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Old 02-18-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The Ether
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I have AT&T right now and no contract. I'm looking into changing carriers to save myself a bit of money. I use under 2GB of data a month, less than 600 text messages, and less than 100 minutes a month. I think I may already have one of the smallest packages that AT&T has and my bill is over 1
$100 a month. I was thinking of going pre-paid.

I'm a bit of a techie and love to fiddle with my Android phone (flashing roms and customizing etc) so being able to use different and current phones is important to me. Is there a pre-paid option that would allow me to use a sim card in any unlocked phone I buy? I want to save some money and stay off contract.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: The Ether
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Nevermind. I found what I was looking for from StraightTalk. I can buy a sim card for my AT&T phone and use StraightTalk as my provider and pay $45 a month for unlimited everything. I'm sure there are limits to it but at least I won't be on contract.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Nevermind. I found what I was looking for from StraightTalk. I can buy a sim card for my AT&T phone and use StraightTalk as my provider and pay $45 a month for unlimited everything. I'm sure there are limits to it but at least I won't be on contract.
That was exactly what I was going to suggest. Straight Talk is causing a bit of a stir with this new "bring your own phone" plan. Over time we'll see how popular it turns out to be.

On some discussions, it's been rumored that even their "unlimited" data plans tend to start giving you the red flag once you hit 2 gigs a month, though. But I'm not sure at what point they wave a finger at you and tell you to slack off on it. Either way, $45 a month is a good deal, and you'll still be using AT&T most likely on that same phone once you put the card in. Make SURE you follow the included directions to the "T" once you get them - there has been some chatter online about folks skipping a step or two and having to go through customer service phone hell to get it fixed.
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