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    10 dollars extra over what? A feature phone data plan? That applies to all smart phones now, and it's still something like 10 bucks less than att and verizon for for similar plans.

    I can't believe people are still going on about that.

    You're getting a smartphone data plan, not 4g service.

    Back on topic, My gf is wanting to ditch sprint post paid, I think I'm going to get her to go with the t-mobile plans based on what I'm reading, thanks guys!
    Actually it's a lot more than ten bucks less than att or Verizon.

    I priced the numbers recently because I wanted to leave Sprint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandito View Post
    10 dollars extra over what? A feature phone data plan? That applies to all smart phones now, and it's still something like 10 bucks less than att and verizon for for similar plans.

    I can't believe people are still going on about that.

    You're getting a smartphone data plan, not 4g service.
    Look, its all a matter of principle. When they first started this $10 fee, it made sense because the 4g network had just been getting underway. I didn't mind because I had top of the line hardware in the Evo. Then I found out that if I decided to get a new phone on my second line, whether it was a subsidized phone with a contract renewel, or if I just activated any other phone, even another used 3g phone, I would have to pay another $10 a month on my account. Nevermind the fact that they were supposed to expand Wimax to my area, I just want 3g speeds. I've been getting no more than 300kb/s at my house for the last two years. I decided not to renew my second line and I will be cancelling my primary line as soon as my contract is up and getting a prepaid account. After 2 years of paying that "premium data " fee, their network is just now getting overhauled. We have every right to complain about it. Are we supposed to just be happy with what we're getting because we pay less than At&t and Verizon customers? I don't think so. They should have issued every Sprint customer an apology and a credit for that premium data fee that we payed for their mistake in choosing Wimax and it being a total failure. Sorry, I know this is off topic, but this is the whole reason I'm following these prepaid topics. Sprint may still be one of the cheapest carriers, but it's ridiculous to raise prices without providing something to ALL your customers in return. Sorry guys, rant over.
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    Look, its all a matter of principle. When they first started this $10 fee, it made sense because the 4g network had just been getting underway. I didn't mind because I had top of the line hardware in the Evo. Then I found out that if I decided to get a new phone on my second line, whether it was a subsidized phone with a contract renewel, or if I just activated any other phone, even another used 3g phone, I would have to pay another $10 a month on my account. Nevermind the fact that they were supposed to expand Wimax to my area, I just want 3g speeds. I've been getting no more than 300kb/s at my house for the last two years. I decided not to renew my second line and I will be cancelling my primary line as soon as my contract is up and getting a prepaid account. After 2 years of paying that "premium data " fee, their network is just now getting overhauled. We have every right to complain about it. Are we supposed to just be happy with what we're getting because we pay less than At&t and Verizon customers? I don't think so. They should have issued every Sprint customer an apology and a credit for that premium data fee that we payed for their mistake in choosing Wimax and it being a total failure. Sorry, I know this is off topic, but this is the whole reason I'm following these prepaid topics. Sprint may still be one of the cheapest carriers, but it's ridiculous to raise prices without providing something to ALL your customers in return. Sorry guys, rant over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    Actually it's a lot more than ten bucks less than att or Verizon.

    I priced the numbers recently because I wanted to leave Sprint

    sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile! goodbye Sprint!
    That simply depends on what you want. Its not easy doing side by side comparison since Sprint has unl data.....But for example if you want unl everything then with 1gb of data it'll be $90 but with Sprint its $110. Obviously you get more data but for $110 with Verizon you can have 4GB of high speed LTE with them.

    Their cheapest smartphone plan(Without discount) is $80 a month while in comparison the Verizon one is $90 a month. Sprint you get only 450 mins while Verizon is unl but far less data.

    Quote Originally Posted by Airwolf79 View Post
    Look, its all a matter of principle. When they first started this $10 fee, it made sense because the 4g network had just been getting underway. I didn't mind because I had top of the line hardware in the Evo. Then I found out that if I decided to get a new phone on my second line, whether it was a subsidized phone with a contract renewel, or if I just activated any other phone, even another used 3g phone, I would have to pay another $10 a month on my account. Nevermind the fact that they were supposed to expand Wimax to my area, I just want 3g speeds. I've been getting no more than 300kb/s at my house for the last two years. I decided not to renew my second line and I will be cancelling my primary line as soon as my contract is up and getting a prepaid account. After 2 years of paying that "premium data " fee, their network is just now getting overhauled. We have every right to complain about it. Are we supposed to just be happy with what we're getting because we pay less than At&t and Verizon customers? I don't think so. They should have issued every Sprint customer an apology and a credit for that premium data fee that we payed for their mistake in choosing Wimax and it being a total failure. Sorry, I know this is off topic, but this is the whole reason I'm following these prepaid topics. Sprint may still be one of the cheapest carriers, but it's ridiculous to raise prices without providing something to ALL your customers in return. Sorry guys, rant over.
    Not to mention I remember watching the video where Dan Hesse was bragging how he wasn't charging his customers anymore money for the WiMax and then he went ahead and tacked on a charge for a big shiny 4.3" screen instead.

    Was so happy to drop Sprint because of that personally. I got out due to a $2 ish extra bump in price and haven't gone back yet after about 8 years with them.

    I would still go back if its the best carrier for me, but atm I been playing with prepaids and having fun doing it. Love the freedom and the coverage is hmm.....close to what I had with Sprint. Sprint voice was far better then what I receive atm but the 3G speeds on ST are VERY pleasant in comparison to what I had with Sprint which was worse then T-Mo 2G speeds.

    PS - Not to mention I have what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market atm for a crazy good price and no carrier ties.
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    You can also check out virgen mobile pre paid sevices, $55.00 a month for unlimited, text, data and calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Both Sprint (if you have a good connection) and Verizon (if you're on LTE) unlimited plans do not get throttled based on "overuse".
    Well, T-Mobile doesn't have that either. They throttle based on clear data limits that are disclosed when you sign up for the plan.
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    That simply depends on what you want. Its not easy doing side by side comparison since Sprint has unl data.....But for example if you want unl everything then with 1gb of data it'll be $90 but with Sprint its $110. Obviously you get more data but for $110 with Verizon you can have 4GB of high speed LTE with them.

    Their cheapest smartphone plan(Without discount) is $80 a month while in comparison the Verizon one is $90 a month. Sprint you get only 450 mins while Verizon is unl but far less data.



    Not to mention I remember watching the video where Dan Hesse was bragging how he wasn't charging his customers anymore money for the WiMax and then he went ahead and tacked on a charge for a big shiny 4.3" screen instead.

    Was so happy to drop Sprint because of that personally. I got out due to a $2 ish extra bump in price and haven't gone back yet after about 8 years with them.

    I would still go back if its the best carrier for me, but atm I been playing with prepaids and having fun doing it. Love the freedom and the coverage is hmm.....close to what I had with Sprint. Sprint voice was far better then what I receive atm but the 3G speeds on ST are VERY pleasant in comparison to what I had with Sprint which was worse then T-Mo 2G speeds.

    PS - Not to mention I have what I consider to be the best smartphone on the market atm for a crazy good price and no carrier ties.
    I agree, Sprint does have good voice coverage, but I would gladly trade a dropped call or two for decent data speeds.
    When I go prepaid, it will definitely not be with Virgin, Boost, or any Sprint MNVO.
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    how is t-mobile coverage in general?
    I've had it about a month, haven't left the SoCal area, but so far I am getting as good if not slightly better coverage than I had on Verizon. I don't talk a lot so I don't have a lot of info on dropping calls a lot or anything.
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    For me the 30$ T-Mobile has been great. 5Gb of 4g" unlimited texting and 100 minutes. Can always go the grooveip or talkatone route if need more minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJP View Post
    You can also check out virgen mobile pre paid sevices, $55.00 a month for unlimited, text, data and calls.
    Although it's a good deal, don't think it'll be in consideration for most people here, who would prefer to have the very high end unlocked devices that you can use on other GSM MVNO's. The problem with Virgin and Boost is that you're limited to their devices.
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    You can also check out virgen mobile pre paid sevices, $55.00 a month for unlimited, text, data and calls.

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    I briefly considered them. I actually like their 300 minute plan for $35 since its a bit more practical then what T-Mos $30 plan is.

    But that means I would have to drop the Nexus for an HTC One V.

    I'll be watching them to see what devices they get in the future though. Would be awesome if they end up just doing a BYOD with Sprint phones. I don't see it happening though.
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    Thanks for all of the information on various calling plans - my head is swimming with options and now I must decide as my new Nexus 4 just arrived.

    Separately I can't help but comment on the post related the McDonald's "frivolous lawsuit". I highly folks seek out the documentary Hot Coffee if you want to learn an... alternate view plus educate yourself about how the justice system works in the US and pretty much throughout the world... $$$$

    Quote Originally Posted by Neutril View Post
    Mcdonalds serves ice coffee as well, so could have been their fault. I'm just saying don't hate on Straight talk, cuz they're just providing the common citizen reliable service providence they pay for. I mean contracts are just wretched. $115 for 4gb split between 2 people without unlimited calling? Well I don't call much, but I burn a gb a night scrolling Craigslist! Plus ST sells sims for smartphones? Really, my wallet just had a gasm cuz I've saved so much. But I do hate how customer service's employees can only say one sentence in English, "Welcome to Straight Talk." Then its all "Gihh bo tul giij pleashe wait one molment."

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    I'm probably going to be buying a Galaxy Nexus (GSM) and going back to Straight Talk at the end of the month. I was with them for over a year with one of their smartphones and then with a Windows Phone that I brought over. The coverage was great, AT&T, and never had any issues with them sending me nasty emails or calls about my data usage. I would stream some content but not a ton because I didn't need to, that is what I have laptops for.
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    Perhaps you can try Tmobile's new prepaid service GoSmart Mobile. See if you qualify because they are in their "testing" stage and your area may or may not be supported, just go to https://www.gosmartmobile.com/ insert your zipcode and if it goes through you're qualified. They offer Unlimited voice and text and 5gb of high speed data 3G and throttled to 2G after 5GB of usage. For about $45. And for $35 its unlimited everything but the data will be in 2G. I know you might not like the sound of 3G but apparently most places have been refarmed to get like HSPA+ speed. This is just my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npark2012 View Post
    Perhaps you can try Tmobile's new prepaid service GoSmart Mobile. See if you qualify because they are in their "testing" stage and your area may or may not be supported, just go to https://www.gosmartmobile.com/ insert your zipcode and if it goes through you're qualified. They offer Unlimited voice and text and 5gb of high speed data 3G and throttled to 2G after 5GB of usage. For about $45. And for $35 its unlimited everything but the data will be in 2G. I know you might not like the sound of 3G but apparently most places have been refarmed to get like HSPA+ speed. This is just my suggestion.
    GoSmart is an MVNO that uses T-Mobile's network (they're not directly affiliated). Simple Mobile and Solavei would be other examples... $45/mo for unlimited talk/text plus 5GB of high-speed data sounds very enticing, though. That's the same as what Solavei offers, without the one-time "membership" fee.

    T-Mobile has their own prepaid service, branded Monthly4G. I'm still using it, mostly for the convenience of being able to buy refill cards just about anywhere when my checking account is in a pinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    GoSmart is an MVNO that uses T-Mobile's network (they're not directly affiliated). Simple Mobile and Solavei would be other examples... $45/mo for unlimited talk/text plus 5GB of high-speed data sounds very enticing, though. That's the same as what Solavei offers, without the one-time "membership" fee.

    T-Mobile has their own prepaid service, branded Monthly4G. I'm still using it, mostly for the convenience of being able to buy refill cards just about anywhere when my checking account is in a pinch.
    Actually, GoSmart mobile IS affiliated with Tmobile. Tmobile USA is running it, and not a third party.
    T-Mobile will soon launch a new prepaid brand, GoSmart Mobile, which were hearing will target the same market Sprint aims for with its Boost Mobile franchise. So its not an MVNO in traditional sense, since GoSmart will be operated by T-Mobile USA, rather than some third party that simply licenses network from an operator.
    I have Tmobile's Monthly4G as well.



    Source: T-Mobile launching new prepaid brand - GoSmart Mobile
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    Quote Originally Posted by npark2012 View Post
    Actually, GoSmart mobile IS affiliated with Tmobile. Tmobile USA is running it, and not a third party.

    I have Tmobile's Monthly4G as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by npark2012 View Post
    Actually, GoSmart mobile IS affiliated with Tmobile. Tmobile USA is running it, and not a third party.

    I have Tmobile's Monthly4G as well.



    Source: T-Mobile launching new prepaid brand - GoSmart Mobile
    Interesting... Makes me kind of wonder why they'd launch a second prepaid brand... I mean, I know Sprint has two separate brands (Virgin and Boost), but I'm not sure where I see the point in this case...

    The way Monthly4G is currently set up, the $50 plan gives you unlimited voice/text and 200MB of high speed data per month. For $5 less on GoSmart, you're getting all of the above, plus 5GB of high-speed data. It appears that GoSmart only offers one device (not even a real smartphone) and aside from that, they advocate BYOD.

    Which stands to question: does one pay $45 for unlimited voice/text plus 5GB of high-speed (GoSmart), or $70 for unlimited everything with no data throttle (Monthly 4G)? I've been chewing through a lot more data as of late with my $60 Monthly4G plan (2GB high-speed) due to ditching crappy satellite radio for Spotify, but I'm not quite sure if I'd need more than 5GB of data.

    So, besides the $70/month all-you-can-eat plan with Monthly4G, it seems that the only other benefit to STAYING with Monthly4G is for those who want a larger selection of handsets to choose from.
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    +1 for Tmo monthly 4g @ $30 a month. I just bought an ObiHai for home phone to stay under 100 minutes. Frankly unless I'm going to or from class, I NEVER use minutes now. Once I get home, phone calls are free through the obi and a cordless phone, and best of all it rings when my cell rings since I use GV all of the time. $38 for unlimited minutes at home, check it out ObiHai100 at Amazon for $38
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    Interesting... Makes me kind of wonder why they'd launch a second prepaid brand... I mean, I know Sprint has two separate brands (Virgin and Boost), but I'm not sure where I see the point in this case...

    The way Monthly4G is currently set up, the $50 plan gives you unlimited voice/text and 200MB of high speed data per month. For $5 less on GoSmart, you're getting all of the above, plus 5GB of high-speed data. It appears that GoSmart only offers one device (not even a real smartphone) and aside from that, they advocate BYOD.

    Which stands to question: does one pay $45 for unlimited voice/text plus 5GB of high-speed (GoSmart), or $70 for unlimited everything with no data throttle (Monthly 4G)? I've been chewing through a lot more data as of late with my $60 Monthly4G plan (2GB high-speed) due to ditching crappy satellite radio for Spotify, but I'm not quite sure if I'd need more than 5GB of data.

    So, besides the $70/month all-you-can-eat plan with Monthly4G, it seems that the only other benefit to STAYING with Monthly4G is for those who want a larger selection of handsets to choose from.
    They most likely made a 2nd one to make some cash on old resources (3G), the monthly4G is with the 4G, and soon the main data will be LTE.

    Oh and also, how many minutes do you use on average per month? If it's less than 100 get the monthly4G $30 100 minutes, unlimited text & data (up to 5Gb of 4G). If it's a lot over then Try the GoSmart $45 plan. If you don't like it or you're not satisfied with the speed of the 3G then simply switch back.
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    They most likely made a 2nd one to make some cash on old resources (3G), the monthly4G is with the 4G, and soon the main data will be LTE.

    Oh and also, how many minutes do you use on average per month? If it's less than 100 get the monthly4G $30 100 minutes, unlimited text & data (up to 5Gb of 4G). If it's a lot over then Try the GoSmart $45 plan. If you don't like it or you're not satisfied with the speed of the 3G then simply switch back.
    I average 1000+ mins/mo (I talk to clients on the phone a lot). So, that pretty much eliminates the $30 Monthly4G plan for me. So, it would basically be between GoSmart's $45 plan and the $70 Monthly4G plan. I might try the GoSmart plan first and see how well 5GB of high-speed data works for me. Easy enough to jump around on an unlocked GSM phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChunk View Post
    I average 1000+ mins/mo (I talk to clients on the phone a lot). So, that pretty much eliminates the $30 Monthly4G plan for me. So, it would basically be between GoSmart's $45 plan and the $70 Monthly4G plan. I might try the GoSmart plan first and see how well 5GB of high-speed data works for me. Easy enough to jump around on an unlocked GSM phone.
    when you try it, let me know how fast their 3g is
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    when you try it, let me know how fast their 3g is
    Yeah it took me a while to notice, but GoSmart advertises "high-speed" as 3G and the not the 4G (well, HSPA+) offered by Monthly4G. So if it's not HSPA+, it makes me wonder how fast it would really be. If it's anything like Sprint's 3G always was for me, I'd have to pass. :P
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    This may be a bit off topic but if I bought a Verizon gnex and its unlocked what prepaid carrier choices do I have?? Thanks

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    This may be a bit off topic but if I bought a Verizon gnex and its unlocked what prepaid carrier choices do I have?? Thanks

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    Uhm, you have the choice of Verizon or throwing your phone into a river. Sorry to say.

    Big Red isn't very open to phone manufacturers. That's why the Play Store doesn't sell a Nexus 4 for Verizon.

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    This may be a bit off topic but if I bought a Verizon gnex and its unlocked what prepaid carrier choices do I have?? Thanks

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    You might be able to get a Cricket dealer to flash it and activate it, but outside of that, you're pretty much stuck activating it on Verizon.
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