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New phone new carrier!! HELP!!!!!

andrea409

Oct 2, 2012, 10:14 AM
So in two weeks my contract is up with Tmobile. I didn't really like the coverage very much. My device is crap too. I had the G2 which was a pretty good phone until it ended up in a cup of water. They sent me a myTouch slide, AND I HATE IT!!! I used to have at&t for like 8 years and really liked it but it was a little pricey. Before that I had sprint back in the roaming days and it did all the time. I was thinking about switching to verizon and getting and Iphone, but the salesperson at Verizon was telling me about the GalaxyIII so now I'm torn.. Any feedback would be great. I don't use my phone for work or load movies , pretty much just the basics, text, calls, internet ya know..
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vzwinagent

Oct 2, 2012, 7:50 PM
Either would be fine. Verizon reps unfortunately are basically rewarded for selling Android over Apple so you'll hear that a lot whether its true or not. Basically on Android you'll get more customizations and a bigger screen. That's really about it. Apple is good for just working and working well, plus generally easy to learn and use. Customers go both ways for their own reasons.
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CellStudent

Oct 3, 2012, 11:59 AM
https://ting.com/ »

Unless you live in an area where Sprint service sucks, there's no reason to give any other carrier the time of day, especially if you don't have a contract hanging over your head.

The moment their BYOSD program hit's the market, I'm picking up a phone on eBay and dumping Verizon.
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sparker781

Oct 5, 2012, 3:39 PM
CellStudent said:
https://ting.com/ »

Unless you live in an area where Sprint service sucks, there's no reason to give any other carrier the time of day, especially if you don't have a contract hanging over your head.

The moment their BYOSD program hit's the market, I'm picking up a phone on eBay and dumping Verizon.


First off whats BYOSD? Secondly...You like Sprint over Verizon?
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CellStudent

Oct 5, 2012, 5:34 PM
sparker781 said:


First off whats BYOSD? Secondly...You like Sprint over Verizon?



1) BYOSD = Bring Your Own Sprint Device.

https://ting.com/blog/byosd-moving-ever-closer-to-ting/ »

Ting has made agreements to allow almost ALL Sprint or Sprint-MVNO devices to work under their calling plan structure and billing. When implemented later this fall, that means I can pick up a legitimate Sprint-affiliated handset on ebay for $50 and activate it on a dirt-cheap calling plan.

2) My Verizon bill, even after my 18% corporate discount, is over $250 before taxes. The EXACT SAME level over coverage through Ting is $130. Verizon is 90% more expensive....

Is Verizon a better carrier than Sprint? YES!...
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sparker781

Oct 5, 2012, 7:56 PM
CellStudent said:


1) BYOSD = Bring Your Own Sprint Device.

https://ting.com/blog/byosd-moving-ever-closer-to-ting/ »

Ting has made agreements to allow almost ALL Sprint or Sprint-MVNO devices to work under their calling plan structure and billing. When implemented later this fall, that means I can pick up a legitimate Sprint-affiliated handset on ebay for $50 and activate it on a dirt-cheap calling plan.

2) My Verizon bill, even after my 18% corporate discount, is over $250 before taxes. The EXACT SAME level over coverage through Ting is $130. Verizon is 90% more expensive....

Is Verizon a better carrier than Sprint? YES!

Is Verizon service double the quality of Sprint service?

NO
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CellStudent

Oct 6, 2012, 1:53 PM
sparker781 said:


The only downfall is if you want the latest/greatest you'd have to buy it at full retail. Can I ask the if this company is partnering with Sprint then why dont you just sign up for Sprint?


I'm still rocking Verizon's Galaxy S generation ONE from fall of 2010, so it should be clear that I personally don't care about being an early adopter on the hardware side.

Additionally, the amount of streaming video I do every year is measured in minutes, not hours. Paying Sprint for unlimited data on 5 lines when all I need is one GB per user each month is kind of ridiculous.

Going straight to Sprint is only a couple dollars less than paying Verizon, about $220 a month. That's still 60% hi...
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sparker781

Oct 6, 2012, 4:13 PM
CellStudent said:


I'm still rocking Verizon's Galaxy S generation ONE from fall of 2010, so it should be clear that I personally don't care about being an early adopter on the hardware side.

Additionally, the amount of streaming video I do every year is measured in minutes, not hours. Paying Sprint for unlimited data on 5 lines when all I need is one GB per user each month is kind of ridiculous.

Going straight to Sprint is only a couple dollars less than paying Verizon, about $220 a month. That's still 60% higher than Ting's plans!

I don't need unlimited minutes, unlimited text messages or unlimited data. Verizon and Sprint (and AT&T) all force me to buy a product I don't need in order to get the only part
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Trismegistus

Oct 6, 2012, 7:18 PM
I would imagine that his thoughts are revolving around Ting.
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CellStudent

Oct 7, 2012, 12:44 PM
For a single line that actually uses over 4 gigs a month, stay with VZW as long as you can keep unlimited data.

If that benefit dissolves, then leave.
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Jarahawk

Oct 6, 2012, 8:38 PM
"Anyone else out there who has (a) more than 4 phones on their account or (b) uses way more data than phone calls needs to do the same evaluation."

That's me. I''v always been a Sprint fan. It just never seemed the right time. I am paying $275 a month now at VZW for four devices. Three smartphones and one dumb one.
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Trismegistus

Oct 6, 2012, 2:42 PM
Well, I hope they're paying you for this amount of advertisement.
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truthinsuffering

Oct 4, 2012, 10:27 PM
For the most Verizon and AT&T prices are the same.... So just whatever has beter coverage in your area (usually Verizon) also Verizon is going to have a larger LTE network.
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Victek

Oct 5, 2012, 8:16 PM
andrea409 said:
I was thinking about switching to verizon and getting and Iphone, but the salesperson at Verizon was telling me about the Galaxy SIII so now I'm torn.


First of all I would never look for additional information from a Verizon rep when I was in the store wanting to buy a phone. You can't know how knowledgeable that person is and whether or not they have a reason to push a particular phone. It's best to do as much homework as possible in advance. That includes checking out the available accessories and handling the phones if your friends/family have them. If not handle them in the store because there's no substitute for seeing how they look and feel. If you're not sure do what I do, which...
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sparker781

Oct 6, 2012, 6:59 AM
Yeah I agree. Don't make the same mistake I did...The other day I went into the store to buy a battery for my Droid X....They charged me $31 for the damn thing...I found out later that I could've purchased a new one or even an extended battery for like $11 shipped from Amazon...Today the battery's going back

Learn from my mistake
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