Forum Thread

Have phone, need service

mommadillo 803 312 August 2, 2015 at 11:35 AM
So I finally talked AT&T out of an unlock code for my Nokia Lumia 920 and I'm now able to get my service elsewhere if I want. AT&T seems to have excellent coverage, but you pay through the nose for everything. I currently have a GoPhone plan - 10 cents a minute for calls and a package of 1000 text messages for ten bucks but wifi data only. I'd like to get an actual smartphone plan so I can use smartphone features when I'm out of wifi range, but I don't particularly want to pay fifty bucks a month for my phone.

I've been trying to research this myself, but it occurred to me that I was ignoring a valuable resource available to me through my fellow SD'ers, and thought I might prevail on some of you to share your knowledge.

So am I being unreasonable not wanting to pay fifty bucks a month for unlimited calls, texts, and a reasonable amount of cellular data? From what I've found, that's the going rate at most of the big boys like Sprint or T-Mobile.

Which alternative services can I use with my current phone, which works just fine and I'd much prefer not to have to buy another one?

What's my best and/or cheapest option? I live in Kansas City, if that makes any difference.

Thanks in advance for any advice or info.

3 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#2
On top of my head, how about Cricket Wireless? AT&T Pre-paid service but same AT&T network and everything but slightly reduced data speed. If you're on a group plan of 5 phones or so, you can save A LOT more and may work very well with you if you like AT&T coverage.

Auto-pay will save you $5 per month so that's basically $35 per month for 2.5GB data, unlimited talk/text.

https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans

Or $100 for 5 lines (no auto-pay $5 discount on this).

https://www.cricketwireless.com/5for100
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Joined Feb 2007
L5: Journeyman
803 Posts
312 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
Thanks! Looks like exactly what I wanted - I'll check it out.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#4
And the last PC World test did not notice decreased speeds when using Cricket...there seems to be no reason not to use it. Go into a store, but make sure to find the corporately owned locations and not a franchised location.

Cricket all the way.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard