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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Here is what I'd like to do. I'd like to get a phablet or large cell phone like the Note and really just use it sporadically as mobile internet.
Sprint has no contract monthly tablet plans that might allow me to say, sign up for the cheapest month to month and then if I was going to use it more one month while traveling bump up my useage
But they won't do it with a smart phone. Why? They keep babbling about activation and you have to have a contract with activation. Is there no way to just use the phone as essentially a tablet? I have a cheap pay as you go phone for emergencies and that's all I need for a cellphone.

(and no I don't want a 7 in tablet)

Guess I should have googled first (no way to delete?)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...a-only-device/

Anyway, I think providers are still too inflexible for some of us

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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verizon has no contracts for smart phones and tablets
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:43 AM
 
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The tablet SIM idea doesn't work for Sprint because Sprint doesn't use SIM cards. It should work for T-Mobile or AT&T assuming that you get an unlocked device and that device is compatible with the frequencies the company uses for high speed data. All of T-Mobiles plans are no-contract; not sure about AT&T's tablet plans.

Still, the T-Mo and AT&T plans may be more than you're willing to pay. The large providers don't chase low-usage customers because there's no profit in it for them. Your best deal is going with a smaller company like Ting, which only charges you for the minutes, texts, and megabytes you use.
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