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bobjohnson
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reply to ArrayList

Re: no prepaid on lte?

said by ArrayList:

why not? why not let prepaid customers use the lte network?

Verizon believes that prepaid subs are second-class citizens, and treats them as such.


nonamesleft

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said by bobjohnson:

said by ArrayList:

why not? why not let prepaid customers use the lte network?

Verizon believes that prepaid subs are second-class citizens, and treats them as such.

Exactly! That's why the prepaids have such poor coverage.

Network Guy
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reply to bobjohnson

I love that mentality. It reaffirms my believe that when they're busy trying to rub you the wrong way, the shaken feathers are actually falling off their scalp and not mine.

I've been a happy prepaid customer since November. People are stupid for still doing contracts.


iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
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reply to nonamesleft

You can get VZW prepaid via Page Plus Cellular. You just don't get...you guessed it...LTE access.


elray

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reply to bobjohnson

said by bobjohnson:

said by ArrayList:

why not? why not let prepaid customers use the lte network?

Verizon believes that prepaid subs are second-class citizens, and treats them as such.

Um, news-flash: prepaid customers are second-class citizens. Not only are we treated as such, but the American public likes it that way.

Those who are able, willing, or gullible enough to spend $120+/month on a "smart" phone plan on a what they perceive as the premier carrier, and commit to a 2-year contract, indeed are the most sought-after customers, so they're going to get the top tier service.

wkm001

join:2009-12-14
reply to iansltx

I used Page Plus for the past year. Unlimited talk and text with 2GB of data for $55. Same Verizon coverage, was really happy. But I couldn't use any new phones. I picked up a used GS3 and now use LTE. I have to admit, it is worth the monthly premium. It costs $150 for two lines with unlimited talk and text along with 4GB of shared data. Sadly having the GS3 and Verizon's LTE is worth $20 extra per phone, as compared to Page Plus. If you compare it to Verizon's prepaid plans it is about the same.

My Droid Incredible 2 was a great phone but the GS3 spanks it six ways to Sunday.

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Simba7
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join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to wkm001

Re: no prepaid on lte?

Yes, the SGS3 does, but I wouldn't want to pay $150/mo for 2 years. Heck, I could buy a pair of GSM SGS3s, throw a ST SIM card each one, and save (($150x24) - ($495x2x2) - ~$600x2 = $400).

I'm waiting for the SGS4 to officially come out in a few months.


iansltx

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Austin, TX
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The catch with Straight Talk is that you don't get LTE there either. T-Mobile H+ comes close, but then you have to deal with a digital divide issue: if you can't get cable 'net at a location, you probably can't get 3G or better on T-Mobile either.



Simba7
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Billings, MT

said by iansltx:

The catch with Straight Talk is that you don't get LTE there either. T-Mobile H+ comes close, but then you have to deal with a digital divide issue: if you can't get cable 'net at a location, you probably can't get 3G or better on T-Mobile either.

T-Mobile doesn't cover everywhere. Try getting a signal here.

I don't really care that ST doesn't have LTE. I use my phone to stream Rdio (HQ Streaming) and SSH/VPN into my home network. I rarely stream Netflix or do anything massively data intensive. Of course, it could be that ST eventually will throttle you if you use too much.

..but for $45/mo flat, it's better than VZ or at&t charging almost double then nail you for overages if you use more than you're supposed to. LTE is nice, but not worth it if they can't adjust caps with the speeds. Why utilize their "Premium Network" if you're stuck with a 2GB cap that can be eaten through in an hour or less?

..and the reason I want the SGS4 is not for the LTE, it's for everything else.
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