04-03-2015 08:36 PM
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  1. cardboard60's Avatar
    Canceling My order for my Samsung Galaxy S6.
    Not gonna have my rates to go up under the scam of the phone carriers.

    Already talked to AT&T and Verizon. They want the rates higher.

    If you want to pay more its your choice. But I'm tired of the BS with rate increases.

    This is a reason for them to keep going up. Not giving us a break.
    Rates should be coming down, not going up.
    Inders99 likes this.
    04-01-2015 07:58 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    What carrier do you have? and are you talking about monthly rates?
    You should just save and buy it unlocked...don't have to deal with carrier issues
    04-01-2015 08:01 PM
  3. cardboard60's Avatar
    What carrier do you have? and are you talking about monthly rates?
    You should just save and buy it unlocked...don't have to deal with carrier issues
    If you buy a phone, you gonna have to buy it either CDMA or GSM.
    And you are gonna have to go to a carrier for Airtime.
    So who you going to CDMA Verizon.
    GSM AT&T
    So what difference does a unlocked phone make.
    I have a S5 Unlocked, but I have to use a GSM carrier.
    Its a no win situation. And when you live in the country, your choices are less, because only the main carriers work.
    I can go to Walmart and go with Straight Talk for 49.95 a phone. And only got 2.5Gb date before they slow me down. And no hotspot.
    I pay 100.00 not for unlimited talk, data and 10gb data with AT&T .
    There is no winning.
    Inders99 likes this.
    04-01-2015 08:08 PM
  4. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Well you could just get prepaid service, so you wouldn't have to deal with monthly plans, which you could still use with the S6
    04-01-2015 08:11 PM
  5. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Why would your rates go up? Are you coming from a dumb phone or something?

    I switched to the Verizon Edge plsn because it costs the same as the 2 year contract plan but no initial payment for the phone. Also, you can trade in any old smartphone for a $100 gift card. If your porting from another barrier, they will give you another $100 bill credit.

    There are lots of incentives if you just look on their site instead of posting here complaining.
    04-01-2015 08:17 PM
  6. cardboard60's Avatar
    Would have to go to Straight Talks site and see if they allow the S6. But I will be paying the same price that I pay now without upgrading. And Now I have 10 GB data.
    On prepay its 2.5 GB data.
    How do I could out ahead. I don't

    Only option is to not upgrade ever again.
    Can't believe more people are not happy with this new plan.
    04-01-2015 08:17 PM
  7. cwise222's Avatar
    You will always have to have a carrier of some sort. Walmart uses T-Mobile after all. Unlocked means that since you've paid full price for a phone, and it's likely a GSM phone, you could take it to T-Mobile or AT&T or one of their prepaid subsidiaries and get service without a contact and you typically get the same discount as if you have you the Next or Jump plans they offer. Prepaid, like Cricket, would just be cheaper overall but data caps and stuff come into plan.

    If the $49.99 Wal-Mart plan works for you and you have a unlocked S5 (which is still a great phone) then jump on it. Just be sure to check the coverage since the use T-Mobile and their coverage is more spotty, though getting better by the month.

    Also, if you want the S6 on Straight Talk or the Walmart family moble then you'll be paying the full $599+ upfront since they don't do contracts, if they even off the S6. They usually don't get new phones that fast.
    04-01-2015 08:21 PM
  8. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Honestly never heard of Straight talk but it sounds like one of those bargain services. My advice to you is that if you can't afford the plan then don't buy the most expensive device on the market. Get someone a year old.
    Alex_NJ likes this.
    04-01-2015 08:22 PM
  9. cardboard60's Avatar
    Why would your rates go up? Are you coming from a dumb phone or something?

    I switched to the Verizon Edge plsn because it costs the same as the 2 year contract plan but no initial payment for the phone. Also, you can trade in any old smartphone for a $100 gift card. If your porting from another barrier, they will give you another $100 bill credit.

    There are lots of incentives if you just look on their site instead of posting here complaining.
    My rates will go up because I loose the family share plan.
    And they said I will have to go to the next plan. Making it forty something dollars for 2 lines a month.
    I don't want to pay forty something dollars a month more .
    04-01-2015 08:23 PM
  10. Inders99's Avatar
    Well you could just get prepaid service, so you wouldn't have to deal with monthly plans, which you could still use with the S6
    if they're offering the S6 with prepaid then it's worth looking into....just might be the ticket.
    04-01-2015 08:24 PM
  11. cardboard60's Avatar
    You will always have to have a carrier of some sort. Walmart uses T-Mobile after all. Unlocked means that since you've paid full price for a phone, and it's likely a GSM phone, you could take it to T-Mobile or AT&T or one of their prepaid subsidiaries and get service without a contact and you typically get the same discount as if you have you the Next or Jump plans they offer. Prepaid, like Cricket, would just be cheaper overall but data caps and stuff come into plan.

    If the $49.99 Wal-Mart plan works for you and you have a unlocked S5 (which is still a great phone) then jump on it. Just be sure to check the coverage since the use T-Mobile and their coverage is more spotty, though getting better by the month.

    Also, if you want the S6 on Straight Talk or the Walmart family moble then you'll be paying the full $599+ upfront since they don't do contracts, if they even off the S6. They usually don't get new phones that fast.
    If I had Cricket, It wouldn't work here. If I had Tmobile My phone wouldn't work here.
    I got two choices. AT&T for spoty service. Or Verizon for service that works good. But is also a lot higher.
    04-01-2015 08:25 PM
  12. Inders99's Avatar
    Just in a general sense, expenses are out of hand. Between cable/cell phone I'm at $350/mo for technology access...it hurts. That's a car payment easy.
    04-01-2015 08:27 PM
  13. cardboard60's Avatar
    if they're offering the S6 with prepaid then it's worth looking into....just might be the ticket.
    That means paying over 700.00 for a phone. and having less data time than paying over 700.00 for a phone and having the same service and 10 Gb data.


    The carrier is gonna get you whether your on contract or not.
    20blks likes this.
    04-01-2015 08:28 PM
  14. cardboard60's Avatar
    Just in a general sense, expenses are out of hand. Between cable/cell phone I'm at $350/mo for technology access...it hurts. That's a car payment easy.
    Really, and if some people don't say something to them. I forsee it to keep going up.
    The carriers has gotten greedy.
    04-01-2015 08:29 PM
  15. cwise222's Avatar
    If I had Cricket, It wouldn't work here. If I had Tmobile My phone wouldn't work here.
    I got two choices. AT&T for spoty service. Or Verizon for service that works good. But is also a lot higher.
    Cricket is owned by AT&T now so they piggback off he AT&T network. If AT&T works for you now then it should still on cricket, your data would just be slower.
    04-01-2015 08:30 PM
  16. cardboard60's Avatar
    Cricket is owned by AT&T now so they piggback off he AT&T network. If AT&T works for you now then it should still on cricket, your data would just be slower.
    Yes I know Cricket Piggy backs AT&T.
    As far as AT&T working now. I have to walk around in the house and outside to get a Text message to send. Sometimes like 6 or 7 times or more for one text message.
    Complained about it for over 10 yrs. AT&T keeps saying hang in there, it will get better.
    So if cricket will work slower than AT&T I might not be able to stand it.
    04-01-2015 08:37 PM
  17. BlueBlazer60's Avatar
    Fact of life - prices change. So do salaries. Fifty years ago, my first job our college had an annual salary of $5500. Our current Verizon monthly bill for two smart phones (one off contract) and the data we need is less than the charge four years ago for one smart phone and less data.

    If you don't want to spend more, stay with what you have. The carriers are in business to make money. There are reasons why Verizon can charge more than some of the other carriers. Personally I will pay a certain amount more for the quality service where I need it. Plus based on my prior experience with other divisions of the company, I will never willing change to AT&T mobile service. Others have differing strong opinions.

    Do what makes you happy. But until you are willing to take reduced pay for more work, stop thinking the carriers should give you lower prices for improved networks and phones.
    Gray Area likes this.
    04-01-2015 08:45 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am very confused. So you're on the discounted plan now since you don't have a phone discounted (an unlocked S5)... But now that you're getting a phone on a payment plan or discounted you are mad it goes up some? I am just lost..
    04-01-2015 08:46 PM
  19. warpdrive's Avatar
    My rates will go up because I loose the family share plan.
    And they said I will have to go to the next plan. Making it forty something dollars for 2 lines a month.
    I don't want to pay forty something dollars a month more .
    Just walk in to Verizon and tell them you want to buy the phone at full price. Once paid, tell them to activate it on your number. No contract change will be nessasery and you won't lose nothing.

    They are trying to scam you into a new contract on next. Clearly you don't want that. So don't do it.

    Quick question, are you not eligible for an upgrade? Because that's what it sounds like.

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    Inders99 likes this.
    04-01-2015 08:54 PM
  20. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    How much are you guys paying in the US?

    I might be going on a 2 year contract for $95 AUD per month (total cost $2280) which includes 3.5gb data per month. And that's just for the basic 32gb Galaxy S6 (not the Edge).

    We get screwed over big time on phones.
    04-01-2015 08:55 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    My bill will be 50+28 a month = $78 a month. Unlimited talk, text, and high speed data.

    I'll be paying my phone off in bulk soon though so it'll be just back to $50 a month. 32 GB Galaxy S6.
    04-01-2015 08:59 PM
  22. cwise222's Avatar
    How much are you guys paying in the US?

    I might be going on a 2 year contract for $95 AUD per month (total cost $2280) which includes 3.5gb data per month. And that's just for the basic 32gb Galaxy S6 (not the Edge).

    We get screwed over big time on phones.
    It's depends on the phone, carrier, plan, etc. I pay just under $1,000 per year for 1GB data w/rollover data (I have so much WiFi at home or work I barely use .3GB a month) and can get a phone every 12 months since I pay each month on the phone. If I just outright paid for the phone It'd be about $700 a year for service.

    In the US we don't get screwed on phones, we get screwed on data service.
    04-01-2015 09:02 PM
  23. drone3's Avatar
    How much are you guys paying in the US?

    I might be going on a 2 year contract for $95 AUD per month (total cost $2280) which includes 3.5gb data per month. And that's just for the basic 32gb Galaxy S6 (not the Edge).

    We get screwed over big time on phones.
    Yes Australian prices are crazy, the only way around it is to buy last years flagship, just always be one year behind. Easier said than done, especially for us tech nerds.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-01-2015 09:03 PM
  24. warpdrive's Avatar
    How much are you guys paying in the US?

    I might be going on a 2 year contract for $95 AUD per month (total cost $2280) which includes 3.5gb data per month. And that's just for the basic 32gb Galaxy S6 (not the Edge).

    We get screwed over big time on phones.
    Verizon prices are a rip off. AT&T is not much better.
    I pay on AT&T, $100 for unlimited calling and text, plus 10gb of data. With $15 per line for my family plan.
    So with 2 lines, I pay $130 If I'm not paying off any phones.

    AT&T let's you buy the phone separately, so I'm not including such monthly interest free rates per month.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-01-2015 09:04 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    It's depends on the phone, carrier, plan, etc. I pay just under $1,000 per year for 1GB data w/rollover data (I have so much WiFi at home or work I barely use .3GB a month) and can get a phone every 12 months since I pay each month on the phone. If I just outright paid for the phone It'd be about $700 a year for service.

    In the US we don't get screwed on phones, we get screwed on data service.
    Depends where you live. I pay $50 for unlimited all. I'm at 130 GB this month. Bill won't change.

    If you live in a remote area with less competition though... Then you're screwed.
    04-01-2015 09:41 PM
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