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austinjenna

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Posted: 06/11/18 05:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last time this came up I told me sister about it who lives in florida, she called and they changed her to this plan and is now unlimited and saved some money as well.



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Posted: 06/12/18 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ductape wrote:

I can't find it on their website, anyone got a link? What's all the fine print that limits the "unlimited" have to say? For that price I might switch.


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I did some more research on this because it's of interest to us. Presently we're on Cricket (ATT). The coverage is good, and Canada is covered, which is essential for us. What we've been seeing with Cricket though, is slowdowns and it appears that we're being slowed down when the network is busy. Looking at the Cricket plans, it appears as if VZ and ATT have the same stategy; there's unlimited (but low priority) plans, and there are "unlimited plus" or "beyondunlimited" (VZ) where you pay even more to avoid being slowed when the network is busy.

Reading the fine print on VZ the Beyondunlimited plan is only subject to congestion management after 22 GB, while the Gounlimited plan offered to seniors is subject to congestion management all the time. Additionally the Gounlimited plan is limited to 600Kbps on mobile hotspot use. Roaming in MX or CA is $5 per day on the Go plan; included in the Beyond plan.

At this time we'll stay with T. I would like to get away from congestion management and being a second priority customer, and the Beyond plan at VZ is $160 for two lines. Plus taxes and fees.

On Cricket we can go to the Unlimited Max which is 22G before congestion management and that's $100 for two lines. The biggest downside with Cricket is the hard cap on hotspot speeds after 10G, which is 128k. That's the same as no service at all for most uses. But I can afford some extra gigs on occasion with the net difference of around $80 per month taking taxes into account (Cricket prices are after tax, VZ prices are pre-tax).

For those who want the Verizon coverage, and don't have concerns about limited bandwidth, the Verizon offer is a good one IMO.


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We don't get coverage on the beach with T Mobile with our smartphones, but my daughter has a flip phone and it works fine at the beach. A nice lady Uber'ed us up to Newport from Florence, and said use the flip phone to text cause it will work and the smart phones won't. Sure enough, I tried with the smartphones no go, the flip phone went right through. The reason she explained was that the system was originally set up for flip phones and only need a single tower, while a smartphone requires 2 towers. My daughter uses Ting at 5 bucks per month plus per minute use. The bill is usually 8 bucks a month cause she makes no calls really. The point is you could get on a very inexpensive smartphone plan and add a Flip phone for next to nothing for those low coverage area's and still save compared to higher cost plans. Just a thought.


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