Metro PCS or Cricket ??

Metro PCS or Cricket ??

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:25 pm

Anyone use any of these services ??

Prices look good I'm just worried about the service area once you are out of a major city.

And I'd hate to have to pay the seemingly outrageous prices to Verizon or ATT.



Rick
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Re: Metro PCS or Cricket ??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Verizon is a ripoff .... and just about a monopoly up in these parts here, so finding an alternative is difficult. I wish I could dump them. I send them what could be a car payment every month. :x
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Re: Metro PCS or Cricket ??

PostBy: ceccil On: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:47 am

Check out Straight Talk. I have been using them for two years or so now. They are a MVNO meaning they provide the service using other carriers. ST uses Verizon, AT&T's and in a few places T-Mobiles network to provide the service. Here in my area they have both Verizon and At&T based phones. The plans they have are pretty good. With most phones you have a choice of either a $35 plan with 1000 min. of talk, text and 30MB of data or they have a $45 unlimited plan. They have 2 smartphones in their lineup that only run on the $45 plan but the phones can be hard to get because of their popularity. You can order the phones from their site or get them from Wal-mart.

http://www.straighttalk.com/

Type in yor zip code to get a list of phones. Phones ending in "C" run on Verizons network and phones ending with "G" run on AT&T's or T-Mobiles network. There are two smartphones not listed but are available at Walmart when in stock are the Nokia E71 and the Nokia 6790. These both run off AT&T and require the $45 plan. I have the E71 and it's a great phone for the price of the plan. Cost of the phone is a bit high but you pay more for the phone because there is no contract.
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Re: Metro PCS or Cricket ??

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:14 pm

I have MetroPCS and it's reasonable service for what I pay. I had Verizon and it was only slightly better for WAY more money.
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Re: Metro PCS or Cricket ??

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:36 pm

Well I went with the Metro.

Got the new 4G Samsung phone. Got wayyyyyyy too much "chit" on it. Now it will take me a few weeks to figure out how to use it.

But at least I can cut my phone bill in half.

Thanks jpete !!!!



Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work


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