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Old 02-08-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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Sprint and T-mobile have a similar number of postpaid customers, but T-mobile has more prepaid and wholesale. Verizon has well over 100 million postpaid customers

June 30, 2015 End of Period SPRINT Connections (in thousands)
30,016 Postpaid
15,340 Prepaid
11,456 Wholesale and affiliate
56,812 Total Sprint Platform End of Period Connections

September 30, 2015 Customers, end of period T-Mobile (in thousands)
28,438 Branded postpaid phone customers
1,965 Branded postpaid mobile broadband customers
30,403 Total branded postpaid customers
17,162 Branded prepaid customers
13,655 Wholesale customers
61,220 Total customers, end of period

T-Mobile offers mobile Broadband Internet Access Services for smartphones, basic phones, tablets, netbooks, USB modems, mobile hotspots and other wireless devices over our 2G, 3G and 4G broadband networks.
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Old 02-08-2016, 01:30 PM
 
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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.
Yes, you are correct. However, the $30 plan does not include data (you can use Wi-Fi though). I have the talk/text/data plan (my error for not stating my plan correctly).
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Old 02-08-2016, 02:22 PM
 
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I have the talk/text/data plan (my error for not stating my plan correctly).
You get unlimited talk/text and some data on a smartphone for $35 a month? How much do you get, and how did you get it?

The Verizon Prepaid service plan for $15 or $30 gives you unlimited data on basic phones. I assume it is at 2G speeds. 2G Data Transmission Capacity:With GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), you have a theoretical transfer speed of max. 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice).
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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You get unlimited talk/text and some data on a smartphone for $35 a month? How much do you get, and how did you get it?

The Verizon Prepaid service plan for $15 or $30 gives you unlimited data on basic phones. I assume it is at 2G speeds. 2G Data Transmission Capacity:With GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), you have a theoretical transfer speed of max. 50 kbit/s (40 kbit/s in practice).
I don't have a smart phone...I have a dumb phone. It's one of those 'old fashioned' flip style phones (that I prefer), and thanks to you I decided that since I don't use the data on the phone, just use talk/text I'll get the cost reduced to $30, thank you!!
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:31 PM
 
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I don't have a smart phone...I have a dumb phone. It's one of those 'old fashioned' flip style phones (that I prefer), and thanks to you I decided that since I don't use the data on the phone, just use talk/text I'll get the cost reduced to $30, thank you!!
My mother was on a Verizon Postpaid account modified since 2004. She has a flip phone that she bought in 2007. Last November she was paying $25 + $5.70 taxes and fees for 700 minutes and unlimited texts. She doesn't like the phone much and uses it about 1400 minutes in a year. I saw that the Verizon Prepaid reduced their price to $30 for unlimited talk and text + unlimited 2G data (which is really only good for getting news/weather flashes in text format)

Although it was nominally a $5 increase to go to unlimited, the taxes and fees were lower so it actually brought the increase to under $3. I switched her thinking that she would have unlimited talk for only $3 more, so if she ever gave up her home wired phone she could.

But after three weeks, I realized she wouldn't give up her home phone unless God commanded her. I noticed the 300-unit plan no longer had a penalty price for overages (i.e. 45 cents per minute/text when you cross the 300-units for the month). They simply make you start a new 300-unit plan earlier than you planned.

So bottom line if you go to the 300-unit plan and you renew less than 24 times in a year (minimum is 12 times), then you were coming out ahead. So if you are not a heavy talker you could save money here as well.

300-unit plan includes a combination of up to 300 voice minutes or text/multimedia message sent or received.
01/21/2016: $15 + $2.55 taxes and fees
12/25/2015: $15 + $2.55 taxes and fees
12/05/2015: $30 + $3.45 taxes and fees

One small consideration is you should wait until your 30 days are almost up before switching to the $15 plan. They don't transfer your balance. I did it 10 days early, and you just lose those 10 days.

So if she uses up the 300 minutes earlier, I just start the cycle a few days early.

It's a little nuisance since you have to watch the account, but if you use less than 7000 minutes and texts in a year, you could save some more money.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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AT&T - $40 per month. Free 2GB high-speed internet, free text and calls.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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5 lines + unlimited talk & text + 2.5 GB 4GLTE /each = for $100.00 Happy Family
Cricket wireless
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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Cricket wireless. $35 a month for unlimited talk/text and 2.5 GB of data at 4G speeds and then throttled to 2G after that.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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AT&T go phone 45.00 a month unlimited talk and text and 2 gb's of high speed data
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Currently I'm on Straight Talk. Unlimited texts and calls with 5 gb of data for basically $50
$50 a MONTH?!
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