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Jaffar

Sep 10, 2014, 9:09 AM
Smile Actually good promotion though
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acdc1a

Sep 10, 2014, 10:54 AM
Agreed. The real question is why anyone continues to spend the money for AT&T branded service.
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gfondeur

Sep 10, 2014, 11:05 AM
I guess pre-paid it's not for everybody, I tried for a while and it's not for me, if pre-paid serve you, good for you,....
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acdc1a

Sep 10, 2014, 11:13 AM
I guess I'd have to know why prepaid wouldn't work for someone except for phone subsidies. With phones starting at FREE after $50 mail in rebate I'm stumped.
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The Victor

Sep 10, 2014, 11:33 AM
because the phones suck, nobody wants those phones becuase you get what you pay for

plus with those major carriers you may pay more but your getting more reliability and from what ive seen better speeds
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acdc1a

Sep 10, 2014, 11:39 AM
Yes the ANY UNLOCKED GSM PHONE selection is terrible.

You don't get any more reliability on voice, but you're correct on data speeds at least with Cricket vs AT&T. Cricket caps you at 8Mbps. Considering I can't get an AT&T branded device on the AT&T network to reliably give me more than that, I'll stay stumped.
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The Victor

Sep 10, 2014, 12:44 PM
the phones themselves are enough, for a god phone your spending atleast a few hundred adn thats for a nexus anythign else probably 500

comparing cricket and AT&T no there wont be a difference, its the same company
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T Bone

Sep 11, 2014, 1:33 PM
at&t has purchased Cricket, however the networks have not yet been combined, the Cricket phones being sold in stores today are CDMA phones which will cease to work once the transition to GSM happens.
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The Victor

Sep 11, 2014, 1:37 PM
didnt realize they didnt convert it yet, woulda thought it woulda happened by now
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DosXXJoe

Sep 12, 2014, 2:51 PM
They have combined them already, back in May. That's when the GSM phones went on sale. Got a Samsung S5, 3 Moto G's and a Nokia 1320 on my acct. $127 per month is not too shabby for 5 lines. (2 of the phones have upgraded data $10 each, and the S5 has the $7 protection plan)
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The Victor

Sep 12, 2014, 3:13 PM
the price itself no thats pretty good, the phones themselves had to be pretty high, not necessarily for the moto G's but the other 2 couldnt have been cheap
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DosXXJoe

Sep 12, 2014, 4:37 PM
$179 for the Nokia 1320 and $50 for each of the Moto G's after rebates. No rebate for the S5 so that bad boy was $589 Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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DarkStar

Sep 10, 2014, 1:52 PM
Hmmm? $350 for a Nexus 5 where if I have a warranty issue I'm pretty much screwed. Or a contract where I can get a Samsung Galaxy S4 for free and if I have a warranty issue I can take it back to the AT&T store and have it taken care of. Interesting.
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brad162

Sep 10, 2014, 5:08 PM
Not screwed at all, just as I do with my nexus i mail it back and wait a week while using my backup phone.

Still better than paying 3x the $$ each month just for "convenience".. it's all about proper planning.
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DarkStar

Sep 10, 2014, 5:14 PM
Oh so I have to buy two phones so I have one as a backup. I see.
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gfondeur

Sep 10, 2014, 8:05 PM
Lol
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acdc1a

Sep 10, 2014, 8:36 PM
Everyone over the age of 12 has 2 or more phones. Don't worry though, that extra $45 per month is SO worth it.

I hope you have a backup plan for your job.
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DarkStar

Sep 11, 2014, 11:43 AM
First off Cricket can't beat my AT&T plan. How much do you think 2000 anytime minutes, unlimited text & data would cost? I get it for $40 a month.

Where do you get an extra $45 a month from?

The basic plan for Cricket is $40 a month. The starting plan for a single AT&T plan is $65 a month for double the data than that cricket plan. That is saving $20 from your estimate.
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The Victor

Sep 11, 2014, 1:17 PM
a lot of people dnt have a second phone, most people trade them in instead of it just sitting there, and theres no need for one if your with a good carrier or even decent, they have warranties, im not sure how tmobile or sprint work, but at&T and verizon will send you a phone and then you return the defective one so no need for a second phone
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brad162

Sep 10, 2014, 10:40 PM
Anyone who has owned a smartphone in the last ten years i'm sure has an old one laying around they could use for a week if they needed too.

if not, then maybe just keep an old one when you do an upgrade (or hey buy a $20 flip phone to use)

I used to love it when i was a Technician at a store and someone would come in yelling that their "business" was at stake.. well if my livelihood was at stake i'd for sure have a backup device for something that important considering that would be how i make money....
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The Victor

Sep 11, 2014, 1:19 PM
nobody wants/needs to have a backup phone, i understand if maybe their phone dies and has to get it replaced buy a cheap little flip phone or something at that point but other than that no, theres no point its just waisting space, normal people will trade them in
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brad162

Sep 11, 2014, 6:10 PM
Well then hey, do without a phone or deal with paying 2x as much each month just so you can "take it back to the store"

I'll personally keep a $50 junker phone in a drawer and have something to go to for a few days if something goes wrong.
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The Victor

Sep 12, 2014, 8:14 AM
who said anything about taking it to a store, i think you might be able to with maybe some verizon stores, and theres a few at&t places that can, but all it is is a simple phone call and thats it.

dnt feel like looking back at messages but that other phone is it just sitting there with a plan on it at the time or are you having to go and get a prepaid card or call in to activate/get a plan for that amount of time, because if something happens your still paying what would then be 2x the amount of any normal plan, most prepaid plans are atleast $45, you can get that same plan, if not a little more, with most carriers, while saving on the cost of your phone.

but i mean if youd rather have a cheap phone, while getting slow speeds on your p...
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T Bone

Sep 11, 2014, 1:32 PM
With post paid service you get a superior network.

Let's use at&t as an example (although the same is true other post paid carriers that offer pre-paid service)

In areas where at&t has no native coverage, post paid customers can usually get 'partner coverage' (i.e. the right to roam on other GSM networks in the area), pre-paid customers cannot roam.....if there is no native at&t coverage, then pre-paid gets nothing, even when post-paid gets roaming coverage.


This is even worse with MVNO's like Straight Talk or Net 10....Straight Talk roams on at&t and Verizon, but they don't have the right to roam on the networks that at&t and Verizon customers can roam. at&t post paid customers can roam on other GSM networks, but MVNO customers...
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acdc1a

Sep 11, 2014, 3:17 PM
While your statement would have been true 5 years ago and is still true in some instances (I'm looking at you Boost and Virgin) T-Mobile, certain MVNO's, Cricket, Verizon, and Metro PCS all allow for domestic roaming. Check the coverage maps if you feel I'm leading you astray.

Also, feel free to look at the story about Republic reducing coverage for roaming.

This is a common misconception and it needs to be squashed.
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T Bone

Sep 11, 2014, 11:39 PM
Almost every day I look up the coverage maps for customers for both Verizon and at&t and I can clearly see that there is a difference between their post paid and pre-paid networks....there are lots of areas where I can clearly see on the map where they offer post paid service but not pre-paid service, there are even places where you can buy at&t or Verizon post paid phones, but not pre-paid phones.
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