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So now I have a Samsung Focus with AT&T, but I really don't like the phone. I didn't research the phone before I bought it because I thought Widows Phone was the best thing in the world. Anyway, now I hate the phone because of all the bugs, lack of 4G support, lack of mobile hotspot support, lack of Flash support, bugs, etc. I am really looking into either cancelling my plan and going to Verizon or Sprint, or somehow upgrading my phone.

I am pretty convinced that an Android phone would be best for me. I use my phone to do a lot of web browsing, video watching. and tethering.

Here are the options that I have:

1.) Buy a new AT&T phone at full price (something like $700?) and get 2Gb of data + voice and text for $45/month on my family's plan. I would then have 2-3 bars of 4G HSPA+ (not LTE) at my house.
2.) Cancel AT&T plan for $175 (they you give you $50 for switching) and go to Sprint for unlimited data for $80 a month + a $200 phone. I would then have 2-3 bars of 3G, and no 4G with only spotty 4G coverage when I'm not at home.
3.) Cancel AT&T plan for $225 and go to Verizon and get 2Gb of data and the voice and text for $80/month plus a $300 phone. I would then have Extended 4G LTE coverage (don't know what the difference is from regular 4G LTE) and great regular 4G LTE coverage when I'm away from home.

I was going to wait for Sprint's 4G LTE to roll out so I could have fast speeds and unlimited data, but then I was thinking about their coverage. They already don't have good coverage in my area and pretty much anywhere for that matter, so it will take them a couple of years to get decent coverage (by 2013 maybe?).

So pretty much I'm stuck between Verizon and AT&T right now. I just don't feel so great about paying the extra $25 a month for the extra coverage, but also not so great about paying $700 for a new phone at AT&T.

What would you guys do? Remember, I do a lot of tethering.
    
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ebay--->Samsung Galaxy Note/SGSII/etc

stick with ATT

or if you really wanna be cheap, you could probably score something like an Atrix, or Infuse 4G, or ATT version of the Nexus S for cheaper.
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I just scared that I will fly through the 2Gb or even 4Gb of data very quickly. I feel like my 2Gb of data is holding me back. I've used about 300Mb on 3G in 4 days without even watching 5 minutes of youtube or other video services.
    
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get a wired connection at your house, and use WIFI when at home?
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Okay, so now I'm thinking about just cancelling my AT&T contract and then selling the phone which would cover the cost of the cancellation. Then I would buy a grandfathered unlimited plan from Verizon off of ebay and buy a Galaxy Nexus. The only thing I'm worried about though, is them throttling me. I've heard that after about 60Gb they bring you down to Edge. What do you think?
    
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i got a T mobile HD2 windows phone running android 2.3.7, with a $30 prepaid 100min unlimited text and 5GB data plan, does a damn good job for me since i make all my calls over 3G for free. try it.
its also overclocked to 1.6GHZ
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Now I'm seriously thinking about just getting the unlimited Verizon plan on ebay and the Galaxy Nexus. Any thoughts?
    
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Solid phone. My friend has one and he loves it so I doubt you'll regret it.
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Do you think it would be worth it to wait until the LTE Galaxy Note comes to Verizon, or buy the Galaxy Nexus now?
    
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Okay, so now I'm thinking about just cancelling my AT&T contract and then selling the phone which would cover the cost of the cancellation. Then I would buy a grandfathered unlimited plan from Verizon off of ebay and buy a Galaxy Nexus. The only thing I'm worried about though, is them throttling me. I've heard that after about 60Gb they bring you down to Edge. What do you think?

60 GIGS!? Dude, invest in a network in your home. Seriously. It's really not that expensive to pay for cable internet. o_O

I mean, you're willing to throw down quite a bit in cancellation fees, plus fees of buying an unlimited plan (good luck on that one brah), plus fees for a new phone... seems illogical to rely on tethering so much...

Unless I'm missing something.
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