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My wife and are are soon ending our service with Verizon. I recently purchased the Google Nexus 4 because of the Deal Googles giving with the phone. My wife has the iphone 4s, and we want to switch to a prepaid service. I know that the Nexus will work on Straight talks service, but it seems that the Iphone 4s will not. (I've read that even though the iphone has duel antennas, that its basically locked to CDMA or GSM once the service has been activated). Net10 on the other hand accepts GSM and CDMA , so it seems that it would be beneficial on our part to go with Net10 and avoid having to purchase another Phone.
Ive read that both Pre paid service providers "OFFER" unlimited everything but in truth both have a Data Cap of 1-2 gbs. Anyone have first hand experience as to which would be better? Thank you
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T-mobile

Now on the plans are contract. Just pick 500mb, 2 gbs or Unlimited everything and enjoy

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Pre paid service providers "OFFER" unlimited everything but in truth both have a Data Cap of 1-2 gbs. Anyone have first hand experience as to which would be better? Thank you

Yeah after that 2gb they force you down to edge. If you do it too much they kick you off the network at least straightway will.
Edited by Milestailsprowe - 6/12/13 at 4:44pm
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I did check out T-Mobile. Even with 2 phones, the monthly cost is still 35-40$ more a month than ST or Net10
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I don't know about the iphone, but i'm planning to do the same as you with the Nexus 4. Gonna order it tomorrow and try to get on the $30/mo Walmart/Tmobile prepaid. If not I'll end up on the postpaid 2.5gb plan for $50/mo.

 

Tmobile prepaid sim/activation kit is only 99-cents w/this promo code: 99SIM

 

Microsims are back in stock too (will work for prepaid N4 if that's what you want to do).

 
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I did check out T-Mobile. Even with 2 phones, the monthly cost is still 35-40$ more a month than ST or Net10
Straight talk kicks people off the network if they use too much data and Net10 I haven't heard too much about
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ST has vague rules. It seems to be about a 2-3GB soft cap before they throttle, or do anything about it. Their ToS is also vague, and like basically any network allows them to kick you off at any time. I haven't heard of this being a widespread problem. I would imagine as long as you aren't blatantly abusing the network they won't care.

Tmo monthly 4G has different tiers.

Prepaid they offer fully unlimited/2.5GB/500MB for $70/60/50 with unlimited voice and texting. These are all soft caps, and you drop to something like EDGE (2G) speed once you "run out" of data.

They also have a plan with 100 minutes unlimited texting, and 5GB of data before they throttle you for $30. even if you use more minutes, the rate is like 15c a minute so you can get up to 230ish minutes i think before you even hit the $50 price point. Personally this works well for me.

for post paid, they offer unlimited/2GB/500MB at the same prices as prepaid. BUT, since you have two lines (i assume), you can get a "family" plan with two lines of unlimited data for $120 a month, which could be something to consider.


They also have a plan with 1500 minutes, unlimted text, and 30MB of data, but I doubt that interests you.
Edited by reflex99 - 6/12/13 at 11:17pm
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