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Old 10-15-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Question please, if metro doesnt have "3G" does that mean that you cant use the blackberry the same as you would on sprint, att etc? Can you browse the web? If so would it just be really slow (as opposed to 3G)? Why wouldnt everyone be getting blackberry witrh metro pcs if it were the same as getting it with the higher priced contract companies? Thank you.
The problem with prepaid companies is that you are paying full price (not a discounted rate) usually for the phone. That's the trade off. Some companies like T-Mobile aren't too quick either with their data. It could be slower but that's your choice. When it comes to post paid (monthly bill) and prepaid it's simple.

Post-discounted phone but with a specific term agreement (1yr, 2yr)

or

Pre-out of pocket cost for a phone (more expensive) but no contract.

***Each has their own benefit.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Buy a phone that doesn't require a data package. Not every phone at Verizon requires a data package.
Couldn't have said it better myself. There are tons of phones which don't require data plans.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: FL
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Thanks for the reply and yes that is true Lancet71, however, isnt the slower speed of a non-3G network like metro going to be another difference? or do you think the itnernet speed would be the same as a 3G network? That is what I am wondering. I am paying sprint $70 a month plus about 10 in misc. fees for unlimited data, unlimited cell to cell calling and 450 landline minutes. I think its a good deal IF the metro $60 a month blackberry has slow data due to not being on 3G.

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The problem with prepaid companies is that you are paying full price (not a discounted rate) usually for the phone. That's the trade off. Some companies like T-Mobile aren't too quick either with their data. It could be slower but that's your choice. When it comes to post paid (monthly bill) and prepaid it's simple.

Post-discounted phone but with a specific term agreement (1yr, 2yr)

or

Pre-out of pocket cost for a phone (more expensive) but no contract.

***Each has their own benefit.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: FL
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RE: the question being asked of data plans, as I said above, sprint's unlimited deal is good, all inclusive 70$ a month including unlimited data, so no extra data plan, unlimited cell to cell and plentry of landline minutes (450) - that may be an alternative to expensive data plans.
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Thanks for the reply and yes that is true Lancet71, however, isnt the slower speed of a non-3G network like metro going to be another difference? or do you think the itnernet speed would be the same as a 3G network? That is what I am wondering. I am paying sprint $70 a month plus about 10 in misc. fees for unlimited data, unlimited cell to cell calling and 450 landline minutes. I think its a good deal IF the metro $60 a month blackberry has slow data due to not being on 3G.
The thing about data is shared usage of the internet. That's why AT&T has such a hard time. The IPhone was and is too much for their inferior network. You might have a 1G or 2G which just means 1st generation,etc... but that doesn't mean that it is so much slower. I would also check with Sprint if your employer has a discount. I get 25% off my current plan with Sprint. I previously had Verizon and loved the coverage but not the bills.
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