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She said she's "not fully on it" or some weird crap, like she is waiting for her AT&T contract to expire in a month so for now her new iPhone 4S is using a new number until later or something.

Anyways are their bills reasonable with two people on it? Or is it some crazy bs?

I just can't wrap my head around smartphone bills.
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Prices are usually local. As most people get a deal for switching from some other carrier, or they talked they talked the rep into giving a special rate for the first year.

I would rather go with Virgin or T-Mobile, as they have unlimited plans for REALLY cheap, and have nice phones, too.
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Yeah I have no idea how people let themselves pay like $60+ everyone month for 1 phone, and still have data caps or limits and have to deal with some of the worst corporations on the planet.
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Yeah I have no idea how people let themselves pay like $60+ everyone month for 1 phone, and still have data caps or limits and have to deal with some of the worst corporations on the planet.

Most people do it for the phones. The bigger companies get the new phones first.

I'm a tech geek, and I love the newest of the new, and the best of the best... But when it comes to cell phones, the best of the best now, isn't going to be worth jack in a year when the one I paid a massive amount for is replaced with the next big thing.

I don't even have a cell now. If I have one, then people can bother me all the time. lol
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Yeah I'd be willing to pay big bucks for a smartphone itself, but the bills are insane. I never cared for phones until smartphones since I rarely text or voice, since I am in constant contact with people I'd talk to anyways, and just use IM or crap.

But since wi-fi isn't every, it sorta sucks not having a phone. But the small upgrade in networking is so trivial it's hard to imagine it in monetary form.

You'd think some other smart company that knows how people work would try to offer a more data-centered, cheaper service that'd make AT&T and Verizon crap themselves.
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That's pretty much what Boost, T-Mobile and Virgin did. They offer unlimited data, talk and text plans for like $30-$40 a month with no contract.
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That's pretty much what Boost, T-Mobile and Virgin did. They offer unlimited data, talk and text plans for like $30-$40 a month with no contract.

I can't seem to find such offers. What are the best phones with these plans?
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post #8 of 14
Depends... are your sister and I a family already? wink.gif

JUST KIDDING! (really)

It depends how you set it up... if you're on a 2-year contract for a single line, I'm not sure they'd allow you to convert that to a family line (maybe?) because usually 2 individual lines are more expensive than 2 people on a family plan (it's just how it is). However, the best way to find out is to ask Verizon themselves (their rates are published online so I don't know what exactly is confusing you on your bill...). I hope I answered your question... your first post wasn't very clear... I'm not sure if you're asking, if it's possible or how much it will cost...
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I can't seem to find such offers. What are the best phones with these plans?

Oh, I guess Boost doesn't offer the Android unlimited for $30 anymore. But the $50 unlimited plan is still less than Verizon or AT&T.
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I can't seem to find such offers. What are the best phones with these plans?

here, I'm feeling a little generous tonight... although these ALL can be found with a simple google search:

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.jsp

http://www.straighttalk.com/ServicePlans

http://www.metropcs.com/plans/default.aspx?tab=smartphones

http://www.mysimplemobile.com/Simple-Mobile-Plan.aspx

As for which phone you can use... it depends on which one you go with,

For virgin mobile, you can use only Virgin Mobile phones (best phone is the Moto Triumph, a.k.a. Droid X, kinda old phone) and runs on Sprint network

not sure re: straight talk

For MetroPCS, i believe they run on Verizon's network (correct me if i wrong) and you can use (I believe) many phones, as long as you hack it (IIRC, just buy a phone with bad ESN and convert it to that network, or am i thinking boost mobile?)

Simple Mobile runs on T-Mobile and it's a BYOD plan, which means bring your own device, as long as it supports T-Mobile's bands (so pick up a HTC Sensation for $285 off Ebay or Craigslist or a G2x for ~$200, SGS2 is ~$450 off ebay/CL)

IF you want to save money, you gotta do your research, if you're too lazy/busy/tired/confused, just go with one of the big 4 and save your time, but pay a bit more
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