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Dec 15, 2005, 5:58 AM

Don't Get Prepaid


Do not get prepaid especially if it's Cingulair. I worked for a company doing prepaid payments and if you want to lose your money then go right ahead. People actually think it's cheaper then having a post paid account got news for you it's not. If you have concerns or problems or just general questions that you need to talk to a supervisor, be prepared to wait on hold for over 30 minutes mostly it was for 45 minutes or longer. Also, no ability to transfer to customer care at all. Also the other companies were able to tell you the minutes you got with payment unfortunately Cingulair never gave that info out, so they would need to make another phone call to talk to customer care to see how many minutes were put on if they were on a ...

Dec 12, 2005, 12:54 PM

Prepaid Coverage

Keep in mind that most prepaid offerings DO NOT include ROAMING, so if you are looking into prepaid be sure to check the prepaid coverage, specifically for Cingular, as their Post-Paid coverage maps do not show where you are roaming.

Dec 1, 2005, 7:56 PM

nice article

I thought it was a good article, but have two comments.

1. You recommended 3 Blackberry phones. Does this mean that you guys feel that the pending injunction from NTP is a non-threat?

eric Lin said:
Parents, do your kids a favor and buy them some street cred.

Great job on the article. Covered everything from the pre-paid and basic phones, to high end phones. My only thoughts, nothing was mentioned about Sprint iDEN although iDEN was atleast mentioned by the presence of Boost Mobile. 7100i from Nextel would...
djdelay, while i do suspect that rim will be hit with a big fine in the final ruling, i also believe that an injunction temporary or permanent, is unlikely. i weighed that when recommending these phones.

despite this week's rulings and statements a...
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