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post #11 of 16
The GREAT thing about OWNING your UNLOCKED phone, and using a Pre-Paid plan for service ...

YOU'RE NOT LOCKED INTO ANYTHING / NO CONTRACTS !

... try out whatever service you think will work best for you, and if it doesn't work out or provide you the coverage you need
you get to move on to a different service provider the next month if you so choose. thumb.gif

Personally I use the $30 T-Mobile pre-paid plan (100 min Talk / UNL Text / 5 GB 4g (LTE) speed) and love it, but I'm mostly in and
around the Los Angeles area and outskirts and T-Mobile coverage here has been just FINE, to Better than I expected, so I have no
complaints other than I still need to find a better work around the 100 min TALK limit, need a better 3rd party Google Voice App or
something ? But I don't talk that much anymore and have found other ways to communicate, but still I went over once, though it's
only 10 cents per min for overage so it's not a killer.

Straight Talk, is also a good option, via WalMart ... they mostly are an AT&T Sub-carrier and use those towers, etc.
The $45 plan with them is UNL Talk / UNL Text / 2.5 GB 4g (LTE) speed ... $15 per month more than T-Mo, but maybe better coverage ?

Another to check into might be Consumer Cellular, they allow you to mix and match Voice & Data plans to fit your needs and budget.
They too use AT&T and will give you a Free SIM card to use in any GSM unlocked phone ( the Nexus 5 ).

Best of luck thumb.gif
   
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I'm switching to ATT Gophone from ATT postpaid. I can save $15 a month with the $60 plan. 1gb less than I have now at 2gb but I generally only use between 500-700 mb a month anyway.
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I use no contract virgin mobile and have been for a few years. $25 a month 300minutes unlimited text and internet, I usually pay 6months at a time. Now it's $35 for new members also if I sign someone up both parties save $25 off cost.
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I'm switching to ATT Gophone from ATT postpaid. I can save $15 a month with the $60 plan. 1gb less than I have now at 2gb but I generally only use between 500-700 mb a month anyway.

I have switched too(ATT on contract to Gophone) and am a lighter data user( I top out at 150-175 mb a month due to the prevalence of wifi everywhere I go), I went from a unlimited text/call/300mb data on contract ($70+tax+fee to a total of $78) down to a 500 min/unlimited text/200mb prepaid plan on Gophone that only cost $40+ $3.3 in taxes, a saving of $35 a month.
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I have switched too(ATT on contract to Gophone) and am a lighter data user( I top out at 150-175 mb a month due to the prevalence of wifi everywhere I go), I went from a unlimited text/call/300mb data on contract ($70+tax+fee to a total of $78) down to a 500 min/unlimited text/200mb prepaid plan on Gophone that only cost $40+ $3.3 in taxes, a saving of $35 a month.

Yeah its tempting but I am not sure I could trim my usage down that low. It seems bad to have this high-end LTE phone and then having to reign in it's data usage constantly.

Did you need a new sim to go to Go Phone? Att support made it seem like they could just switch it over.
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Yeah its tempting but I am not sure I could trim my usage down that low. It seems bad to have this high-end LTE phone and then having to reign in it's data usage constantly.

Did you need a new sim to go to Go Phone? Att support made it seem like they could just switch it over.

No, my original AT&T Sim worked just fine, I just walked into a store and a clerk set it all up for me. I have a total of about 2 hour a day where I am outside Wifi range and I only actively use my phone for 20-30 minutes in that period so the low usage comes natural to me.
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