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    Anyone have any suggestions for a prepaid carrier for the Nexus 4? Currently I have virgin Mobile for 25 a month but I would be willing to switch for this phone if the price would be at around 35 per month max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions for a prepaid carrier for the Nexus 4? Currently I have virgin Mobile for 25 a month but I would be willing to switch for this phone if the price would be at around 35 per month max.

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    There are a few posts about this already. But the only possibility in your price range is the $30 a month T-Mo plan with 100 minutes, unl texting, and 5GB of unlimited data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    There are a few posts about this already. But the only possibility in your price range is the $30 a month T-Mo plan with 100 minutes, unl texting, and 5GB of unlimited data.
    Yeah that's what I figured, oh well. I use 300min a month so that wouldn't make sense.

    When tmobile finally ups the min to even 200, I will definitely switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    Yeah that's what I figured, oh well. I use 300min a month so that wouldn't make sense.

    When tmobile finally ups the min to even 200, I will definitely switch.

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    You can just pay $0.10/min over 100 if you want.
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    I'll have to check it out then. I only get tmobile 2g in my area but I might have to deal with it since the Nexus 4 is so sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    I'll have to check it out then. I only get tmobile 2g in my area but I might have to deal with it since the Nexus 4 is so sweet

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    No reason to choose T-Mobile if you know for a fact you'll only get 2G. Look into the other prepaid carriers that operate on AT&T if they offer 3G in your location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Martonik View Post
    No reason to choose T-Mobile if you know for a fact you'll only get 2G. Look into the other prepaid carriers that operate on AT&T if they offer 3G in your location.
    It'll be faster then what he currently has with Sprint towers.

    Also, his price range of $35 is ridic low, if he would be willing to up that some it might be possible. ST offers discounts if you buy 3 6 or a year in advance. Iirc it can go as low as $40 a month if you pay super in advance. But then they have the ability to drop you at any time and you lose all that money. Slight risk on that front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Leon Franklin junior View Post
    how can I get to the free movie Transformers Dark Moon
    Either open or download the "Play Movies" app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    It'll be faster then what he currently has with Sprint towers.

    Also, his price range of $35 is ridic low, if he would be willing to up that some it might be possible. ST offers discounts if you buy 3 6 or a year in advance. Iirc it can go as low as $40 a month if you pay super in advance. But then they have the ability to drop you at any time and you lose all that money. Slight risk on that front.
    Yeah,lol. Right now my download speed is a little over 200kb. I've also been looking at straight talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    Yeah,lol. Right now my download speed is a little over 200kb. I've also been looking at straight talk.

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    After taxes its about $48 and change for one month, if you buy 3 months it'll go a bit cheaper. Obviously it'll be more money but should mostly provide a better experience with a great phone.

    It's hard to beat that VM deal of $25 though, it provides a great price for what you get. The only downside is the phone selection and network it runs on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    After taxes its about $48 and change for one month, if you buy 3 months it'll go a bit cheaper. Obviously it'll be more money but should mostly provide a better experience with a great phone.

    It's hard to beat that VM deal of $25 though, it provides a great price for what you get. The only downside is the phone selection and network it runs on.
    It's hard to switch after paying so little for years. There is a rumor that Virgin might be taking away the 25$ plan and putting me on the 35$ plan. That's why I'm looking to change because Imo its better to pay 45 with straight talk then 35 with virgin Mobile for such slow speeds. But if this change doesn't happen ill just stick with virgin for the time being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    It's hard to switch after paying so little for years. There is a rumor that Virgin might be taking away the 25$ plan and putting me on the 35$ plan. That's why I'm looking to change because Imo its better to pay 45 with straight talk then 35 with virgin Mobile for such slow speeds. But if this change doesn't happen ill just stick with virgin for the time being.

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    Yea I'm not sure about that. They recently let a bunch of ppl get back on the $25 a month plan, I am almost positive if you upgrade your phone you will need to drop the $25 though. So you will be in the same category I was in with Sprint, saving onto a cheap plan with an old outdated phone just to save some money.
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    Here is an excellent article on pre-paid carriers: Top 5 pre-paid wireless plans for Android phones | Android and Me

    I'm personally going to consider jumping from T-Mobile to Solavei very interesting concept! Sign Up, Log In, or Learn More | Solavei
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobimop View Post
    Here is an excellent article on pre-paid carriers: Top 5 pre-paid wireless plans for Android phones | Android and Me

    I'm personally going to consider jumping from T-Mobile to Solavei very interesting concept! Sign Up, Log In, or Learn More | Solavei
    My girlfriend and I have been using Solavei since it started. I have an HTC One S and she has Gnex. The speed is awesome and coverage is great in the Los Angeles area. My hotspot works on my One S without any issues. I will be switching to a Nexus 4 and try that out. Also, we have signed up a few friends and neither of us has had to pay for service in 2 months. Can't beat that! We have saved $350.00 in 2 months going this route. I don't think I will ever be under contract again, why bother? If anyone has any questions about Solavei I can answer them. Just send me a PM here and I can give you all the details. And it isn't a scam or a pyramid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wcrandall View Post
    My girlfriend and I have been using Solavei since it started. I have an HTC One S and she has Gnex. The speed is awesome and coverage is great in the Los Angeles area. My hotspot works on my One S without any issues. I will be switching to a Nexus 4 and try that out. Also, we have signed up a few friends and neither of us has had to pay for service in 2 months. Can't beat that! We have saved $350.00 in 2 months going this route. I don't think I will ever be under contract again, why bother? If anyone has any questions about Solavei I can answer them. Just send me a PM here and I can give you all the details. And it isn't a scam or a pyramid.
    I believe it but I wouldn't be able to sign anyone up. Shoot, nobody I know wanted virgin Mobile when they would of only had to pay 25 a month. People here LOVE to support Verizon and nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roblox84 View Post
    I believe it but I wouldn't be able to sign anyone up. Shoot, nobody I know wanted virgin Mobile when they would of only had to pay 25 a month. People here LOVE to support Verizon and nothing else.

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    Even if you did nothing your service would still cost $49.00. Its not required you sign up anyone. Its kind of like when Direct TV gives you money for referring a friend. Doesn't hurt to check it out, theres alot of info on the service here. $49 cell phone plan
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    I'm interested in Solavei, I asked a friend for a sim card. But I have this nagging feeling that I'm part of some Piramid Scam, in the video the comments are blocked so that didn't gave me any confidence either. But Nexus 4 and Solavei seems to be the best offer, I'm crossing my fingers =).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    I'm interested in Solavei, I asked a friend for a sim card. But I have this nagging feeling that I'm part of some Piramid Scam, in the video the comments are blocked so that didn't gave me any confidence either. But Nexus 4 and Solavei seems to be the best offer, I'm crossing my fingers =).
    Its not pyramid you don't have to worry about that its a real company. If you have a friend thats a member he should be able to tell you all about it. And if you did sign up today you did good because right now you get a free month of service and a free sim card. That offer ends Oct 31st at midnight. So you only need to spend $49 to get started and thats a great price to get into any cell phone service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    After taxes its about $48 and change for one month, if you buy 3 months it'll go a bit cheaper. Obviously it'll be more money but should mostly provide a better experience with a great phone.

    It's hard to beat that VM deal of $25 though, it provides a great price for what you get. The only downside is the phone selection and network it runs on.
    Great price for crappy network and phones? Sounds like a crappy deal. Straight talk is $50 a month for any GSM phone u want and great hspa+ speeds unlimited everything. That's a hell of a deal

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    Does Straight Talk have LTE? What's the limit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterfang View Post
    Does Straight Talk have LTE? What's the limit?
    no lte, at least for now.
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    Well the Nexus neither, I'll stick with Solavei for now. Let's hope it pays out in the end, I pay 80 dollars for local carrier "Claro" and the reception and signal are abysmal.

    Edit: Solavei doesn't offer micro sims right?
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    I use Verizon and have LTE coverage in the entire city, well at least parts I visit I have great coverage but the bill sucks even with the 15% discount I get from work. I'm a happy customer, but I just feel ill whenever I get the email with the bill amount I paid.

    After some thought, I've decided I'll buy the Nexus 4 and try out the prepaid and other cheap providers. I've wanted to do this for a while but couldn't justify testing with a crappy phones you could get from these cheaper carriers since that wouldn't really give me the trial experience I wanted. Also I couldn't justify the unlocked phone prices of a better phone.

    Reason I'm posting is that I've never heard of Solavei so I'm glad it was mentioned. Looks to have great coverage out here too.
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