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Old August 9th, 2004, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Good cell phone plan?

What kind of plans do some of you have, i would like to know a good one so i can convince my parents to let me get a phone, im paying for half of the plan monthly.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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What kind of plans do some of you have, i would like to know a good one so i can convince my parents to let me get a phone, im paying for half of the plan monthly.
So as to not to sway you to one over the other I will not tell you for which company I work... Guess.

Every cellphone company is known for something... Here's a list of the good and bads that people should know:

Nextel: Ups- Has "walkie-talkies" and very durable phones and they run off of GSM networks. Downs- Has no coverage area what-so-ever and over-priced plans. Oh, and they charge you for your "standard" features.

Verizon Wireless: Ups- Has some decent phones, but nothign special. They run off of digital networks. (I believe TDMA, but don't quote that.) Downs- The prices for plans are horrid, as is the coverage.

AT&T Wireless: Ups- Has the coverage of Cingular, very decent plans, and the ability for unlimited text-messaging. They also use GSM networks. Downs- They were bought out by Cingular. Their customer service wait-time is horrid.

Cingular: Ups- They have the most coverage of ANY cell-phone provider off of a GSM network. Downs- They have "roll-over" minutes, which are useless... You can get a better plan for your money elsewhere, and their bills always overcharge. They are also the only company that charges 1 Anytime minute for sending or receiving a text-message.

T-Mobile: Ups- Also GSM based. Have some of the more higher-end phones by default, have some of the best rate plans out. Their packages have NO roaming. Downs- They have a limited service-area.

Sprint: Pros- Is known worldwide. They bought out Nextel and now have the "walkie-talkie" service. Their "Flex" plan is amazing. Downs- If you're a person without credit... You have Sprint.

As far as places like Altell and Rogers AT&T... I have no clue as I do not live in their service areas.

To sum it up... Go AT&T or Sprint. Sprint is good all around and AT&T has better price plans then Cingular, but AT&T now has Cingular's awesome coverage area due to the fact that they were bought out.

Now... Guess which one I work for.

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Old August 10th, 2004, 03:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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if you live in a suburban area with good T-mobile coverage, then get that. They are one of 2 that offer one-year contracts. I've had my phone for about 5months, i dont think it's gonna last another 7months, much less 19more months.

T-Mobile is GSM and call-quality is good, they have alot of great phones. I have a Moto v300--Camera, color, flip, nice color inside. ~70 at wal-mart (best price around for that phone) and thats NO REBATE.

go to a1wireless.com and look. they have LOADS of good deals.

Sprint phones suck, so do sony ericsson--- Samsung and Siemens are said to be the best (consumer reports).
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Old August 10th, 2004, 03:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Sprint phones suck, so do sony ericsson--- Samsung and Siemens are said to be the best (consumer reports).
Sprint carries the Sanyo-7300. It's a back Nextel type phone... It's God. The only thing about Samsung phones, which most are flip is that the speaker is on the inside... Siemens phones are also TOO quiet volume wise and give off "egh" reception.

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Old August 10th, 2004, 11:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I love T-mobile. Mostly because I can switch phones anytime I want to. I don't have to go to the T-mobile store or anything. I just steal one of my friends old phones, put my sim card in it, and I'm good to go. Or just buy one off eBay. That way I don't have to worry about contracts, and all that mumbo jumbo.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 04:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I love T-mobile. Mostly because I can switch phones anytime I want to. I don't have to go to the T-mobile store or anything. I just steal one of my friends old phones, put my sim card in it, and I'm good to go. Or just buy one off eBay. That way I don't have to worry about contracts, and all that mumbo jumbo.
That's a GSM thing. AT&T(Cingular) and T-mobile are on GSM networks.
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