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Old 01-18-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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I have two lines with AT&T with 6GB of shared data a month. My payments are on autopilot and I seldom look at the bill. Until tonight. I am paying $160. I thnk that's a lot for two lines. I keep hearing deals with unlimited data for a lot less. Anyone has any recommendations or am I safer staying with a brand name carrier?
Buy unlocked phones and get $40/line/month bills unlimited data 2 gb at fast speed after that throttled. A decent unlocked android smart phone would be $200-250. 8 months to break even
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:27 AM
 
Location: in my mind
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Most of the people I know who are paying lots for cell phone plans are older .... like 60 and over, and not super into tech in general. They have no idea that there are MNVOs that run on the same networks of the major carriers. They just think the only choices are ATT, Verizon, etc.. I have retired friend who was getting annoyed with the increasing cost of his Sprint plan. I explained MNVOs to him and he found a much cheaper plan somewhere else.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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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?
I canít speak to going abroad but Iíve had MetroPCS for five years or so and the coverage area is much better now than when I first signed up.

I pay a flat rate of $56.00 per month for unlimited everything. No charges for the phone, bought it outright a couple of years ago.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I canít speak to going abroad but Iíve had MetroPCS for five years or so and the coverage area is much better now than when I first signed up.

I pay a flat rate of $56.00 per month for unlimited everything. No charges for the phone, bought it outright a couple of years ago.
Unlimited data?
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Unlimited data?
Yes.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:17 PM
 
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Most of the people I know who are paying lots for cell phone plans are older .... like 60 and over, and not super into tech in general. They have no idea that there are MNVOs that run on the same networks of the major carriers. They just think the only choices are ATT, Verizon, etc.. I have retired friend who was getting annoyed with the increasing cost of his Sprint plan. I explained MNVOs to him and he found a much cheaper plan somewhere else.
LOL. Every person I know that is paying the cheaper prepaid plans IS older, over 50. It's the young ones that are clueless.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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LOL. Every person I know that is paying the cheaper prepaid plans IS older, over 50. It's the young ones that are clueless.
This millennial over here is paying $25/mo for 10GB LTE with unlimited talk/text through Mint Mobile.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:08 PM
 
Location: California
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I got a millennial to switch from an $80 a month plan to a $45 a month prepaid plan which is basically unlimited for the way he uses it. I feel like I've done my civic duty and now he knows about all the MVNO's.
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:17 PM
 
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This millennial over here is paying $25/mo for 10GB LTE with unlimited talk/text through Mint Mobile.
Glad to hear it!! Spread the word, young'un!
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Old Today, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I have two lines with AT&T with 6GB of shared data a month. My payments are on autopilot and I seldom look at the bill. Until tonight. I am paying $160. I thnk that's a lot for two lines. I keep hearing deals with unlimited data for a lot less. Anyone has any recommendations or am I safer staying with a brand name carrier?
The $80 per month for each phone for 6gb of monthly data is within range and reasonable.

I have Verizonís 8gb plan shared with 2 other people. Never slows down even in congested areas. Of course with Verizon I pay a higher price but I get service nearly everywhere.
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