthly budget: cheapest possible

And here's the rest of the story: My wife and I are happy with our ancient flip phones (we just phone and text, using PagePlus pay as you go, which costs us at most $20 a month each). We got smartphones for an Israel trip (Lenovo A606) and now we'd like to use them just for Waze and the like. I'm looking for the cheapest way to do this. We'll keep our PagePlus flip phones for normal use and leave the Lenovo phones in the car. What's the best way to do this? Prepaid Simple Mobile SIM cards from eBay?
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Post by: Yehoshua on September 01, 2015, 11:32:28 AM
Here's the boilerplate:
Contract/Prepaid: probably prepaid (but I can do contract if it's cheaper)
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: 0
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: n/a
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: n/a
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: n/a
Total texts needed per line: 0
Total data needed per line: enough for Waze
Smartphones? Y/N: Y
Carrier: don't care
Monthly budget: cheapest possible

And here's the rest of the story: My wife and I are happy with our ancient flip phones (we just phone and text, using PagePlus pay as you go, which costs us at most $20 a month each). We got smartphones for an Israel trip (Lenovo A606) and now we'd like to use them just for Waze and the like. I'm looking for the cheapest way to do this. We'll keep our PagePlus flip phones for normal use and leave the Lenovo phones in the car. What's the best way to do this? Prepaid Simple Mobile SIM cards from eBay?
Have you looked into a mobile data device that you can connect your smartphone to via wifi? Some of those only cost $20/month and are usually cheaper than phones/SIM cards themselves since you can't talk (over phone networks) using them.
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Post by: bznt on September 01, 2015, 11:33:19 AM
The simple mobile sims are $5 or less a month
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Post by: Yehoshua on September 01, 2015, 11:55:12 AM
The simple mobile sims are $5 or less a month
Including data?
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Post by: bznt on September 01, 2015, 11:58:16 AM
Yup. You get 2gb 4glte after that it's throttled. So for waze and Google maps its more then enough.
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Post by: Yehoshua on September 01, 2015, 12:01:22 PM
Yup. You get 2gb 4glte after that it's throttled. So for waze and Google maps its more then enough.
With which carrier?
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Post by: bznt on September 01, 2015, 12:02:55 PM
Simple mobile operates on the T-Mobile network
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Post by: Yehoshua on September 01, 2015, 12:05:49 PM
Simple mobile operates on the T-Mobile network
So what would seem to be the cheapest then.
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Post by: bznt on September 01, 2015, 12:06:36 PM
To find the cheapest preloaded sim on eBay.
Search this item on eBay 151732877026
I have very good experience with them
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Post by: yyonah on September 02, 2015, 10:31:14 AM
Yes, I used them when I had visitors from Israel. But will T-Mobile work with my phone? According to phonearena.com, its bands are
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS: 900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE: 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

According to wikipedia, T-Mobile uses
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz/AWS UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700/1700 MHz LTE

The only commonality is GSM 1900. Does that mean it will work with 2G? Or should I get a Verizon Moto E Prepaid Smartphone and hack it to work with T-Mobile?
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Post by: MRTHNMAN on September 02, 2015, 10:15:16 PM
looking to get my son a dumb phone to carry for emergency use, anyone know the best place to get a page plus phone with activation on the plan that gives you 2000 minutes for one year for $80 , where is a good place to get this in boro park/flatbush , how much can I expect to pay for the phone with activation and the 2000 minutes ?
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Post by: yyonah on September 03, 2015, 12:21:02 PM
looking to get my son a dumb phone to carry for emergency use, anyone know the best place to get a page plus phone with activation on the plan that gives you 2000 minutes for one year for $80 , where is a good place to get this in boro park/flatbush , how much can I expect to pay for the phone with activation and the 2000 minutes ?

Page Plus's website seems to only have smartphones. I see several refurbished flip phones on eBay for around $35 (which strikes me as being high, but I guess dumb phones are in short supply). You can get the $80 plan from callingmart.com. They have periodic coupon codes for 5% off (usually around holidays, but I haven't received the email for Labor Day), and a permanent coupon code for 3% off.
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Post by: bznt on September 03, 2015, 12:24:42 PM
Calling mart will not activate this plan for you. They just sell you the pin.
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Post by: greatdeals on September 21, 2015, 08:52:42 PM
I have a Sprint prepaid Samsung Galaxy S3
I would like to put a plan on it for 2 weeks
what is my best/cheapest option?
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Post by: Ez on September 21, 2015, 10:56:56 PM
I have a Sprint prepaid Samsung Galaxy S3
I would like to put a plan on it for 2 weeks
what is my best/cheapest option?
Ting?
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Post by: cozmohoot on September 24, 2015, 01:40:23 PM
Maybe try ringplus
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Post by: etech0 on October 12, 2015, 09:51:46 PM
Are there any prepaid plans for unlimited minutes (don't need text or data) that work on sprint's network?
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Post by: cozmohoot on October 13, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
Are there any prepaid plans for unlimited minutes (don't need text or data) that work on sprint's network?
Ringplus has for around 20 bux.
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Post by: Hidden on October 13, 2015, 01:54:09 PM
Ringplus has for around 20 bux.
With ads?
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Post by: cozmohoot on October 13, 2015, 10:26:13 PM
With ads?
Yup, or classical music
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Post by: etech0 on October 14, 2015, 11:55:03 AM
Ringplus has for around 20 bux.
TY
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Post by: yyonah on October 21, 2015, 12:40:01 AM
Speaking of Ringplus, is that a good option for the use I posted earlier -- a smartphone used only for data, primarily for Waze? If I don't make or receive calls, I avoid the ads, right? I'm currently using one of the first-month-free Simple Mobile sims, but they're not as cheap or as available as they used to be (and the idea of using a new one each month doesn't seem too ethical).

I realize that I'd probably have to get a different phone for this.
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Post by: David Smith on October 21, 2015, 12:49:13 AM


Speaking of Ringplus, is that a good option for the use I posted earlier -- a smartphone used only for data, primarily for Waze? If I don't make or receive calls, I avoid the ads, right? I'm currently using one of the first-month-free Simple Mobile sims, but they're not as cheap or as available as they used to be (and the idea of using a new one each month doesn't seem too ethical).

I realize that I'd probably have to get a different phone for this.
Ring plus is a great option for a Waze only phone. Simple mobile Sims are still around, but very annoying unless you know the dealer or are one. Wait for best buy to have a clearance special on a sprint phone and grab it.
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Post by: Ez on October 21, 2015, 01:59:52 AM
Ring plus is a great option for a Waze only phone. Simple mobile Sims are still around, but very annoying unless you know the dealer or are one. Wait for best buy to have a clearance special on a sprint phone and grab it.
What do you mean by saying that? Has anything changed recently?
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Post by: David Smith on October 21, 2015, 02:00:30 AM
What do you mean by saying that? Has anything changed recently?
By saying what? Specify.
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Post by: Ez on October 21, 2015, 02:01:27 AM
By saying what? Specify.
That Simple Mobile sims are now very annoying.
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Post by: David Smith on October 21, 2015, 02:05:54 AM
That Simple Mobile sims are now very annoying.
Same procedure, but much more expensive and much less available than they used to be. Carlos Slim and tracfone are cracking down, and the spiff program has changed.
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Post by: cozmohoot on October 21, 2015, 12:21:37 PM
Ftr , you can change the ads of ringplus to be classical music or many other options.
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Post by: bznt on October 21, 2015, 12:22:47 PM
Whats is there data plan that you recommend?
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Post by: yyonah on October 25, 2015, 01:40:58 AM
Ring plus is a great option for a Waze only phone. Simple mobile Sims are still around, but very annoying unless you know the dealer or are one. Wait for best buy to have a clearance special on a sprint phone and grab it.

I'm a bit confused about what kind of phones work with Ringplus. It seems that Boost and Virgin phones don't work and neither do Sprint prepaid phones. So how do you get a Sprint phone that will work?
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Post by: bznt on October 25, 2015, 08:48:18 AM
I'm a bit confused about what kind of phones work with Ringplus. It seems that Boost and Virgin phones don't work and neither do Sprint prepaid phones. So how do you get a Sprint phone that will work?
EBay. Amazon. Cellularcountry.com, local sprint dealers
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Post by: cozmohoot on October 25, 2015, 12:43:04 PM
Brand new boost phone will work with RP.
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Post by: David Smith on October 25, 2015, 12:45:30 PM
Brand new boost phone will work with RP.
So have some sprint prepaid.
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Post by: bznt on October 28, 2015, 06:44:47 AM
(Your Plan) Name Your Own Price and Create Your Plan. Opening Thursday, October 29, 2015 12pm PDT Ė 5pm PDT - RingPlus Announcements - RingPlus Discourse - https://discourse.ringplus.net/t/your-plan-name-your-own-price-and-create-your-plan-opening-thursday-october-29-2015-12pm-pdt-5pm-pdt/6642
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Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 01, 2015, 11:42:38 PM
For a moto x what would be the best pre-paid plan?
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Post by: David Smith on November 02, 2015, 12:33:04 AM
For a moto x what would be the best pre-paid plan?
Which generation and carrier?
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Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 02, 2015, 01:21:43 AM
Which generation and carrier?
1st gen. Verizon. Can take a nano sim.
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Post by: David Smith on November 02, 2015, 01:22:22 AM
1st gen. Verizon. Can take a nano sim.
I'm using simple mobile in one of those now.
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Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 02, 2015, 01:25:15 AM
I'm using simple mobile in one of those now.
How much is it? What do you get?
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Post by: David Smith on November 02, 2015, 01:26:38 AM
How much is it? What do you get?
It's the $40 plan (talk/text 4gb lte then 2g on T-Mobile service). Works fine in the city.
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Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on November 02, 2015, 01:31:00 AM
It's the $40 plan (talk/text 4gb lte then 2g on T-Mobile service). Works fine in the city.
Why not page plus for $30?
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Post by: David Smith on November 02, 2015, 01:32:04 AM
Why not page plus for $30?
Because it's less data, and T-Mobile is better for me than Verizon. It's not like I'm actually paying $40. I used the pageplus $55 in the mountains, where T-Mobile doesn't really have service.
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Post by: zevi on November 07, 2015, 11:00:04 PM
Which carrier  has the best deals on family plans 7 lines with 50gb data shared
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Post by: unavailable on November 16, 2015, 04:18:52 PM
lyca mobile $19 plan; unlimited T&T, 100mb 4g lte. 1000 intl. pay now for 2 months get 3rd free. Is this the best rate around?
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Post by: cozmohoot on November 26, 2015, 01:07:51 PM
Great alternative to page plus...
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=131593551826&alt=web

1 year of vzw service for 160 or approx 13 per month..
I actually paid 200 for this and use it already for 2 month. Same like page plus. 1000 minutes and 1000 text and 1gb of data each month.
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Post by: cozmohoot on December 23, 2015, 09:35:00 PM
Old sprint phone? Great free plans tomorrow .ring plus
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2015/12/ringplus-reports-880-annual-growth.html?m=1
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Post by: yitzy93 on January 29, 2016, 06:18:18 AM
Do Lyca plans come with unlimited data. All their plans say 'x' amount of 4G but they don't specify if you get throttled data after that limit.
Anyone know?
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Post by: yakov116 on January 31, 2016, 08:51:37 AM
Do Lyca plans come with unlimited data. All their plans say 'x' amount of 4G but they don't specify if you get throttled data after that limit.
Anyone know?
Yes they do get throttled
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 01, 2016, 07:22:24 PM
Whats best plan on Verizon network unlimited talk & text / no data?
Direct from Verizon seems to be $30. Is there significant tax?

What about with 1GB Data?
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Post by: sillypainter on February 01, 2016, 07:33:37 PM
Whats best plan on Verizon network unlimited talk & text / no data?
Direct from Verizon seems to be $30. Is there significant tax?

What about with 1GB Data?

If you don't need data, VZW prepaid is the way to go.

For data Page plus gives you unlimited data with 1.5GB high speed for $40.

You should be able to buy recharge vouchers tax free from online sellers.
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 01, 2016, 07:45:59 PM
If you don't need data, VZW prepaid is the way to go.

For data Page plus gives you unlimited data with 1.5GB high speed for $40.

You should be able to buy recharge vouchers tax free from online sellers.
Thanks. Page Plus Wiki says 1GB. Has that changed?
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Post by: yakov116 on February 01, 2016, 09:41:02 PM
Thanks. Page Plus Wiki says 1GB. Has that changed?
Yes
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Post by: bznt on February 01, 2016, 10:11:07 PM
Walmart is selling " total wireless " $25 ( plus tax) a month unlimited talk and text no data on Verizon network.
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Post by: Hidden on February 02, 2016, 01:30:30 AM
Walmart is selling " total wireless " $25 ( plus tax) a month unlimited talk and text no data on Verizon network.
Verizon prepaid is only five dollars more
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Post by: bznt on February 02, 2016, 08:57:20 AM
Verizon prepaid is only five dollars more
What benefit do you get for paying $5 more to Verizon?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 02, 2016, 01:42:01 PM
What benefit do you get for paying $5 more to Verizon?
+1, no reason to pay more
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 02, 2016, 03:12:15 PM
Walmart is selling " total wireless " $25 ( plus tax) a month unlimited talk and text no data on Verizon network.
"The estimated charge on the credit card in purchasing the $25 Plan with the billing address in New Jersey is $29.33." Thats basicly the same as buying Verizon cards online.
You can get online here (https://www.totalwireless.com/wps/portal/home).
Should be noted they don't have 4G. Also there is no roaming.
Verizon prepaid customers are on a different network than regular phone. Is total on the prepaid network?
Also how does the customer experience compare to Page Plus? Lastly can you use a 4g device like an iPhone?
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 08, 2016, 06:30:36 PM
I have a grandfathered Sprint plan. I'm leaning towards changing to Page Plus, but don't want to give up my "grandfatherness" just yet. I know you can put an account on hold for a couple of months. Would I be able to port my number to PP, yet retain my Sprint account?
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Post by: yakov116 on February 08, 2016, 06:50:53 PM
I have a grandfathered Sprint plan. I'm leaning towards changing to Page Plus, but don't want to give up my "grandfatherness" just yet. I know you can put an account on hold for a couple of months. Would I be able to port my number to PP, yet retain my Sprint account?
Have any other numbers on the account?
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 08, 2016, 07:20:19 PM
Have any other numbers on the account?
No.
Would I be to change number, yet guarantee PP will be able to get me that number?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on February 08, 2016, 11:24:42 PM
No.
Would I be to change number, yet guarantee PP will be able to get me that number?
Why not?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 09, 2016, 12:23:13 AM
You can port a number without cancelling the line?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on February 09, 2016, 05:38:10 AM
Yes but it's very very tricky to do
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 09, 2016, 11:22:00 AM
How? Do you have a link?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 09, 2016, 11:22:25 AM
How? Do you have a link where it's explained?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on February 09, 2016, 03:35:54 PM
How? Do you have a link?
When I have a min I will type it or send you a link
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 10, 2016, 08:58:45 PM
When I have a min I will type it or send you a link
Just reminding...

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on February 10, 2016, 11:41:25 PM
Just reminding...
I did not forget I just had a loooong day
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 15, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
A friend was told by Verizon he can get free iPhone 6s from Verizon with 2 year contract. Didn't they stop that even for grandfathered accounts?
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Post by: cozmohoot on February 15, 2016, 06:11:20 PM
Business account can still get subsidized phones. But isn't the 6s $200?
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Post by: Thingywingy on February 15, 2016, 07:21:06 PM
My mistake. It would be $200.

So he must have a business account?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 15, 2016, 08:21:20 PM
In the past I have sold upgrades without ever activating the phone. Any changes in the last 2 years that makes that problematic?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on February 17, 2016, 04:53:24 PM
Verizon Wireless offering new and existing customers 2 GB of ďbonus dataĒ per month for each phone line of service accessing a data bucket of at least 12 GB. (http://www.rcrwireless.com/20160217/carriers/verizon-counters-t-mobile-sprint-and-att-unlimited-data-with-2-gb-bonus-tag2)
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Post by: Hamavin on February 17, 2016, 08:18:25 PM
In the past I have sold upgrades without ever activating the phone. Any changes in the last 2 years that makes that problematic?
bump
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Hot Deals is my name on February 22, 2016, 01:48:31 PM
Family members looking to go out on their own after being on someone else's family plan for the entire time they've been mobile...

Any help you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks.

Line 1 currently has a barely working AT&T iPhone 5s that is in very bad shape. He's looking to replace it with a new or used iPhone (5S or better) that will work on whatever new plan is best for him. Line 2 currently has an AT&T phone that's not too smart. Not sure of exact model. Something like a basic phone/smartphone hybrid. But I would like Line 2 to start using something like an old iPhone so they can benefit from apps.

Contract/Prepaid: doesn't matter
Lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: let's assume unlimited for now

Total texts per line: Line 1 = 500, Line 2 = 50
Total data per line: Line 1 = 2GB, Line 2 = 500mb or none
Smartphones: Line 1 = yes, Line 2 = no, unless can be had for not much more money monthly, plus being able to acquire a smartphone device (old iPhone) for little money
Would you like a specific carrier? No
Do you have phones already? It's complicated. See previous info above.

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends? no?
Unlimited mobile minutes? no?
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? no

Monthly budget: Whatever is cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam123 on March 27, 2016, 01:26:58 AM
Is there any carrier that can beat this plan?
More then 5gb for less then $55 contract or prepaid?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: CS1 on March 27, 2016, 01:30:00 AM
Is there any carrier that can beat this plan?
More then 5gb for less then $55 contact or prepaid?

does cricket work with normal phones? iPhones?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 27, 2016, 01:32:57 AM
does cricket work with normal phones? iPhones?
Any AT&T compatible phone.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: gavhaller on March 27, 2016, 02:07:51 AM
Have 1 line available on tmobile.
Unlimited min/text and 2.5gb high speed data.
Must bring your own phone. $28/month
Email gavhaller@gmail.com to join.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 27, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
Hi! I need a phone line for 32 days I currently have a iPhone 6s Verizon what's my best options I need good service, of course unlimited talk and txt and 2-3 GB data what's my best plans ??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ez on March 27, 2016, 02:39:03 PM
Hi! I need a phone line for 32 days I currently have a iPhone 6s Verizon what's my best options I need good service, of course unlimited talk and txt and 2-3 GB data what's my best plans ??
Page Plus SIM on eBay?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 27, 2016, 02:51:35 PM
Hi! I need a phone line for 32 days I currently have a iPhone 6s Verizon what's my best options I need good service, of course unlimited talk and txt and 2-3 GB data what's my best plans ??
Either page plus $55 plan preloaded sim on eBay (~$15, 3GB LTE, Verizon service) or simple mobile $40 preloaded sim on eBay (~$10, 4GB LTE, T-Mobile service should be fine in NYC and should work fine on Verizon 6s). This will get you 30 days, I'm assuming you'll survive 2 without service.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam123 on March 27, 2016, 03:43:51 PM
Is there any carrier that can beat this plan?
More then 5gb for less then $55 contract or prepaid?

I see now that my current provider Straight Talk joined the game and also offering 10gb for $55!
http://sale.straighttalk.com
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Post by: sam123 on March 27, 2016, 11:18:56 PM
Anybody heard of this company?
http://tello.com/buy/custom_plans

It's just WOW! So unique and flexible, for people who don't need data (or maby Just data) it's really worth a try.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 01:14:24 AM
Anybody heard of this company?
http://tello.com/buy/custom_plans

It's just WOW! So unique and flexible, for people who don't need data (or maby Just data) it's really worth a try.

Only works with sprint phones
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 01:24:06 AM
Either page plus $55 plan preloaded sim on eBay (~$15, 3GB LTE, Verizon service) or simple mobile $40 preloaded sim on eBay (~$10, 4GB LTE, T-Mobile service should be fine in NYC and should work fine on Verizon 6s). This will get you 30 days, I'm assuming you'll survive 2 without service.

Thanks for your response what's the ~15 Verizon LTE ?

Can someone explain me how page plus works ??

I need a phone for 32days will it roll over for the next month ??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 28, 2016, 02:06:19 AM
Thanks for your response what's the ~15 Verizon LTE ?

Can someone explain me how page plus works ??

I need a phone for 32days will it roll over for the next month ??
PagePlus option means buying something like this (http://m.ebay.com/itm/181931098503) on eBay or Amazon, which comes with 30 days of service (actually says 5GB LTE).
The extra 2 days would mean activating another month. PagePlus has a PayAsYouGo option, after the month is done call PagePlus to add some money to your sim card and use the PayAsYouGo option for 2 days.
Note: if you use an IMEI to activate this prefunded service that has been used for this in the past 6 months, the IMEI will get blacklisted. If you're churning this, make sure to use a different IMEI each time.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam123 on March 28, 2016, 05:40:46 AM
Only works with sprint phones
Works on any unlocked CDMA phone, but yes, they using sprint network.
I think that's the only provider on the market with flexibility, correct?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: stv17 on March 28, 2016, 06:19:22 AM
When will the US companies match the price of Israeli companies (such as Golan, HOT etc. ) and offer unlimited calls/SMS & 10GB for $7-8?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Emkay on March 28, 2016, 06:44:08 AM
When will the US companies match the price of Israeli companies (such as Golan, HOT etc. ) and offer unlimited calls/SMS & 10GB for $7-8?
I don't believe anyone in Israel offers that.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sammy n on March 28, 2016, 06:48:31 AM

I don't believe anyone will ever offer that.
FTFY
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: stv17 on March 28, 2016, 06:53:46 AM
FTFY

You see...not everything in Israel is expensive.
The Americans have also what to be jealous of the Israelis.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sammy n on March 28, 2016, 06:54:48 AM

You see...not everything in Israel is expensive.
The Americans have also what to be jealous of the Israelis.
I believe that's the only thing!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 08:03:29 AM
Works on any unlocked CDMA phone, but yes, they using sprint network.
I think that's the only provider on the market with flexibility, correct?
Ting.com https://ting.com/rates (https://ting.com/rates) has been around for a long time similar idea


If you don't mind hearing music or news while the other party picks up. Try this. https://ringplus.net/ (https://ringplus.net/) they currently have a free plan 1000 minutes, 1000 text , 500mb data. Sometimes they have better plans with higher buckets for free
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 08:24:58 AM
Has anybody tried regular Verizon prepaid services ??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 08:26:47 AM
Has anybody tried regular Verizon prepaid services ??
Sure. Alot of my friends have it.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on March 28, 2016, 08:28:49 AM
Does anyone here have Cricket? How is it?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sam123 on March 28, 2016, 08:40:07 AM
Ting.com https://ting.com/rates (https://ting.com/rates) has been around for a long time similar idea

Correct I see that us mobile also has that idea, but tello beat them both, see here https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Guides/tello-best-for-build-your-own-wireless-plans
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 28, 2016, 08:53:37 AM
Does anyone here have Cricket? How is it?
It's owned by att and uses att service. It's from the best plans out there
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on March 28, 2016, 08:54:44 AM
When will the US companies match the price of Israeli companies (such as Golan, HOT etc. ) and offer unlimited calls/SMS & 10GB for $7-8?
How do you get to that price? I mean for consistent service and not just the first month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: theblakdavid on March 28, 2016, 08:54:53 AM
Does anyone here have Cricket? How is it?
I used it for the past year. Its a great service, and I have no complaints.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: stv17 on March 28, 2016, 09:43:54 AM
How do you get to that price? I mean for consistent service and not just the first month.

Golan Telecom has this deal for 29 Shekels/Month
Walla Mobile / 012 Mobile have this deal with only 8GB for 39/Month
Walla Mobile / Rami Levy / HOT/012 Mobile have this deal for 49 Shekels/Month

Of course there are deals with only 5GB/Month from 25 Shekels and up
These deals are not only for the first month but for the whole time with no contracts.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 28, 2016, 10:06:02 AM
Does anyone here have Cricket? How is it?

It's owned by att and uses att service. It's from the best plans out there
+1. AT&T has great service coverage and  network speed. Nothing to worry about. Their plans (especially the family plan for $25 talk/text/2.5GB LTE) are very competitive.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: pixi on March 28, 2016, 11:44:59 AM
Anybody heard of this company?
http://tello.com/buy/custom_plans

It's just WOW! So unique and flexible, for people who don't need data (or maby Just data) it's really worth a try.
It's not cheap it's just very flexible.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 01:08:38 PM
Sure. Alot of my friends have it.

Is it better than page plus ??
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Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 01:26:35 PM
Is it better than page plus ??
The same. Page plus use Verizon towers , I don't see why someone should pay for page plus $40 over Verizon $30. Accept if you need the data
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 28, 2016, 02:48:22 PM
Is it better than page plus ??
Same exact thing. You can't beat PagePlus for under $15, though, if you only need one month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 03:11:26 PM
Same exact thing. You can't beat PagePlus for under $15, though, if you only need one month.

Who's is cheaper ??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 04:11:50 PM
Who's is cheaper ??
He was referring to 1 month page plus sim that you can buy on eBay if you have a 4g LTE device , for around $15 you get unlimited talk and text with 5gb 4g LTE. But it's only for only for the first month. Or if you are willing to change phone numbers every month then you can do it every month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 04:11:50 PM
Who's is cheaper ??
He was referring to 1 month page plus sim that you can buy on eBay if you have a 4g LTE device , for around $15 you get unlimited talk and text with 5gb 4g LTE. But it's only for only for the first month. Or if you are willing to change phone numbers every month then you can do it every month.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 04:26:39 PM
He was referring to 1 month page plus sim that you can buy on eBay if you have a 4g LTE device , for around $15 you get unlimited talk and text with 5gb 4g LTE. But it's only for only for the first month. Or if you are willing to change phone numbers every month then you can do it every month.

Thanks. I would probably be changeing numbers anyways... Because I'm not going to have the Line active for over 90 days so I might lose my number..

The sims that they sell on eBay for $3.99 would cost me for the first month $15 for unlimited talk and txt and 5GB LTE ??

If yes that pretty cool.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 05:05:32 PM
Thanks. I would probably be changeing numbers anyways... Because I'm not going to have the Line active for over 90 days so I might lose my number..

The sims that they sell on eBay for $3.99 would cost me for the first month $15 for unlimited talk and txt and 5GB LTE ??

If yes that pretty cool.
The $3.00 sims are just sims. You have to look for preloaded sims. 

You need a Verizon phone to use page plus. It does not work on GSM networks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on March 28, 2016, 05:16:22 PM
Thanks. I would probably be changeing numbers anyways... Because I'm not going to have the Line active for over 90 days so I might lose my number..

The sims that they sell on eBay for $3.99 would cost me for the first month $15 for unlimited talk and txt and 5GB LTE ??

If yes that pretty cool.
Look at the listing I linked above. You need something like that.
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Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 05:18:20 PM
Look at the listing I linked above. You need something like that.
The listing mentioned above is for page plus 3g activation. Just make sure you buy what you need 
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Post by: Z56 on March 28, 2016, 05:59:18 PM
The listing mentioned above is for page plus 3g activation. Just make sure you buy what you need

Can someone post a link for a page plus preload sim for 4G LTE

btw. Verizon also offers free service of $45 for buying a prepaid sim... It's cost $45 for the sim, anybody where I can get that for cheaper ??
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Zalc on March 28, 2016, 06:09:31 PM
Are there any mobile GSM prepaid plans that offer calls only, for really cheap?

What about plans with free incoming?

Its for a kid, texting is not needed, and data will be blocked if the plan has any.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on March 28, 2016, 07:21:09 PM
Ultra mobile or air voice wireless are the 20 per month for unlimited. Ultra is tmobile and airvoice is att.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Zalc on March 28, 2016, 08:10:36 PM
Ultra mobile or air voice wireless are the 20 per month for unlimited. Ultra is tmobile and airvoice is att.
Is there anything cheaper for just calls?
It can be limited (1000 minutes maybe).

I'm thinking under 15 a month.
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 28, 2016, 08:46:19 PM
Ringplus has 2000 minutes for free but it needs a sprint phone. U can get them cheap though
Edit, 2k plan expired, now there's 1k.
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Post by: bznt on March 28, 2016, 09:40:34 PM
Ringplus has 2000 minutes for free but it needs a sprint phone. U can get them cheap though
Edit, 2k plan expired, now there's 1k.
The original question was about GSM
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 28, 2016, 09:58:44 PM
I know and that's why I wrote it needs a sprint phone.
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Post by: Zalc on March 28, 2016, 10:16:17 PM
I know and that's why I wrote it needs a sprint phone.
Good to know. I have the $10 Moto E though, I doubt I'll find a comparable phone at that price.
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 29, 2016, 09:12:53 AM
If you want ringplus you can still find cheap moto E and if it's never been activated on prepaid than you can activate on RP
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Post by: sruly101 on March 29, 2016, 11:02:43 PM
It's owned by att and uses att service. It's from the best plans out there
BUt why are they limited with bringing my own phone? there site says that my unlocked verizon S4 Mini Wont work, why?
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Post by: bznt on March 29, 2016, 11:41:14 PM
BUt why are they limited with bringing my own phone? there site says that my unlocked verizon S4 Mini Wont work, why?
Probably because it does not have all the band's that at&t use. So you might not get 4g LTE.
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Post by: cozmohoot on March 30, 2016, 08:00:28 AM
BUt why are they limited with bringing my own phone? there site says that my unlocked verizon S4 Mini Wont work, why?
They also sell phones.
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Post by: elikay on May 20, 2016, 12:59:53 AM
Looking for plan for 4g verizon device, only need 1-1.5 gb data no minutes, maybe text.
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Post by: David Smith on May 20, 2016, 01:07:35 AM
Looking for plan for 4g verizon device, only need 1-1.5 gb data no minutes, maybe text.
T-Mobile $20 tablet data plan?
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Post by: Zalc on May 20, 2016, 01:29:58 AM
What company has the best business plans these days?

20 lines, need >54gb per month total.

Currently paying $450 per month total (ATT, double your data plan), with $15 charge for each added GB.

Any ideas?
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Post by: elikay on May 20, 2016, 03:31:49 AM
T-Mobile $20 tablet data plan?
thanks I want it to be on verizon's network
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Post by: yakov116 on May 21, 2016, 11:22:30 PM
thanks I want it to be on verizon's network
Selectel
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Post by: ae123 on May 22, 2016, 12:27:17 AM
Can I swap devices back and forth (in middle of the month) with Boost Mobile for free?
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Post by: beeweegee on May 22, 2016, 01:05:26 AM
What's the best current option for a cell phone plan with unlimited everything for just one line?
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Post by: ae123 on May 23, 2016, 02:47:48 PM
Can I swap devices back and forth (in middle of the month) with Boost Mobile for free?

Bump.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 11:55:11 AM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: unlimited - unless i have free mobile minutes
 
Total texts per line: unlimited
Total data per line: 3 GB min
Smartphones: yes
Would you like a specific carrier? GSM
Do you have phones already? Yes

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?
Unlimited mobile minutes?
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?

Monthly budget: cheapest


Also need mobile hotspot ability.

Which plan is best?
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 07, 2016, 12:21:12 PM
Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed: 1
Total minutes needed: unlimited - unless i have free mobile minutes
 
Total texts per line: unlimited
Total data per line: 3 GB min
Smartphones: yes
Would you like a specific carrier? GSM
Do you have phones already? Yes

Yes or No
Free nights and weekends?
Unlimited mobile minutes?
Unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier?

Monthly budget: cheapest


Also need mobile hotspot ability.

Which plan is best?
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2011/02/best-prepaid-data-carriers-and-plans.html
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Post by: churnbabychurn on June 07, 2016, 01:59:12 PM
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2011/02/best-prepaid-data-carriers-and-plans.html
Good stuff ty
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Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2016, 02:40:15 PM
Is Tello the best and cheapest option for unlimited talk/text and 1GB of 4G LTE? ($29)
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Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 02:43:01 PM
Now that Simple Mobile no longer is $3 for that first month like it used to be, any other similar great deal for a month or two?
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Post by: sammy n on June 20, 2016, 02:44:45 PM
Now that Simple Mobile no longer is $3 for that first month like it used to be, any other similar great deal for a month or two?
They have for $20 for the first month. Is that good enough?
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Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 02:46:34 PM
They have for $20 for the first month. Is that good enough?
Nope.
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Post by: sammy n on June 20, 2016, 02:49:36 PM
Nope.
We'll have you found cheaper?
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2016, 02:49:51 PM
For $14.25
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/291794678655
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Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 02:54:39 PM
For $14.25
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/291794678655
I want cheaper.  :D
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on June 20, 2016, 02:55:02 PM
I want cheaper.  :D
Me 2
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 20, 2016, 03:12:53 PM
Now that Simple Mobile no longer is $3 for that first month like it used to be, any other similar great deal for a month or two?
H20 is $7- $8, depending on your data needs.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 03:13:31 PM
H20 is $7- $8, depending on your data needs.
Sneezing uses up 500MB nowadays.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 20, 2016, 03:17:25 PM
Sneezing uses up 500MB nowadays.
A dusty room tends to use up all 4 GB. Unlimited (or 10GB plus) usually runs around $20.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 03:35:00 PM
Unlimited (or 10GB plus) usually runs around $20.
which is...?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 20, 2016, 03:42:57 PM
which is...?
Simple mobile $55-10gb.
Tmobile $60-10 gb
Simple mobile $60-unlimited

Pageplus $55-5 gb.
Net 10 $50 - 5 gb.

That's what I'm thinking of off hand.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 04:03:05 PM
Simple mobile $55-10gb.
Tmobile $60-10 gb
Simple mobile $60-unlimited

Pageplus $55-5 gb.
Net 10 $50 - 5 gb.

That's what I'm thinking of off hand.
Oh, didnt know those also had first month free sims.
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Post by: ae123 on June 21, 2016, 02:09:12 PM
Oh, didnt know those also had first month free sims.

They do?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ae123 on June 21, 2016, 02:10:21 PM
Simple mobile $55-10gb.
Tmobile $60-10 gb
Simple mobile $60-unlimited

Pageplus $55-5 gb.
Net 10 $50 - 5 gb.

That's what I'm thinking of off hand.

Cricket has $65 a month for unlimited.
$55 a month for 10 GB.
$45 a month for 5GB.
All with auto-pay.

All those plans include Canada and Mexico.

If joining, please send me a PM for a referral. We both get $25.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 21, 2016, 02:15:24 PM
Cricket has $65 a month, unlimited, with auto-pay.

If joining, please send me a PM for a referral. We both get $25.
I was posting examples of plans for which prefunded sim cards are sold on ebay for about $20.

I'd rather spend $20 a month than $65. I do appreciate your kind referral offer, though.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on June 21, 2016, 06:20:41 PM
I was posting examples of plans for which prefunded sim cards are sold on ebay for about $20.

I'd rather spend $20 a month than $65. I do appreciate your kind referral offer, though.
Not everyone wants to keep changing sims and use Google voice for their number
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on June 21, 2016, 06:25:18 PM
Not everyone wants to keep changing sims and use Google voice for their number
Don't blame them at all. It just had nothing to do with my post.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on July 01, 2016, 11:09:04 AM
As of June 1st h2o will give 3gb 4G LTE on the $40.00 plan. Instead of 1gb 4g
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: greatdeals on July 17, 2016, 08:56:03 AM
I have a prepaid sprint samsung galaxy s3
never used it before for a phone just for wifi and music...
I would like to put a plan on it for a month
does sprint charge an activation fee if I buy one of their prepaid cards?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on July 17, 2016, 08:58:06 AM
I have a prepaid sprint samsung galaxy s3
never used it before for a phone just for wifi and music...
I would like to put a plan on it for a month
does sprint charge an activation fee if I buy one of their prepaid cards?
I am not sure. But What are you looking for on a plan ? Talk , text, data ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: greatdeals on July 17, 2016, 09:05:12 AM
basically talk and text
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on July 17, 2016, 09:36:59 AM
Is T-Mobile working better this year in the Catskills than in past years? (Is there a better place to ask this?)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: TimT on July 17, 2016, 09:57:15 AM
Is T-Mobile working better this year in the Catskills than in past years? (Is there a better place to ask this?)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2476.0
It was asked last year as well :)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on July 17, 2016, 09:40:59 PM


http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=2476.0
It was asked last year as well :)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yyonah on July 24, 2016, 03:47:22 PM
In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on July 24, 2016, 07:25:20 PM
In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?
Nope the spiff system was abused and these deals are gone!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on July 24, 2016, 10:09:17 PM
In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?
You can find h2o Sims for around $9 , it works on at&t network. Unlimited talk and text with 500mb 4g lte
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sunny on July 26, 2016, 08:16:07 PM
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yakov116 on July 26, 2016, 11:52:19 PM
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Expo mobile 100
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on July 27, 2016, 12:11:22 AM
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Look into Ringplus.net.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on July 27, 2016, 12:12:55 AM
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Do you have wifi?
If you do, you can use any smartphone with a VOIP app.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sunny on July 27, 2016, 05:32:00 PM
No, we do not have WiFi.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Eliyohu on July 30, 2016, 10:44:24 PM
Contract/Prepaid: cheapest
Lines needed: 9 or 10
Total minutes needed: unlimited
Total texts per line: unlimited
Total data per line: 20 GB shared
Smartphones:All
Would you like a specific carrier? Cheapest
Do you have phones already? Sprint Monthly budget: currently paying just under $300 with sprint (got a promotion abt a yr ago and haven't paid for a yr then last few months was paying $130)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: User6669 on August 03, 2016, 01:09:22 PM
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?

Obama phone?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on August 07, 2016, 07:49:54 PM
Anybody have an open spot on a family plan with 2.5GB LTE or more for $30/mo or less?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: askmoses on September 20, 2016, 06:13:04 PM
Hey Everyone. I currently have an old Sprint SERO plan with Premium add on. Winds up at $50 a month before taxes.
Someone asked me to join a new T-Mobile 1 plan with a few others. Winds up costing $35 per line before taxes. https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one

Is this a switch worth doing? I have seen some complaints about the tethering limitations on the T-mobile plan but I hardly tether to my computer anyhow. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ual902 on September 23, 2016, 08:12:07 AM
Best plan for a  2 week tourist in the US? .
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on September 23, 2016, 08:29:03 AM
Best plan for a  2 week tourist in the US? .
What kind of phone do you have (unlocked GSM?), and what are your needs?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ual902 on September 23, 2016, 09:26:24 AM
What kind of phone do you have (unlocked GSM?), and what are your needs?

He is from Brazil, he has Galaxy S6 probably unlocked.

T-Mobile?.
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Post by: pixi on September 25, 2016, 07:11:09 AM


Hey Everyone. I currently have an old Sprint SERO plan with Premium add on. Winds up at $50 a month before taxes.
Someone asked me to join a new T-Mobile 1 plan with a few others. Winds up costing $35 per line before taxes. https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one

Is this a switch worth doing? I have seen some complaints about the tethering limitations on the T-mobile plan but I hardly tether to my computer anyhow. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
I have no issues tethering via foxfi (USB mode)

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: pixi on September 25, 2016, 03:33:41 PM
Does anyone here have the sprint unlimited freedom plan?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Cheesecake on September 25, 2016, 03:50:24 PM
He is from Brazil, he has Galaxy S6 probably unlocked.

T-Mobile?.
Get a prefunded sim from H2o on eBay.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/252521335045

If he needs data, get a $20 card with 3gb.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/142088589761

(HT David Smith)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: askmoses on September 25, 2016, 07:59:22 PM
I have no issues tethering via foxfi (USB mode)
Thanks I switched over. Used to hear how tmobile has the worst coverage but the opposite is true thus far for me. Guess it depends on your location.

Spoke with sprint beforehand and they couldn't give me reasons not to switch so it was an easy decision.
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Post by: pixi on September 25, 2016, 08:47:27 PM
Thanks I switched over. Used to hear how tmobile has the worst coverage but the opposite is true thus far for me. Guess it depends on your location.

Spoke with sprint beforehand and they couldn't give me reasons not to switch so it was an easy decision.
I have tmobile and verizon,  in the city tmobile is great in my house it's even better then verizon but if you go upstate or elsewhere you are phoneless.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: pixi on September 25, 2016, 08:48:31 PM


Spoke with sprint beforehand and they couldn't give me reasons not to switch so it was an easy decision.
did you have sprint till now?  What's your experience with sprint?  I'm considering switching from Verizon to the sprint unlimited freedom plan.

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: askmoses on September 28, 2016, 09:46:10 PM
did you have sprint till now?  What's your experience with sprint?  I'm considering switching from Verizon to the sprint unlimited freedom plan.


Been a Sprint SERO customer for almost 11 years and prior to that was with Sprint as well for another couple years. I was please with them but was pleasantly surprised at this TMobile plan. I had an old s4 from Sprint when I cancelled and borrowed a family member's old Tmobile s4 when I switched over now so I was in position to see a real apples to apples comparison. Certainly in my immediate home and work locations Sprint has not been nearly as good as Tmobile has been. I'm getting solid 4g LTE everywhere with TMobile while Sprint would cycle in and out of it constantly. Calls had/have been clear on both networks so I can't complain there.

I guess it truly depends on where you will be using it most and the overall value. I'm pretty sure Verizon has the best coverage as that seems to be the consensus out there. That being said, for me, it was well worth the savings to use a different carrier. Your area may be different then mine however. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nescafe on October 26, 2016, 12:14:53 PM
I'm looking for a basic unlimited talk & text plan (or prepaid). What would be my best option? Do an carriers offer free non-smartphones for such plans?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on October 26, 2016, 01:24:44 PM
I'm looking for a basic unlimited talk & text plan (or prepaid). What would be my best option? Do an carriers offer free non-smartphones for such plans?
You can buy your own phone on eBay for ~$20. There are a bunch of prepaid plans for $25/mo.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: grodnoking on October 26, 2016, 01:36:58 PM
I'm looking for a basic unlimited talk & text plan (or prepaid). What would be my best option? Do an carriers offer free non-smartphones for such plans?
Chitchatmobile.com

Horrible CS, but cheap. $20 plus tax.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on October 26, 2016, 06:05:51 PM
I'm looking for a basic unlimited talk & text plan (or prepaid). What would be my best option? Do an carriers offer free non-smartphones for such plans?
Verizon prepaid $30 unlimited talk and text. You can buy a basic phone at Walmart or at best buy for around $15

H2o works on at&t network $30 unlimited talk and text , you can buy a basic at&t phone at walmart or best buy for around $15

Ultra mobile works on tmobile , $20 a month unlimited talk and text. You can buy a basic t-mobile phone at walmart or best buy for around $20.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaimsbox on November 06, 2016, 05:40:34 PM
I have a promotion from sprint if I prot in a line. Where can I get a number for free or cheap to port in?

I know for google voice there is a charge of $3 but I don't know if it's good enough for them or it needs to be from a different carrier.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: David Smith on November 06, 2016, 06:15:21 PM
I have a promotion from sprint if I prot in a line. Where can I get a number for free or cheap to port in?

I know for google voice there is a charge of $3 but I don't know if it's good enough for them or it needs to be from a different carrier.
Buy an H2O sim card for a penny on amazon, call the number on the packaging to activate it without selecting a plan, and port that out.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: User6669 on November 06, 2016, 09:48:36 PM
Buy an H2O sim card for a penny on amazon, call the number on the packaging to activate it without selecting a plan, and port that out.

Have you personally tried that?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Chaimsbox on November 06, 2016, 10:15:53 PM
Have you personally tried that?
Im going to, and post if it works
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Post by: User6669 on November 06, 2016, 10:26:08 PM
Im going to, and post if it works

Thanks.
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Post by: Toasted on November 27, 2016, 08:46:59 PM
Airvoice has a downtime message on their contact page. Has anyone done ports with them recently?

https://www.airvoicewireless.com/Contact.aspx
Title: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 03:33:50 PM
currently we're paying $240 for 4 lines unlimited with sprint,
we're thinking of switching to verizon;
wondering if there are any promotions out there?
does switching even make sense?
we would be going to 5-6 lines and we would need at least 12+2 gb
if anyone can help out a little will be appreciated:)
TIA
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: yakov116 on December 06, 2016, 03:35:17 PM
currently we're paying $240 for 4 lines unlimited with sprint,
we're thinking of switching to verizon;
wondering if there are any promotions out there?
does switching even make sense?
we would be going to 5-6 lines and we would need at least 12+2 gb
if anyone can help out a little will be appreciated:)
TIA
Wow is this new thread opening day?
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 03:37:27 PM
Wow is this new thread opening day?
A. why not, is tomorrow a better day;) ?
B. if you think this discussion belongs somewhere, please direct me there
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: yakov116 on December 06, 2016, 03:42:34 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.msg1587008#msg1587008
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: chbochur on December 06, 2016, 03:45:24 PM
currently we're paying $240 for 4 lines unlimited with sprint,
we're thinking of switching to verizon;
wondering if there are any promotions out there?
does switching even make sense?
we would be going to 5-6 lines and we would need at least 12+2 gb
if anyone can help out a little will be appreciated:)
TIA
If you need  5 (not 6) lines your best bet would be cricket you'd pay $100 flat after tax for the five lines and each line would get 2.5 GB of internet (after it just slows down) it runs off at&t so the service is very good
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 03:45:46 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20899.msg1587008#msg1587008
thanks, not sure wht i didnt see that
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 03:48:25 PM
If you need  5 (not 6) lines your best bet would be cricket you'd pay $100 flat after tax for the five lines and each line would get 2.5 GB of internet (after it just slows down) it runs off at&t so the service is very good
some ppl on the plan will not be happy with the slower speed
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: chbochur on December 06, 2016, 03:53:34 PM
some ppl on the plan will not be happy with the slower speed
Your can always pay a little more and get more high speed internet, but then you should look into other plans
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: yoohoo on December 06, 2016, 03:56:38 PM
Or total wireless
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: lubaby on December 06, 2016, 04:07:41 PM
If you need unlimited high speed internet, look into T-Mobile One. It's $140 (plus tax) for the first 4 lines. Each extra line is $20 + tax.

Look into their promotions. They have something for people porting in from other carriers.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2016, 04:16:48 PM
currently we're paying $240 for 4 lines unlimited with sprint,
we're thinking of switching to verizon;
wondering if there are any promotions out there?
does switching even make sense?
we would be going to 5-6 lines and we would need at least 12+2 gb
if anyone can help out a little will be appreciated:)
TIA
Sprint shouldn't be $240 for 4 lines. Should be $160 (2 for $100 +$30/addl line).
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: mmgfarb on December 06, 2016, 04:19:52 PM
Sprint shouldn't be $240 for 4 lines. Should be $160 (2 for $100 +$30/addl line).
I think the first two are $75 each.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2016, 04:23:01 PM
Sprint actually has a sale now; 5 lines unlimited for $100 for the next year.
https://www.sprint.com/landings/unlimited-cell-phone-plans/index.html
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: mmgfarb on December 06, 2016, 04:29:48 PM
Sprint actually has a sale now; 5 lines unlimited for $100 for the next year.
https://www.sprint.com/landings/unlimited-cell-phone-plans/index.html
That's a great deal.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 04:56:41 PM
Sprint actually has a sale now; 5 lines unlimited for $100 for the next year.
https://www.sprint.com/landings/unlimited-cell-phone-plans/index.html
but since we're already in sprint, would we qualify?
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2016, 05:01:52 PM
but since we're already in sprint, would we qualify?
Call account services and tell them that you're considering switching due to attractive rates and superior service by their competitors. Mention this plan and ask if you can be switched to it as a retention offer instead of porting out.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: chbochur on December 06, 2016, 05:13:34 PM
Call account services and tell them that you're considering switching due to attractive rates and superior service by their competitors. Mention this plan and ask if you can be switched to it as a retention offer instead of porting out.
It says available for existing costumers
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 05:17:10 PM
Thanks, I see that now,
Does this include phones (discounted with a contract)?
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: David Smith on December 06, 2016, 05:20:47 PM
It says available for existing costumers

That's what happens when you don't read...
Thanks, I see that now,
Does this include phones (discounted with a contract)?
"Discounted phone: additional $25/mo. per line." To be honest, that sounds terrible. What kind of phones are you looking for?
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: mmgfarb on December 06, 2016, 05:27:24 PM
I think they're willing to let existing customers get on this plan so they can throttle their video and music streaming speeds.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 05:38:17 PM
It does start off, switch..
Later on it says available to all...
@phones, some would be top of the line (ie pixle xl) the rest will be cheaper ones (ie moto g/g+)

I think they're willing to let existing customers get on this plan so they can throttle their video and music streaming speeds.
does that mean that I'll have slower speeds than I currently have?
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: sky121 on December 06, 2016, 05:39:33 PM
currently we're paying $240 for 4 lines unlimited with sprint,
we're thinking of switching to verizon;
wondering if there are any promotions out there?
does switching even make sense?
we would be going to 5-6 lines and we would need at least 12+2 gb
if anyone can help out a little will be appreciated:)
TIA
How long have you been with them? Which plan are you currently on? If it's an older one you can factor in your subsidized phone still.. for the moment.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: sky121 on December 06, 2016, 05:40:15 PM
Sprint shouldn't be $240 for 4 lines. Should be $160 (2 for $100 +$30/addl line).
He may be on an older plan.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 05:40:47 PM
How long have you been with them? Which plan are you currently on? If it's an older one you can factor in your subsidized phone still.. for the moment.
since 2011
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: mmgfarb on December 06, 2016, 05:41:16 PM
does that mean that I'll have slower speeds than I currently have?
I think the current unlimited plans don't have any throttling, it seems like this plan has throttling for video/music/gaming and everything else is full speed.
Title: Re: looking to switch cell phone service
Post by: Mplace on December 06, 2016, 05:42:17 PM
Sprint actually has a sale now; 5 lines unlimited for $100 for the next year.
https://www.sprint.com/landings/unlimited-cell-phone-plans/index.html
does it make sense that Verizon is also giving line 3,4,5 free?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on December 12, 2016, 11:21:08 AM
I don't use these forums often, so I guess im not familiar with with the proper etiquette. I came across their site, got myself service, and thought i would share it, genuinely for the purpose of sharing a good deal. I do apologize if this was the wrong thing to do.
How much tax do they collect ?
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Post by: yuss2007 on December 12, 2016, 11:35:53 AM
They charged me $3 per line. I'm pretty sure that's monthly.

How much tax do they collect ?
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Post by: username on December 22, 2016, 09:37:22 AM
If I buy a cheap prepaid phone in Walmart, or at the gas station, can i port my home phone # to it?
And if yes, how is it done. (Currently my land line is thru TWC)
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Post by: bznt on December 22, 2016, 09:43:09 AM
If I buy a cheap prepaid phone in Walmart, or at the gas station, can i port my home phone # to it?
And if yes, how is it done. (Currently my land line is thru TWC)
All you need to port a number, is the account number and the pin or password of the account

P.s. not sure what your goal is. But you can go to straighttalk.com and buy a home phone connect with the 1st month Services for $15. Works on the Verizon wireless network
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Post by: username on December 22, 2016, 09:59:34 AM
All you need to port a number, is the account number and the pin or password of the account

P.s. not sure what your goal is. But you can go to straighttalk.com and buy a home phone connect with the 1st month Services for $15. Works on the Verizon wireless network
I'm trying to get my home # to Google Voice/Obi.
Thank you.
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Post by: greatdeals on January 01, 2017, 10:47:40 PM
verizon prepaid did away with there $15 basic plan
I recently bought a kosher phone for my son and wanted the $15 plan
is there any other company that has a plan like that also if I were to buy a $15 refill card
how does that work in terms of minutes?
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Post by: David Smith on January 01, 2017, 10:51:20 PM
verizon prepaid did away with there $15 basic plan
I recently bought a kosher phone for my son and wanted the $15 plan
is there any other company that has a plan like that also if I were to buy a $15 refill card
how does that work in terms of minutes?
Page plus has a $12 plan, iinm.
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Post by: yaf613 on January 02, 2017, 05:08:16 AM
I'm trying to get my home # to Google Voice/Obi.
Thank you.
Google Voice doesn't port from landline phone. What you have to do is first port your home number to a cell phone, and then port from cell phone to Google Voice
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Post by: greatdeals on January 02, 2017, 03:08:57 PM
Quote
Page plus has a $12 plan, iinm.
can this be used with his kosher phone that was used on a prepaid verizon plan before?
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Post by: bznt on January 02, 2017, 03:13:01 PM
can this be used with his kosher phone that was used on a prepaid verizon plan before?
Only If it was used for 6 months on verizon
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Post by: greatdeals on January 02, 2017, 03:30:59 PM
he only used it on verizon for 1 month
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Post by: bznt on January 02, 2017, 03:33:18 PM
he only used it on verizon for 1 month
Then you can't activate it on any other mnvo ,
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Post by: Jerseysteve on February 25, 2017, 09:58:05 PM
Hi - my son is in Yeshiva and really needs a cell phone Bein Hazmanim. Until now I would activate a verizon phone on Red pocket unlimited 7days for $10, or a month on boom for $20. Now he wants to keep the  same number. What is the cheapest way to accomplish this. I assume this could be done by buying a card with a year service and then adding a monthly plan by Bein Hazmanim?

I thought about getting him a google voice number and then fwd to whatever number he gets but the outgoing calls would be a problem as I want him using a dumb phone.

Thank you
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Post by: User6669 on February 28, 2017, 06:15:06 PM
Hi - my son is in Yeshiva and really needs a cell phone Bein Hazmanim. Until now I would activate a verizon phone on Red pocket unlimited 7days for $10, or a month on boom for $20. Now he wants to keep the  same number. What is the cheapest way to accomplish this. I assume this could be done by buying a card with a year service and then adding a monthly plan by Bein Hazmanim?

I thought about getting him a google voice number and then fwd to whatever number he gets but the outgoing calls would be a problem as I want him using a dumb phone.

Thank you

If you use GV, it won't come up on the caller Id when calling from the phone.

I used to do a $80 top-up by Page Plus which works for a year, and then purchased a plan off that balance.
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Post by: bznt on February 28, 2017, 07:29:33 PM
If you use GV, it won't come up on the caller Id when calling from the phone.

I used to do a $80 top-up by Page Plus which works for a year, and then purchased a plan off that balance.
If you are going with the minute plan. On page plus you pay .04 cents per minute and per text. Expo mobile you pay .02 cents per minute and text.
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Post by: skoenigs on March 02, 2017, 11:48:21 AM
Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed:
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N
Total texts needed per line: Unlimiteed
Total data needed per line: 10GB+
Smartphones? Y/N: Y
Carrier: ??
Monthly budget: Currently paying $260/mo with T-Mobile for the phones and plans; would prefer to be close to this.

I am having some customer service issues with T-Mo right now and would love to move on to something else, if there is a carrier offering an excellent deal to lure new customers from another carrier. Any ideas would be welcome.

Thank you.
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Post by: User6669 on March 03, 2017, 02:15:41 AM
If you are going with the minute plan. On page plus you pay .04 cents per minute and per text. Expo mobile you pay .02 cents per minute and text.

You don't have to use it as minutes. You could use it as a cash balance for any other plan.
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Post by: Kraps on April 02, 2017, 01:17:18 AM
Anyone have recommendations for temporary cell service that will work in the black hole that is South Fallsburg NY? So far it looks like I'd get a Cricket sim, any other ideas? I'm on TMobile.
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Post by: bznt on April 02, 2017, 01:54:52 AM
Anyone have recommendations for temporary cell service that will work in the black hole that is South Fallsburg NY? So far it looks like I'd get a Cricket sim, any other ideas? I'm on TMobile.
What are your needs ?
Talk , text. Data , unlimited ?
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Post by: Kraps on April 02, 2017, 02:00:41 AM
What are your needs ?
Talk , text. Data , unlimited ?

Talk and text, limited data is fine.
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Post by: bznt on April 02, 2017, 03:07:49 AM
Talk and text, limited data is fine.
Get a h2o preloaded $30 SIM on eBay for around $10 , you will get unlimited talk and text and 3gb 4g LTE ,
I assume your phone is unlocked and has all the required bands that work on AT&T network
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Post by: Kraps on April 02, 2017, 10:41:08 AM
Get a h2o preloaded $30 SIM on eBay for around $10 , you will get unlimited talk and text and 3gb 4g LTE ,
I assume your phone is unlocked and has all the required bands that work on AT&T network

Thanks for the tip. I have an unlocked GSM phone, how do I check what bands are used?
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Post by: ExGingi on April 02, 2017, 10:57:46 AM
Get a h2o preloaded $30 SIM on eBay for around $10 , you will get unlimited talk and text and 3gb 4g LTE ,
I assume your phone is unlocked and has all the required bands that work on AT&T network
I get those for my son all the time on Amazon (though price fluctuates between $10-$15). He set it up somehow with GV, and when he calls me the GV number shows up.
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Post by: gapnj on April 04, 2017, 10:32:35 PM
can this be used with his kosher phone that was used on a prepaid verizon plan before?
there is a great new cell phone plan for talk and text. $12.50 for 2,500 minutes, and $14.50 for 2,500 minutes and 2,500 texts prepaid per month. they use T-Mobile for GSM phones and Sprint for CDMA phones. No need to spend money for data that never gets used. You can find the plans at www.KosherCell.info. Most Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and unlocked AT&T phones all work. you can check the MEID or DEC before you sign up. They will even send you a free SIM.
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Post by: gapnj on April 04, 2017, 10:38:28 PM
Anyone have recommendations for temporary cell service that will work in the black hole that is South Fallsburg NY? So far it looks like I'd get a Cricket sim, any other ideas? I'm on TMobile.
there is a great new cell phone plan for talk and text. $12.50 for 2,500 minutes, and $14.50 for 2,500 minutes and 2,500 texts prepaid per month. they use T-Mobile for GSM phones and Sprint for CDMA phones. No need to spend money for data that never gets used. You can find the plans at www.KosherCell.info. Most Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and unlocked AT&T phones all work. you can check the MEID or DEC before you sign up. They will even send you a free SIM.
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Post by: Thingywingy on June 07, 2017, 03:25:48 PM
Not sure if there is a separate thread for problems activating a phone...Basically sprint told me phone I bought on eBay is registered to a different account....I bought in August 2016...Any way to have account disconnected from phone? Any way for me to contact the real "owner"? I have the phone number...
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Post by: bznt on June 07, 2017, 03:31:57 PM
Ultra mobile a T-Mobile mnvo has a crazy plan , 4 lines or 1 line and You prepay for 4 months. For $12 per line.  Unlimited talk and text 250mb data per month.

https://ultramobile.com/flex
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Post by: User6669 on June 08, 2017, 11:10:39 PM
Not sure if there is a separate thread for problems activating a phone...Basically sprint told me phone I bought on eBay is registered to a different account....I bought in August 2016...Any way to have account disconnected from phone? Any way for me to contact the real "owner"? I have the phone number...

Some cellphone stores could flash it for you, which should work.
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Post by: Yisroel Tech on June 08, 2017, 11:12:50 PM
What's my best option for a Verizon MiFi plan? How do they work for Postpaid, Prepaid, and Multi-device plans?
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Post by: bznt on June 08, 2017, 11:39:25 PM
Some cellphone stores could flash it for you, which should work.
Flashing has nothing to do with the esn of the phone. Or less they change the esn number.
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Post by: beeweegee on July 03, 2017, 12:29:46 PM
My wife has a Sprint phone, and needs to switch plans (from Ting). What's the best deal if she needs 2-4 GB per month? Teltik looks great, but she would need to get a new phone...
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Post by: Ez on July 03, 2017, 04:20:23 PM
My wife has a Sprint phone, and needs to switch plans (from Ting). What's the best deal if she needs 2-4 GB per month? Teltik looks great, but she would need to get a new phone...
Which phone does she have?

Some Sprint phones are compatible with T-Mobile.

Check out willmyphonework.net
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Post by: User6669 on July 03, 2017, 09:06:14 PM
My wife has a Sprint phone, and needs to switch plans (from Ting). What's the best deal if she needs 2-4 GB per month? Teltik looks great, but she would need to get a new phone...

What phone does she have? Some phones could be unlocked.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on July 04, 2017, 01:50:08 PM
My wife has a Sprint phone, and needs to switch plans (from Ting). What's the best deal if she needs 2-4 GB per month? Teltik looks great, but she would need to get a new phone...
Red pocket has a $30 plan if you select autopay unlimited talk and text with 2.5gb data.
Yes I am a dealer
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Post by: beeweegee on July 04, 2017, 11:31:24 PM
What phone does she have? Some phones could be unlocked.
HTC one m8 harman kardon. Dont think 4g works on the T-Mobile network with that phone.
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Post by: Emkay on July 05, 2017, 08:28:50 AM
What's the cheapest option for a sim card for a month with unlimited data (can be throttled) that I can pick up from a store in Brooklyn?
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Post by: bznt on July 05, 2017, 08:37:31 AM
What's the cheapest option for a sim card for a month with unlimited data (can be throttled) that I can pick up from a store in Brooklyn?
If you have a walmart nearby. Get a tmobile sim starter kit for $30. Unlimited text and data ( first 5gb LTE.) and 100 minutes talk.
This is a walmart exclusive plan
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Post by: Z56 on July 05, 2017, 08:41:29 AM
What's the cheapest option for a sim card for a month with unlimited data (can be throttled) that I can pick up from a store in Brooklyn?

if you have golan it  can work in the US
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Post by: Emkay on July 05, 2017, 08:41:47 AM
If you have a walmart nearby. Get a tmobile sim starter kit for $30. Unlimited text and data ( first 5gb LTE.) and 100 minutes talk.
This is a walmart exclusive plan
That's 100 min total? Or only 100 outgoing?
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Post by: Emkay on July 05, 2017, 08:43:01 AM
if you have golan it  can work in the US
Need calling in US. Also it only works for 45 days a year I believe and I travel way more than that a year.
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Post by: Z56 on July 05, 2017, 08:52:58 AM
Need calling in US. Also it only works for 45 days a year I believe and I travel way more than that a year.

OH OK!
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Post by: David Smith on July 05, 2017, 09:03:13 AM
What's the cheapest option for a sim card for a month with unlimited data (can be throttled) that I can pick up from a store in Brooklyn?
If you have a couple days, buy a preloaded H2O sim card on eBay.
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Post by: Emkay on July 05, 2017, 09:05:42 AM
If you have a couple days, buy a preloaded H2O sim card on eBay.
I had originally bought one from simple mobile but it was defective and I'm here already so need a B&M to go into.
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Post by: incendia on July 05, 2017, 09:33:58 AM
What's the cheapest option for a sim card for a month with unlimited data (can be throttled) that I can pick up from a store in Brooklyn?


https://www.metropcs.com/2-for-80.html?icid=home|main|2for80

go to a corporate store the authorized dealers will rip you off
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Post by: lubaby on July 05, 2017, 09:35:51 AM

https://www.metropcs.com/2-for-80.html?icid=home|main|2for80

go to a corporate store the authorized dealers will rip you off
Seems very expensive.
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Post by: bznt on July 05, 2017, 10:08:04 AM
That's 100 min total? Or only 100 outgoing?
Total minutes. You asked for a SIM with unlimited data.
You can use hangouts for calling.
I had originally bought one from simple mobile but it was defective and I'm here already so need a B&M to go into.
If you have already a simple mobile SIM. Just go into any store that has a simple mobile SIM and ask to switch the line over to a new SIM.

Back to your question

Red pocket on T-Mobile lowest plan. Unlimited talk and text. Including 76 countries including Israel landline and cell for  $19.99 plus $6 for 500 mb LTE , unlimited 2g thereafter
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Post by: incendia on July 05, 2017, 03:15:01 PM
Seems very expensive.

Thats for the OP to judge not me.

He wanted something with a B&M right away unlimited data

I dont think he would be able to find a better deal at ATT or Tmobile but I could be wrong
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Post by: yyonah on July 31, 2017, 12:02:46 AM
Need a 30-day SIM for visitors from Israel. Last time I got them SIMs with 1GB and they needed more. Looking on eBay, I see some FreedomPop SIMs with 4GB for the first month for $9, but the sellers look shady and you have to use the FreedomPop app for phone calls. I also see LycaMobile with unlimited data throttled after 1GB for a little more, with more legitimate looking sellers. Suggestions?
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Post by: David Smith on July 31, 2017, 12:05:06 AM
Need a 30-day SIM for visitors from Israel. Last time I got them SIMs with 1GB and they needed more. Looking on eBay, I see some FreedomPop SIMs with 4GB for the first month for $9, but the sellers look shady and you have to use the FreedomPop app for phone calls. I also see LycaMobile with unlimited data throttled after 1GB for a little more, with more legitimate looking sellers. Suggestions?
H2O ($30 plan prefunded sim) has significantly better service out of the city, free international calling, and 3 GB. It's only a few dollars more.
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Post by: SZY on August 10, 2017, 11:34:15 PM
Which carrier is better Cricket or Consumer Cellular. I'm looking for a cheap plan that that runs off AT&T towers that has unlimited text and talk and for 3 lines. Regarding data it should at least be more than one gig per line.
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Post by: Jeremiah on September 17, 2017, 08:29:31 AM
Looking for a plan for a basic phone. No data needed. Unlimited talk and text. One line
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Post by: etech0 on September 17, 2017, 10:05:05 AM
Looking for a plan for a basic phone. No data needed. Unlimited talk and text. One line
airvoice wireless could work
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Post by: bznt on September 17, 2017, 10:38:01 AM
Looking for a plan for a basic phone. No data needed. Unlimited talk and text. One line
Afaik , the cheapest plan as of today for talk and text is ultra mobile flex plan paid 4 months in advance , $52.71 / 4= $13.17 per month after tax. Works on T-Mobile network
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Post by: @Yehuda on October 19, 2017, 02:12:51 PM
Any recommendations for a plan?
Need 2 lines, unlimited text and talk, ~3GB shared data. Will need iPhones as my current ones are leased.
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Post by: MasterAmex on October 26, 2017, 04:28:17 PM
Is there a possibility to have a google voice thru the obi via Wifi only?
in short, possible to connect this piece https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A (https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A) to the nternet thru wifi only?
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Post by: Yisroel Tech on October 26, 2017, 06:45:07 PM
Is there a possibility to have a google voice thru the obi via Wifi only?
in short, possible to connect this piece https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A (https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A) to the nternet thru wifi only?
Yes, using this - separately purchased - device https://www.amazon.com/Obihai-Technology-OBIWIFI5G-OBiWiFi5G-Wireless/dp/B01LXFA83I/ref=pd_bxgy_229_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RMBVF9DHE8J8H93JYV7X

I wouldn't bet big on quality of your calls though.
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Post by: ariw on October 29, 2017, 04:37:31 PM
I tried to set up the wifi usb today, I tried a few times trying to figure it out working on optimum wifi I wasn't successful, I wonder if i'll be able to configure it! is there a phone number where I can discuss it with a OBI Tech? or can anyone here guide me on to get it done?
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Post by: kracked dude on November 01, 2017, 07:26:28 AM
https://www.tmonews.com/2017/10/t-mobile-new-unlimited-talk-text-only-plan-25-per-month/amp/
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Post by: greatdeals on November 22, 2017, 06:52:54 PM
where can I get a cheap kosher phone plan talk only?
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Post by: amirajordan on December 27, 2017, 05:40:06 AM
I googled APN, and see that it means Access Point Name, but don't completely understand it. Can you please elaborate on how I should go about setting it up properly?

THanks

Here's the updated APN settings for Straight Talk. Let me know if there's any issue.

https://www.techwhoop.com/straight-talk-apn-settings/ (https://www.techwhoop.com/straight-talk-apn-settings/)
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Post by: louislitt on January 24, 2018, 12:06:05 PM
Here you go.

The APN Settings (Access Point Names) are necessary for your iPhone 5 to be able to find to correct server from the straight talk network, without this setup, you wonít be able to use your data plan to connect to the internet on your iPhone.  This is the LTE APN Settings for your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S

1. In the main menu of the iPhone 5 tab on Settings
2. Now go into General
3. Select Network.
4. At this point, please double check and ensure these settings are properly set:

Data Roaming have to be ON in your iPhone
Wifi: Off
3G enable: On
Go to Cellular Data Network

The  Straight Talk LTE APN settings for iPhone 5 you should use:

APN Ė tfdata
Username Ė Leave it Blank
Password Ė Leave it Blank
You will need to configure iPhone 5 MMS Settings as well:
APN Ė tfdata
Username Ė Leave it Blank
Password Ė  Leave it Blank
MMSC Ė http://mms-tf.net
MMS Proxy Ė mms3.tracfone.com
MMS Max Message Size Ė 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf

Press HOME button on you iPhone and save the Straight Talk APN Settings on the iPhone 5/5S,  Go back to the Main Screen
Open Safari browser and test to see if you can browse
Enjoy the Straight Talk LTE in your iPhone.

If still the problem persists, check out this guide (http://"https://www.techwhoop.com/straight-talk-apn-settings"). Your Welcome.
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Post by: Abe100 on January 29, 2018, 10:30:42 AM
Looking to switch from Verizon prepaid to a postpaid plan. Unlimited talk text and 4 GB data.

I currently pay 31.00 per line for 2 lines
I will need 2 lines with unlimited talk, text and 4 GB/each. One has to be a smartphone, while the second line may be a basic phone.

Would prefer Verizon or AT&T

Any recommendations?

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Post by: Definitions on January 29, 2018, 09:00:14 PM
Looking to switch from Verizon prepaid to a postpaid plan. Unlimited talk text and 4 GB data.

I currently pay 31.00 per line for 2 lines
I will need 2 lines with unlimited talk, text and 4 GB/each. One has to be a smartphone, while the second line may be a basic phone.

Would prefer Verizon or AT&T

Any recommendations?
Hmm pretty tough criterea, I can't think of anything cheaper than what your paying at the moment.
Just curious why do you want postpaid?
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Post by: dk on January 30, 2018, 12:53:03 AM
Hi Iím looking for a family plan 4-5 phones with Just talk and text (basic phones) that has reliable service. I currently have att but Iím paying like $160 a month seems like a very lot for basic phones. No data needed.
Your advise would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
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Post by: Abe100 on January 30, 2018, 01:04:12 PM
Hmm pretty tough criterea, I can't think of anything cheaper than what your paying at the moment.
Just curious why do you want postpaid?


The reason I need a postpaid is bizarre... it's not phone related, but IRS related... I am a CPA and need to re-register my E-Services account with the IRS. In order for them to validate my identity, I need to enter a mobile number that is in my name. It can not be a landline, nor can it be a prepaid plan. If I don't have one they will need to send me a code in the mail which can take a few weeks. Since it is time sensitive I ended up with a Note-8, 5 GB data for 60/plan plus 40/device, plus 13 Insurance. Total bill will be approximately 126 after taxes. I even rushed to pick it up at their Soho store...

I can still return/change it for a few days, but I kinda fell in love with the Note and since I'm not that much techie, not sure I'll bother to change again.

Btw, the same issue applies to anyone who needs to get an online transcript from the IRS thru the "Get Transcript" tool on the IRS website.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 01:23:48 PM

The reason I need a postpaid is bizarre... it's not phone related, but IRS related... I am a CPA and need to re-register my E-Services account with the IRS. In order for them to validate my identity, I need to enter a mobile number that is in my name. It can not be a landline, nor can it be a prepaid plan. If I don't have one they will need to send me a code in the mail which can take a few weeks. Since it is time sensitive I ended up with a Note-8, 5 GB data for 60/plan plus 40/device, plus 13 Insurance. Total bill will be approximately 126 after taxes. I even rushed to pick it up at their Soho store...

I can still return/change it for a few days, but I kinda fell in love with the Note and since I'm not that much techie, not sure I'll bother to change again.

Btw, the same issue applies to anyone who needs to get an online transcript from the IRS thru the "Get Transcript" tool on the IRS website.
Is this the att shareflex plan?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MasterAmex on January 30, 2018, 01:29:19 PM
looking for a data only plan for a sprint phone.
TIA
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Abe100 on January 30, 2018, 09:23:45 PM
Is this the att shareflex plan?

No, It's a Verizon wireless account. Not sure what the plan name is, but I got it from a representative on the phone. Initially, she only offered me 2,4 & 8 GB plans. When I said 8 is too much and 4 too little she offered the 5 GB/60 Month plan
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 11:22:49 PM
looking for a data only plan for a sprint phone.
TIA
Specifically a data only plan or can it be a regular plan that you just don't use the minutes and texts?
How much data do you need?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 11:23:42 PM
No, It's a Verizon wireless account. Not sure what the plan name is, but I got it from a representative on the phone. Initially, she only offered me 2,4 & 8 GB plans. When I said 8 is too much and 4 too little she offered the 5 GB/60 Month plan
I hear. Interesting.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MasterAmex on January 31, 2018, 01:00:50 PM
Specifically a data only plan or can it be a regular plan that you just don't use the minutes and texts?
How much data do you need?
rather without a phone service
need it for email and some light office work..
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on January 31, 2018, 01:51:48 PM
rather without a phone service
need it for email and some light office work..
If you don't plan on using more than 1 GB I'd look into FreedomPop which offers free data. But I wouldn't consider that as a very reliable option if things go wrong.

There's tello.com which you can customize how much data you need. Plus you get unlimited 2g after you run out of regular data. So that might be a good option. (Tip: if you have a Visa/mastercard... giftcard you can set your billing address to anywhere in Idaho where Telecom taxes are the lowest, in my experience. I use an address in Pocatello, idaho)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MasterAmex on January 31, 2018, 03:22:22 PM
If you don't plan on using more than 1 GB I'd look into FreedomPop which offers free data. But I wouldn't consider that as a very reliable option if things go wrong.

There's tello.com which you can customize how much data you need. Plus you get unlimited 2g after you run out of regular data. So that might be a good option. (Tip: if you have a Visa/mastercard... giftcard you can set your billing address to anywhere in Idaho where Telecom taxes are the lowest, in my experience. I use an address in Pocatello, idaho)
Thanks for your help!
few questions,
1) is FreedomPop Service standard?
2) under which service does Tello work under, Can use with sprint phone?
3) Regarding Tello can take the cheapest plan and then use the 2G data?
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on January 31, 2018, 04:14:11 PM
Thanks for your help!
few questions,
1) is FreedomPop Service standard?
2) under which service does Tello work under, Can use with sprint phone?
3) Regarding Tello can take the cheapest plan and then use the 2G data?
In my experience with freedompop. If it works fine when it's set up, I didn't have any problems in the future. But there were times when it didn't work right away and then it was a telephone dance with customer support which can only give basic information. Anything else a little deeper, you're on your own.
And if you do go the FreedomPop way, make sure to set it up to avoid overages, and get friend referrals for bonus data.

Tello runs on sprint. It works with any Sprint phone. And yes you can get the cheapest option of data and use 2g speeds afterwards. If you're going to be emailing large files it might not be a good choice.


Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: incendia on January 31, 2018, 11:57:21 PM

The reason I need a postpaid is bizarre... it's not phone related, but IRS related... I am a CPA and need to re-register my E-Services account with the IRS. In order for them to validate my identity, I need to enter a mobile number that is in my name. It can not be a landline, nor can it be a prepaid plan. If I don't have one they will need to send me a code in the mail which can take a few weeks. Since it is time sensitive I ended up with a Note-8, 5 GB data for 60/plan plus 40/device, plus 13 Insurance. Total bill will be approximately 126 after taxes. I even rushed to pick it up at their Soho store...

I can still return/change it for a few days, but I kinda fell in love with the Note and since I'm not that much techie, not sure I'll bother to change again.

Btw, the same issue applies to anyone who needs to get an online transcript from the IRS thru the "Get Transcript" tool on the IRS website.

I just used the "Get Transcript" tool about 2 weeks ago, I couldn't use my GV number but I was able to use my MetroPCS # which is a prepaid family plan in someone else's name.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: MasterAmex on February 01, 2018, 11:31:16 AM
In my experience with freedompop. If it works fine when it's set up, I didn't have any problems in the future. But there were times when it didn't work right away and then it was a telephone dance with customer support which can only give basic information. Anything else a little deeper, you're on your own.
And if you do go the FreedomPop way, make sure to set it up to avoid overages, and get friend referrals for bonus data.

Tello runs on sprint. It works with any Sprint phone. And yes you can get the cheapest option of data and use 2g speeds afterwards. If you're going to be emailing large files it might not be a good choice.
Thanks,
Does freedompop work on sprint device or have to get a new phone?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on February 01, 2018, 12:04:15 PM
Thanks,
Does freedompop work on sprint device or have to get a new phone?
I don't think you have to buy a phone. They have a bring your own device option https://www.freedompop.com/byod

It could be they charge an activation fee. I don't use them that much anymore, and I'm sure their policies have changed somewhat. So beware of how they try to make you add on paid services. Beware of the free trials and make sure to downgrade right away if you don't want it. It makes things more simple. And I think they made a new policy that there has to be $5 in your account in order to turn on data overage protection.
Make sure to set a limit of data on your phone as well.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Abe100 on February 01, 2018, 04:01:37 PM
I just used the "Get Transcript" tool about 2 weeks ago, I couldn't use my GV number but I was able to use my MetroPCS # which is a prepaid family plan in someone else's name.

Interesting. According to their notes, it will not work for prepaid, and I had issues with it in the past for a project fi account. I guess YMMV by carrier
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: dogfighter422 on May 02, 2018, 12:02:44 PM
I'm currently paying $130 per month 2 unlimited plans on Sprint. This includes payments on two iphones at around $30/ month total of phone payment.

Am I getting the best deal?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yyonah on August 14, 2018, 08:43:57 PM
My daughter is coming to NY from Israel for two weeks and wants a SIM card. In the past I've found some kind of deal on eBay, but this time it slipped everyone's mind so I need to get it tomorrow. Where can I get a decent deal locally?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: nescafe on August 14, 2018, 09:40:44 PM
My daughter is coming to NY from Israel for two weeks and wants a SIM card. In the past I've found some kind of deal on eBay, but this time it slipped everyone's mind so I need to get it tomorrow. Where can I get a decent deal locally?
I got a prepaid sim in Brooklyn for $10 & $20/month unlimited talk/text
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: yyonah on August 15, 2018, 09:05:52 AM
I got a prepaid sim in Brooklyn for $10 & $20/month unlimited talk/text
That's kind of pricey for a two week trip. Can I get an H2O card with first month included at a local cellphone store? Amazon has them in the $15-$16 range, but there are lots of negative reviews having to do with activation. I suspect most of the negative reviews come from people who didn't follow instructions to activate through the seller rather than directly.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on August 15, 2018, 08:27:49 PM
I have read elsewhere on DDF that ATT has better reception than Verizon in 08701. Is that true for ATT prepaid as well?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ludmila on August 16, 2018, 01:37:13 AM
I have read elsewhere on DDF that ATT has better reception than Verizon in 08701. Is that true for ATT prepaid as well?
Should be the same for prepaid and post paid.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: mgarfin on August 16, 2018, 10:36:22 AM
Anyone try Twigby?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on August 16, 2018, 11:19:36 AM
Anyone try Twigby?
If you are looking for talk and text only on the sprint network then tello is the cheapest when you choose 200mb data  . Total after tax in NY $13.73. Somehow if you donít choose the 200mb data itís about .75 more. If you do tello please enter my referral code P30G2K73

Twigby talk and text totals $14.56 for me
And if you want to use twigby please pm me and I will send you my referral as well.
Thank you
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: mgarfin on August 16, 2018, 11:32:50 AM
Twigby runs on Sprint?
I don't want sprint
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on August 16, 2018, 12:12:32 PM
Twigby runs on Sprint?
I don't want sprint
Yes twigby runs on sprint.

If you want Verizon then puppywireless.com is the cheapest. $16.50 after tax for talk and text
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: shwarmabob on August 16, 2018, 02:30:24 PM
Twigby runs on Sprint?
I don't want sprint
Ting uses T-Mobile network. If you are interested pm me for $25 off
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: m.m. on August 24, 2018, 04:34:15 PM
dont know where this belongs.
why would anyone have a plan with verizon or att, when you can get the same unlimited plan for much cheaper (im on the verizon newer grandfathered plan)?
is there any advantage of lets say verizon or att over cricket?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on August 25, 2018, 10:50:36 PM
dont know where this belongs.
why would anyone have a plan with verizon or att, when you can get the same unlimited plan for much cheaper (im on the verizon newer grandfathered plan)?
is there any advantage of lets say verizon or att over cricket?
I believe there is an advantage. The 4 main companies give priority to their own customers when it comes to data.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Ays on August 28, 2018, 05:26:40 PM
Any advantages of twigby over tello other then roaming on Verizon network?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on August 28, 2018, 05:32:16 PM
Ting uses T-Mobile network. If you are interested pm me for $25 off
When I used ting it was sprint network. Maybe they use both ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: BobbyB on September 04, 2018, 12:29:28 PM
Hi All,
I'm just completing my free year on Sprint and looking to switch plans. Here is what I'm looking for. Thanks for your help.
Contract/Prepaid: Either
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: n/a
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. Unlimited
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. Line One: At least 4GB Line 2: 2GB should be enough
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. Yes for Both
Carrier: n/a
Monthly budget: Cheapest
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on September 04, 2018, 01:04:37 PM
Hi All,
I'm just completing my free year on Sprint and looking to switch plans. Here is what I'm looking for. Thanks for your help.
Contract/Prepaid: Either
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: n/a
Total texts needed per line: If unlimited please state so. If one line differs from another please state. Unlimited
Total data needed per line: Please specify if some lines don't need data. Line One: At least 4GB Line 2: 2GB should be enough
Smartphones? Y/N: Please specify if some lines don't need a smartphone. Yes for Both
Carrier: n/a
Monthly budget: Cheapest
Why donít you do another year with sprint ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: BobbyB on September 04, 2018, 03:27:09 PM
Fair question. The service is not very good in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on September 06, 2018, 02:06:10 AM
I recently started service with Total Wireless in Lakewood and find their coverage terrible. I knew that an MNVO is not going to be as good as the real thing (Verizon) but was pretty surprised at how poor the data reception actually is. Are there any cheap options (MNVO's) with good reception in Lakewood? I have heard that ATT is better than Verizon here? Is the same true for ATT prepaid? Thanks.   
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ludmila on September 06, 2018, 10:04:03 PM
I recently started service with Total Wireless in Lakewood and find their coverage terrible. I knew that an MNVO is not going to be as good as the real thing (Verizon) but was pretty surprised at how poor the data reception actually is. Are there any cheap options (MNVO's) with good reception in Lakewood? I have heard that ATT is better than Verizon here? Is the same true for ATT prepaid? Thanks.
The glory days of MVNOS are over, very few are profitable and worth joining for consumers.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: m.m. on September 06, 2018, 11:34:04 PM
The glory days of MVNOS are over, very few are profitable and worth joining for consumers.
cricket also?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on September 07, 2018, 12:19:07 AM
The glory days of MVNOS are over, very few are profitable and worth joining for consumers.
Because the big players prices have come down or their service is not comparable?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on September 07, 2018, 12:49:10 AM
cricket also?
ATT prepaid $40 w autopay gets 8gb plus mobile hotspot and service to and from Canada.Cricket $35 for 5gb without hotspot and Canada. In this range ATT seems like a much better deal.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ludmila on September 07, 2018, 10:41:45 PM
Because the big players prices have come down or their service is not comparable?
Yes on both.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on September 08, 2018, 09:45:03 PM
Yes on both.
do you know how ATT prepaid compares to ATT  in terms of reception and data speed?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ludmila on September 08, 2018, 11:00:25 PM
do you know how ATT prepaid compares to ATT  ipostpaidn terms of reception and data speed?
Sorry, no idea, I have been with TMobile postpaid for many years.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Eliyohu on October 03, 2018, 12:41:04 PM
Not exactly the right thread...
Any recommendations for a Verizon mifi from eBay.. I have no clue what I'm looking at with all the different options. I'll be using it on a single device with no heavy usage, no streaming.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: mgarfin on October 10, 2018, 09:43:47 AM
1 line
Unlmtd Talk & Text
2GB 4g LTE

found
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D50H1L2
https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Carriers/Page-Plus/Personal/Page-Plus-Talk-n-Text-1200?contract=0&simonly=True&simtype=663&state=New-York&postcode=10516
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 12, 2018, 04:19:53 PM
Some have claimed that ATT has better service than Verizon in 08701. The iPhone 6s comes in a1633 for ATT & a1688 for Verizon. Only difference between them is that the latter doesnít support band 30 from ATT. Any way to figure out if band 30 is offered in 08701?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on October 13, 2018, 10:34:16 PM
1 line
Unlmtd Talk & Text
2GB 4g LTE

found
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01D50H1L2
https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/Carriers/Page-Plus/Personal/Page-Plus-Talk-n-Text-1200?contract=0&simonly=True&simtype=663&state=New-York&postcode=10516
You can find the same item a bit cheaper on ebay
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on October 14, 2018, 11:08:32 PM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on October 14, 2018, 11:17:33 PM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.
Get a google voice number. And when he comes to the us and gets a sim just forward the google voice number to that sim
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on October 14, 2018, 11:26:00 PM
Get a google voice number. And when he comes to the us and gets a sim just forward the google voice number to that sim
To complicated for him..
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 17, 2018, 03:02:24 PM
Any idea where I can pickup an ATT SIM card in 08701? Store in Howell told me they donít sell.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 17, 2018, 08:32:07 PM
Any idea where I can pickup an ATT SIM card in 08701? Store in Howell told me they donít sell.
Store in Jackson was happy to sell.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on October 18, 2018, 01:10:45 AM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.
I know tello.com has a 3 month inactive usage policy. You have to make a call within 3 months in order to avoid being shut down. You can also make calls through their app if he won't be back within 3 months and that will count as usage.

You can initially load it with $10. Each call is 3Ę per minute on the pay as you go plan. And they're regular plans are pretty cheap too.

Although this runs on Sprint which doesn't have the best network and uses CDMA phones which an Israeli won't have.

If you want I can PM you a referral code.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 20, 2018, 08:50:11 PM
I bought a used iPhone 6s A1633 on eBay, which is the ATT model and should be unlocked. When I insert the SIM, I get an error message that the SIM is not compatible with the phone. Apple told me that the phone is locked to Sprint. That seems strange to be because the phone could not have been purchased from Sprint as they would have sold the A1688. Sprint refused to talk to me since i am not the owner of the Sprint account. Does it make sense that Sprint would lock a phone that wasn't purchased from them? Any suggestion how I can solve this problem? Thanks.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on October 20, 2018, 09:42:21 PM
I bought a used iPhone 6s A1633 on eBay, which is the ATT model and should be unlocked. When I insert the SIM, I get an error message that the SIM is not compatible with the phone. Apple told me that the phone is locked to Sprint. That seems strange to be because the phone could not have been purchased from Sprint as they would have sold the A1688. Sprint refused to talk to me since i am not the owner of the Sprint account. Does it make sense that Sprint would lock a phone that wasn't purchased from them? Any suggestion how I can solve this problem? Thanks.
Don't think sprint would lock a phone not from them.maybe the back cover was changed. Maybe check the model number from in the settings to confirm it's really the 1633.
Reach out to Ebay seller as the phone is not unlocked
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on October 20, 2018, 10:42:42 PM
Don't think sprint would lock a phone not from them.maybe the back cover was changed. Maybe check the model number from in the settings to confirm it's really the 1633.
Reach out to Ebay seller as the phone is not unlocked
I checked the model number through setting and it shows the A1633. The seller claims they have no way to access previous account owners carrier account. They will accept a return, but I will be left without a phone. I transferred from Total Wireless to ATT and am currently without any phone service. Do those SIM unlocking services on eBay or elsewhere really work? Any other solutions?
I did a search on www.imei.info and Swappa and came up with following results. Would it show if it was locked by sprint?

IMEI : 354957070998193
Model : BYOSD I6S GRAY 64 BST SGL
Model Number: : I6SBTBY64GY1
BLACKLIST STATUS : CLEAN
ICCID : 89011201000294024607
ESN : 089399885500628761
LAST Activation Date : 2016-06-05
LAST Deactivation Date : 2016-06-06
Activated : YES


Results
Whitelisted      Whitelisted
This device is on the global IMEI whitelist.
Activation Status      Clear
Device appears to be activation ready.
 Ting      Bring your Sprint or GSM device to Ting!
No contracts. Just pay for what you use.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: greatluck on October 21, 2018, 12:46:24 AM
4 lines with Verizon only one use date
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Seeker on October 22, 2018, 12:30:24 PM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.

Depends on how much data, minutes, and texts he would need when he's active.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: lemanhashem on October 22, 2018, 04:17:44 PM
i would say tello $11  unlimited talk and text. first of all you can join tello for free on the $14 remember to downgrade the plan before the next month make a reminder card and if you use this P3KKJKKJ code (remember to click on Referral code when you sign up) get 10 dollar free. ulimited USA and canada and china plus an average of 3 cents to israel and UK (you have to add topup money for that) you can add the $10 referral to the top up
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: mgarfin on October 23, 2018, 04:40:53 PM
US Moblie - Verizon talk and text only,  for $10

Too cheap am I missing something?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: shwarmabob on October 24, 2018, 10:27:52 AM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.
Ting.com
He'll have to pay $6/month for the number even if he doesn't use it.
(pm me for a referral if you want to get $25 off)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: lemanhashem on October 24, 2018, 03:44:30 PM
have a relative on ting  what a rip off
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: lemanhashem on October 24, 2018, 03:47:55 PM
us cellular is 10 "OFF" its 45 dollars cheapest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: lemanhashem on October 24, 2018, 03:51:43 PM

FREE FREE FREE HURRY!!! expires October 31 2018


https://tello.com/account/register

 $11  unlimited talk and text. first of all you can join tello for free on the $14 plan remember to downgrade the plan before the next month make a reminder. and if you use this code P3KKJKKJ  (remember to click on Referral code when you sign up) get 10 dollar free. ulimited USA and canada and china plus an average of 3 cents to israel and UK (you have to add topup money for that) you can add the $10 referral to the top up.


Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: mgarfin on October 24, 2018, 06:27:34 PM
US Moblie - Verizon talk and text only,  for $10

Too cheap am I missing something?

us cellular is 10 "OFF" its 45 dollars cheapest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

US Moblie not us cellular
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on October 24, 2018, 11:22:27 PM
Hi,

Which prepaid company / plan is the best for some guy that visits the US many times a year and wants to keep the same number?

Either the cheapest prepaid plan and let it run for the entire time (can be on lowest plan, and upgrade when actually using for more internet)

Or if there is some other company that lets you keep your number for some time without refilling the line.
Thanks All, but I need it for a long term this Ting and others mentioned here are companies that wo knows will be around next year, he is open to prepaid off brands but the companies that exist.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: shwarmabob on October 25, 2018, 09:44:41 AM
have a relative on ting  what a rip off
I pay about $70-75 a month for 4 lines, with teens texting and talking a lot, making international calls (Israel, for example, is the same rate as the US). I guess it's a lot  :P depending on your expectations.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: BobbyB on November 01, 2018, 02:39:05 PM
Does anyone have an opinion regarding Visible? It's the new low cost service that uses Verizon towers.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on November 01, 2018, 03:30:32 PM
Does anybody have info on a any mnvo of any carried that supports CNAME caller ID ? I know Verizon does on their regular plans for $3 extra a month. Looking for info if there is a reseller of any carrier that does it. I want to switch my home phone to a wireless home phone connect
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ckmk47 on November 07, 2018, 12:12:16 AM

I have an old Sprint family plan with unlimited data, that's really unlimited.
Unlimited texts.
We split 1500 daytime minutes.
I currently have 7 phone lines, but may add an 8th.
All smartphones.
2 of my people's phones just plotzed.
They used to give each line a new phone every 2 years, but stopped a while ago.
I pay over $45 each line.

Before they buy new Sprint phones, I'm considering switching to a new phone company altogether. Even prepaid

Who has good service in (Brooklyn) NY?
Lots of data?
Reasonable price?

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: incendia on November 07, 2018, 12:38:54 AM
I have an old Sprint family plan with unlimited data, that's really unlimited.
Unlimited texts.
We split 1500 daytime minutes.
I currently have 7 phone lines, but may add an 8th.
All smartphones.
2 of my people's phones just plotzed.
They used to give each line a new phone every 2 years, but stopped a while ago.
I pay over $45 each line.

Before they buy new Sprint phones, I'm considering switching to a new phone company altogether. Even prepaid

Who has good service in (Brooklyn) NY?
Lots of data?
Reasonable price?

Im happy with MetroPCS in Brooklyn
https://www.metropcs.com/shop/plans (taxes included)

They offer port in discounts on phones

Im not sure how the new Google1 or Prime benefits work (I think they max out on 5 lines per an account so you should be able to double up or mix n mach)


The trick with Metro is to be on the look out for when they have promo rates and match to that, I would wait to see if they have a Black Friday deal.


CS is all in India and its not so good

Changing phones is a PIA that involves calling CS

The authorized dealer stores (and sometimes the corporate stores too) nickle and dime you adding on fees or adding on extras that you dont need.



Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on November 07, 2018, 01:29:03 PM
Verizon prepaid just changed their plans and are pretty competitive. Discounts on multiple lines and autopay discounts ..

If happy with sprint service ,there is boost mobile etc..

If happy with tmobile there is metro.
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Post by: TimT on November 07, 2018, 01:54:33 PM
Verizon prepaid just changed their plans and are pretty competitive. Discounts on multiple lines and autopay discounts ..
How much data is included in these plans ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: incendia on November 07, 2018, 02:44:02 PM
How much data is included in these plans ?

https://www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid/
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on November 09, 2018, 09:26:06 AM
Cross posting but I think it's a very good deal when using this method. If you add cards to your account at half off from Ebay any of vzw prepaid plans are essentially half off

"Ended up putting him on Verizon fully unlimited for 65 with autopay.
What's cool is that you can get Verizon refill cards on Ebay half off!"
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ckmk47 on November 14, 2018, 06:43:46 PM
What's the word on Cricket?
Is the coverage OK?
What about the data?  They say they strangle (on the unlimited plan) only after 22 GB on that line. Is the speed OK until then?  And movies are in SD quality.  Is that a problem?


They're promoting 4 lines for $100.  (3/ $90,   2/$80,  1/$55) unlimited plan.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on November 14, 2018, 11:03:21 PM


What's the word on Cricket?
Is the coverage OK?
What about the data?  They say they strangle (on the unlimited plan) only after 22 GB on that line. Is the speed OK until then?  And movies are in SD quality.  Is that a problem?


They're promoting 4 lines for $100.  (3/ $90,   2/$80,  1/$55) unlimited plan.

Coverage is att since their owned by att.
Realize that plan the data speeds won't be too fast... its limited to 3mbps. For many it might be fine....
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ckmk47 on November 14, 2018, 11:16:16 PM

Coverage is att since their owned by att.
Realize that plan the data speeds won't be too fast... its limited to 3mbps. For many it might be fine....
How bad is that? What will if feel like for browsing text?  For viewing movies?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on January 04, 2019, 09:18:18 AM
Now that puppy wireless is no more unlimited. What are the alternative?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on January 04, 2019, 09:58:58 AM
Now that puppy wireless is no more unlimited. What are the alternative?
what was your plan with puppy?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on January 04, 2019, 10:32:59 AM
what was your plan with puppy?
$16.50 unlimited talk and text
Itís now 1500 talk and 1500 text.

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 04, 2019, 10:42:25 AM
$16.50 unlimited talk and text
Itís now 1500 talk and 1500 text.
tello.com  has  unlimited talk and text for $11 + tax (about 3.50 in NYC)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on January 05, 2019, 10:34:36 PM
tello.com  has  unlimited talk and text for $11 + tax (about 3.50 in NYC)
Tello is sprint.  This is Verizon
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ckmk47 on January 05, 2019, 11:00:41 PM
Tello is sprint.  This is Verizon
Then check out PagePlus. I have a talk and text plan with limited minutes that I donít pay too much for. 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on January 05, 2019, 11:01:26 PM
Then check out PagePlus. I have a talk and text plan with limited minutes that I donít pay too much for.
If I want limited minutes I would choose red pocket for $20
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: JudahMcB on January 06, 2019, 07:38:55 AM
Xfinity Mobile. Free unlimited calling and text + 100mb data/month. $12/gb thereafter. Verizon MVNO. Catches are:
 
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on January 07, 2019, 07:41:43 PM
If I want limited minutes I would choose red pocket for $20
17.08 per month using vzw service paying 1 year in advance.
Unlimited talk and text. Includes some data but not sure if you need.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/131826932370

Its reliable.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: avadah on February 14, 2019, 04:04:21 PM
Hi,
I'm looking for a prepaid plan that I can use in the US and Canada. I don't need unlimited talk/text/data. Just a little of each. What's the best/cheapest way to go? In the past I've used teltik (t-mobile ). They're good in toronto but horrible in my/nj.Thanks
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on February 16, 2019, 08:11:58 PM
Hi,
I'm looking for a prepaid plan that I can use in the US and Canada. I don't need unlimited talk/text/data. Just a little of each. What's the best/cheapest way to go? In the past I've used teltik (t-mobile ). They're good in toronto but horrible in my/nj.Thanks
Maybe use Google fi and when in Canada use hangouts to make calls.
Or maybe dual SIM phones would be an option.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on February 16, 2019, 08:18:14 PM
AT&T prepaid , if you are on the $45 and up plan then Canada and Mexico are included. If you are on a lower plan then itís .39 per minute [URL] https://www.att.com/shop/wireless/international/att-prepaid.html[URL]

Verizon prepaid. You can add Canada for $5 per day when you are in Canada. You will need a 4G phone for this to work
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: talmid chuchem on February 18, 2019, 01:01:49 PM
Looking for a cellphone plan for a tourist that comes to the USA a few times a year, & dials international direct (mainly UK).
Thinking of TING ($6 per month + depending on usage, UK minutes is like regular minutes), does anyone know anything better, on Verizon or Sprint network, or AT&T direct (no at&t mvno, as they have a wait time till it rings, or TMobile)


Contract/Prepaid: rather prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: varies
Total texts needed per line: 0-100
Total data needed per line: 0
Smartphones? No
Carrier: Verizon or a Verizon MVNO, Sprint or a sprint MVNO, AT&T direct (no MVNO)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on February 18, 2019, 06:00:51 PM
Looking for a cellphone plan for a tourist that comes to the USA a few times a year, & dials international direct (mainly UK).
Thinking of TING ($6 per month + depending on usage, UK minutes is like regular minutes), does anyone know anything better, on Verizon or Sprint network, or AT&T direct (no at&t mvno, as they have a wait time till it rings, or TMobile)


Contract/Prepaid: rather prepaid
Amount of lines needed: 2
Total minutes needed: varies
Total texts needed per line: 0-100
Total data needed per line: 0
Smartphones? No
Carrier: Verizon or a Verizon MVNO, Sprint or a sprint MVNO, AT&T direct (no MVNO)


What about this ? UK is included. But only landline. No cell phones
 https://www.ultramobile.com/flex/ (https://www.ultramobile.com/flex/)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on February 18, 2019, 06:13:41 PM

What about this ? UK is included. But only landline. No cell phones
 https://www.ultramobile.com/flex/ (https://www.ultramobile.com/flex/)
He said no tmobile and ultra runs off tmobile
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on February 18, 2019, 08:07:02 PM
Tng is also on Tmobile
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on February 18, 2019, 10:55:35 PM
Tng is also on Tmobile
Ting is sprint as well
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 03, 2019, 08:47:45 AM
 https://freeupmobile.com/?refer=00150096 (https://freeupmobile.com/?refer=00150096)

Operates on AT&T network. Not a VOIP. You can use a dumb phone.

Free plan give you 1000 units. minutes or text

$10 is unlimited talk and text.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 03, 2019, 08:56:51 AM
This should somehow be merged here

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101858
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moe Ginsburg on March 05, 2019, 12:35:34 AM
tello.com  has  unlimited talk and text for $11 + tax (about 3.50 in NYC)

Unreal Mobile is $10 and zero tax for unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of 4G LTE followed by unlimited 3G data.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 05, 2019, 08:11:02 AM
Unreal Mobile is $10 and zero tax for unlimited talk and text plus 1GB of 4G LTE followed by unlimited 3G data.
Just to clarify
Unreal mobile uses.
Sprint and AT&T networks.
With AT&T you have to use a smartphone and use their app to make calls. So itís a voip service. But with sprint you can use a basic phone as well and itís not voip service.

I have read very negative reviews on unreal about porting numbers can take a few weeks to go through and customer service has very long wait times
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moe Ginsburg on March 05, 2019, 08:18:54 AM
Just to clarify
Unreal mobile uses.
Sprint and AT&T networks.
With AT&T you have to use a smartphone and use their app to make calls. So itís a voip service. But with sprint you can use a basic phone as well and itís not voip service.

I have read very negative reviews on unreal about porting numbers can take a few weeks to go through and customer service has very long wait times

I ported a number to Unreal and it went very quick (I initiated the port on a weekend and it completed exactly 24 hours later) and smoothly, no customer service needed.

Service with them has been just as good as with any other provider I've used.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on March 15, 2019, 02:44:19 PM
According to slick deals
Sprint's Free Year of Unlimited Service Promo is Ending Soon
Verizon and AT&T customers have until early April to switch to Sprint for a free year of unlimited service (and potentially save up to $840).
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Essen est zich on March 18, 2019, 12:14:27 AM
I'm looking to join a phone plan. Unlimited everything. Please pm me if you have a spot available. Hotspot is a must.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: grodnoking on April 04, 2019, 11:02:56 AM
Contract/Prepaid: prepaid preferably
Amount of lines needed: 1, willing to join another persons plan if prepaid
Total minutes needed: 1000

Total data needed per line: 6+ GB 4g then after 3g

Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 04, 2019, 06:04:40 PM
https://prepaidcompare.net/#plans
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: TimT on April 04, 2019, 11:12:01 PM
Is verizon the best currently in nyc area ? Page plus, ultra mobile, simple mobile all have unlimited data plans $10 cheaper than Verizon.
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on April 05, 2019, 12:02:45 AM
Is verizon the best currently in nyc area ? Page plus, ultra mobile, simple mobile all have unlimited data plans $10 cheaper than Verizon.

In NYC all four major national carriers have strong coverage.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: TimT on April 05, 2019, 12:05:23 AM
In NYC all four major national carriers have strong coverage.
Sprint is terrible in basements.
So no reason to go Verizon over PP or ultra mobile ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Petar on April 05, 2019, 12:29:33 AM
How is freedom pop.   I heard network issues around Atlanta area.
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Post by: Definitions on April 05, 2019, 01:57:36 AM
Sprint is terrible in basements.
So no reason to go Verizon over PP or ultra mobile ?
The plans directly from any of the 4 carriers I believe have data priority and slightly higher speeds than a mvno.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Moe Ginsburg on April 05, 2019, 10:37:32 AM
The plans directly from any of the 4 carriers I believe have data priority and slightly higher speeds than a mvno.
Not necessarily. Depends on the carrier, the MNVO and sometimes even the plan.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: TimT on April 05, 2019, 11:21:29 AM
Not necessarily. Depends on the carrier, the MNVO and sometimes even the plan.
Is there any upside to Verizon over these others ? How are they in basements ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on April 05, 2019, 02:28:06 PM
Ultra is tmobile. Pp is Verizon.
Every basement is different
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: TimT on April 05, 2019, 02:33:12 PM
Ultra is tmobile. Pp is Verizon.
Every basement is different
And Verizon vs t-mobile ?
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Post by: ludmila on April 05, 2019, 05:39:32 PM
Ultra is tmobile. Pp is Verizon.
Every basement is different
+1 I have T Mobile, works perfect in my basement, a friend's  VZ does not. Then in his basement, lives less than a mile away, his VZ works better .
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: JACKBLUE on April 05, 2019, 06:56:03 PM
I have Sprint in NYC works fine all over even in basements. A friend that Iím with a lot has Verizon and in some places I have better coverage and some places he has, I would say they are even in NYC.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 24, 2019, 06:21:22 PM
I figured I'll ask here even though it's slightly off topic...I have service with ATT and would like to switch phones. I am currently in Canada where I don't have service. Is there anything I need to do on the old phone aside from popping in the SIM card?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on April 24, 2019, 07:56:59 PM
I figured I'll ask here even though it's slightly off topic...I have service with ATT and would like to switch phones. I am currently in Canada where I don't have service. Is there anything I need to do on the old phone aside from popping in the SIM card?
I'm not sure what you're asking. How are you changing phones but putting the new sim card in your old phone?

Just a side note. When inserting a new sim card into a phone in order for data to work you have to set up the APN in the phone settings.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 24, 2019, 09:37:46 PM
I'm not sure what you're asking. How are you changing phones but putting the new sim card in your old phone?

Just a side note. When inserting a new sim card into a phone in order for data to work you have to set up the APN in the phone settings.
I am switching from one iPhone to another. I will backup the "old" one on iTunes and install it on the new iPhone. I will also pop out the SIM from the old phone and into the new one.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on April 25, 2019, 12:12:30 AM
I am switching from one iPhone to another. I will backup the "old" one on iTunes and install it on the new iPhone. I will also pop out the SIM from the old phone and into the new one.
I don't have experience doing this. But I'm pretty sure you can do that with no problem. (Just might have to change APN settings.)
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 29, 2019, 09:03:49 PM
AT&T Prepaid is offering double data (8GB bonus data on 8GB / $50 plan ($40 w/autopay). Seems like a very good price. I'm currently on ATT regular. Anyone know how prepaid service compares to regular in 08701?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on April 29, 2019, 09:55:10 PM
AT&T Prepaid is offering double data (8GB bonus data on 8GB / $50 plan ($40 w/autopay). Seems like a very good price. I'm currently on ATT regular. Anyone know how prepaid service compares to regular in 08701?
Plus. Save some money buying refill cards on ebay
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Thingywingy on April 30, 2019, 07:49:13 PM
I called ATT to find out what will happen to my remaining credit balance if I cancel out my plan by switching to prepaid (it seems like ATT prepaid is an entirely different account and balance can't be transferred). They said I would receive a credit, but then offered me a free iPhone 6S for adding a line to my account. I was unsure what that would entail and was wondering if anyone had more info on the deal...?
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 05, 2019, 10:53:03 AM
AT&T Prepaid is offering double data (8GB bonus data on 8GB / $50 plan ($40 w/autopay). Seems like a very good price. I'm currently on ATT regular. Anyone know how prepaid service compares to regular in 08701?
Verizon prepaid currently has a very similar offer of 15GB for $45 with auto pay. If the service is better, I would pay the extra $5/month. It seems that Verizon recently added to this plan free calling to Canada & Mexico. I have read conflicting reports if both offer Wifi calling, as well as if service in Canada is included. Anyone have definite info on this?
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 05, 2019, 03:11:42 PM
Verizon is offering $250 for bringing your own device from another carrier...Anyone familiar with this offer?
link (https://www.verizonwireless.com/bring-your-own-device/?AID=11365093&SID=b3385fe26f6811e9ba159edbf881296a0INT&vendorid=CJM&PUBID=1225267&cjevent=b380025e6f6811e981d802310a24060c)

Visit vzw.com/digitalrebatecenter to redeem offer by using promo code BYOD250. Receive a $250 Prepaid Mastercardģ when you port in your number from any wireless carrier and activate your own 4G smartphone on a new Verizon postpaid line on an eligible plan between 5/1/19 - 5/31/19. Customer must submit for redemption within 30 days of activation and your device must remain activated for 45 consecutive days. We reserve the right to charge back the amount of the Prepaid Mastercardģ Card if service is cancelled within 6 months. May not be combined with other promotional offers. Your $250 Prepaid Mastercard Card will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service within 8 weeks after receipt of claim and will be mailed to the billing address on file with Verizon Wireless. This card is issued by SUNRISE BANKS N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted.
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Post by: bznt on May 05, 2019, 03:23:30 PM
Verizon prepaid currently has a very similar offer of 15GB for $45 with auto pay. If the service is better, I would pay the extra $5/month. It seems that Verizon recently added to this plan free calling to Canada & Mexico. I have read conflicting reports if both offer Wifi calling, as well as if service in Canada is included. Anyone have definite info on this?
If you are going with Verizon. Why not go with visible $40 unlimited everything. I think itís Tax included
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 05, 2019, 03:31:33 PM
If you are going with Verizon. Why not go with visible $40 unlimited everything. I think itís Tax included
I donít see such a plan. Link?
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Post by: bznt on May 05, 2019, 03:34:51 PM
I donít see such a plan. Link?
https://www.visible.com (https://www.visible.com)
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 05, 2019, 03:40:31 PM
I didnít realize visible was a different company...MNVOís donít have same coverage in a practical level due to throttling deprioritization and other technical reasons.
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Post by: bznt on May 05, 2019, 03:43:53 PM
I didnít realize visible was a different company...MNVOís donít have same coverage in a practical level due to throttling deprioritization and other technical reasons.
Itís owned by Verizon
Read this.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rcrwireless.com/20181210/analyst-angle/kagan-visibile-wireless-verizon/amp (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rcrwireless.com/20181210/analyst-angle/kagan-visibile-wireless-verizon/amp)

Plus. How wrong can you go with them. ?
After 2 months of paid service they will send you a $100 visa gift card. So they actually pay you to try them.
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 05, 2019, 03:55:50 PM
Itís owned by Verizon
Read this.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rcrwireless.com/20181210/analyst-angle/kagan-visibile-wireless-verizon/amp (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rcrwireless.com/20181210/analyst-angle/kagan-visibile-wireless-verizon/amp)

Plus. How wrong can you go with them. ?
After 2 months of paid service they will send you a $100 visa gift card. So they actually pay you to try them.
the article points out that unlike othe MNVOís they are owned by Verizon. But there is no claim that the throttling and deprioritization is anyway less than with other MNVOís. If it is, that would be significant. Also for me the WiFi calling and free to Canada are clear advantages.
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Post by: tmendy226 on May 12, 2019, 10:25:14 PM
They say that their internet is limited to 5 mbps, this is super slow

(Verizon in nyc is yo to like 80 mbps)
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Post by: TimT on May 13, 2019, 06:58:27 AM
Verizon is offering $250 for bringing your own device from another carrier...Anyone familiar with this offer?
link (https://www.verizonwireless.com/bring-your-own-device/?AID=11365093&SID=b3385fe26f6811e9ba159edbf881296a0INT&vendorid=CJM&PUBID=1225267&cjevent=b380025e6f6811e981d802310a24060c)

Visit vzw.com/digitalrebatecenter to redeem offer by using promo code BYOD250. Receive a $250 Prepaid Mastercardģ when you port in your number from any wireless carrier and activate your own 4G smartphone on a new Verizon postpaid line on an eligible plan between 5/1/19 - 5/31/19. Customer must submit for redemption within 30 days of activation and your device must remain activated for 45 consecutive days. We reserve the right to charge back the amount of the Prepaid Mastercardģ Card if service is cancelled within 6 months. May not be combined with other promotional offers. Your $250 Prepaid Mastercard Card will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service within 8 weeks after receipt of claim and will be mailed to the billing address on file with Verizon Wireless. This card is issued by SUNRISE BANKS N.A., Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Mastercard debit cards are accepted.
Which plans are considered ďeligible plansĒ ?
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Post by: lowvoltageguy on May 22, 2019, 07:32:28 PM
Any Verizon mvno that has WiFi calling AND Volte?
Regarding Visible it won't work on my Galaxy s8:(
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 23, 2019, 03:05:09 AM
Any Verizon mvno that has WiFi calling AND Volte?
Regarding Visible it won't work on my Galaxy s8:(
I'm unsure if/what the difference between Wifi calling and Volte is but Verizon prepaid has Wifi calling. I just joined the $50/month plan which is $45 with autopay. You can save considerably on your bill if you buy prepaid reload cards online.
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Post by: lowvoltageguy on May 23, 2019, 03:15:42 PM
I'm unsure if/what the difference between Wifi calling and Volte is but Verizon prepaid has Wifi calling. I just joined the $50/month plan which is $45 with autopay. You can save considerably on your bill if you buy prepaid reload cards online.
WiFi calling is as the name suggests. It needs to be phone capable and I think the carrier too. Volte is voice over LTE but for me it means being able to talk and browse at the same time.
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Post by: Thingywingy on May 23, 2019, 06:17:36 PM
WiFi calling is as the name suggests. It needs to be phone capable and I think the carrier too. Volte is voice over LTE but for me it means being able to talk and browse at the same time.
https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/News/Verizon-switches-on-prepaid-volte
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Post by: lowvoltageguy on May 23, 2019, 08:32:49 PM
https://www.whistleout.com/CellPhones/News/Verizon-switches-on-prepaid-volte
Thanks.
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Post by: Thingywingy on June 03, 2019, 10:45:07 PM
Any suggestion for a "travel" SIM in the US for someone who comes in a couple of times a year?
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Post by: grodnoking on June 03, 2019, 11:28:49 PM
Any suggestion for a "travel" SIM in the US for someone who comes in a couple of times a year?
Set up a GV number from america. Two days before every trip order a sim card with one month of service from amazon from MNVOs like H2O or such for $10-$20 and link the number theu give you thru GV.
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Post by: Thingywingy on June 04, 2019, 02:14:59 PM
Would Google Fi work for them?
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Post by: landz124 on June 12, 2019, 01:44:32 PM
I currently have Verizon (old plan XL) with 5 lines. Looking to switch or upgrade to unlimited.

How do Sprint, T-mobile and Verizon compare in Lakewood?
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Post by: Definitions on June 12, 2019, 03:04:20 PM
I currently have Verizon (old plan XL) with 5 lines. Looking to switch or upgrade to unlimited.

How do Sprint, T-mobile and Verizon compare in Lakewood?
Service questions are practically impossible to answer. Everybody has a different experience based on where they use their phone.

I use a Sprint mvno and I'm only slightly annoyed so far :)
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on June 12, 2019, 03:26:25 PM
Tello significantly lowered the prices for their monthly plans yesterday.
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Post by: ~King Lake~ on June 12, 2019, 03:41:59 PM
Whats the best option for an unlimited talk, text and data plan in monsey/spring valley?
i know that Verizon is probably the best service but also the most expensive (and the worst customer service),
so any alternatives (fair price, and good service)?
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Post by: YesThatsMe on June 12, 2019, 03:45:41 PM
Ok the reception in Lakewood with Verizon is disastrous. Who has the best 4G LTE round here?
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Post by: landz124 on June 12, 2019, 06:44:21 PM
Ok the reception in Lakewood with Verizon is disastrous. Who has the best 4G LTE round here?

For the past few months, it's been terrible, no reason to pay so much for Verizon with this reception
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 12, 2019, 07:39:46 PM
Whats the best option for an unlimited talk, text and data plan in monsey/spring valley?
i know that Verizon is probably the best service but also the most expensive (and the worst customer service),
so any alternatives (fair price, and good service)?
Look into Verizon prepaid with autopay discount and buying refills on Ebay for close to 30 percent off . The 16gb plan is a gr8 plan
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Post by: bznt on June 12, 2019, 07:48:35 PM
Look into Verizon prepaid with autopay discount and buying refills on Ebay for close to 30 percent off . The 16gb plan is a gr8 plan
Start out with a double data plan....

Note that ebay started to collect tax . At least in New York
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 12, 2019, 09:19:11 PM
Start out with a double data plan....

Note that ebay started to collect tax . At least in New York
These cards aren't mailed so just choose a different state as "shipping" address
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Post by: Definitions on June 13, 2019, 03:32:22 AM
These cards aren't mailed so just choose a different state as "shipping" address
I tried a few states on them and they're all charging tax. Which one did you try?
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Post by: bznt on June 13, 2019, 06:35:26 AM
I tried a few states on them and they're all charging tax. Which one did you try?
DE
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Post by: YesThatsMe on June 13, 2019, 04:45:27 PM
Ok the reception in Lakewood with Verizon is disastrous. Who has the best 4G LTE round here?

Bump?
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Post by: Shauly101 on June 14, 2019, 01:04:07 PM
Start out with a double data plan....

Note that ebay started to collect tax . At least in New York


you buy the plan with auto refill - but then you buy cards on ebay how does that work?
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Post by: Definitions on June 14, 2019, 01:11:45 PM

you buy the plan with auto refill - but then you buy cards on ebay how does that work?
I'm assuming if you have a credit in your account they charge that first
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Post by: bznt on June 14, 2019, 01:27:27 PM
I'm assuming if you have a credit in your account they charge that first
Why would they charge your card if you have a credit balance ??
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Post by: grodnoking on June 14, 2019, 01:28:29 PM

you buy the plan with auto refill - but then you buy cards on ebay how does that work?
Load it as balance on your account.
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Post by: ExGingi on June 14, 2019, 02:03:07 PM
How is freedom pop.   I heard network issues around Atlanta area.
https://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1914116-FreedomPop-has-been-sold-to-Red-Pocket?p=17078709#post17078709
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Post by: Definitions on June 14, 2019, 02:23:51 PM
Why would they charge your card if you have a credit balance ??
They won't. That's what I was saying
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 14, 2019, 03:01:10 PM
Why would they charge your card if you have a credit balance ??
With balance in account they won't charge cc.
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Post by: bznt on June 14, 2019, 03:06:25 PM
With balance in account they won't charge cc.
We all agree. My mistake.
I misread his post. I read it that if you have a credit card on file then they will use that first.
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Post by: ~King Lake~ on June 14, 2019, 03:09:15 PM
I'm assuming if you have a credit in your account they charge that first
Load it as balance on your account.
They won't. That's what I was saying
With balance in account they won't charge cc.
Thanks to all
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Post by: grodnoking on June 14, 2019, 03:12:07 PM
Thanks to all
Careful. Credit might expire
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Post by: ~King Lake~ on June 14, 2019, 04:42:08 PM
Careful. Credit might expire
Even after putting it in my account?
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Post by: bznt on June 14, 2019, 04:44:53 PM
Even after putting it in my account?
Balance expires 90 days from the date it is added to the account.
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on June 14, 2019, 05:17:14 PM
FreedomPop and Unreal Mobile's  CDMA/Sprint lines have been sold to Ting. Ting plans to discontinue the plans and offer Ting's paid plans as a replacement.

FreedomPop and Unreal Mobile's GSM/AT&T lines have been acquired by Red Pocket. Red Pocket intends to continue the FreedomPop brand and plans for now.
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Post by: Definitions on June 14, 2019, 07:57:51 PM
FreedomPop and Unreal Mobile's  CDMA/Sprint lines have been sold to Ting. Ting plans to discontinue the plans and offer Ting's paid plans as a replacement.

FreedomPop and Unreal Mobile's GSM/AT&T lines have been acquired by Red Pocket. Red Pocket intends to continue the FreedomPop brand and plans for now.
Where did you read this?
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 15, 2019, 10:49:44 PM
Balance expires 90 days from the date it is added to the account.
I don't believe this Is still the case.
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on June 16, 2019, 01:22:44 AM
Where did you read this?

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/909494/000143774919011556/tcx20190531_8k.htm

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1T810T

https://bestmvno.com/freedompop/freedompop-has-been-acquired-by-red-pocket-mobile/
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Post by: bznt on June 16, 2019, 07:48:55 AM
I don't believe this Is still the case.
That depends on when you signed up for your prepaid plan.

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Post by: lemanhashem on June 19, 2019, 04:49:12 PM
https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P3KKJKKJ

 Hi tello.com is offering $8 unlimited talk n text use the above link receive $10  promotional credit new user add code at checkout  30new for extra 30% off in my opinion best service in Bp in general
 
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Post by: Suave on June 19, 2019, 10:35:23 PM
Family member just came in to NY from Israel, looking for a sim with unlimited US calls/texts + Unlimited calling to israel - no data needed.

Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: Unlimited

Total texts per line: 100+
Total data per line: None
Do you have phones already? Yes, GSM

Monthly budget: Cheapest
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Post by: bznt on June 19, 2019, 10:50:10 PM
Family member just came in to NY from Israel, looking for a sim with unlimited US calls/texts + Unlimited calling to israel - no data needed.

Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: Unlimited

Total texts per line: 100+
Total data per line: None
Do you have phones already? Yes, GSM

Monthly budget: Cheapest
Red pocket mobile. $20 a month unlimited to isreal
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Post by: bznt on June 19, 2019, 10:50:58 PM
https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P3KKJKKJ

 Hi tello.com is offering $8 unlimited talk n text use the above link receive $10  promotional credit new user add code at checkout  30new for extra 30% off in my opinion best service in Bp in general
Itís cheaper to add the 500 Mb data vs without.
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 20, 2019, 07:00:27 AM
Family member just came in to NY from Israel, looking for a sim with unlimited US calls/texts + Unlimited calling to israel - no data needed.

Contract/Prepaid: Prepaid
Lines needed:1
Total minutes needed: Unlimited

Total texts per line: 100+
Total data per line: None
Do you have phones already? Yes, GSM

Monthly budget: Cheapest
Ultra mobile
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2019, 08:27:50 AM
Ultra mobile
Ultra mobile to Israel only landline free, red pocket is free to mobile as well
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on June 20, 2019, 11:47:29 AM
Itís cheaper to add the 500 Mb data vs without.

Tello Unlimited T&T with no data is $8; Unlimited T&T with 500 MB is $9.
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2019, 11:48:10 AM
Tello Unlimited T&T with no data is $8; Unlimited T&T with 500 MB is $9.
Correct. But after tax the $9 plan is cheaper then the $8 plan. Try it
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 20, 2019, 12:53:08 PM
Ultra mobile to Israel only landline free, red pocket is free to mobile as well
Incorrect. Look at their site
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Post by: MGrossman on June 20, 2019, 02:25:58 PM
Does anyone know of anyway to still signup onto the Grandfather Verizon $30 Unlimited everything plan? Or would I be able to be added onto someone that has that plan and then branch out into my own plan?
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2019, 02:32:49 PM
Incorrect. Look at their site
Not sure where I am wrong.
Ultra mobile and red pocket
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Post by: Moe Ginsburg on June 20, 2019, 04:00:56 PM
Correct. But after tax the $9 plan is cheaper then the $8 plan. Try it

By golly, you are right. It was a few cents less with data. How'd you figure out this anomaly?
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2019, 04:02:42 PM
By golly, you are right. It was a few cents less with data. How'd you figure out this anomaly?
Trial and error.
I contacted customer service. Here is their response
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 20, 2019, 04:14:40 PM
Not sure where I am wrong.
Ultra mobile and red pocket
...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/ba879e08a86c7c72a14973d6ec999a08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/757e11555d9c6309febb400e1b73d613.jpg)
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Post by: bznt on June 20, 2019, 08:23:14 PM
...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/ba879e08a86c7c72a14973d6ec999a08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/757e11555d9c6309febb400e1b73d613.jpg)
Which plan did you choose? I selected the $20 plan
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Post by: cozmohoot on June 21, 2019, 02:45:30 PM
I selected no plan. Contradiction on their site .
Either way , I know its included since I set people up with this
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Post by: ludmila on June 21, 2019, 11:48:34 PM
These unlimited plans are not truly unlimited, they are good for people who do not use it much, for e.g the cost for a telecom carrier for Israel mobile is around .035 cents a minute, if you use 100 or 200 minutes a month they are ok with it, if you use over 1000 minutes a month that is $35 and they lose big, so they will cap your minutes. It is cheaper and better to stay with your own carrier and buy a pinless option to Israel for e.g $3 and get close to 200 minutes for land line or 90 minutes for a cell phone, never expires, use it only when needed , can do $2, $3, $5 and all the way up. I have been in this business for over 20 years and these are the best options we sell.  Unlimited on a pinless plan is still cheaper than moving to a MVNO just because of international rates. The unlimited we do is capped at 2000 minutes a month, for eg Mexico Unlimited is $$5 a month. We are adding Israel Unlimited soon, not sure what the price will be yet.
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Post by: Thingywingy on July 31, 2019, 12:20:06 AM
A friend has a plan that expired today with Total Wireless and he would like to switch to ATT prepaid. Can he port the number if the plan is technically expired?
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Post by: bznt on July 31, 2019, 01:57:05 AM
A friend has a plan that expired today with Total Wireless and he would like to switch to ATT prepaid. Can he port the number if the plan is technically expired?
Every company is different. Try to port out. If it gets denied because itís inactive then either renew for another month. Or add the lowest plan available
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Post by: bznt on July 31, 2019, 01:59:00 AM
What are my options going for a week in Israel. Need just talk. Local and back to the USA ? If possible to have a USA number for incoming calls.
Rent for $4 a day ? Or I can get cheaper ?
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Post by: Luvtotravel on August 01, 2019, 11:37:03 PM
I'm looking for non smartphone plan. Talk\text preferably unlimited. Need new phone too preferably with keyboard
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Post by: bznt on August 05, 2019, 05:39:09 PM
What are my options going for a week in Israel. Need just talk. Local and back to the USA ? If possible to have a USA number for incoming calls.
Rent for $4 a day ? Or I can get cheaper ?
Bump
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 05, 2019, 06:41:14 PM
Bump
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=139.0
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Post by: Tomorrow on August 06, 2019, 01:53:15 PM
where do all these sellers get their Verizon Prepaid Cards from? i saw the price skyrocket then fall over the past 3 weeks, but not all the way back to before. this months service costed me more than i expected.
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Post by: ludmila on August 07, 2019, 04:25:21 AM
where do all these sellers get their Verizon Prepaid Cards from? i saw the price skyrocket then fall over the past 3 weeks, but not all the way back to before. this months service costed me more than i expected.
What are you paying an what denomination?
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Post by: Definitions on August 07, 2019, 03:37:25 PM
where do all these sellers get their Verizon Prepaid Cards from? i saw the price skyrocket then fall over the past 3 weeks, but not all the way back to before. this months service costed me more than i expected.
+1
What are you paying an what denomination?
$40 cards are $30 now. Used to be 25.

I messaged one of the sellers (a Jewish guy) he said he doesn't think the price increase is permanent. Just short in supply at the moment.
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Post by: Tomorrow on August 07, 2019, 03:50:14 PM
+1$40 cards are $30 now. Used to be 25.

I messaged one of the sellers (a Jewish guy) he said he doesn't think the price increase is permanent. Just short in supply at the moment.

You have someone I can buy direct from? How do they get them?
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Post by: Tomorrow on August 07, 2019, 03:50:27 PM
What are you paying an what denomination?
40
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Post by: bznt on August 07, 2019, 10:11:38 PM
I got last week through ďmake an offerĒ $50 card for $30 which equals the same as $40 for $25
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Post by: ludmila on August 08, 2019, 12:47:15 AM
I got last week through ďmake an offerĒ $50 card for $30 which equals the same as $40 for $25
There is something fishy with these discounts, $50 for $30 is 40% discount which does not exist through any official channels, like master distributors of prepaid cards who purchase in the millions $$.
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Post by: bznt on August 08, 2019, 12:49:29 AM
There is something fishy with these discounts, $50 for $30 is 40% discount which does not exist through any official channels, like master distributors of prepaid cards who purchase in the millions $$.
I got 2 separate codes a$20 and a $30 code.
From where they get it I have no idea.
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Post by: ludmila on August 08, 2019, 12:53:56 AM
I got 2 separate codes a$20 and a $30 code.
From where they get it I have no idea.
Stolen credit cards maybe? I have been in the telecom carrier business for a long time, never seen any official discounts any where close to this.
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Post by: bznt on August 08, 2019, 12:56:30 AM
Stolen credit cards maybe? I have been in the telecom carrier business for a long time, never seen any official discounts any where close to this.
Maybe they buy prepaid phones that have activation pins attached to them and they sell them separately?
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Post by: Definitions on August 08, 2019, 01:49:45 AM
You have someone I can buy direct from? How do they get them?
No. I just messaged the guy on eBay. I don't know the source. Although they all seem to get it from the same source since all the sellers go up and down in price together.
Stolen credit cards maybe? I have been in the telecom carrier business for a long time, never seen any official discounts any where close to this.
Definitely fishy. The two reasons why I defend myself is because number one the guy that I buy it from is Jewish so I sort of rely on him that it's from a somewhat legitimate source.

Second, if it is from stolen credit cards why do I only see discounts on Verizon cards. Why not Att or any other company? Also it seems to be mainly the $40 cards.

Maybe they buy prepaid phones that have activation pins attached to them and they sell them separately?
I think they sell those in eBay too. I also think those are bound to new IMEI activations though.
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Post by: ludmila on August 08, 2019, 02:09:52 AM
No. I just messaged the guy on eBay. I don't know the source. Although they all seem to get it from the same source since all the sellers go up and down in price together.Definitely fishy. The two reasons why I defend myself is because number one the guy that I buy it from is Jewish so I sort of rely on him that it's from a somewhat legitimate source.

Second, if it is from stolen credit cards why do I only see discounts on Verizon cards. Why not Att or any other company? Also it seems to be mainly the $40 cards.
I think they sell those in eBay too. I also think those are bound to new IMEI activations though.
Good point.
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 08, 2019, 06:26:55 PM
This has been going on for many months btw.
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Post by: Tomorrow on August 08, 2019, 07:07:15 PM
This has been going on for many months btw.
Any clue on where/how these guys get their cards?
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Post by: cozmohoot on August 08, 2019, 07:53:00 PM
Any clue on where/how these guys get their cards?
No clue. Many many months
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Post by: eli1571 on August 15, 2019, 02:50:01 PM
looking for an unlimited talk plan with international minutes, no data need no smart phone.
i'm on a $30 plan now but they stopped the international minutes suddendly so i have to change provider.
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Post by: bznt on August 15, 2019, 04:12:57 PM
looking for an unlimited talk plan with international minutes, no data need no smart phone.
i'm on a $30 plan now but they stopped the international minutes suddendly so i have to change provider.
International to which countries?
Look into ultra mobile
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Post by: eli1571 on August 16, 2019, 04:45:29 AM
International to which countries?
Look into ultra mobile
mainly uk, and Israel
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Post by: ryg on August 18, 2019, 08:15:45 AM
Is there a cheaper plan than mint - $300 for 12 month of 12GB data plus all other benefits etc. Runs on T-Mobile. Is there any other plan or company which even compares?
Mintmobile.com
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on August 19, 2019, 01:32:51 PM
Is there a cheaper plan than mint - $300 for 12 month of 12GB data plus all other benefits etc. Runs on T-Mobile. Is there any other plan or company which even compares?
Mintmobile.com
See prepaidcompare.net
He has a plan finder tool which is very good
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: ~King Lake~ on August 29, 2019, 09:12:08 PM
Does anyone know if a Verizon Galaxy s8+ comes unlocked when buying it with a 2 year payment plan?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: springles on September 13, 2019, 12:32:44 AM
Looking for a plan for my son with a couple GB of data and a low-mid range android phone (maybe pixel 3a?). Cheapest option.

Alternatively I can add him to my verizon plan, upgrade my phone with a galaxy s10 (which I have to do anyway) and get a 2nd one with $750 off.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 13, 2019, 01:54:14 AM
Looking for a plan for my son with a couple GB of data and a low-mid range android phone (maybe pixel 3a?). Cheapest option.

Alternatively I can add him to my verizon plan, upgrade my phone with a galaxy s10 (which I have to do anyway) and get a 2nd one with $750 off.
Mintmobile $180+tax/year unlimited talk text and 3gb lte data?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: springles on September 13, 2019, 10:16:41 AM
Mintmobile $180+tax/year unlimited talk text and 3gb lte data?
I have to buy the phone separately?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: grodnoking on September 13, 2019, 10:38:11 AM
I have to buy the phone separately?
Yes.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 13, 2019, 10:38:21 AM
I have to buy the phone separately?
Correct
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: grodnoking on September 13, 2019, 10:39:34 AM
Looking for a plan for my son with a couple GB of data and a low-mid range android phone (maybe pixel 3a?). Cheapest option.

Alternatively I can add him to my verizon plan, upgrade my phone with a galaxy s10 (which I have to do anyway) and get a 2nd one with $750 off.
You might be able to add him on to a cheaper line of service, but still on your family plan, and get a family plan discount. I know prepaid Verizon you can.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 14, 2019, 09:07:56 PM
Anyone here use tello?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 14, 2019, 10:19:02 PM
Anyone here use tello?
Yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on September 14, 2019, 10:22:58 PM
Anyone here use tello?
Yes
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: sruly101 on September 14, 2019, 10:25:19 PM
Hi,

Anyone using Hello Mobile? looks like cheapest unlimited plans
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 15, 2019, 07:20:17 AM
Yes
Yes
how would you rate their service ?  the customer service ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 15, 2019, 09:03:10 AM
how would you rate their service ?  the customer service ?
I only use it for talking and texting (in Lakewood). It works well.

I only had to use their customer service once to get a refund. I don't remember the exact response time but it wasn't long.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on September 15, 2019, 09:59:06 AM
how would you rate their service ?  the customer service ?
In my experience
You can do everything on the website.
If you do need customer service. They are very very good. Fast responsive
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 15, 2019, 03:00:36 PM
I only use it for talking and texting (in Lakewood). It works well.

I only had to use their customer service once to get a refund. I don't remember the exact response time but it wasn't long.
In my experience
You can do everything on the website.
If you do need customer service. They are very very good. Fast responsive
thanx, reception for talk and text is good ? (brooklyn)
do they have ads etc that they can price it so cheap ?
and last, have you used international calling with them ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 15, 2019, 03:08:20 PM
thanx, reception for talk and text is good ? (brooklyn)
do they have ads etc that they can price it so cheap ?
and last, have you used international calling with them ?
In my opinion talk and text is good with all carriers in NYC.

I'm assuming Sprint is looking to expand their customer base so they charge very little.

Never used international calling
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 15, 2019, 06:13:14 PM
In my opinion talk and text is good with all carriers in NYC.

I'm assuming Sprint is looking to expand their customer base so they charge very little.

Never used international calling
thanx
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 15, 2019, 07:15:18 PM
In my opinion talk and text is good with all carriers in NYC.

I'm assuming Sprint is looking to expand their customer base so they charge very little.

Never used international calling
btw, is the total $8 or there's still taxes on top of that ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: bznt on September 15, 2019, 07:23:27 PM
btw, is the total $8 or there's still taxes on top of that ?
I use the free calling to Canada.
Works great on Brooklyn.
No ads.
Itís plus tax
Itís cheaper if you add the 500mb data then without it , total in Brooklyn is $10.48
If you use my link , we both get $10 credit.
 https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P30G2K73 (https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P30G2K73)
Plus you get %15 off your first order when adding this coupon at checkout 15OFFAFF
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 16, 2019, 06:49:30 AM
I use the free calling to Canada.
Works great on Brooklyn.
No ads.
It’s plus tax
It’s cheaper if you add the 500mb data then without it , total in Brooklyn is $10.48
If you use my link , we both get $10 credit.
 https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P30G2K73 (https://tello.com/account/register?_referral=P30G2K73)
Plus you get %15 off your first order when adding this coupon at checkout 15OFFAFF

thanx, will use it if I sign up with them.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: grodnoking on September 22, 2019, 07:29:21 PM
Best mnvo running on verizon, with 2gb data?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 22, 2019, 09:33:37 PM
See prepaidcompare.net
He has a plan finder tool which is very good
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Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: elihak7 on September 24, 2019, 05:53:20 PM
What would be my best option for waze and email only?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 24, 2019, 07:53:26 PM
What would be my best option for waze and email only?
Tello pay as you go plan or $5 for 500mb + unlimited 2g data afterwards

Obviously depends how much you use and if you'll have good service with Sprint.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: eli1571 on September 25, 2019, 06:22:00 PM
Can I use a Verizon phone on tello ?
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on September 26, 2019, 02:45:05 PM
Can I use a Verizon phone on tello ?
I don't think so. I'm not 100% sure though.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: cozmohoot on September 26, 2019, 06:47:20 PM
Tello uses sprint but many Verizon phones will work on sprint or tello. You can use an imei checker for byod on sprint's site or maybe tello site
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Definitions on October 06, 2019, 04:27:42 PM
Maybe they buy prepaid phones that have activation pins attached to them and they sell them separately?
Just found this listing

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372729577784

Seems to be what you're saying based on picture.

Anyways the Verizon cards are now like 35. And simple mobile is like 20. Go figure.
Title: Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
Post by: Mimo on November 06, 2019, 12:40:40 AM
anyone has a "visible" .com cell phone plan? do they work with a filter?