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Old 02-02-2016, 10:43 AM
 
Location: la la land
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Straight Talk limits speeds on ATT and Verizon. On their Sprint network the speed is so slow it doesn't matter, and AFAIK on their TMobile side it's full speed, but don't quote me on that.
If you don't want a cap GoPhone is a good option. Truthfully, there is little practical difference in capped vs uncapped 4G service.
I agree with all of that I have Boost and even though I hate Sprint it's $30 a month for 3 gigs of data, so until my Samsung 4g dies I will stay with them.
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Old 02-04-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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We use Straight talk. $45 a month for unlimited talk and text and 5gb for data. I will never get locked into a contract again. Verizon was a nightmare when we cut ties from them. It was a good thing I kept all the bills and cancelled checks.
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:38 PM
 
Location: California
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5 years with Straight Talk using older generation iphones that are either hand me downs or picked up cheap on ebay. $45 a month. Occasionally I look around for something cheaper because I really DON'T need unlimited anything but it's been working so well for so long I don't want to rock the boat by porting and having bad service. It's always a risk.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:08 AM
 
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I agree with all of that I have Boost and even though I hate Sprint it's $30 a month for 3 gigs of data, so until my Samsung 4g dies I will stay with them.
If I was going to bet, I would bet that Sprint goes bankrupt before your Samsung 4G dies. Masayoshi Son freely admits that he only bought Sprint because he was going to merge with T-mobile, but was shocked when US federal regulators said no.

But until that happens, you might as well ride the bandwagon.
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Old 02-08-2016, 12:11 AM
 
Location: la la land
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If I was going to bet, I would bet that Sprint goes bankrupt before your Samsung 4G dies. Masayoshi Son freely admits that he only bought Sprint because he was going to merge with T-mobile, but was shocked when US federal regulators said no. But until that happens, you might as well ride the bandwagon.
I think you're right, or they might just end up providing data for the low cost MVNO's like Boost. I figure my phone has about 12-18 months of life left in it, after that I will toss it and buy a 2 year old android and go to Cricket.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:57 AM
 
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I think you're right, or they might just end up providing data for the low cost MVNO's like Boost. I figure my phone has about 12-18 months of life left in it, after that I will toss it and buy a 2 year old android and go to Cricket.
can't beat Cricket...my biggest problem is that I can't convince my family to ditch the high priced post paid plans to jump to Cricket with me and let me put together a family plan for 5 lines for $100. People can't seem to get it that it's the same service just cheaper...so thye pay $140 for two lines with 2 GB between them....
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:00 AM
 
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I think you're right, or they might just end up providing data for the low cost MVNO's like Boost.
Boost is a wholly owned subsidy of Sprint.

I don't think they have a viable business just wholesaling data. However, Sprint's last quarterly report stated an pperating loss of $197 million icompared to an operating loss of $2.5 billion in the year-ago quarter. So things are getting better.

The top 5 wireless telecommunications facilities-based service providers by subscriber count in the USA are:
subscribers, retail + wholesale
Verizon Wireless: 137.5 million (Q3 2015)
AT&T Mobility: 128.6 million (Q4 2015)
T-Mobile US: 63.2 million (Q4 2015)
Sprint Corporation: 58.4 million (Q4 2015)
U.S. Cellular: 4.8 million (Q3 2015)
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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Verizon prepaid unlimited talk/text. Works for me, no complaints. $35/mo.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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Verizon prepaid unlimited talk/text. Works for me, no complaints. $35/mo.
Verizon prepaid unlimited talk/text dropped their rate to $30/mo. before taxes and fees in November. Check to see if you are getting the latest rate.
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: california
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Track phone works for me.
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