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AT&T Alters Pricing In Wake of Verizon Announcement

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Youv'e got to be kidding me !

landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:26 PM
Ok Im gonna keep this as brief as possible. Both Verizon and Att have got to be nuts these prices are still ridiculous 70 for unlimited TALK and thats it. Come on already Im not saying the name beacause im not advertising but im using a prepaid provider hmm mmm cough cough under a certain network with a great phone and have unlimited talk text and like 200pics for 40 bucks. When are the contract carriers really gonna wake up. I mean when I heard an announcement was comming I really expected something better then this and they wanna charge data on the nokia twist and other phones so stupid!!! att;s own go phone service is cheaper for 60 they have unlimited talk and messaging what the heck????
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:28 PM
prepaid phones have a limited coverage area, and they are lower priority compared to contract phones.

prepaid customer service is also nowhere near what it is with contract providers.
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:30 PM
I have Nationwide coverage best service ever even better then Tmobiles coverage!
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:32 PM
being better than tmobile's coverage isn't saying much
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:42 PM
well im satisfied man even Sprints deal is better then this 69 includes data and any mobile
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jhr2112

Jan 15, 2010, 6:44 PM
Cricket has 70% less coverage than T-Mobile for voice coverage.Verizon's coverage makes them both look pitiful.
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:45 PM
Exactly I have the coverage of verizon without paying verizons price
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:32 PM
What do you mean prepaid phones have limited coverage, ATT prepaid phones work off the same exact towers that contract phone do.

And they have lower priority compared to contract phones, are you saying that if I make a phone call, and if a prepaid customer make a phone call and we are on the same cell tower, that a tower wouldn't let a prepaid customer make that phone call, cause I'm a post paid customer? Is that what your saying?
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:37 PM
they don't have any roaming agreements.

and yes, I am saying that if you were on that tower using a phone and say browsing the web, the prepaid customer would get a lower priority than the post paid customer. SO if the network became strained, the prepaid customer would be cut off.

We used to see it all the time with an MNVO around here.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:40 PM
Isn't a phone from ATT even though it's prepaid, different than a phone from an MVNO, I mean that I can understand because it's not the MVNO's native network, but if it's an ATT prepaid phone, and it's ATT's cell tower is their native network.
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:46 PM
eh.. not from what I've seen. maybe they changed it. But big cell companies have always tended to treat prepay customers as second class citizens. Trust me, if ATT could offer unlimited text and data on a contract phone for 60 a month they would, just because it would give them an edge (for however long it took verizon to match).
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:52 PM
With reguards to this if ATT did this stuff. ATT or any other carrier could do anything that want, they just don't because of greed, it all boils down to greed. If they don't HAVE to do something because another carrier doesn't do it, then they don't.

I'm really curious how much the wireless landscape is going to change between now and say the end of 2012, beginning of 2013, I just have a feeling a whole, whole lot is going to change.
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:57 PM
Check out my "what next" thread in the verizon forums. I think a lot is going to change too.

I think plans will shift from voice with data features to data with voice features.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 7:02 PM
Ok I will, but right now I'm just having trouble keeping up weith this topic, it's a really hot discussion that I've been getting a whole lot of responses on, but I'll check it out, the words "what's next" definetly aren't hard to remember. I'm always into "what's next" topics.
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bp3dots1

Jan 17, 2010, 8:59 PM
Jay, look at att's coverage viewer. you can see that gophone does have less coverage.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:29 PM
yeah, it sucks that Metro & Cricket are forcing more, and more competition on the market, it really does.
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:31 PM
The company im with has even better service then metro or Cricket its nationwide better then tmobiles coverage even
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:33 PM
Well...what company is that?
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:37 PM
It's either Page Plus or straight talk
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:45 PM
neither of which is very national, or at least available here in Las Vegas, what about you Menno, are either of those carriers available in your part of Pa?
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Azeron

Jan 15, 2010, 6:52 PM
Sure they are. Just go to
http://www.pagepluscellular.com/ »
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:51 PM
Hey works for me if it is to each there own right.
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Azeron

Jan 15, 2010, 6:47 PM
Page Plus or Straight Talk probably.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:54 PM
Neither of which could be that national, I live in Vegas, neither of those companies are here. You live in what, Alabama?
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:58 PM
they are there, they just don't advertise. they're prepaid
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:49 PM
Im not gonna get kicked off for advertising and im not an employee Ill make that clear lets just say there initials are PP and theres plenty of other providers like them heck even Sprint has better deals
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:52 PM
lol.. I love it how you are trying to be secretive.. everyone knows who page plus is dude (or they can easily google it)
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Azeron

Jan 15, 2010, 7:00 PM
Rolling Eyes

Oh brother! Page Plus! I've been hyping them for months. I have no vested interest in the company.
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:38 PM
Competition is a great thing, but metro and cricket arn't big enough to make changes, yet.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 6:47 PM
Any idea as to how many of the two combined companies customers amount to? Even 20 million? Heck, I would think that the way the economy is, that a whole, whole lot of people out there would be leaving the big 4 to get these unlimited voice & txt plans for $40/mo.
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:55 PM
exactly more should they dont know what there missing!
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 6:56 PM
they need coverage area first.
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 6:57 PM
LOL your joking right? Im on Verizons exact coverage including the Alltell areas enough said
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Menno

Jan 15, 2010, 7:02 PM
LOL, you can read right? I was talking to jay and talking about Cricket and MetroPCS.

Look, I know you like being a fanboy and all, but let's try and keep the conversation relevant, alright?
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landmarkcm

Jan 15, 2010, 7:05 PM
all good lol im tired of typin anyway have a good one More people should just jump ship from these providers though guess there all Iphone lovers or something.
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Versed

Jan 15, 2010, 9:25 PM
Jayshmay said:
yeah, it sucks that Metro & Cricket are forcing more, and more competition on the market, it really does.


Cricket i.e. Leap is up for sale.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 9:27 PM
Probably Metro will buy Cricket. I'm sure it won't be much longer til we know.
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Versed

Jan 15, 2010, 9:31 PM
Jayshmay said:
Probably Metro will buy Cricket. I'm sure it won't be much longer til we know.


Its logical they do, they already work with each other. And I think they tried a few years back. I'm not a fan of either but they do serve a section of the market. If you rarely travel, don't need a fancy phone, just voice and text. It fits that need.
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Jayshmay

Jan 15, 2010, 9:33 PM
Yeah well, I need a very, very fancy phone!!! Especially Google Maps, and I hear that some, even most of their phones Google Maps doesn't work. YiKes, life without Google Maps, that's tough!!!!
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