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Is this a horrible idea? (Removing Landline and Switching to Mobile)

arjun90 1,214 105 August 23, 2015 at 04:00 AM
Currently, I have Vonage, been a customer for over 10 years ($33 a month on a customer loyalty discount basis). I also have T-Mobile (One Line, $60 a month 1GB data, includes JUMP! Program). I also have PureTalk USA 4 lines for $25 a month, no tax, figure that's a waste. Plenty of international calling takes place on the Vonage Line. Any suggestions as to what can be done in cutting down the landline and switching over to Mobile-only? I don't think PureTalk is necessary either, but its $5 per line, and data is not included but is good to have on the go. I don't necessarily need data on one of the four lines if I switch everything to T-Mobile; I'd be going from 6-lines to 4 lines (if I remove Landline and one of the unnecessary mobile lines on PureTalkUSA). T-Mobile is really expensive considering they include data as well as other fees.

Would like to hear what others have to say, thanks.

As it stands so far,
$25 PureTalkUSA
$70 T-Mobile (Includes Taxes)
$33 Vonage (Includes the International Calling)
~$130 Total

Wouldn't I be saving a lot if I just switch everything to T-Mobile? I know T-Mobile has a $10 International Calling Plan as well.



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T-Mobile $10-unlimited calling plan is only for landline calling, You have to pay $15 / month to call mobile. Paying $70 - 75 / month for a stupid phone seems outrageous to me.
I have vonage ($40/month) and my family calls to just one international country. My international usage is between 1000 - 1500 minutes/month. So we are trying to move to Hangout (another VOIP), so far its good and once it worked out, will be rid of vonage. I needed a smart phone (not necessarily unlocked) to set it up.
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its time to cash in on obi and google talk.
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its time to cash in on obi and google talk.
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Edit: And I would recommend at least trying Hangouts on a mobile device. Google just released a new Android version a week ago. In my very limited testing it seems to work well..........and that was over a cellular signal, not WiFi.
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Last edited by DealMeInPlease August 23, 2015 at 07:52 AM
t mobile 4 lines 10gb data each phone $120

it looks like you can add unlimited calling to 70 international landlines for $10 a phone

or $15 to call 30 international mobile
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Last edited by narnaie August 23, 2015 at 08:49 AM
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The thing is a couple of the family members want an iPhone / Android phones and I'm not inclined to resell phones now since the value of mobile phones depreciate fast. T-Mobile had a fairly decent lease program which I find doable such as an iPhone 6 for $15 a month. Whereas I can get the other family member an LG Leon for $80. Therefore, I'd only be leasing the iPhone 6 plus whatever phone I wish to upgrade my current phone to. I just don't find it feasible anymore to own a mobile; unless Moore's Law doesn't fit the bill anymore. It seems mobile technology is slowly coming to a crawl, 14nm, anyone? Also, in addition to cord-cutters, there seems to be a trend now on VOIP cord-cutters as well. Smilie
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