Re: Structural Issues
said by elefante72:Agreed. People are sick of being locked into overpriced 2 year contracts. I went to Virgin from Verizon and got more minutes, more texts, and kept unlimited data for half the price. My signal is even better at work and at my house. I now that last point won't apply to everyone, of course, but this has been a total win for me. There's not reason I'd ever go back to post-paid. Maybe I'll switch again to the new Nexus and T-Mobile, because with no ETF I could just sell my current Evo V and subsidize the purchase that way.
Tmobile and Sprint are the junior cell companies and they are at the tip of the spear in an accelerating trend: prepaid.
Re: Structural Issues I'll pay $1205 over the course of 2 years if I keep the same phone. Compared to $2000+ on post paid. Especially since postpaid unlimited normally starts at about 100$.
| |winsyrstrifeRiver City BouncePremium
Prepaid for about 1 month now $30 - 100 minutes & 5GB data for myself
$30 - 1500 minutes & 30 MB data for my wife
Having a hard time managing 100 minutes, since it counts for every single thing involving a phone call. Even so, my bill is no longer $110 a month for things my wife and I barely use.
I love T-Mobile. In the (about) 10 years I've had their service, I never had serious problems. For me, it's simply a question of cost.
Groove IP, in my personal experience, has been a terrible supplement. Lag, failed calls, etc. I may try Skype and see how that goes. Anyone have any other suggestions?
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Re: Prepaid for about 1 month now
said by tkdslr:I believe thats all of FL, Central FL taxes as well if you purchase a prepaid refill it has the same tax of 6%. Thats why I purchase mine on ebay and the callingmart not only is there no tax I also get a 5% discount ( which makes a$50 refill $48.50) and ebay bucks for each purchase.
In my area.. South Florida.. Prepaid plans are only have sales tax(6%) added to air-time/service purchase. It sure beats the typical POT's(40-50%)/cable(13.2%)/wireless (postpaid)20-30% tax rates by a long shot.
Re: Prepaid for about 1 month now
said by winsyrstrife:If you were to get billed for it, then that would be postpaid.
I'm still getting used to prepaid systems. I assumed I'd just get a bill for how many minutes I went over 100 minutes, but it sounds like there MUST be a positive balance in the account.
Prepaid means exactly what the word says. You pay for the service before using it. This is why there are no credit checks for prepaid service -- they aren't extending you any credit at all, not even for one month.
| |SeleniaGentoo ConvertPremium
Fort Smith, AR
Re: Prepaid for about 1 month now Pbxes is sort of unreliable without using a paid account. The trunk also requires another sip or iax provider. I use Linphone with a few free providers, including pbxes, and let Google voice ring them all, including my cell. Something to be said about redundancy. To call out, I have Voice+ which gives me a choice of my cell line or letting gv call one of these lines, straight from my normal dialer. All calls show as my gv number, which I give everybody. That way, I can flee carriers without porting my number, but everyone can still call me. Been with AT&T on the lowest minute plan, unlimited text, and 3GB of data-in the $90 range per month postpaid. I get away with tethering, using OpenVPN. I make unlimited calls that work great over 4G and wifi. Data usage is low but I am under wifi 90% of the time or better. Linphone is great. Csipsimple(used to be excellent but now suffers bugs and bloat, as well as insane battery usage), 3cx, and Sipdroid are all overrated. Only issues with Linphone is using Bluetooth requires hacks(don't use it as I prefer my wired headset) and the need to manually set partial wakelock to keep calls smooth with screen off, as the app never requests one(prolly more a phone issue than an issue with Linphone). Call quality beats cell and rivals a landline.
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