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

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 #780 on: October 24, 2018, 03:44:30 PM »
have a relative on ting  what a rip off

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #781 on: October 24, 2018, 03:47:55 PM »
us cellular is 10 "OFF" its 45 dollars cheapest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #782 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.



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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #783 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

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #784 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.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #785 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.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #786 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.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #787 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

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #788 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?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #789 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.




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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #790 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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #791 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 ?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #793 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!"

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #794 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.
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« Reply #795 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....

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« Reply #796 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?
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #797 on: January 04, 2019, 09:18:18 AM »
Now that puppy wireless is no more unlimited. What are the alternative?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #798 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?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #799 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.