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Lone Wolf
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Does Anybody Ever Look At What They're Buying?

I just went to the verizon site and entered all of the info to purchase the 16gb Siii with 2gb data and unlimited talk/text.

It came to $200 for the phone and $120 monthly for the service.

Now comes the fun!

120 month x 24 months = $2880 add $200 for the phone and you have spent $3080 plus taxes and other fees for 2 years for cell phone and service.

I can buy the phone outright anywhere for around $600 without a service plan. Personally I would only buy a GSM phone (worldwide) rather than the CDMA model (US only). Then I would buy an unlimited everything service plan from an MVNO for between $40 to $60 monthly.

$50 month x 24 months = $1200 plus $600 for the phone and I will have spent $1800 (no taxes or anything else added) for 2 years for cell phone and service.

A no brainer! Unless you like to throw away your money.
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mech1164
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join:2001-11-19
Lodi, NJ

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And that's the thing. I did the math and it was better to buy the phone outright. Problem though is that people have gotten used to cheap devices and would rather save upfront instead of over time.

You show them how much they will save and people will begin to see the light.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Lone Wolf
said by Lone Wolf:

I just went to the verizon site and entered all of the info to purchase the 16gb Siii with 2gb data and unlimited talk/text.

It came to $200 for the phone and $120 monthly for the service.

Where do you get $120? Line charge is $40 2 GB of data is $60. That's $100 not $120. If you're making a point at least get the math right. If you can't do that everything else you say I have to doubt too. $20 a month for 24 months means you're off by $480.

I can buy the phone outright anywhere for around $600 without a service plan. Personally I would only buy a GSM phone (worldwide) rather than the CDMA model (US only). Then I would buy an unlimited everything service plan from an MVNO for between $40 to $60 monthly.

Show me where you can take a Siii to a MVNO. Also those "unlimited" data packages typically run on 1X or EDGE speeds only. If you're lucky maybe 3G in some parts.

Also you DO pay taxes on your $50 plan because you will at least pay sales taxes which in my state run 9.75%.


Lone Wolf
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said by 88615298:

Where do you get $120? Line charge is $40 2 GB of data is $60. That's $100 not $120. If you're making a point at least get the math right. If you can't do that everything else you say I have to doubt too. $20 a month for 24 months means you're off by $480.

Unlimited talk and text $89. 2gb data $30. Equals $119.

Show me where you can take a Siii to a MVNO. Also those "unlimited" data packages typically run on 1X or EDGE speeds only. If you're lucky maybe 3G in some parts.

Also you DO pay taxes on your $50 plan because you will at least pay sales taxes which in my state run 9.75%.

Try SimpleMobile: they handle any unlocked GSM phone with a sim card. $40 for 3g, $60 for 4g. NO tax in Philadelphia, PA nor if you reload from Simple online. The Siii is too new to be listed as a viable phone to move to an MVNO. My GNex doesn't appear on Simple's website, however it works fine.

Look around the net for MVNOs. You might be surprised. »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_US_MVNO

BTW, I posted to help folks save money. I had been a customer of TMo and ATT for 15 years and made the switch. Maybe you can save $80 per month as I did.
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88615298
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said by Lone Wolf:

Unlimited talk and text $89. 2gb data $30. Equals $119.

Where are you getting that? That's not Verizon.


88615298
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said by Lone Wolf:

Try SimpleMobile: they handle any unlocked GSM phone with a sim card. $40 for 3g, $60 for 4g. NO tax in Philadelphia, PA nor if you reload from Simple online. The Siii is too new to be listed as a viable phone to move to an MVNO. My GNex doesn't appear on Simple's website, however it works fine.

No GSM carrier even has 3G in my area let alone 4G.

As far as SimpleMobile

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So sorry no dice. This is why Verizon is #1. "Service" will always trump "no service".


Lone Wolf
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You're right. I'm wrong. Must not be Verizon if you say so. Sometimes I get confused. That's why I save screenshots.









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Lone Wolf
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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

So sorry no dice. This is why Verizon is #1. "Service" will always trump "no service".

You're right again! Verizon is best. Go buy a verizon phone and pay 3 times what I pay per month.

I'm done here. You can't be helped.
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88615298
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said by Lone Wolf:

You're right. I'm wrong. Must not be Verizon if you say so. Sometimes I get confused. That's why I save screenshots.

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Did you bother to look at the Share Everything plans? if you're stupid enough to buy a more expensive package then you deserve to lose money.

Share Everything single line plan

Line charge $40

Unlimited talk/text and 2 GB data = $60

Total=$100.

good thing I like screenshots too



88615298
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reply to Lone Wolf
said by Lone Wolf:

said by 88615298:

So sorry no dice. This is why Verizon is #1. "Service" will always trump "no service".

You're right again! Verizon is best. Go buy a verizon phone and pay 3 times what I pay per month.

I'm done here. You can't be helped.

No you're right, I should go with a company that provides ZERO service within 50 miles of me. That's much more financially smart.