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|03-22-2012 09:06 PM|
550 min/mo (2 lines) $60 (at least i have that plan)
3 additional lines $30
5 lines with data $150
It's $48 per line plus tax. With tax, you're probably running about $55 per line. And with Verizon, you can get unlimited unthrottled 4GLTE, but you either have to do the mhs trick (if it still works) or AoL to get unlimited if you don't currently have it, which would cost but may be worth it for heavy data users.
Even if you don't, I believe Verizon's 4gb plan for LTE devices is on sale for $30 right now.
|03-16-2012 02:39 PM|
I think this is how cricket works
You have cricket's network
you have cricket's nationwide partner network (sprint in Wisconsin)
i believe you have to pay .25c a min to roam on cricket or add an additional roaming plan.
|03-16-2012 05:58 AM|
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|03-15-2012 06:10 PM|
...wanna bet that it will start by sneakily getting rid of unlimited data plan users? My money is on that.
|03-15-2012 06:06 PM|
|03-14-2012 12:54 PM|
There again the package deals make it a better price. On my current plan for smart phones $30 I get unlimited data (Yes not really unlimited) and text so it is only $10 more than what your quoting the price for just text. I believe that $20 you are quoting for ULT text is a per line charge. My point is you might want to see the package deals there are if it fits your situation because the pricing can be better than website retail.
Good luck in your search. Howard Forums might be another good place to read/ask.
|03-14-2012 12:18 PM|
|03-14-2012 12:01 PM|
|03-14-2012 11:22 AM|
Now that there are options like Google Voice where your texts count as data, people drop texting plans, so the carriers are looking at data now as their next cash cow (back in 2006 before everyone had a smartphone I was tethering on my old Samsung with my laptop on roadtrips. Back then I was with Verizon and data was counted in minutes, not as data usage. Strange, but it meant my minutes was how my data was counted and during nights and weekends...I literally had FREE internet Then things changed. This was also when text messages were 5 cents to send and receive. It has quadrupled in price now, while nothing has changed. surprise, surprise. Sigh.).
|03-14-2012 11:19 AM|
Think about it. The reason the big companies are so expensive is because they need to pay for all those towers. And the towers aren't cheap. Smaller companies dont have nearly a fraction of what the big companies do in terms of towers.
If you travel a lot you might want a good company for service, if your a creature of habit and dont travel then it might work for you if you are in their coverage zone for work/school/home etc.
|03-14-2012 11:17 AM|
..so it would be a small investment to try your coverage area for a month. I did that with T-Mobile before switching to them from Sprint. People always almost never check their coverage areas of where they use their phone first before switching, and get screwed.
|03-14-2012 11:14 AM|
Anything that is "Partner Nationwide Talk & Text Coverage" is covered but probably a roaming partner. I'm looking at my area now which is a relatively low coverage area for Cricket and Sprint so I'm thinking some parts MAY be covered by Verizon but I can't say this for sure.
Yeah double checked all three and Sprint enters off-network roaming for the area I'm looking at and Verizon covers it, so it has to be Verizon.
It's probably entirely area dependent. I doubt you'll get 3G data coverage though since it's very expensive with Verizon, hence why they're very careful to say "Partner Nationwide Talk & Text Coverage" and not data.
|03-14-2012 11:07 AM|
|Jabbit||Have you looked into Page Plus? $55 (no taxes/fees) for unlimited minutes, texts, and 1GB of data. Uses Verizon's network and no contract.|
|03-14-2012 10:00 AM|
I'm not with Cricket, so I'm not sure of the details of their plans. However, their "unlimited" looks suspicious...
Notice how it says "unlimited data", but then down a bit when it breaks out the data portion of the plan, it actually says "3G mobile data (1GB)". However, it never talks about overage costs for that.
So you may be paying a ton of money for overage data charges through them vs. what you'd pay through Verizon.
Additionally, if you're not roaming on one of their "partners'" networks, you're looking at $0.25 per minute. Check the coverage map near your location and see if that's something you're going to need to worry about. That'll eat into your savings really quick...
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