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IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast

I'll stay with postpaid

I'm happy with my Verizon iPhone. Coverage is good, price is right, and I have good call quality that is comparable to a landline. Cell phone is about $118 per month (900 minutes, 250 texts, unlimited data, and 2 GB of tethering capability) and home phone (also through Verizon) is about $65 per month (unlimited local and long distance with call waiting, call forwarding, caller ID, and non published service). Home phone is necessary for alarm system and E911 capability.

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
Reviews:
·Charter

1 recommendation

said by IowaCowboy:

I'm happy with my Verizon iPhone. Coverage is good, price is right, and I have good call quality that is comparable to a landline. Cell phone is about $118 per month (900 minutes, 250 texts, unlimited data, and 2 GB of tethering capability) and home phone (also through Verizon) is about $65 per month (unlimited local and long distance with call waiting, call forwarding, caller ID, and non published service). Home phone is necessary for alarm system and E911 capability.

on prepaid, you can get unlimited everything(in the same manner that verizon offers) for $45 per month. Paying more than double that is a rip off, and you should know it.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
and when the iPhone comes to more prepaid companies, more and more will be moving to prepaid services. especially since now once Cricket and VM have it- the status symbol of having the iPhone has gone down.


CCNnorthcali

join:2004-03-07
San Francisco, CA
reply to IowaCowboy
There is nothing wrong with being happy with the service you are getting. However, here is why I switched to prepaid. I'll use your numbers as an example. You probably paid about $200 for your iPhone on a 2-year contract. Here is the total cost of that contract:

$200+($118x24)=$3032

Here is what Straight Talk would costs you if you purchased an iPhone for $700:
$700+($45x24)=$1780

That is a savings of $1,252 over the course of two years. Keep in mind Straight Talk is also giving you their version of unlimited minutes/texts (they're not completely unlimited, but still pretty high limits) compared to your more limiting Version plan. In fact, you could probably reduce your home phone down to the bare minimum for 911 and your home alarm which typically costs around $20/month. This would save you another $1,080 over two years bringing your total savings to $2,860. To me that is significant.