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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

Use this website to find the best deals
https://prepaidcompare.net/#plans

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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #280 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #281 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #282 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #283 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #284 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.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #285 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #286 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):
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To kick off Sprint’s “new day for data” 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 – and, as an added bonus, customers will get an additional 2GB per line for up to 10 lines.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #287 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #288 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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« Reply #289 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #290 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #291 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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« Reply #292 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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« Reply #293 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #294 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #295 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #296 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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« Reply #297 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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« Reply #298 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #299 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?