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Old 11-21-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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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?
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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For $133 per month we get a land line with 4 extensions, internet, TV including a DVR. Yes I think your bill is excess.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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1. Google Fi. AKA Project Fi.

2. Comcast Mobile, AKA Xfinity Mobile.
Both are fraction of what you paying. My son, on Fi, pays like $24.

YOU DO PAY A LOT. kill it.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Are you paying for the "Free" phones in that $160?

I use straight talk two line $90 10GB of 4G Cell Data on each, then it goes down to 3G speed for rest. (says 2G, but never seen it get throated that much)

The phone were purchased separately.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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We have 2 Verizon lines each with 3gb with carry over data, which means what you don't use that month is added to the next month for $70. For $90 we could each have 8gb, this is month to month no contract. Compared to this you are being Raped.
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Old 11-21-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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yes, that's insane. Shop around.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:21 PM
 
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I pay $35 a month for Cricket, got my phone at Walmart where I didn't have to pay a connection fee, and got a pretty good phone for about $50. That's 35 a month including wifi on the phone. I don't use much because I have internet at home and it automatically connects to that. Or if I go out, I can connect with another source. I have the internet at home, my husband insists on having cable and so we have this "package" but I wouldn't have it (I don't think...not sure) --- but meantime I've gone up to $60 for a lot of internet coverage on my phone when we were visiting and didn't have the internet. Since I pay automatically, it costs me $55 a month rather than $60. That's for one phone. Normally it costs me $35 just for phone including wifi.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:28 PM
 
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I pay $46 for 2 lines, unlimited talk and text with 250MBs, if you upgrade $10 you get 2GB. Itís 3G. But it fits our needs, we donít use the phone a lot.
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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I use Ting. I LOVE Ting. My typical bill is under $20/month. You pay for what you use and typically I'm in the lowest tier for texts, voice and data. Sometimes I go over the 60 minutes for voice and that adds a few bucks to the bill; have never gone over 100 mb of data by using Wi-Fi where available and keeping Cellular data turned off so that apps aren't constantly uploading and downloading stuff while I sleep. I bought my phone outright 4 years ago so no "free" phone cost built in.
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Are you paying for the "Free" phones in that $160?

I use straight talk two line $90 10GB of 4G Cell Data on each, then it goes down to 3G speed for rest. (says 2G, but never seen it get throated that much)

The phone were purchased separately.
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?
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