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Cell Phone Service???

Fastcar

Well-known member
Don't have a contract with my present carrier, Verizon. Called Sprint to see what they offered, they came up with the same deal at 1/2 the amount that Verizon currently charges. Will try AT&T in the morning.

Do any of you have experiences with either Sprint or AT&T??

Verizon has been pretty much flawless for a few years, but it's is 50% more that Sprint. Have to know if the change is worthwhile. Short money for crappy service won't make it.

Need some help!!
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
What type of service do you want? Do you want unlimited calling and texting? How much data access do you want? Are you over age 65?
 

sundealer

Founder
I like my prepaid Straight Talk. Unlimited talk and text. Haven't had any problems using lots of data. $45 a month.
My problem is my phone is a piece of crap! I can't justify getting a super smart one.
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
I like my prepaid Straight Talk. Unlimited talk and text. Haven't had any problems using lots of data. $45 a month.
My problem is my phone is a piece of crap! I can't justify getting a super smart one.
I know what you mean about the "super smart" phones...when Verizon offered a free iPhone with an upgrade of my 65-plus with limited phone calls (200) and texts (1,000) monthly to an account that was unlimited calls and texts and a minimum amount of data (I think it's 250MB) for $15 more per month, I jumped on it. Of course, once I got in there--I was told that also there was a fee of $10 for a smart phone. I signed on the dotted line...my monthly bill went from $40 to $65 a month. I'm satisfied with that. I also have a land line and that is the phone number that I generally gave out. But, the opportunity to move into the 21st century enticed me--it took me a while to get use to the iPhone (I'm still not real happy with the way that Apple products are so structured that it gives little or no room to personalize something to your own liking...); but, I've made peace with it.

The old 65-plus account suited me with the limited calls and text as almost everyone that I frequently talk or text with also have Verizon and those calls/text don't count against the number allowed within the plan. With my son overseas, we use the Whatsapp for texting and Magicjack for phone use so even those a free as international calling and text can get very expensive.
 

Fastcar

Well-known member
What type of service do you want? Do you want unlimited calling and texting? How much data access do you want? Are you over age 65?
Both Verizon and sprint were unlimited calling and text. Data I don't use much so not a deal breaker.. Looking for info on coverage problems and dropped calls stuff like that.

Oh, I'm probably older than you, at a youthful......lol
 

sundealer

Founder
With the prepaid, in the areas I've been (from PC to Keys back up North) I've haven't experienced any problems with talk or text. Data can be slow when you are in the Ocala Forest or Okefenokee!
Most of my troubles come because I forget to add time!
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
Both Verizon and sprint were unlimited calling and text. Data I don't use much so not a deal breaker.. Looking for info on coverage problems and dropped calls stuff like that.

Oh, I'm probably older than you, at a youthful......lol
I arrived in Arkansas in the Spring of 2012 with AT&T without texting...usually only had 2-3 bars of 5 showing. My family advised me that texting was an absolute necessity! Changed over to Verizon after a few months as I was on month-to-month with AT&T. I think I am in the middle of Verizon Country (even the big arena in Little Rock is named "Verizon Arena"...I always have a strong signal and never have had a dropped call...of course this info does you little good in Florida, sorry.

Maybe, maybe not...my birthday next month contains a "0"...
 

KathyInAR

Founder
Staff member
With the prepaid, in the areas I've been (from PC to Keys back up North) I've haven't experienced any problems with talk or text. Data can be slow when you are in the Ocala Forest or Okefenokee!
Most of my troubles come because I forget to add time!
I can see where a prepaid makes a lot of sense...do you have someone you can call if there is a problem with the phone...like it gets a brain fart or something...or, does that never ever happen? Also if it is unlimited talk and text, why do you have to "add time"? Do you have to add time each new month to keep the account going or something like that?
 

Fastcar

Well-known member
I arrived in Arkansas in the Spring of 2012 with AT&T without texting...usually only had 2-3 bars of 5 showing. My family advised me that texting was an absolute necessity! Changed over to Verizon after a few months as I was on month-to-month with AT&T. I think I am in the middle of Verizon Country (even the big arena in Little Rock is named "Verizon Arena"...I always have a strong signal and never have had a dropped call...of course this info does you little good in Florida, sorry.


Maybe, maybe not...my birthday next month contains a "0"...
The more I research, Verizon seems to be on par with AT&T. Sprint, although cheaper not so good.


That "0" must be after a "6". lol
 

sundealer

Founder
Also if it is unlimited talk and text, why do you have to "add time"?
$45 per month unlimited during that paid month. If I don't pay at the end of the month, I lose service until I pay. I think if you don't pay after a year, you lose your number. It's usually 30 days per cycle and they send both text and email to remind me a week before.
Straight talk is based out of Miami. Each time I've called they were able to help.
 

Fastcar

Well-known member
I wish! It is after a "7"...and that is unfreaking believable to me...except for the knees I feel 45ish. LOL
Oh well, I was trying to suck up a bit. lol Ya have me by a year or so. I know what you mean about knees, it's my back and shoulder. I start the day off with a cup of coffee and 2 or 3 Advil. After a good bike ride or a couple of mile walk all is good.
 
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