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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 , US Mobile.

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 and no data. Picture message might not work without data services.
$10 unlimited Talk/Text + 1GB. 60 free international destinations - UK, Canada, France etc but not Israel
(Find someone with a referral code or $10 off referral code = P3VB48C7)
wifi calling and ESim supported

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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Contract/Prepaid:Contract
Lines needed:2
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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

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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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Lines needed:6
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Total data per line: 2gig for 5 lines

Smartphones? All

Would you like a specific carrier? No

Do you have phones already?

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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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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
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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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Contract/Prepaid: prepaid
Amount of lines needed:1
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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

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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

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Do you want a particular network? Do you need 4g or LTE?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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/