1. AC Question's Avatar
    Ok, so once I experience 4g, Im told I wont wanna go back.
    I feel like $82 with taxes is overpaying for what I have, the Sprint Unlimted Plan, 450 anytime minutes and unlimited data. I use 250 a month in minutes - I can use my work phone and with unlimited mobile to mobile and unlimited nights and weekends, I rarely get over 250. And I only used 1 gig of data once in one month.

    So, I read that if I go prepaid, I can use like CSpire and get 500 minutes and 5 gig data. Roaming may not be a big deal, as I get out of Memphis less than 25 days a year and even then, its a weekend and to a big city. $50 is the cost and that includes taxes. But I think I am limited on what phone I can get. I do like the bigger screens over my Iphone 4.

    Tmobile has the fastest speeds and is good in Memphis. I can get a $50 plan and with a phone, will run me about the $82 I spend now. I can re-up with Sprint, and get a new phone for $200, so that amortizes to $8 a month. But I read that Sprint has the slowest 4g speeds, even though that will be faster than the 1mbps or so I get with my Iphone 4 on 3g.

    So any advice? Get a Cspire or Boost or prepaid Tmobile and use an older model 4g phone? Or go Tmobile and get the HTC 1?
    07-17-2014 09:28 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would go with TMo and get the HTC One.
    07-17-2014 09:30 AM
  3. memphislawyer's Avatar
    Why do you say that sir? I am thinking that somethings I can not always find the cheapest. Kinda like a steak, sure you can go find a steak for a cheap price,but sometimes, you gotta spend the extra dollars and bump up in grade. I dont have to have Ruth Chris, but Golden Corral, maybe a good Outback steak. My thought process is that with what I have with Sprint right now, I am overpaying because I am not using all my unlimited data. I dont stream, or listen to music, but basically do surf the net, text and phone. I do get a few calls that I cant make in some building or it takes long to load a page. At $82 a month, I can maybe get with CSpire the same or better coverage and then use the $32 a month savings to put to a phone and then after phone paid off, its savings. With $82 a month at CSpire, I at least get a better phone and faster speeds.

    But I may be shortsighted. WIth unlimited data, yes, Ill be paying a bit more at Sprint, but who knows what data usage would look like 2 years from now. Then again, if I am only getting 8mbps download or less at Sprint, then who cares about unlimited data perhaps.
    07-17-2014 09:55 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    If Sprint had competing speeds you would be right. But they don't. Not in all markets like the other 3 major carriers do.

    Signed, an M8, Liquidsmooth, and the AC Forums App
    07-17-2014 12:14 PM

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