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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for the cheapest cell phone plan

I lost my cell phone (again) and tried to get my sister's old one reactivated but Verizon won't activate any phones unless it has a GPS tracker in it now. WTF is that??? Sounds like some big brother shit to me.

Anyways, I want to find the cheapest plan possible and that will give me a free phone (or a phone I don't have to pay a lot for). I don't care about coverage, static, strength of signal. I never use my cell phone, but in this day and age feel obliged to have one (and for emergencies while riding the bike)

So don't give me the $100 nextel plan because it has 2-way, I couldn't give 2 shits about that. Who has the cheapest?

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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 05:04 PM
 
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yo craze i work for BEST BUY cell phone department! the best deal right now for just a phone (cingular) is $19.99 w/ a ONE year contract but ony 50 anytime minutes no nights and weekends...if you need more info holla at me...

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I got Verison and it's great. There is a on and off switch on the GPS tracker, so just turn it off.

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Verison and T-Mobile are cheap...


NEXTEL is the shit.

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Verison and T-Mobile are cheap...


NEXTEL is the shit.
I have Nextel for work and it is crap. My wife wanted one untill I had to talk to her on my Nextel and she said it sounded bad.

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Nextel is very expensive. As soon as my contract is up, I'm gone.

T-Mobile is the cheapest...they even offer a rebate on their freebie phone so you end up getting PAID to get their phone.

Oh, and since you're like me and lose your phone often (I am currently in lost phone status since Tuesday), check into the insurance plan BEFORE you opt for it. I opted for the $5 a month insurance plan, only to find out now that there's a $35 deductible...well, Nextel has a new phone I could buy for $45.
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If you travel a lot, T-mobile isn't good. My in-laws have t-mobile and when we go camping it never works. The AT&T did work and my Nextel worked (for once).

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Re: Looking for the cheapest cell phone plan

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WTF is that??? Sounds like some big brother shit to me.


100% big brother shit!!! after 9/11 the government mandated that all phones had to have GPS trackers in them.




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try here


Tony, really? I didn't know that! What doesn't make sense to me is that Spains subway system gets bombed with cell phone activated detonations and the CTA puts an antenna in for better cell phone reception in the tunnels?

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100% big brother shit!!! after 9/11 the government mandated that all phones had to have GPS trackers in them.
That is a true mindfuck
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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 05:21 PM
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Oh, one last thing about the insurance...

I paid $5 a month for my Nextel phone replacement insurance for 6 months ($30).

I paid $60 for my phone.

I'm paying a $35 deductible to replace this phone.

I have basically already paid for the replacement phone.

DON'T GET THE INSURANCE. They sell it as 'We'll replace your phone if it's lost' and they don't tell you about the real math.
post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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alright i'm gonna run over to the t-mobile store. It appears you can't beat $20/month
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Verison cheapest I see 400 for 39.99 nights and weekends, and long distance included. And it's free to call other Verison phones. They might have cheaper too.

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Tmobile coverage sucks and it's only getting worse. The used to share towers with Cingular, but when Cingular aquired AT&T's resources they drop kicked Tmobile.

Someone throw me a bone about Cingular's coverage - I'm thinking about switching (I have an unlocked phone).
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t-mobile is good but once you hit the highway...no signal? no service!
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I have T-Moblie, works just fine and coverage is good. I pay 49.99 for 3000 anytime minutes.

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Come over to Sprint. Our phones have the GPS tracking system that can be turned off at the user's request on the phone itself.

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I got the T-mobile $20/month service. I don't use my phone enough to bother with anything else. If there was a $10/month service with 20 anytime minutes I probably would have gotten that one. They had motorola flip-phone on sale so it'll end up costing me nothing with the mail-in-rebate so I'm happy. I just got off the phone with T-mobile too and they can transfer my Verizon number to this phone, what else could you ask for?
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I have Cingular...and it rocks. I pay $39.99/ month for 500 minutes, free night and weekends, nationwide long distance, free mobile to mobile minutes, roll over minutes, and the coverage area is alot better then Sprint...which I had before.

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Come over to Sprint. Our phones have the GPS tracking system that can be turned off at the user's request on the phone itself.
Read the fine print, it states that the GPS can be turned back on and tracked in case of emergency. Qestion is who decided's what the emergency is.




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Read the fine print, it states that the GPS can be turned back on and tracked in case of emergency. Qestion is who decided's what the emergency is.
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I have Cingular...and it rocks. I pay $39.99/ month for 500 minutes, free night and weekends, nationwide long distance, free mobile to mobile minutes, roll over minutes, and the coverage area is alot better then Sprint...which I had before.
Cingular was my second choise, I like the Verison a lot and the coverage covererd everywhere we go camping. My wife had sprint and the phone would sit on the table quiet and the the voice mail would ring. It never rang whe a call came in.

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