Best Carrier & Phone for Unlimited Data Only?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by waynechriss, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

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    Hi i wanted to get a phone with a contract in which i want only unlimited data, no voice. I heard that you cannot buy an iPhone with unlimited data without ordering the smallest talk plan of 450 minutes. The android phones (the Droid Eris and T-Mobile Cliq i'm highly interested in) are pretty sweet and the latest models have been stacking up against the iPhone. So here is what i'm looking for:

    -Phone that i can access internet, social networking, IM clients, email, text.
    -Cheapest unlimited data plan.
    -Touchscreen or QUERTY keyboard doesn't matter.

    i have an iPod touch to do these functions but i am without a Wi-Fi hotspot often. Anyone have any suggestions? Please and thank u.
     
  2. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Definitely go with the HTC Hero or Samsung Moment from Sprint. With the Everything Data for $69.99 a month. Sure, you only get 450 minutes, but with the Any Mobile, Anytime addition to the Sprint lines (for free) you get unlimited calls to and from any mobile phone, without using your minutes. So basically you only use your minutes when calling landlines. Also, it comes with Unlimited Messaging.
     
  3. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    Why not get a MyFi? Most "Unlimited plans" do actually have a limit, but it's tough to use that limit just doing basic things.
     
  4. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's actually a better plan. Get one on Verizon.
     
  5. waynechriss thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow i completely forgot about the MiFi. i'm looking at the data plans, what can 250MB do as opposed to the next higher level, 5GB? I don't really plan on using my macbook with it i don't suppose. Lets just say i only use my iPod touch. I won't be using it for application downloads, just email, text, IM and Safari. Is 250MB a month good enough for that?
     
  6. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    i dont know if 250 mb would be enough for you (i think it should be)...its not for me though:p

    i'd consider sprint as an option...it includes unlimited data and texts...
     
  7. matt1219 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but the mifi doesn't include texts. I think 5 GB is your best bet.
     
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Clear communications is in a few states like Texas, Illinois, Oregon,
    Washington, Idaho. Anyway they have an unlimited mobile internet
    dongle to use with your laptop for $45 a month. But its limited to certain cities within those states. Just started here in Austin. Or its $55 for both that a home unit.

    Think they are using Sprint towers. But its a nice alternative to cell phone plans.
     
  9. blackapple3 macrumors newbie

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    T-mobile has a plan that's unlimited web and e-mail for $39.99 a month.

    For phones on t-mobile, the Motorola Cliq and the Blackberry Curve 8900 as well as the my touch 3G.
     
  10. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    Do you really need unlimited?

    I reccommend searching on Crackberry about all the users who don't think 500MB is enough. The most I've used is 250MB in a month, and thats with app downloading, heavy browsing (2-3hrs a day), etc.
     
  11. Shownarou macrumors regular

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    Remember also, a MyFi makes a mobile wireless connection. So the features on the iphone "your ipod touch" that are wifi only will work with the MyFi. Itunes music downloads etc.
     

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