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post #101 of 169
thank god we switched to sprint.
too bad i have a crappy innuendo that cant even view a decent webpage without it running out of memory and freezing.
    
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post #102 of 169
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
Everyone who is claiming they're switching to Sprint; they'll be next to switch to tiered pricing. Just give it some time.
At the moment its what Sprint has going for it (not to mention some actually decent phones and its price), I don't see them changing.

Sprint has too small of a marketshare to start with all that nonsense.
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post #103 of 169
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I always wanted to get a smart phone, but more and more sad news just keeps coming out. Can I please just a buy a nice device, pay a reasonable fee for my minutes to subsidize the phone price a little bit (not even all the way!), then use the thing on my home/work/public wifi network and pay another reasonable fee for any non-wifi data as I use it?
I was in the same boat. I just got a smart phone with data in exchange for doing some work for my parents but it still pisses me off that you're required to have a data plan even though wifi is plentiful. I'm kind of on the fence now though because 3G is more secure(I think?) than wifi and it's everywhere.
post #104 of 169
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I was in the same boat. I just got a smart phone with data in exchange for doing some work for my parents but it still pisses me off that you're required to have a data plan even though wifi is plentiful. I'm kind of on the fence now though because 3G is more secure(I think?) than wifi and it's everywhere.
Your avatar is so perfect for this thread I can't even. I was gonna go with Verizon, but I'll probably get sprint JUST because of this.
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post #105 of 169
I almost had a heart attack thinking it was thier residential and not mobile. Just as crappy though.
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post #106 of 169
$25/mo

Unlimited web, unlimited text, 300 mins of talk. Virgin Mobile baby.
    
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post #107 of 169
Tiered data? I'll be switching as soon as my contract is up to a better company. Sick and tired of seeing companies switch to tiered data plans.
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post #108 of 169
paying for wifi tether can be circumvented by rooting your phone. i trust all of you on OCN researched enough to buy rootable phones.

as with the data limit plans: people that paid for unlimited will get to keep their unlimited plans.
 
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post #109 of 169
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$25/mo

Unlimited web, unlimited text, 300 mins of talk. Virgin Mobile baby.
With a slim selection of phones and no 4G phones, unless there's more phones than available on their website.

No thanks.
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That's absolutely ridiculous. I have unlimited data through Verizon right now but $30 a month for 2GB is crap. I can buy a physical USB flash drive that's larger than 2GB for like $5 and keep it forever. Not only that but Verizon's 3G is SLOW!
    
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