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Cell Phone carrier

Discussion in 'Technology' started by tarheelfan_08, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

    tarheelfan_08 [OP] Carolina Alliance

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    SO I am going to switch cell phone carriers because mine sucks. And I need help figuring out where the best deal is and who has the best service. Here are my specifications. I need unlimited text messaging and at least 300 anytime minutes and unlimited nights and weekends! So please list cell phone carriers and good plans.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    Jester243

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    I am with At&t and before when they were cingular it was great. Now it seems like I would be better off with
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    I think we are paying ~$120/mo with three phones and unlimited text and we are sharing a pool of I beleive 800 minutes. At&t is not horrible, but sometimes there are dead zones around town that make no sense.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    THXEY

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    verizon!
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I have been looking at them...give me some rate plans if you dont mind!
     
  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    senor taco

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    I have AT&T it's hela expensive I'm probably going to get metro pcs when my contract runs out
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Metro pcs 50 $ unlimited every thing
     
  7. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    what the hell is metro pcs???
     
  8. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    Jester243

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  9. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    neslerrah

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  10. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    rpoint16

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    I have had Qwest for 13+ years, LOVE them!! Unfortunately they are selling their cell service to Verizon. I'm not to excited about that.
    From what I hear from friends & co-workers:


    Verizon is very good

    T-mobile- good

    Alltel- crappy

    If you are switching now, you should be able to negotiate a smoking deal. Get as many freebies up front (car charger, etc...). Sometimes going to a local kiosk is better. Good luck!
     
  11. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    thebigk

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    Our company uses Sprint.....not sure how cheap it is but the free nationwide roaming kicks ass.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Anathollo

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    We have four phones on our verizon plan. We share 1400 minutes, which is more than enough. I pay 120$ per month with txting on only two phones. I can honestly say with my PDA phone that I have very rarely lost service.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    neontrail

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  14. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    BlackRig

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    Well, I have an iPhone and I work for at&t. So... AT&T FTW!!
     
  15. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    derekabraham

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    AT&T has worked well for me and it's pretty cheap. I have unlimited text, nights and weekends and roll over minutes to last me 25 years. :laugh:
     
  16. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    tdm156

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    I have a Sprint phone and an AT&T Blackberry and travel alot.....the AT&T by far has better service in all areas that I travel. My Sprint phone is ok but if you leave the main road, highways, interstates its hit and miss on the service. If you dont ever travel then look at your area and who has the best coverage where you will spend the majority of your time so your happy with the choice. I have had AT&T for a long time and very satisfied. We have two blackberrys and it runs about 125 a month.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    My wife and I have Verizon with two phones and a broadband wireless card that we share for about 150 a month-
    Unlimited Calls on "in" network, free nights and weekends, unlimited texting, unlimited data on the wireless card.

    Works great nearly everywhere...I did have trouble getting the data on my phone to connect yesterday...but nearest I can tell I was about 60-80 miles from the nearest cell tower....so I'll give them a mulligan.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2009 at 5:53 PM
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    09TRD

    09TRD it is what it is

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    Not yet,

    I have a place you can look at all the different carriers plans from one site and help out a fellow tw member by doing it:D

    Go to www.fhtmus.com/mguin3853

    Click on the wireless shop link

    Go down to the bottom of that page and click "click here to go to the wireless shop"

    Then browse around.

    pm me if you have any questions. I swear it's all legit and just like going into the wireless store to do it.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I bought my son's phone off of www.letstalk.com and signed up for a Sprint plan

    I got a free Samsung Rant.....it's a great site to get phones cheap. It also included 2nd day shipping
     
  20. Apr 12, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    09TRD

    09TRD it is what it is

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    Not yet,

    But that's not helping out a fellow tw member;)
     
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