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by Revcb 07:08PM Thursday Oct 04 2012

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FFH5
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Tavistock NJ
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Re: Sprint's LTE coverage far less than advertised

Hardly surprising. Sprint lies about coverage all the time. What they announce and what they show on their coverage maps are grossly inaccurate. That is one of the reasons Verizon beats their brains in where they go head to head.
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andyb
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SW Ontario
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Re: Sprint's LTE coverage far less than advertised

Have you been on another planet? They all lie on the maps

Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT

TracFone: The most successful wireless provider

I use the Straight Talk SIM card in my Captivate. It's nice to have unlimited talk, text, and data (although throttled) for $45/mo and I can use it in any phone I want.

FFH5
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Re: TracFone: The most successful wireless provider

said by Simba7:

I use the Straight Talk SIM card in my Captivate. It's nice to have unlimited talk, text, and data (although throttled) for $45/mo and I can use it in any phone I want.

What about extra fees like USF, regulatory fees, etc.? Are there any? AT&T & Verizon prepaid plans still hit you up for those fees.
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Simba7
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Billings, MT

Re: TracFone: The most successful wireless provider

said by FFH5:

What about extra fees like USF, regulatory fees, etc.? Are there any? AT&T & Verizon prepaid plans still hit you up for those fees.

No extra fees. $45/mo.. Period.

..unless you live in a state with sales tax. I don't.
said by Mr Fel:

I like my vanilla Tracfone, 800 minutes a year for only $100, I don't talk much, so it's much cheaper than any other way I could go.

It's $495/yr for the Straight Talk plan. That's unlimited talk, text, and data for the entire year. Of course, if you don't need text or data and rarely use your phone, 800min/yr isn't bad.

Mr Fel
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Louisville, KY
I like my vanilla Tracfone, 800 minutes a year for only $100, I don't talk much, so it's much cheaper than any other way I could go.
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FFH5
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AT&T announces a slew of LTE devices for their network

»www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-575265 ··· 1_3-0-20

Perhaps to challenge Verizon's supremacy, AT&T held an exciting press event in New York. On display was everything from the new HTC One X+ to Microsoft's flagship Windows Phone 8 flagship phone, Nokia's Lumia 920. Also on display was Samsung's Galaxy Note II along with the LG Optimus G, both running quad-core processors. New Windows Phone 8 Tablets were on hand too with the Asus Vivo Tab RT and Samsung Ativ Smart PC joining AT&T's roster.

12 pics of new devices starting here: »reviews.cnet.com/2300-6448_7-100 ··· 039.html
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whiteyonenh

join:2004-08-09
Keene, NH

RE: TomTom finally hits Android starting at $50...

LOL! TomTom, it's too little, too late, and $50? (or $37.70) Depending on who you believe, is still too damn expensive, this isn't the early 2000's, there's many more options for offline (maps stored on internal storage or SD Card, not relying on the cellular network to recalculate on wrong turns) GPS apps, one of which I use pretty often, CoPilot Live Premium USA.

Perfectly useable, and not at all expensive ($10) on Google Play at the moment. »play.google.com/store/apps/detai ··· emiumusa

Heck, there's even CoPilot Live Standard USA for $4
»play.google.com/store/apps/detai ··· rket.usa

For those that say the built-in Google Maps is just fine, I invite you to go into rural areas that have limited cellular coverage and attempt using the navigation feature.