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Re: back to reality..
said by BF69:Net10 and StraightTalk have bring your own device and if gsm, buy a SIMcard to use your own device... contracts doesn't = good phone, good price, good service. said by tmc8080:
most prepaid plans have smart android phones.
Are you high? Do they have android phones that aren't complete crap?
As I said, it's not all about the phones.. if you read my post, data is best had when it's dirt cheap and/or free, and since all the major carriers are not pursing that path.. it's best to use data on a wifi network until that day comes back-- in the early days of "unlimited" plans these types of plans cost $250 (Sprint) and then broke several price barriers downard to under $50 a month and then sprung back up due to heavy usage enabled by smart phones and the apparent greed of carriers-- they gambled on getting a generation of consumers addicted to wireless data everywhere so much so that they can charge $10, $15 and more per GIGABYTE of data in overages in addition to the rediculous charges they have today. Prepaid is a decent compromise selling essentially the same product, but either soft caps the data or throttles speed.. take your pick (No I wasn't nieve that companies wouldn't limit the amount of data consumed in some way on prepaid.. but you will pay a flat fee, no overages and have a good sense of the value you get w/o the hassle of a contract term and ETF just to save $150 on a subsidized phone)
said by tmc8080:Nope no GSM. No one here uses at&t because until 3 weeks ago 3G didn't even exists so everyone uses Verizon thus everyone has CDMA phones.
Net10 and StraightTalk have bring your own device and if gsm, buy a SIMcard to use your own device... contracts doesn't = good phone, good price, good service.
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Yes, net10. Recently got one before going camping. 20 bucks for a "smart phone" and 25 for 750 minutes. Only needed it for 8 days. What I found odd was even at 3 bars, it would drop calls. So, if it was using AT&T's network, AT&T's networks SUCK. I had 1 to zero bars, but 3g svc (no roaming) on my Sprint Motorola Admiral which I had tethered to my lap top and was able to surf the net at acceptable speeds. I have one of the old Sprint SERO plans (now SERO premium) that costs me 40 bucks a month for what you VZ pukes are paying in the 80's for. And I get UNLIMITED data. I'm sure if I keep tethering, Sprint will shut me down.