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The Death of Rolos Immortal Flip Phone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rolosrevenge, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Actually, it's still quite alive, but I'm looking into smartphone plans. I'm looking for advice on a good cheap smart phone plans for 2 lines. Whoever suggests the plan I ultimately choose, will have the honor of smashing my 5 year old Samsung flip phone.
     
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    I'm a fan of the new-ish T-mobile plans. You can have unlimited data, text, and voice for $50/month. No contract. What I like about them is that they don't do any of that "$199 for a phone and then we'll jack your rate plan $30+/month for 2 years so you end up paying close to $1,000 for a phone" crap that the pther carriers pull. T-mobile will offer you a 0% interest payment plan to buy the phone if you don't want to pay for it up front (or get one from craiglist or ebay) and then charge you a "reasonable" fee for the monthly service.
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I've noticed that. Plus, I will get a 15% discount from Tmobile through my job. With that I could get 2 Nokia Lumina phones and the plan for under $100/mo. Only $15 more than I'm paying now.
     
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    I had problems with coverage for Tmobile and ATT in my areas and areas where I travel. This was years ago, but forced me to Verizon. 5 smart phones, unlimited US calling, data and text. $330 per month.
     
  5. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    That's more expensive for sure, about $130/mo. I'm with Tmobile now and have been generally pleased enough by the coverage.
     
  6. ElSupreme

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    I'm on T-Mobile. Have been since 2001. They have good coverage in metro Atlanta, but not so much in rural areas.

    But their 4G is fast.
    Their plans are cheap.
    They don't have contracts.
    Their stores are corporate owned (not franchises like Verizon).
    And their customer service isn't abysmal. (Huge improvement over ATT and Verizon)
     
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    +1 for T-Mobile's new no-contract pre-paid plans, but if you can just 'talk a bit less' then Virgin Mobile is cheaper; $38.33x2 total with all taxes and fees for unlimited data and text messaging with 4G LTE on Sprints network. Great coverage in Puget Sound we've found. But they don't have Windows Phone (Lumia) devices. We have a Galaxy Victory LTE (Android Jelly Bean).
     
  8. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I've heard that Virgin's network coverage is poor from my coworkers, and we usually talk more than 300 minute a month. With the 15% discount on TMobile, it really gets about the same.
     
  9. dsm363

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    You better film it and put it to music Office Space style:smile:
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Hopefully I'll film it with my new smartphone. Everyone seems to be saying T-Mobile, so that's what I'll probably do.
     
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    I'm a fan of Republic Wireless - $20/month for unlimited talk, text, and data. The 'catch' is that you have a limited phone offering (Motorola's Defy XT) and that you offload as much of your talk / text / data to wi-fi as you practically can.

    I'm also firmly in the luddite camp when it comes to phones, so a minimal smartphone works for me. And it turns out I can carry Pandora around with me now, so that makes me happy.


    The service uses the Sprint network for when you're away from wi-fi at home, work, and other places where you'd normally use wi-fi if it was available.

    Prepaid Cell Phones - No Contract Cell Phones | Republic Wireless
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    While it's technically still alive, I may have acquired something else.
     
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    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Tesla shirt smart phone recursion. :smile:
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