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Old 11-24-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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I bought the iphones outright so it's a clean bill. Not sure the prices people quote here is the total price. I have at least $30 in various government fees.
It sounds like you are paying $130/mo. for 2 lines+$30 in taxes and fees.
Just call AT&T and ask them to upgrade you to one of the two following plans

AT&T Unlimited &More℠
Price after discount with autopay and paperless billing.*
$125/mo. for 2 lines
Unlimited talk, text & data
SD Streaming (480p DVD quality, max of 1.5Mbps)
Live & On-Demand TV: 30+ channels, live & on-demand
Mexico & Canada – Unlimited talk, text & data included

AT&T Mobile Share Plus
Price after discount with autopay and paperless billing.*
$100/mo. for 2 lines
Unlimited talk, text & 9GB data
SD Streaming (480p DVD quality, max of 1.5Mbps)
Mobile Hotspot (9GB)
Rollover Data®: roll over unused data to the next month
Mexico - Talk, text & data included
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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I am also a little weary going with "off-brand" providers, like Cricket, MetroPCS or this Straight Talk.
Some prepaid virtual network operators are companies are that are wholly owned by their parent companies.

On July 12, 2013, AT&T Inc. agreed to acquire Cricket's parent company Leap Wireless International for $1.2 billion.
In October 2012, the company, then known as MetroPCS, reached an agreement to merge with T-Mobile USA.

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TracFone Wireless, Inc. is a prepaid mobile virtual network operator in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of Mexico's largest telecommunications company América Móvil, and offers products and services under multiple brands which include TracFone, NET10 Wireless, Total Wireless, Straight Talk, SafeLink Wireless, Telcel América, SIMPLE Mobile, Page Plus Cellular, GoSmart Mobile, and Walmart Family Mobile.

América Móvil in Mexico is the largest wireless corporation outside of China. They own multiple brands in the USA all under TracFone corporation. TracFone is also a brand as well as a corporate name. They do not own any cell towers or networks.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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We have two lines of Verizon for less than $100/month.
My line has no texting or data. I like it that way.
I have unlimited voice and text through ATT for about $30 a month. No data, though.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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I bought the iphones outright so it's a clean bill. Not sure the prices people quote here is the total price. I have at least $30 in various government fees. Are other providers exempt? I am also a little weary going with "off-brand" providers, like Cricket, MetroPCS or this Straight Talk. Not sure who they are and what their service looks like. What if you go abroad?
Another StraightTalk user and I'm very happy with their service. I was given the choice to use their AT&T or Verizon sim and I chose AT&T since that's who I was using in the past. My bill dropped from $70 a month to $45 a month several years ago. Originally they only offered 5GB plans, but for the same price they've been increasing data cap and I think it's around 10GB now. Also if you link your CC for auto enrollment you get a discount, so really I'm paying $43.xx.

I use a Moto G5S and it's an unlocked phone . I can use any GSM SIM worldwide.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My ATT GoPhone (LG) cost $75 upfront and the monthly is $30. I get unlimited data but that's a farce.. after 1G it slows to a crawl but i rarely hit the 1G limit.. I browse the internet daily on my phone but do not watch any shows on it and don't often listen to music on it either.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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That seems high. I pay $209/mo for unlimited talk/text/data for four lines.
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Old 11-30-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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That's way too high! Mine is with TMobile no contract. $20 per month, unlimited calling and text.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:50 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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$60 for 2 lines. Unlimited voice/text. 8Gb shared data. Verizon towers. Total Wireless prepaid.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I am also a little weary going with "off-brand" providers... What if you go abroad?
We have T-Mobile. 2 numbers, unlimited everything, $60/mo.
And, T-Mobile is great in Europe. You land, you turn on your phone and you have service. Free data. 25¢/minute for phone calls—we use FaceTime for free.
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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Verizon unlimited everything....$45 a month. You’re getting screwed
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