Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

View Poll Results: Which Carrier are You with?
Straight Talk 46 7.89%
AT&T 262 44.94%
H2O Wireless 6 1.03%
Sprint 53 9.09%
Verizon 126 21.61%
T-Mobile 74 12.69%
Simple Mobile 2 0.34%
Red Pocket Mobile 3 0.51%
GoSmart Mobile 1 0.17%
Net 10 4 0.69%
Virgin Mobile USA 3 0.51%
Cricket Wireless 1 0.17%
Spot Mobile 0 0%
Walmart Family Mobile 0 0%
Ultra Mobile 2 0.34%
Platinum Tel (Ptel) 0 0%
Lyca Mobile 0 0%
Solavei 0 0%
Voters: 583. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:09 AM   #26
BiggAW
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut
Quote:
Originally Posted by trina27 View Post
Nice summary. I'm paying $64/month to AT&T right now (450 minute plan plus data with a FAN discount) for my iPhone 3GS. I'm seriously considering switching to Straight Talk. There are 2 reasons I'm delaying:

1. I'll probably be ready to upgrade on the next iPhone release.
2. I still have an unlimited data plan on AT&T. I leave AT&T and there's no getting that back.
With those two things, it's a better deal to stay on AT&T. The big reason ST is so cheap is that it doesn't have a device subsidy.
__________________
MBP 15", 2,2 i7, 8GB ram, 10.7.x
500GB Samsung 840 in Optibay (Boot), 640GB HDD (storage)
Black iPhone 4S 64GB AT&T 7.0.4 JB'ed, 2GB Data Pro
SGS III, White VeriPad 3 32GB 7.0.4 JB'ed
BiggAW is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 18, 2012, 01:21 PM   #27
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BiggAW View Post
With those two things, it's a better deal to stay on AT&T. The big reason ST is so cheap is that it doesn't have a device subsidy.

Ya then why doesn't AT&T offer the cheap plans to people who have their own phones? Even if u buy it out at full price they still charge up the a**...buy yes the unlimited data plan is definitely a bonus I can't argue about that.
Satnam1989 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:23 AM   #28
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
AT&T just pulled another dumb move....Disallowing Paygo customers from purchasing Data plans unless they are on their $25 or $50 plan....meaning to get 1GB data you will pay $50-$75 now plus applicable tax.......It was a great solution for the times I am in the states only for a week or two rather than paying $45 to straight talk....but now even thats not a option. I Guess ill have to get a T-Mobile sim as my back up now.
Satnam1989 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:28 PM   #29
BiggAW
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Connecticut
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satnam1989 View Post
Ya then why doesn't AT&T offer the cheap plans to people who have their own phones? Even if u buy it out at full price they still charge up the a**...buy yes the unlimited data plan is definitely a bonus I can't argue about that.
I think they should offer some sort of incentive if you sign a two-year and BYOD. But unfortunately, they don't. What would be really cool is if you could pool upgrades together, and keep them in a pot, and get the latest phone for free on one line, by using two upgrades worth, if that makes any sense.
__________________
MBP 15", 2,2 i7, 8GB ram, 10.7.x
500GB Samsung 840 in Optibay (Boot), 640GB HDD (storage)
Black iPhone 4S 64GB AT&T 7.0.4 JB'ed, 2GB Data Pro
SGS III, White VeriPad 3 32GB 7.0.4 JB'ed
BiggAW is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:09 PM   #30
kalex
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Only Tmobile discounts their monthly plans if u buy phone without discount or bring your own. ATT doesn't care about its customers to offer this service. ATT is what you refer to as "too big to fail and too big to care". Eventually there will be change as more and more people switch to prepaid models. I recently made the switch as Sprint started screwing customers as soon as iphone came into play. I was with sprint for 10 years and things were good. Now ETF went up to $350, stupid $10 premium data charge, adjustments to corp. discounts and horrible degradation of service forced me to switch. I was paying $135 a month for 2 lines and was about to upgrade my wife's phone to 4s which would have increased my monthly payment. I started researching and read up about straight talk. Ordered sim cards to test out and it turns out that service is really good in NYC. Ported my numbers over from sprint and got 3 months prepaid service for both of my lines. Total cost per month is $90 including NY taxes. Can't complain about that.
kalex is online now   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:27 PM   #31
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
ya AT&T is a rip off...its better to get on with Straight Talk, H2O or RedRocket and get more for your money
Satnam1989 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:23 PM   #32
eastercat
macrumors 68040
 
eastercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PDX
The plans look good, except for the fact that none of them offer unlimited data. I get unlimited with at&t and pay about $56 (fan discount) for 450 mins+data. Texting is taken care of by google voice and I barely use my minutes, so my plan works best for me.
JOOC, is straight talk a wal mart company?
__________________
64 GB space grey iPhone 5S (AT&T); 16 GB space grey iPad retina mini (Verizon with T-Mobile sim); 2014 rMBP 2.8 GHz quad core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
eastercat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:07 PM   #33
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eastercat View Post
The plans look good, except for the fact that none of them offer unlimited data. I get unlimited with at&t and pay about $56 (fan discount) for 450 mins+data. Texting is taken care of by google voice and I barely use my minutes, so my plan works best for me.
JOOC, is straight talk a wal mart company?
thats great but the unlimited option has been off the charts for long time so these plans are the "Best Alternatives" to those who are paying HIGH PRICES.

Also Straight Talk is owned by Tracfone which also owns Net10.
Satnam1989 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:56 PM   #34
ValerieDurden
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Red Pocket is awesome, had it for nearly a month 0 complaints. I use a ton of minutes/texts and a decent amount of data and no issues as of yet, and best of all I get the AT&T network, my phone is actually faster with Red Pocket than it was on AT&T. Mind you I changed the carrier name to AT&T as Red Pocket was huge lol, also changed the 3G symbol to 4G.

__________________
Nexus 5 Kitkat 4.4.4 [Sprint]
ValerieDurden is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:35 AM   #35
eastercat
macrumors 68040
 
eastercat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PDX
I was pointing out why these plans aren't a viable alternative for me, but I understand your point.
That's a relief about straight talk. If I ever decided to leave at&t, these options would definitely be worth considering.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satnam1989 View Post
thats great but the unlimited option has been off the charts for long time so these plans are the "Best Alternatives" to those who are paying HIGH PRICES.

Also Straight Talk is owned by Tracfone which also owns Net10.
__________________
64 GB space grey iPhone 5S (AT&T); 16 GB space grey iPad retina mini (Verizon with T-Mobile sim); 2014 rMBP 2.8 GHz quad core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GT 750M
eastercat is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:16 AM   #36
chestvrg
macrumors 6502a
 
chestvrg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by scott craft View Post
Through Straight Talk can you send videos or is it just pictures?
I have straight talk and I'm able to send MMS after I did the MMS settings via the swap SIM method without need to be jailbroken. I have a factory unlocked 4S, but I'm saving monie by having done the switch from AT&T to straight talk.

PS: search on other forums about this swap SIM method to change MMS settings.
__________________
Chest - t-mobile iPhone 5
chestvrg is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:46 AM   #37
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ValerieDurden View Post
Red Pocket is awesome, had it for nearly a month 0 complaints. I use a ton of minutes/texts and a decent amount of data and no issues as of yet, and best of all I get the AT&T network, my phone is actually faster with Red Pocket than it was on AT&T. Mind you I changed the carrier name to AT&T as Red Pocket was huge lol, also changed the 3G symbol to 4G.

Image
Thats great! Speeds are around that with Straight Talk and H2O as well.
Satnam1989 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:43 AM   #38
Sheepszies
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
@ Satnam1989:

I see your location is Toronto. Do you know if a Fido Iphone needs to be unlocked to run Straight Talk?

Just moved to New York from Montreal - trying to figure out how to get a cell phone for a reasonable price (I pay $60/month with Fido for unlimited talk/text + 6Gb of 3G)
Sheepszies is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:35 AM   #39
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheepszies View Post
@ Satnam1989:

I see your location is Toronto. Do you know if a Fido Iphone needs to be unlocked to run Straight Talk?

Just moved to New York from Montreal - trying to figure out how to get a cell phone for a reasonable price (I pay $60/month with Fido for unlimited talk/text + 6Gb of 3G)
Yes it does, Your iPhone must be unlocked to Run Straight Talk....I would suggest if you are with FIDO and your iPhone is from FIDO you may first try to get them to help you unlock it, they may do it for you....if not then there is Gevey SIM for iPhone 4S....and older baseband iPhone 4....or you can sell your iPhone in Canada(montreal kijiji) and pick your self up a iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S for around $300-$450 on Craigslist in NY locked to AT&T.....
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 2012, 08:37 PM   #40
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Anyone know how to edit a poll? I would like to add "Red Rocket" to the list but I can't seem to figure out how to do so...
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2012, 01:43 PM   #41
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
First post updated, seems H2O has enhanced their plans to beat RedRocket...
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5, 2012, 02:39 PM   #42
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Those of you getting excited about Prepaid coming to Virgin & Cricket Wireless.....well these prepaid options listed in this post have been available for quiet some time now >1year
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5, 2012, 02:41 PM   #43
NewAnger
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver Colorado
Since it's not multiple choice, I can't vote. I have Verizon and AT&T.
NewAnger is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 12:07 PM   #44
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewAnger View Post
Since it's not multiple choice, I can't vote. I have Verizon and AT&T.
Vote for the one you use the most
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:24 PM   #45
ValerieDurden
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Satnam1989 View Post
First post updated, seems H2O has enhanced their plans to beat RedRocket...
Red Pocket has changed their $39.99 monthly plan, it now includes 25mb of data instead of 10mb.
__________________
Nexus 5 Kitkat 4.4.4 [Sprint]
ValerieDurden is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:37 PM   #46
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ValerieDurden View Post
Red Pocket has changed their $39.99 monthly plan, it now includes 25mb of data instead of 10mb.
Thanks, post updated, It seems those to companies just can't offer anything that's truly an amazing option like straight talk...instead they keep fighting with each other over MB's to GB's lol....


PS those that are on Red Rocket Mobile I have gotten the option added to the Poll so if you couldn't vote before do so now
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 03:38 PM   #47
pyro008
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: May 2011
Is there really a carrier named "Red Rocket"?
pyro008 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 03:49 PM   #48
ValerieDurden
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyro008 View Post
Is there really a carrier named "Red Rocket"?
Yep.
__________________
Nexus 5 Kitkat 4.4.4 [Sprint]
ValerieDurden is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 08:30 PM   #49
murdoc158
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: West Bend, WI
Since Verizon is introducing their new plans this looks like a great alternative. My wife and I both have iPhone 4S's with unlimited data on both lines. If we wish to keep the unlimited data we are forced to pay the full unsubsidized price for the phone. If we are forced to pay the full price we may as well buy a factory unlocked new iPhone and move to straight talk and save $30 a month.
__________________
Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012 2.7GHz i7, 8GB DDR3, 480GB Samsung SSD
iPhone 6 Plus Space Grey 64GB
TV3
murdoc158 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 19, 2012, 09:19 PM   #50
Satnam1989
Thread Starter
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by murdoc158 View Post
Since Verizon is introducing their new plans this looks like a great alternative. My wife and I both have iPhone 4S's with unlimited data on both lines. If we wish to keep the unlimited data we are forced to pay the full unsubsidized price for the phone. If we are forced to pay the full price we may as well buy a factory unlocked new iPhone and move to straight talk and save $30 a month.
Ya, you know you have to look at your phone+bill cost on annual base rather than monthly....for it to make sense what savings your truly getting. Yes a factory unlocked iPhone 4S is much much much better than stupid Verizon's CDMA with a crippled GSM function.
Satnam1989 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carrier: T-Mobile to start paying AT&T, Verizon & Sprint early termination fee on Jan 15 2014 EbookReader iPhone 100 Jan 22, 2014 09:03 AM
Rogers/Telus & Bell Alternative Carriers & Plans for All iPhone Users $56 LTE! Satnam1989 iPhone 13 Jan 1, 2013 10:37 PM
Verizon & AT&T: Unlimited, Tiered & Shared Plans Dwalls90 iPhone 5 Sep 19, 2012 07:25 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC