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Small List compiled for Flip phone service. Regular service with unlimited data and all to come.

1.Tracfone-All Carriers $20 Talk/Text 1GB ($30 for first 6 months)
1b. Unlimited talk and text, no data $15/month ($10 with auto pay)

2.Mobi-Verizon $10 (Additional $5 off the 1st three months)

3.Tello-Tmobile $8

4.HelloMobile-Tmobile $5 (first 2 months for $5)

                 -EXPLAINED A BIT MORE IN DETAIL-
Tracfone Wireless- (CDMA/GSM Verizon/T-Mobile/AT&T)
First 6 months at $30 plus taxes.
Pay for the first 2 months $15 each month with autopay, then use reward points for the next 4 months. Use Referral code OOAB-E354 to get you 8,000 points. You must activate and set up the rewards within 14 days of activating Phone service.
  They limit 5 uses per month, so feel free to PM before using if you want to confirm they work for this month, as well they seem to be changing the referral code after every use. So feel free to post in the thread or message me for a new code.
       The points will only kick in after 60 days of service(hence the reason for keeping paid service for 60 days) the points will kick in getting you 8,000 Points, which is enough for 4 months free. You can redeem 2,000($20) increments for a free month of service and do that for a total of 4 months free.
  Now you must turn off auto pay after the first 2 months in order for the free 4 months that you added to kick in.  If you don't turn off auto pay it will continue billing your credit card and you will not get those free months until you turn off auto pay.
 Works on CDMA or GSM.

 Mobi Wireless- (Verizon/CDMA)
 $10 a month. With a referral code you can get another $5 off the 1st three months which I can give you. You need to sign up in the first week for the referral bonus to kick in.
Click here to pm me for the info.

Tello Mobile (GSM/T-Mobile)
 $8 Month with Unlimited t&t. But no data. Picture message might not work without data services.
 Though for another $1 you can get 500mb($9) or at $10 you can get, Talk/Text 1GB. (Find someone with a referral code.)

Hello Mobile (GSM/T-Mobile)
 $5 Month with Talk/Text 500mb.
Unlimited calling to most international destinations. Canada/Israel/UK and many more.  2nd month free as well. Free sim card.

If you know of others please add to the wiki.
  Feel free to PM me with any questions or post in this thread so a dedicated member can help you out.

Mobi for me comes out to $14.05 in NY after taxes.
Vs
Us mobile i pool 2 phones and I  pay just $20.96 for 2 lines after tax. Both on the Verizon network

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H2O which runs on AT&T has a annual plan unlimited talk and text for $60 plus tax with free international calling as well

http://www.whistleout.com/cellphones
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Author Topic: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)  (Read 173007 times)

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #100 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"
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #101 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.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #102 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.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #103 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

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #104 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
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2014, 02:20:43 PM »
any reviews/experience with ultra mobile?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2014, 10:07:42 PM »
any reviews/experience with ultra mobile?
seems more geared towards foreigners. Why ultra over simple mobile?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #107 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.
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« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2014, 11:16:44 AM »
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« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2014, 01:52:40 PM »
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #110 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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« Reply #111 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #112 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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« Reply #113 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.
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« Reply #114 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.
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« Reply #115 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?
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« Reply #116 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?
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« Reply #117 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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« Reply #118 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.
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« Reply #119 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?
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