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Old 10-08-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Looking for a good alternative to Verizon; Can't stand the Mandatory data packages.

Suggestons appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:46 PM
 
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ok start by looking online for the local cricket or metro pc or virgin mobile or saighttalk or boost mobile .. this companys do have packages that some type of smart phone package in there line up ..but remember some of the companys are more local calling plans in the area you live in ..

they are have a higher rate national plan but if you only really need is a local phone plan then they have a some great local plans for less then $.40.oo dollars a month for you talk and text on ..

so starting looking around in your area for them ..
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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ok start by looking online for the local cricket or metro pc or virgin mobile or saighttalk or boost mobile .. this companys do have packages that some type of smart phone package in there line up ..but remember some of the companys are more local calling plans in the area you live in ..

they are have a higher rate national plan but if you only really need is a local phone plan then they have a some great local plans for less then $.40.oo dollars a month for you talk and text on ..

so starting looking around in your area for them ..
You do have to realize that a prepaid cell requires that you purchase the phone and not at a highly discounted rate. This is based on no contract. My suggestion is to find out how your coverage is for your area and who has good reception. Then pick a suitable phone. If you don't need internet and email then you wont need a data plan and can pick a phone that doesn't require it. The 4 majors (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) (postpaid) are all moving towards minimum data plan requirements for specific phones.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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"The 4 majors (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) (postpaid) are all moving towards minimum data plan requirements for specific phones."

It's a shame that us customers are allowing these giants to hold us captive; the data packages are just another way to increase profits.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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cricket and boost and metro pc has blackberry and a smart phones plans for $.60.oo dollars a month plans ..it depends on the area you live in where some of the areas in the states..
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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You do have to realize that a prepaid cell requires that you purchase the phone and not at a highly discounted rate. This is based on no contract. My suggestion is to find out how your coverage is for your area and who has good reception. Then pick a suitable phone. If you don't need internet and email then you wont need a data plan and can pick a phone that doesn't require it. The 4 majors (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) (postpaid) are all moving towards minimum data plan requirements for specific phones.
i had cricket for a while it worked in AZ and southern areas of the states ..i went to metro p.c. for there basic $.50.oo smart phone plan and it works great for where i live at ..
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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"The 4 majors (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) (postpaid) are all moving towards minimum data plan requirements for specific phones."

It's a shame that us customers are allowing these giants to hold us captive; the data packages are just another way to increase profits.
The data packages are a way to avoid arguments from customers based on overage and $300+ bills for a month. Would you rather pay an additional $10-30 or an additional $200+?
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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I have Verizon, and am going to Jailbreak my Blackberry, and go Metro PCS...Verizon is just too pricey.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: FL
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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.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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"The 4 majors (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) (postpaid) are all moving towards minimum data plan requirements for specific phones."

It's a shame that us customers are allowing these giants to hold us captive; the data packages are just another way to increase profits.

Buy a phone that doesn't require a data package. Not every phone at Verizon requires a data package.
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