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Any phone you like. However, I say dont lock into any company. This works well with Android phones, as you can use Google Voice easier than IOS.
Setup a main Google voice account. That will be your new number essentially.
Then get a phone that can be on many carriers and just search for best month to month deals. Then just as you get the monthly minutes. You'll get a collection of sim cards that can be reused when you decide to use that one carrier again.
Yes, you have to front the cost of the phone up front.
But, you can be paying from $20-40 a month for 700+ Minutes and 2GB data.
Then if its a better deal next month somewhere else, its easy to go to better deal.

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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

I'm actually in Madison now.
Argh...this is really annoying cause I'm fed up with everyone getting rid of unlimited data.
What is the exact requirements to keep Verizon's unlimited data now days. Last I knew I had to buy one of the new 4G phones or something at full price? Does it have to be through Verizon?
T-Mobile has unlimited data and non-unlimited. I certainly don't think it's necessary but its there to prevent people from using it as their home internet connection.

For T-Mobile non-unlimited data, once you exceed that limit, it just throttles your data for the month. Once the next month starts, it goes back to normal. I don't think you'll ever exceed the limit though (2GB)

If it's a big problem, you can get T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plan ($20/$30)
post #13 of 28
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T-Mobile has unlimited data and non-unlimited. I certainly don't think it's necessary but its there to prevent people from using it as their home internet connection.
For T-Mobile non-unlimited data, once you exceed that limit, it just throttles your data for the month. Once the next month starts, it goes back to normal. I don't think you'll ever exceed the limit though (2GB)
If it's a big problem, you can get T-Mobile Unlimited Data Plan ($20/$30)
I would totally suggest T-Mobile for unlimited, but the thing about them - They don't have ANY good devices. Yeah, they have the GS III, but that's really it. The 3G is the fastest on the market at the moment, but they don't have 4G LTE. 4G LTE is expected in 2013, but don't expect good coverage. From what I've heard, they're lowering their 3G speeds to afford 4G LTE. I would get T-Mobile if you don't mind missing out on the new phones, but have a fast 3G network..
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I would totally suggest T-Mobile for unlimited, but the thing about them - They don't have ANY good devices. Yeah, they have the GS III, but that's really it. The 3G is the fastest on the market at the moment, but they don't have 4G LTE. 4G LTE is expected in 2013, but don't expect good coverage. From what I've heard, they're lowering their 3G speeds to afford 4G LTE. I would get T-Mobile if you don't mind missing out on the new phones, but have a fast 3G network..
- Apple iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 (bring it to their network... 1900 spectrum coming live, its live in Las Vegas and expanding).
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Note I (discontinued but it was for sell)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (inbound)
- Samsung Galaxy Nexus
- Samsung Nexus S
.... and other international phones including the next Nexus device.

https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=galaxy_nexus_hspa&feature=device-featured#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMiwibnVsbC1mZWF0dXJlZF9kZXZpY2VzX1VTX18xX3Byb21vXzEzNDkyNjE2OTA5NDAiXQ.. $349 Galaxy Nexus (GSM) supporting T-Mobile and AT&T 4G HSPA+

It's a great carrier if you want to bring your device to them. I have a Galaxy Nexus with T-Mobile at the moment. Loving it smile.gif
post #15 of 28
I left VZ in 2010 because my wife wanted to add a smart phone to our plan, and their pricing was crazy with a 2 data phone plan, and Sprint was a lot cheaper. We bought 2 evos, and were happy. We figured when we bought the phones that the 4G service would definitely be available in my area by the time the 2 years was up. We were wrong. Its always been available in certain parts in a city about 30 minutes away, but never by me. About a year into my contract, Verizon was covering almost everywhere I went, including my house, with 4G coverage. Just about a month ago, we switched back to Verizon because we had learned that Sprint was scrapping their 4G wimax and startnig all over with LTE. With the new capped data plans, we are paying the same as we were with Sprint, with 4GB caps, but now with 4G speeds. We never use more than 2GB of data, and usually less than 1 GB. With wireless at home and at work, its not an issue unless you have no internet at home or stream movies and music constantly on 4G.

BTW, I love my SG3. The samsung commercial with all of the people waiting in the iPhone line is funny, and so true.
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I highly doubt I'll ever buy another Samsung phone. Their radio hardware is absolutely junk and I haven't found out or heard if they replaced it with the SG3. Everyone I know on every samsung phone has radio issues. My samsung charge, my buddies epic, my other fried's Nexus and so forth, each one drops data, the GPS is absolutely worthless and takes forever to find your phone, data will just turn off for a whole day, wifi issues etc. It's not just us but after researching into it, it's a known issue with Samsung.

I kind of want to go back to Motorola.
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I highly doubt I'll ever buy another Samsung phone. Their radio hardware is absolutely junk and I haven't found out or heard if they replaced it with the SG3. Everyone I know on every samsung phone has radio issues. My samsung charge, my buddies epic, my other fried's Nexus and so forth, each one drops data, the GPS is absolutely worthless and takes forever to find your phone, data will just turn off for a whole day, wifi issues etc. It's not just us but after researching into it, it's a known issue with Samsung.
I kind of want to go back to Motorola.
GPS is fine for me. There were problems on Galaxy S1, but now they are fine.
Radios.. no problems.
Galaxy S3 resolved all of the issues. Never used the S2, Galaxy Nexus & Nexus S.. no problems for radios. I know LTE GN had a lot of problems with connectivity to a certain extent.
Maybe bad batch of phones?

Motorola definitely does make the best basebands for sure.
post #18 of 28
It doesn't need saying, as others have beaten this dead horse plenty but I'll say it anyway. I've had sprint for about a year and it's complete CRAP. I was in Chicago with my phone and you'd think that a big city like Chicago would have respectable data speeds but my iPhone 4 and the gf's Galaxy S2 were both struggling just opening up FB. I would say their customer service is probably the only reason they haven't gone under yet.
post #19 of 28
Not really relevant but our family has a legacy plan and we upgraded my mom to an iPhone 4 (she isn't very tech literate nor does she will she use all of the functionality) and I upgraded to a S3.
$136/month for 2 smartphones, 2gb each, 2 normal phones.

Verizon coverage is excellent. I hear bad things about sprint when I was looking on rooting and new kernels and roms. Although it's unlimited often times, people complain that the quality of the connection is too poor so that it doesn't matter anymore. :\
post #20 of 28
I myself have been switching to Sprint for the same reasons...To keep my unlimited plan I would have to pay full price of a phone and not get any discount in price (The reason I say that is because the monthly fee is to help cover the subsidized price of the phone) So yeah I get unlimited..

The only thing holding me back right now is the 4G... Sprint doesnt have 4G in my area, however I refuse to resign a new contract with Verizon, however I know eventually I am going to need a new phone...So as of right now Sprint does still have unlimited data, I stream alot of music at work so I do need the unlimited data, however I dont really need the 4G because I cant surf the web at work...Im lucky enough for them to allow me to stream music at work...So any other time I am on my wireless at home...So the 4G doesnt really bother me to much at the moment.

So depending on how the plans are when I finally decide to get a new phone will determine how much longer I am with Sprint or Verizon.


Actually it will prolly be depending on what they announce as far as Nexus phones this month... smile.gif
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