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View Poll Results: What prepaid no contract service do you currently use?
Boost Mobile (Sprints Network) 1 10.00%
Straight Talk (Verizons Network) 2 20.00%
Cricket 1 10.00%
Some Other Prepaid Service 6 60.00%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 01-18-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Durham (Southpoint Mall Area)
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I am doing some research and wanted to know what do people in the Raleigh/Durham area use when it comes to prepaid cellular service (no contract of corse). I'm trying to figure out how much your paying with TAX included (as I know they usually throw in state taxes etc). What do you use your phone for (travel or to stay regionaly). How is the customer service? Just your overall experience. Any suggestion would be great. Thanks again.

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Old 01-18-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Tracfone wireless. Best prices esp. when you start applying the double-minutes for life card with bonus minutes.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Durham (Southpoint Mall Area)
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FYI: we don't refer to the general area as "RDU." That's only used to refer to the airport.

Someone left this comment for me. My apologies as I have been a flight attendant for well over 10 years so I'm just use to referring to cities by their airport code. Hope your not offended as that was not my intentions to offend those who already live in the Raleigh Durham area.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:05 PM
 
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FYI: we don't refer to the general area as "RDU." That's only used to refer to the airport.

Someone left this comment for me. My apologies as I have been a flight attendant for well over 10 years so I'm just use to referring to cities by their airport code. Hope your not offended as that was not my intentions to offend those who already live in the Raleigh Durham area.
Don't sweat it. Some people take themselves too seriously on the forum.

Anyway, while I don't have a pay as you go phone I do have verizon cell service and I find verizon to have excellent coverage in the Triangle area as well as much of the East coast FWIW.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:11 AM
 
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Tracphone for cellular and a MagicJack connected to computer for VOIP, $20.00 per year....
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I have a boost mobile phone. I don't use it all that much so I can usually manage to squeak by with paying only $15 every three months.

boost also offers the unlimited plan for a flat $50 a month. I haven't used the unlimited plan but I think the tax is included with the $50 per month.

as for coverage. Boost uses the old Nextel towers. So it definitely varies from place to place but since nextel uses a lower transmission band than other providers, the signal does pretty good in penetrating office building walls.

hope that helps.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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NET10 | Prepaid Cell Phone
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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Don't sweat it. Some people take themselves too seriously on the forum.
Um, I really can't even type what I want to say in response to this. I'm the person who sent the OP this comment. I did it to be helpful, not to be critical. That is why I specifically did it offline. No need to be jerky about it.
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:09 AM
 
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I'm on Virgin's unlimited prepaid and I love it
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Tmobile's even more plus is great for me. No contract and great prices.
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