Carrier Target Brightspot $30.83 Prepaid Plan: (300 min, unlimited text, 3GB of LTE data)

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Target Brightspot $30.83 Prepaid Plan: (300 min, unlimited text, 3GB of LTE data)

  1. Something like this would be great for me

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  2. Not for me

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  1. EbookReader, Jun 11, 2014
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    EbookReader macrumors 65816

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    http://www.fiercewireless.com/story...-data-gosmart-mobile-prepaid-plans/2014-06-10


    Target Brightspot Mobile website

    https://www.brightspotmobile.com/compare-prepaid-cell-phone-plans

    Very competitive against T-Mobile $30 Prepaid plan (100 min, unlimited text, 5GB of 4G LTE data)


    $35 a month but Target offers $25 giftcard for every six months of paid service. $25 / 6 months = $4.17 saving.

    $35 - $4.17 = $30.83
     
  2. dickdaney macrumors regular

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  3. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Did you expect AT&T or Verizon offering such value?
     
  4. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    This plan is a great deal IMO if you are in an area with good Tmo coverage and don't need ATT or Verizon levels of national coverage.

    The Tmo 5GB plan is unbalanced. 100 mins is too little.

    300 minutes for the Target plan provides a comfortable buffer. At $30 and change after the gift card rebate, I like it.
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    T-Mobile and the MVNOs are really changing the game. Anyone who disagrees with my statement can just look at the influence they had on the industry. Before T-Mobile ditching contracts completely and offering the JUMP! program there was nothing of the sort on the other carriers' main plans. Plus their network is getting better and better. It isn't there yet, but is well underway to being a seriously powerful and widespread network.
     
  6. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    I also wonder if REDcard gets you an additional 5% off of $35 (an extra $1.75/mo) ;)

    I always felt the same way about T-mobiles $30 plan. Everyone would tell me I didn't need more than 100 minutes but to me that was just too little. This 300 min plan though has enough of a minute buffer to feel comfortable.
     
  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    The $30 plan is for those that barely talk or have voip means of making calls. Its for those that desire data only.
     
  8. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Except if you go over it's just 10 cents a minute so you don't really need a buffer. With all the VOIP options I use zero cellular minutes typically anyway.

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    Does anyone know whether the target plan has data roaming? That's my one big issue with the tmobile 5gig $30 plan. No data roaming ever.
     
  9. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Yeah which means if you need 300 minutes on T-mobiles plan it's $50 for the month (instead of $30 like this plan).

    As for VOIP... no way would I rely on it with T-mobiles network. Even on WiFi VOIP has issues with voice lag and call drops, I couldn't imagine the frustrations of trying it over even more unstable cellular.

    But I'm sure VOIP works great for you, just that it's not a real solution for me.
     
  10. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I'm on Aio/Cricket which is AT&T for $35 (4 lines on the account hence the discount) a month. Unlimited talk/text/2.5gb LTE and the rest is throttled unlimited.

    So yea, it's out there. ATT network>T-Mobile
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    pretty sure tmobile prepaid does my have roaming.
     
  12. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    This would be my second choice after the tmobile 5gig plan just because network coverage is so much better. Can you data roam on your AIO/cricket plan?
     
  13. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure. I have coverage here at home and everywhere I travel, so I couldn't say for certain.

    Perhaps someone else that has Cricket can chime in.
     
  14. 617aircav Suspended

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    If att offered a 5gb plan wit 500 minutes for 40 I'll be all over that.
     
  15. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's with 4 lines.

    This is for individual.

    T-Mobile has $22 a month for unlimited talk/text/1GB of LTE, throttled unlimited afterward (5 lines discount).


    Nobody is doubting that AT&T has more coverage area than T-Mobile.
     
  16. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Looks like it does. But not everyone have the REDcard debit/credit card.

    brightspot offers rewards you can really use. With every six months of paid service, get a $25 Target GiftCard® to use at the place you love to shop: Target®. Save an additional 5% when you use your Target® debit or credit REDcard® to purchase phones, SIM Kits, and refill cards at select Target stores or at Target.com.
     
  17. silentbob007 macrumors regular

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    $35/month is for individual on Aio/Cricket too as long as you set up autopay with a credit card.
     
  18. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    and it gets you unlimited talk, unlimited text but only 500MB of data.

    $40 / month ($35 with auto pay credit) with AIO Wireless that is now merged into Cricket

    for someone who don't talk much (300 minutes) but need a lot more data (3GB LTE), 500MB won't cut it.
     
  19. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65832

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    you can't voice/data roam on AT&T's partner networks, identified here:
    AT&T Coverage Map

    Cricket Map
     
  20. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    http://www.pcmag.com/fastest-mobile-networks
    Fastest Mobile Networks 2014


    If you don't live and work in the city, T-Mobile is not the right choice for you.


    p.s. Anyone surprised that in the city, T-mobile has much better LTE speed than AT&T?
     
  21. EbookReader thread starter macrumors 65816

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    look at this plan from this carrier in France (think T-mobile but on steroid x 100):

    http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/09/free-mobile-market/
    With Free, France shows the US what an open mobile market should be

     
  22. nnacrumors macrumors 6502

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    Anyone here on the forum end up using this plan from Target?

    Any issues or just a great experience?
     

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