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I have a a nexus 4 coming next week. I live in the Bay Area. I would like to have good download speeds. T-Mobile prepaid with 2 GB of data is $60 a month. Straight Talk T-Mobile is $45 a month unlimited data. So on paper Straight talk is better. But is it really better for quality of calls and down load speeds? I assume its the exact same network used. But maybe not. I use about 1.5-1.8 GB a month on average. On At&t with my Nexus 4 I'm lucky if I get 2-3 megs download which sucks. I've seen others that use T-Mobile prepaid and get twice or three times as much speed. But I would rather pay $45 a month then $60. But sometimes the old saying you get what you pay for comes to mind. Would you choose

1. T-Mobile Prepaid
or
2. Straight talk T-Mobile


Thanks
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Enroll in the $30 plan for 100 min / unlimited data (soft cap on 5GB HSPA+, after 5GB it is 3G speed) / unlimited text. Setup groove ip with Google Voice and make all your calls through that using either wifi or the phones data connection wink.gif I'm not really sure on that process but I know it can be done.
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check out lycamobile. If you register by the end of the month, you can get on the $19/month unlimited calls/text plan. No mms, unfortunately. Their prepaid is $10/90 days, and is $0.02/min. Ridiculous. Great for people who are in decent T-mo coverage areas. With Google Voice free calling/texts on Wifi, I can get by on $10/yr with Lycamobile since you only have to make 1 call/text inside of 90 days to keep your balance active. You don't even have to reup!
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Enroll in the $30 plan for 100 min / unlimited data (soft cap on 5GB HSPA+, after 5GB it is 3G speed) / unlimited text. Setup groove ip with Google Voice and make all your calls through that using either wifi or the phones data connection wink.gif I'm not really sure on that process but I know it can be done.

This. There's lots of data to voice apps.
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