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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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i need new phones for the wife and i.
we are currently on att. our contract is up.
we could stay with att, or change providers.
our current phones have internet, but they are not smart phones.
not sure if we need smart phones yet?
dont wanna spend alot. we have 4 phones on our plan.
paying 150 for 4 phones, 700 mins and unlimited text.
all cell calls are free, insurance on two phones, and rollover mins.
2 phones on our plan are for the wifes parents.
we can use the internet on our phones, but we dont.
we have no data plan. the parents phones have no text or internet.

what should i get??

i dont think i need an iphone or blackberry.

opinions welcome.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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I have 3 smart phones through tmobile and pay $200 a month for unlimited everything including uncapped data.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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i have the i phone 4s and love it. i have att i pay 55 bucks for mine and thats unlimited texting a boat load of minutes and 5 gigs of data.
i rarely go over and i use pandora every day and use the hot spot for my laptop.

i think att has a deal going on right now. get the i phone 4 for $1
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I've learned a smart phone is only as smart as the operator..
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I have iPhone on AT&T. Ill never have another brand phone.
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I have sprint and I'm happy with it for the most part. I have unlimited data, text, and talk it was the best priced. I have had the Evo 4g and iphone 4s and have been very happy with the iPhone besides having broke 4 screens this past year which a case would have prevented.

My only issues I have had with the sprint service is the square half mile in the Northwest corner of Haggerty and 7 mile is pretty much a dead spot (I was doing a job in that area this past summer talk about a PITA) a couple spots on curtis road in South Lyon are pretty bad too. Those are the only places downstate I have had issues. As a sidebar Verizon would always drop my calls on the lodge right when I got to Lahser a couple years ago.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #7
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My wife has smart talk from walmart, only 45 a month unlimited and it uses the verizon network.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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iphone4 seems cool?
my sister likes her android.

i have no idea what to do. my current phones battery last about 5 mins, then says its dead.
10 mins in my pocket its full again. gotta change soon.
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I bought the droid x razor onsale at verizon for 100 bucks and Ive had it over 4 months and love it. My gf has a 4S that she's had for a few months longer then mine and she constantly has problems with it cutting out while using the phone, and I can do the same on my phone with no issues. I ALMOST bought an Iphone and im glad I didnt cause I saved over 100 bucks and ended up with a phone im truly happy with.
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iphone4 seems cool?
my sister likes her android.

i have no idea what to do. my current phones battery last about 5 mins, then says its dead.
10 mins in my pocket its full again. gotta change soon.

I have the iphone4s and my battery will stay between 95-100%
On a 12 hour work day if I don't use it much.
if I'm on it a lot it will last all day and about half of the next with out charging over night.
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i have the i phone 4s and love it. i have att i pay 55 bucks for mine and thats unlimited texting a boat load of minutes and 5 gigs of data.
i rarely go over and i use pandora every day and use the hot spot for my laptop.

i think att has a deal going on right now. get the i phone 4 for $1
I'd love to know how/what plan/discounts you have for that...

the 5 gig data plan for new customers is about the price you mention without voice/text or tax and fees... and according to the website the iphone 4s is $99.00 with a 2 year contract
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #12
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im on my parents plan because it was way cheaper. on top of that i have there bad ass warranty for the i phones.
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i need new phones for the wife and i.
we are currently on att. our contract is up.
we could stay with att, or change providers.
our current phones have internet, but they are not smart phones.
not sure if we need smart phones yet?
dont wanna spend alot. we have 4 phones on our plan.
paying 150 for 4 phones, 700 mins and unlimited text.
all cell calls are free, insurance on two phones, and rollover mins.
2 phones on our plan are for the wifes parents.
we can use the internet on our phones, but we dont.
we have no data plan. the parents phones have no text or internet.

what should i get??

i dont think i need an iphone or blackberry.

opinions welcome.
thx
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iphone4 is the good one that I know...
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Old December 30th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #16
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went phone shopping today. att totally blew me off. they said they only have smart phones now, and data plans are part of every plan now. i will most likely not do buisness with them anymore. tmobil seemed to be the cheapest monthly, but their phones are not cheap.

im lost.

mabey i will just put a battery in my current phone and deal with it.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #17
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Im considering dropping data off our plans and just getting old school phones
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Old December 30th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #18
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We have Straight Talk and both love it. I even kept my old phone and changed Sim cards. If you're phone is the right kind (and i think any att phone is) all you have to do is switch out the little card in the back of the phone to a straight talk one. We pay 45 X 2 for two phone with unlimited everything. My sister inlaw has a smart phone and says they do limit the amount of data but I'm not sure if they do, or she just does something wrong.

Straight talk uses, for the most part, ATT's network so if you had good reception with your old ATT phone, you should have it with your new one. I will never buy a contract from ATT again though. They are just plain arrogant in thier customer service.

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Old December 30th, 2012, 07:47 PM   #19
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i just switched to sprint, have the new galaxy3. i had nextel,they are dropping it so i have to switch. i have had sprint for 4 days and it sucks ass over here.im roaming all the time.taking it back next week and going to try at&t. i do like the phone though.
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i just switched to sprint, have the new galaxy3. i had nextel,they are dropping it so i have to switch. i have had sprint for 4 days and it sucks ass over here.im roaming all the time.taking it back next week and going to try at&t. i do like the phone though.
I hated switching from Nextel to sprint. When my contract is up I am getting switched to Verizon. The company I work for is dumping sprint.
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