I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Android

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by vikingjunior, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    So after seeing the iphone 5 i decided to just order the $350 Nexus and saved over $300 dollars!
     
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  3. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Very good decision. Enjoy. Its a great phone.
     
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    Why?
     
  6. asr10 user macrumors regular

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    If you want to save money do what I did and switch to the Tmobile walmart plan. $30 per month prepaid.

    From my iphone 4 on ATT with unlimited everything I went from paying $100 per month to $30 with my Galaxy S3.
     
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    Downvote
     
  8. davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    You beat me to it!

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    Actually, I'm curious if anyone on here has family or friends who use a Walmart phone plan. I've gotten that question from relatives and don't know how to answer.
     
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    I'm laughing at Apple's keynote
     
  10. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Me and my friend were like is this for real. A whole year and that's the best they could do.
     
  11. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    You'll see how much you saved when you want to sell. ;)
     
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    2 years, sir. A whole 2 years.
     
  13. rushluvr macrumors member

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    I have sold several of my Android phones quickly and for good money. I had one hell of a time selling my 4s five months ago and got nothing close to what it was worth. Had to take $275 for a 16gb. Why? Because of all the fraud going on with iPhones. People selling bad ESNs and knockoffs have most people not even touching an iPhone for sale on Craigslist or EBay. Plus there are way more iphones sold which means way more available used, that also drives the resale price down.
     
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    Surely some (if not most) of that "resale value" is poured away month after month to a carrier you are locked into for 12/18/24/36 months?

    Taditionally here in the UK, if you bring your own phone you make massive savings on a monthly contract and are not tied in for the 18.24 month terms:

    200 minutes
    5000 texts
    All-you-can-eat data (unlimited)
    1 month rolling contract
    £12.50 per month.
    £300 over 24 months

    iPhone 4S:
    £29 upfront cost
    200 minutes
    5000 texts
    All-you-can-eat data (unlimited)
    24 month contract
    £29 per month
    £725 over 24 months.

    That would give you around £425 (685.142 USD) to spend on a handset which the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S falls way below.
     
  16. sleek881, Sep 12, 2012
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    I sold my iPhone 4 for $465.
     
  17. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    The whole thing regarding resale value, yeah, the iPhone has higher resale value, but the math usually isn't that dramatic.

    Buying an unlocked iPhone is $649 + tax usually = $730-ish.

    You sell for ~$400, give or take? So you lose 300+ bucks.

    VS.

    Buying an unlocked Nexus for $350+tax = $400-ish?

    You sell for, what is the value anyway? Even if you only sold it for $100 bucks, you still also lost 300 bucks.


    Rough figures ;)
     
  18. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Those of us who are not interested, save even more.

    While the iPhone 5 is a fine phone, I'll do just fine without it.

    Once I read where the existing Apps we have, will still run at the same size leaving black bars filling in the extra space, suddenly I understand why Apple was trapped & had to keep the narrow width.

    The article went on to say new apps are being created that will run full size.
     
  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    that $30/mo prepaid plan started to look tempting until i saw it only included 100 minutes. my minutes used has gone down over the years, but i still think i need a little more than that.
     
  20. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Go with Straight Talk instead.
     
  21. rushluvr macrumors member

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    To an 8 year old?
     
  22. asr10 user macrumors regular

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    I pay about $40, sometimes $50. Its $30 for 100 minutes, and 10 cents per minute after. So i get either 200 or 300 minutes. More than enough for regular use.

    For extended calls I use the Vonage app. when at home or over a good 4g connection. Works great, caller id shows my regular number, and no minutes used.
     
  23. Twixt macrumors 6502

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    Why that ? Battery life ?
     
  24. etrnldrk macrumors newbie

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    And for that purpose, I recommend Groove IP. Unlimited minutes as long as you have data or wifi available, along with a Google Voice account. I get my minutes for emergencies and "honey do's", and Groove IP keeps my grandparents happy being able to talk to me all they want.
     
  25. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    ah. i always wondered what happened after going over 100 minutes. if t-mobile didn't completely blow in my area, it would be worth considering.
     

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