Does anyone have a single line postpaid plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heyyitssusan, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I currently have a 5S on straight talk and I love the price I'm paying for what I get. Only problem is having to buy iPhones outright..

    I'm thinking about possibly going to a postpaid plan (preferably verizon or AT&T) they have the best coverage in my area. But the only thing with postpaid is it costs so much more to get 2gb of data with unl. talk and text.

    Who else has just a single line plan and what plan do you have? How much is it costing you?
     
  2. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't had a postpaid plan in about 18 months. One reason why I switched to prepaid is because when I was shopping for a new postpaid plan, all of the major U.S. ops were pushing family plans. Prepaid offered the best value for a single line.

    The other day, I checked plans again and came to the same conclusion. So it looks as if I'll be prepaid indefinitely.

    I'll be interested in what other posters have to share. Maybe I'm overlooking some great single-line postpaid plans.
     
  3. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    I had postpaid with AT&T & Verizon last year single line. Paid between $120-$150 but of course phones were cheaper signing contract. But ever since I switched to my new Prepaid plan with this new company, I'm now using the same network for $59/m plus tax. Still pay retail for the phones but the main thing to me is lower plan and being on the same reliable networks with the most coverage
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Postpaid single lines are more expensive in general compared to prepaid + buy outright. Even with the old plans, you'd usually be paying over $1,500 over the course of 2 years for 1+ GB of data.

    If high initial cost is an issue, why not create a savings account dedicated for tech purchases and set aside some money per month or per paycheck? For the iPhone 16GB, even if you buy a new phone every year, that's just ~$55/mo or $25/paycheck if you're on a biweekly pay period. Buy phones every 2 years? Then that's just ~$27.08/mo or $12.50/paycheck. This is how I fund my tech purchases. Setting aside just $50-100/paycheck means a tech budget of $1,300-2,600 per year. :)
     
  5. uwdude macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this is what I think I'm going to do going forward. Right now I'm paying $219 per month on Verizon just to have 2 phones, and be on the Edge plan and everything just so I don't have to buy the iPhones up front. But with these prepaid plans, I would save enough money every month that I could purchase a brand new iPhone from Apple for full price every 5 months- it's ridiculous. I'm getting raped! lol
     

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