Do you see yourself dumping or porting your carrier phone number for a Google Voice/Hangouts number? Will prepaid customers ever get a decent deal in the States? Here's the story. I broke my Nexus 4 around the end of August and have been waiting for a cool, new phone to be released. At first, I wanted the Note 3, but when I finally checked it out it just didn't appeal to me. The size is fine, but Samsung's Touchwiz and the lack of accessible unlocked versions soured my liking of the device. Yeah, I know I can ordered it through certain websites, but what if the device has a problem? Next, I looked at the iPhone. I thought about returning to the iPhone because Apple has great tech support, I already bought a ton of apps for IOS, I can get it unlocked, and their cameras are really good. Nevertheless, the small screen and teenage OS design also made me pass. I ordered a Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE, but the hardware is on the old side now. Also, the processor gets really hot doing basic activities like web browsing, so I returned it. Now I'm waiting for the Nexus 5, and this whole time I have been communicating with Google Voice via my laptop and Facebook Messenger without much of a problem. Now, I have T-Mobile's $30 plan with unlimited data and text - which is still the best deal out there, but the service is still not the best out here. Verizon is better in my area, but there is NO WAY I'm signing another contract. ATT is second best in my area, but it's the same problem. Basically, has anyone picked up a data-only plan for a phone in the USA? I did it in Italy with the Nexus 4, and it worked flawlessly. I really want to be prepaid, no contract, and on a decent LTE network, unlimited data for like $50 a month. With a new Google Hangouts, hopefully, being rolled out, I think the services are there to make carriers the dumb pipes they should be.