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elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
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Unimpressive

$9 for 101-500 minutes sounds incredible, besting the MetroPCS' $20 prepaid plan.

Until you realize you have to pay a $6.00 "device" fee, and a minimum $3.00 for texting, plus "taxes and regulatory fees".

And then you remember, its a Sprint reseller.

This is nothing special. Just a clever marketing campaign.

jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
Agreed

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to elray
Metro=1xRTT, roaming on Sprint

Ting= WiMAX/EVDO Rev.A, roaming on Verizon

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
said by BiggA:

Metro=1xRTT, roaming on Sprint

Ting= WiMAX/EVDO Rev.A, roaming on Verizon

Noted, but I've yet to understand why data speeds matter so, especially on a tiny handset, in the context of the forum poster (not you) who rails against usage-based charges for data, and in this case, volume charges that even I might consider on the high side at $21-30/marginal GB. If you're tethering, there are better ways to handle both itinerant, intermittent, and volume use.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
The data prices are bad if you look at them per GB. However, if you have a family of 4 or 5 that each averages 400MB/mo, or may even less, just for basic mobile web/email and occasional streaming, and you compare that to a Verizon plan, this could really be huge.