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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 07:23 PM
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Who works fo a cell phone company I need a hook up or decent deal

I haven't have a personal cell phone for about 10 years I have always have had a work one. Well I need to limit my use on my work phone so I need to buy one of my own. I have nextel right now through work and I do like it because of the 2 way feature but the main thing is I need unlimited text and a decent amount of minutes. Does anyone know who has some decent deal going right now?????????????? Help a brother out
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 07:37 PM
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check out www.wirefly.com I got my phone and plan through them.

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I have tmobile. I have 3000 anytime minutes for any calls to/from IL, WI, IN for $49/mo

They also have some great "my favs" plans which include unlimited calls to/from as many as 5 numbers for as little as $39/mo.

I think, the best deals going.

edit: unlimited texting for $5/mo

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I have a Sprint bro and love it - Fuckin thing works everywhere but I am grandfathered in on a plan for a crazy deal that is untouchable but the FYI here is that it works EVERYWHERE - I carry a Verizon BB for work too and am amazed and all the places my Sprint has Covg and my Verizon does not

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If you want to go with Sprint, get the Sprint SERO (Sprint Employee Referal Offer). $30 for 500 Minutes, $50 for 1250 minutes, $99 for 2500 minutes. You can get unlimited texts for something like $10 a month. All you need is the email of sprint employee to sign up for the SERO plan. You can get that at any Sprint store just by asking a sales rep for their business card.

Check out http://sprint.p.delivery.net/m/p/spr...epclanding.asp

I love my Sprint phone. I bet I pay less than Bug and get more free shiet too.

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good info here guys keep it coming
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i would go with t-mobile if you're looking for cheap. my g/f has it and she likes it. plus she really only calls 5 people very often. i don't think she has any service issues around here either.

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generally speaking Verizon and Cingular are considered the best nationwide. US cellular has the best coverage in Chicago though. Wirefly and letstalk.com usually have the best deals on the hardware. When i was looking at smart phones letstalk had the samsung blackjack free with a two year contract through cingular (now AT&T) but letstalk has cingular, verizon, and I believe nextel / sprint as well.

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I have a Sprint bro and love it - Fuckin thing works everywhere but I am grandfathered in on a plan for a crazy deal that is untouchable but the FYI here is that it works EVERYWHERE - I carry a Verizon BB for work too and am amazed and all the places my Sprint has Covg and my Verizon does not
I use to have Sprint and hated them so much that I paid the $150 cancellation fee to get rid of there service. They used to have the best customer service up until they merged with Nextel. I called them and asked about the cancellation fee and instead of before where they would do anything to keep you as a customer, the guy actually gave me step by step instructions on what to do to cancel. This happend twice as well.

I switched to T-Mobile and couldn't be happier.
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Another question guys. i am looking at verizon right now. What is the best phone for the money. I will be using it to make calls text and take pics every so often. I would like user friendly for texting and something that doesn't sound like crap. For instance I have heard the new motorola razors suck ass no matter who you carrier is.
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US Cellular is #1 in Chicago...no denying that. They used to also be the cheapest but I don't think that's the case any longer. In any case you can try out a few companies since there's many that let you 'try for 30 days' and then decide. This way you can try the phones in the areas where you are located and see if they work for you.
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I don't know if verizon has it, but look at the Blackberry Pearl. I text quite a bit and the keyboard on it is great once you get use to it. It also takes good pictures. I don't have the internet on mine either, and it still is an awesome phone. It's also small enough to fit in my pocket.
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Don't get a Razr. My uncle's shop is an authorized Sprint service center and he says he sends back around 40 or so Razrs a month. The shiznits flip phone from Motorola is the Krazr. Much more reliable and lots of cool features.

As for me, Sprint has never failed me. I rock a Sanyo M1. 1GB internal memory, MP3, TV, BlueTooth, 2 MP Camera, it does it all. I can read/respond to emails, check my eBay auctions, get on AIM, tether to my laptop for wireless internet, the works. It saved me from having to carry around a brick like the Treo.

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well guys i bought a phone yesterday and I haven't been able to put it down. I went to t mobile and took teamben158 advice. I walked in and started talking to the guy who worked there he was about my age and told him what i was interested in as I was looking at different phones. I told him the blackberry pearl caught my eye. he said it was there favorite phone and showed me all the guys that worked there where using them and they loved them. So I got all the bells and whistles I have internet access and unlimited texting and I am on the fab 5 plan with 300 min. Thanks for all your help and i think it is pretty cool to get my emails and IM via my cell phone. I finally splurged a little bit on myself and went for it. also i am back in the 312 area code lol
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Good choice on the phone. Look around for a blackberry forum and you can find some cool programs for it. I started looking, but since I didn't get the internet on mine, most of them I don't need.
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I use to have Sprint and hated them so much that I paid the $150 cancellation fee to get rid of there service. They used to have the best customer service up until they merged with Nextel.
I agree there customer service blows fat hairy dick. however, i just switched to a BlackBerry a month or so ago. And now if i need to contact customer service, i get to call the business line, which they pick up every time in a matter of minutes and they are always super helpful. i even had the sprint guy call me back like an hour later to make sure everything was working right!

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Just an FYI, most all Cust Servc is outsourced - Both Sprint and nextel did this for years so it had nothbing to due with a merger

T-Mobil is GREAT for Int'l too Steve - I carried one years ago and it work all over the globe - Sprint works everywhere I have ever been in the US and the few Latin American countries I have travel to in the last 3 yrs, it worked there too

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