Carrier What's the best deal for single line plans nowadays?

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  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    I don't mind going pre-paid.. I have ST right now with their AT&T SIM, but I'm thinking of going with the AT&T GoPhone SIM.. only problem is, they have a 2GB plan for $60, and AT&T is offering 3GB for $65. Would it be better to go on NEXT or just buy the phone outright to go on the AT&T Mobile share plan? Still weighing my options. I'd love to try out Verizon, but they are way expensive for just myself.. unless you guys have any better options? Do share.
     
  2. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    It really depends on how much data you need and whether or not you get a good TMobile signal where you live.
     
  3. SeilerBird macrumors regular

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    I have StraightTalk with unlimited everything for $45 a month.
     
  4. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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  5. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile is okay... not the greatest here but not as bad as Sprint. AT&T & Verizon are the strongest. And I'll probably need 1GB of data..
     
  6. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    Cricket Wireless is an AT&T MNVO and if you do auto-pay for $35/mo you get unlimited talk and text and 1GB of data. But the data is not full speed, it is throttled to 8Mbps download on the LTE network and 4Mbps on the HSPA+ network. When you exceed the 1GB data allowance, you can continue to use data for no additional fee but are throttled down to 128kbps.

    You can get 3GB of data for $45/mo or 10GB for $55/mo if you are on autopay.
     
  7. gabo864 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know if Sprint got good coverage in your area? if you are thinking about doing next with At&t, maybe it would be a better option to go with sprint if they have good coverage in your area. You could do their unlimited plan for only $50 a month plus the installment for the phone.

     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Doesn't Verizon have a pretty good deal on a single line plan with 2GB of data?
     
  9. JohnKay macrumors newbie

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    $29.95 Page Plus (Verizon) 1200 min. 500mb data but does the job for me and works wonderful on my newly acquired 6Plus.
     
  10. 617aircav Suspended

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    I recommend cricket. 10gb for. $55

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    No.
     
  11. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately, no. Sprint sucks in FL.. I wish either Sprint or TMobile had great coverage like in other states, it would save me alot of money.
     
  12. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    No, Verizon doesn't have any good deals.

    I think you are thinking about a plan that is no longer available. They used to have a 2GB plan for $60 but now it is $75.

    Verizon prepaid is $45 for unlimited T&T and 1GB of data or 1.5GB if you are on autopay.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Verizon prepaid is $45 for 1GB of data, but you can up it to 3GB for an extra $20. If you use under 3GB that is decent for Verizon coverage. I still think T-Mobile is the way to go if coverage is good in your area.

    For $60 you can get on their data stash plan and they give you 10GB to start with. Without the 10GB that plan is 3GB.
     
  14. jackwills macrumors regular

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    T-Mobile $30 plan
    5GB LTE Speed data and 100 minutes talk
    Best deal for people dont talk much like me.
     
  15. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    And if you sign up for autopay, you get an extra 500MB. So for $65/mo you can get 3.5GB of data, which isn't too bad of a deal for Verizon.
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Agreed. That same plan on contract would cost you $75 from Verizon if you already own your phone.
     
  17. heyyitssusan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does the prepaid Verizon plan have LTE?
     
  18. JulesJam, Jan 25, 2015
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    Yes.


    Low $45/month plan with Unlimited Talk, Text & 1GB of data. Add more data, good for up to 90 days.

    Get an extra 500MB/mo when you sign up for Auto Pay! That's 1.5GB for $45/mo.

    Prepaid No Annual Contract Plan for Smartphones
    Access $45
    Anytime Minutes UNLIMITED
    Text/Picture Messaging UNLIMITED
    Text to Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico UNLIMITED
    Data 1GB

    Data for Basic and Smartphone
    PRICE ADDITIONAL DATA EXPIRATION
    $5 500MB 30–days
    $10 1GB 90–days
    $20 3GB 90–days

    Simply pay upfront to enjoy Unlimited Talk, Unlimited Text Messaging and 1GB of data on our Prepaid smartphone plan. You can renew your prepaid phone plan for another 30 days by paying the monthly plan fee prior to your monthly renewal date. If you need additional data in your 30–day month period, you can purchase additional data.


    The No Annual Contract Plan includes Unlimited anytime minutes, Unlimited texting* to anyone on any network in the U.S. and to participating carriers in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico and 1GB of Data for $45 per month.

    If you have a sufficient balance for your monthly access on the No Annual Contract Plan, enjoy the benefits of your calling plan. If you do not have enough funds to cover the monthly access fee, you will be charged 25¢ per minute, 20¢ per text.

    Data Options:
    $5 for 500MB of additional data. (Expires 30 days after the bundle is activated.)
    $10 for 1GB of additional data. (Expires 90 days after the bundle is activated.)
    $20 for 3GB of additional data. (Expires 90 days after the bundle is activated.)
    Expiration dates begin when a bundle is activated.

    Customers can add data through the IVR, My Verizon Mobile and My Verizon online, refill cards or credit/debit cards. Customers may only have 2 data bundles on their account at any given time. Only 1 data bundle will be active at a time. Secondary data will be held in reserve until the current data allowance is exhausted or expires.

    Ringback Tones - 99¢ per month & $1.99 per Ringback Tone/Year
    Domestic Long Distance Included (airtime charges apply)
    Domestic Roaming Rate is 20¢ Per Minute
    Mobile Hotspot is available for free on Mobile Hotspot capable devices.
    Visual Voicemail is included free on iPhones

    International Text Messaging - 25¢ per message sent, messages received are same as calling plan

    International Roaming - Voice Calling
    69¢ per minute from Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands
    99¢ per minute from Mexico
    $1.99 per minute from Bermuda

    International Roaming - Text Messaging
    50¢ per message sent
    5¢ per message received

    411 Search - $1.99 per call plus airtime

    $35 activation fee may apply.

    * Additional and Unlimited texting apply when sending and receiving: (i) Instant Messages, Text Alerts and Picture and Video Messaging Portal Messages; (ii) Messages with non–Verizon Wireless customers in the United States or participating networks in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico; or (iii) via email.

    Unlimited Texting also includes Mobile to Mobile Messages with Verizon Wireless Customers. For Additional texts, overage Messaging rates default to those of your Calling Plan. Premium Messaging programs and International Messaging not included. Data charges will apply to multimedia messages.

    Anytime Minutes, Unlimited Calling, Mobile to Mobile Calling/Messaging with Verizon Wireless customers, Night & Weekend Minutes, Per–Minute Rate After Allowance, and Text Rates are for domestic calls/messages from within the Prepaid Rate and Coverage Area. For Prepaid Monthly Plans, you must have sufficient account balance at time of renewal to cover the Monthly Access in order to receive the Anytime Minutes, Unlimited Mobile to Mobile Calling, Night & Weekend Minutes, and Unlimited Texting that are included with the Prepaid Monthly Plan. Monthly Access will be charged on the same date each month, unless you have insufficient funds to cover the Monthly Access. Monthly Access or calls rated at the Per–Minute Rate After Allowance and other charges for available services on your Verizon Wireless Prepaid plan may deplete balance prior to its expiration. Verizon Wireless will suspend your service when your account reaches $0 or your account reaches the expiration date. Unlimited Calling, Mobile to Mobile Calling/Messaging, and Night & Weekend Minutes are not available when your account has been suspended. Limit of 4 calling plan changes in a 30–day period.

    Important Information:
    Customers must replenish their account by providing Verizon Wireless with another payment. Any balance remaining at expiration will be removed from the account. Your wireless number is subject to termination after the expiration period, at which time a $35 account activation fee may apply to re–establish service.

    You will forfeit the money in your account if you activated service without a Refill Card and did not make a call within 60 days. You must initialize the account. If activating the account with a Refill Card, the card is not valid unless initialized (using the PIN) by the date marked on the back of the card.
     
  19. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    These are the only 2 difference I see b/t the prepaid service and the postpaid service. With postpaid, MMS doesn't use data and you don't get charged for roaming.
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Do you know if you can port a number to a prepaid plan? Google voice aside.
     
  21. JulesJam macrumors 68020

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    I know you can port a Verizon postpaid number directly to Page Plus but I don't know if you can port a Verizon postpaid number directly to Verizon prepaid. I don't see why they wouldn't allow it though.

    If they don't allow it, you could port it to PP, select the cheapest plan, which I believe is $12, then port to Verizon prepaid. Since you would be porting b/t wireless numbers, it should go quickly.
     
  22. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    That is only with T-Mobile no contract phones purchased at Wal-Mart. If that is indeed the case, slim pickings.

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    I went with T-Mobile for $60 and I can stream music from different resources for free as well.
     
  23. jackwills macrumors regular

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    This 30$ plan is capable with all unlocked iPhone.
     
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    Stay away from any MVNO that uses the sprint network.
     

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