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Unread 11-27-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Default Cell Service in NYC

I'm currently with Verizon and my contract runs out at the end of this year. I don't want to renew because they no longer have unlimited data plans. I want to switch to another provider but definitely NOT Metro PCS since I heard they have spotty service and text messages, etc don't go through immediately. I need something reliable and I HAVE TO know my texts are getting to the other party right away.

Can anyone suggest a new carrier? I'm currently paying $155/mo for 4 phones with unlimited texting but only 700 shared minutes. We've never gone over our minutes because we stay within the Verizon network and only make other calls after 7pm or on weekends.

I'd love some feedback on other carriers with unlimited calling, text, data. We're keeping all 4 phones and don't want to have to pay a fortune.

Thanks!
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Unread 11-27-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Border of the 101/100 Precincts
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T-Mobile is pretty decent...i'm paying $135/mo for 2 Blackberries on a family plan, everything unlimited. The only place I never get service is when I'm on the A train traveling over Jamaica Bay...
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Unread 11-27-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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I thought once you had unlimited data--you automatically get "grandfathered" in with the same unlimited data with your new contract.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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How long have you been a Verizon customer?? You should haggle with them, tell them your plans on leaving and why. I believe all companies are going to slowly discontinue the unlimited data and text.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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I thought once you had unlimited data--you automatically get "grandfathered" in with the same unlimited data with your new contract.
No... I never had a data plan. I only had the 700 minutes and unlimited texting. We never had "smartphones" so we didn't need a data plan. For Verizon customers who DID have it, they did get grandfathered in.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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How long have you been a Verizon customer?? You should haggle with them, tell them your plans on leaving and why. I believe all companies are going to slowly discontinue the unlimited data and text.
I've been with them for about 6 years --- I agree with you. I'm going to call them after my contract expires and haggle, haggle, haggle. I want to stay with Verizon since they've always been so reliable but I have no problem leaving them if they don't want to give me a decent plan.
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