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    Default honestly, will you get another smartphone after your fascinate 18 months is up?

    im leaning towards no right now, and i love the fascinate.

    what i dont love is paying 80 bucks a month when i use less then 200 minutes a month. and what I dont like is being charged the max price for data when i use less then a gig a month.

    if verizon can offer me a pay as you go type plan, with a tiered data plan, im in, lets play.

    if not, i could see myself going back to prepaid pay as you go completely.
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    I think they offer a $15 data plan for 1G of data and if you go over you get another gig for $15.

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    Well I mean, there are alot of options. Smartphones with low monthy payment data plans. Feature phones that dont use monthly data payment plans. (Most high-end feature phones require data plans fyi) If your worried about the money, just go to a place like boost mobile, or metro pcs, where u can get unlimited everything for less than 80$ a month, they dont have as high-end cellphones, but they do have some mid-range android phones. If you choose that route you can always buy a verizon phone and get it hacked to work on metro/boost/ect.

    @Jthompson, 15$ = 150mb plan. That plan is now gone.
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    I know two things.

    I will get another smartphone.

    I, who was an early NYNEX subscriber and have had the same wireless carrier all the way through, more than 20 years now, am going to port my number to another carrier. I have totally, completely and finally had it with VZW's failure to support their phones.
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    i can afford paying it, that's not the problem.

    the problem is justifying why i should pay that price for not getting 80 bucks of phone out of it. just wish I could personalize the phone for me, and not be punished for other people who are using 20 gigs a month.
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    $137 for unlimited talk, text and data on Verizon. Alot, yes. Worth it, to me, yes.

    My fascinate is my only line. I send over 200 texts per month. I use over 2gb of data a month. I need drop dead reliable national coverage. I use it for work as well.

    Going forward I will always have a smartphone with an unlimited plan, likely on Verizon.

    18 months from now depends on 4g coverage and whether unlimited data still exists. I may wait to upgrade, I may not.


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    i have another 16 months. who knows what will come out by then. i like my fascinate, but who knows.
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    I plan on buying another this spring. But I buy a lot of phones. I'll keep the fascinate as my main phone for a while longer but will probably replace it before its two years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordoni View Post
    $137 for unlimited talk, text and data on Verizon. Alot, yes. Worth it, to me, yes.

    My fascinate is my only line. I send over 200 texts per month. I use over 2gb of data a month. I need drop dead reliable national coverage. I use it for work as well.

    Going forward I will always have a smartphone with an unlimited plan, likely on Verizon.

    18 months from now depends on 4g coverage and whether unlimited data still exists. I may wait to upgrade, I may not.


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    I'm thinking about the Thunderbolt, but I'm going to wait until it's been out for a bit first before making a decision. I want to see what sort of major issues (if any) people are reporting with it before I run out and drop a bunch of money on it. Aside from that, I'm still quite satisfied with my Fascinate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cordoni View Post
    $137 for unlimited talk, text and data on Verizon. Alot, yes. Worth it, to me, yes.

    My fascinate is my only line. I send over 200 texts per month. I use over 2gb of data a month. I need drop dead reliable national coverage. I use it for work as well.

    Going forward I will always have a smartphone with an unlimited plan, likely on Verizon.

    18 months from now depends on 4g coverage and whether unlimited data still exists. I may wait to upgrade, I may not.


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    200 texts a month thats it. Ive done that in a day b4

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropolis View Post
    im leaning towards no right now, and i love the fascinate.

    what i dont love is paying 80 bucks a month when i use less then 200 minutes a month. and what I dont like is being charged the max price for data when i use less then a gig a month.
    After my contract is up, I'll probably wait until another deal like Best Buy's Free Phone Fridays and pick up something as long as it's free. If the carrier isn't going to drop the cost of the data plan after the phone is fully subsidized after the two years, why not? Especially if you can get the phone for little to nothing.

    As far as the plan cost, I hear 'ya. I was paying the same for my iPhone on AT&T before this. I use Skype for the majority of my calling, so I never used many minutes, and I'm almost always on a WiFi connection, so I barely used any data. With the fascinate, I just added a line to my wife's family plan ($9.99) and I recently dropped to the lower data plan, 250 megs I think for $15. So for $25 a month plus tax, I'm not complaining.

    $80 for a single line with the lowest minutes and a data plan is a bit absurd considering what family plans cost. I think we're paying about $120 a month for 4 lines, 1400 minutes and my data plan. A single line with 450 minutes and data should cost $50, $60 max.
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    I'm pretty happy with the Fascinate, considering the lack of support from Verizon,Samsung... But will most likely upgrade as soon as I can. Have 4 phones on my account so have one coming up in Sept. Might jump to the Thunderbolt or wait and see what else is in store...
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    Nexus phone. Regardless if it is a Samsung or an HTC. I want pure google without any carrier putting their crap on it. I will get updates directly from google. That is the best way to go next time. No waiting for something from the carrier with broken promises. Tmo has excellent customer service. They need to, to compete.
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    Honestly with a smartphone you could get by without a calling plan at all. I use less than a hundred minutes a month, I'd love a Verizon plan that is cheaper and has fewer minutes.
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    Ditto on the calling plan. My billing period ends on the 4th so I just got my bill the other day, and last month I used a total of 94 minutes.

    Now, a part of that is due in part to most of my talk time going to either other Verizon customers or on nights or weekends, when it doesn't count towards my minutes anyway.

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    Honestly if Vigin Mobile had better phones I'd go with them, I could easily get by with 300 minutes a month, and for $25 that's a steal.
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    Heck, I'll likely be getting one before my update date. I need a world phone, preferably by July so I don't have to revert back to my Blackberry for my trip to Europe.
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    For me it would depend on what is out when my upgrade comes around. I was going to get a Droid X but ended up with the Fascinate because of Best Buys free phone Friday. I was a little disappointed at first but then I rooted and have DL30 currently running and could not be happier with my phone

    But who knows what they will have out in another year and a half when my upgrade comes around.
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    r u kidding, new technology for free? Well... with a 2 year contract, but hey Verizon is the best carrier in our little town, so why not. I’m thinking that by May 2012 there’s gotta be something superior to the Fascinate out there, but it’s such a great phone I may have to go with Samsung again! NO iPHONE! When I look at my Verizon account online now there’s a button to click right below my “upgrade now” to order an iPhone 4, sad.
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    In 18 months I'm sure there will be some really cool new phones available on Verizon, and I'm sure I'll be tempted to adopt one as my new device.

    I'm also sure that Verizon will load them all up with greedware that introduces bugs and interferes with performance and core functionalities (except the iPhone, of course).

    Honestly I'm not sure what I will do. With DL30 I finally have a phone that works right. I have fantastic battery life, no greedware and only one or two noticeable bugs. After two frustrating maintenance releases it finally took rooting and installing a leaked OS to get this phone working the way it was meant to work. I am seriously considering switching to another carrier and another phone manufacturer when the time comes, although I admit it's hard to blame Samsung for all the issues this phone had.

    We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makav3ll1 View Post
    Metro Pcs, Unlimited everything. 50$. Sister has that deal, WITH a fascinate
    Yeah. Due to my location, I cannot get Metro PCS. I also need the national coverage Verizon has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Kerrigan View Post
    I'm thinking about the Thunderbolt, but I'm going to wait until it's been out for a bit first before making a decision. I want to see what sort of major issues (if any) people are reporting with it before I run out and drop a bunch of money on it. Aside from that, I'm still quite satisfied with my Fascinate.
    No Chris. You aren't allowed to get the Thunderbolt and abandon the support of the Fascinate forum. No, no, no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cordoni View Post
    No Chris. You aren't allowed to get the Thunderbolt and abandon the support of the Fascinate forum. No, no, no!
    LOL. Don't worry guys, even if I do end up caving in and getting the Tbolt, I'm still probably going to be keeping my Fascinate. I'll still be around the Fascinate forums

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