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Cory Streater #31

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Posted Aug 23 '13 @ 10:17 PM

i just paid around $18 this month for 1 gb of data + 2000 texts to all networks + 400 mins of calls to my carrier and sister networks

i'm intending to get another bucket next month. they have a promo going on :D

because on my 'freedom' plan, i can choose whatever package i want every month, i don't have a fixed monthly bill.


$18? Jesus, we're doing it all wrong here.

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Would you really subscribe to a plan that gave you 1GB of non LTE data, and a cap on texts? Sounds kind of expensive to me. You can get unlimited everything on T-Mobile for $12 more in the US.

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Posted Aug 23 '13 @ 10:23 PM

Is that to all networks?

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Posted Aug 23 '13 @ 10:42 PM

Is that to all networks?Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2


What do you mean?

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Posted Aug 23 '13 @ 10:48 PM


Is that to all networks?Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2

What do you mean?

well here, we only have two major carriers; the smaller ones have been acquired by the bigger ones and have become sister networks. In terms of call and text, the rate to contact the other major network costs more and usually isn't included in either of the networks' unlimited call plans. I hope I made sense. ..

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Posted Aug 24 '13 @ 7:47 AM

You're saying that you're on one carrier and to call someone on another carrier is more expensive and not included with your plan?

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Posted Aug 24 '13 @ 1:20 PM

You're saying that you're on one carrier and to call someone on another carrier is more expensive and not included with your plan?

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yup. Not that much more expensive though and we don't get charged to answer incoming calls

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Posted Aug 24 '13 @ 2:53 PM

That was standard in the early days of service in the US. Then we started getting network to network calling for free, then most carriers created a "favorites" plan where you could choose a certain few contacts that you could call for free. Now most if not all plans are just rated by minutes no matter who you call, or unlimited minutes.

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Posted Aug 24 '13 @ 3:11 PM

Hmm...we just need more competition. The latest one to disrupt the telecoms was recently acquired

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Posted Aug 25 '13 @ 10:53 AM

I never seem to use my phone as a phone anymore.

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Cory Streater #40

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Posted Aug 26 '13 @ 6:03 AM

It would be kind of cool if there was a graph out there somewhere that showed the number of minutes that consumers as a whole are using over time.

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Posted Aug 26 '13 @ 8:28 AM

That would be interesting.

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Posted Aug 27 '13 @ 11:42 AM

It would be kind of cool if there was a graph out there somewhere that showed the number of minutes that consumers as a whole are using over time.


Now that I have unlimited talk and text I use it as a phone far more often than I did when I had the GNex on Verizon.

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Posted Aug 28 '13 @ 11:27 AM

It would be kind of cool if there was a graph out there somewhere that showed the number of minutes that consumers as a whole are using over time.

Probably no chart for all users but you can be sure Verizon and AT&T now how much everyone is using.  You can even log on to your Verizon account and see how much everything you use for each day of the billing period. They have figured out that users talk and text but that is dirt cheap for them to provide - so they are giving that unlimited.  On the other hand data costs them more but not all THAT much more, but people want it so they bundle unlimited talk and text with higher priced data because people are using more and more of it. That way people think that are really getting something and start forking over the money. "Look  I got unlimited everything."  -- Except data.



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Posted Nov 28 '15 @ 1:31 AM

yeah price is too much high as compared to others



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Posted Nov 28 '15 @ 1:33 AM

can't you just buy an unlocked phone and get a plan with it?

did you got any?