Carrier Which carrier do have and what plan?

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  1. jxcl, Oct 27, 2018
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    jxcl macrumors newbie

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    I’m in the US (California) and in the market to open up my own cellular account as well as finance an iPhone XS. What carrier do you guys use? What plan and around how much do you pay per month? Do you think it’s worth it to get an unlimited plan or a shared data plan with a high amount of data that you know you’ll never exceed?

    I wouldn’t consider myself a heavy data user - I would say I average about 2-4 gigs per month, so I figured I could save some money by choosing a shared data plan. However it would be nice to not worry about data overages by going with an unlimited plan.

    I know that coverage varies across all carriers depending on your exact location but I’m curious what the majority uses and what kind of plan you’d recommend. Thanks!
     
  2. Never mind macrumors 6502

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    Verizon here with a 5 GB data plan and you can select a toggle to select on or off to prevent you going over the 5 gb and it will just throttle you for the rest of the month if you do. Never having to worry about being overcharged.

    $ 60.00 per month with the added caller ID. $ 55.00 with out.
     
  3. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    Cricket wireless (AT&T). I'm a light data user and have a 2gb plan for $30/month with download speeds capped at 8-9 mbps which is fine for my use. They also offer a 5gb plan (capped @ 8mbps) for $40/month and an unlimited plan (no speed cap) for $60/month.These prices include all taxes and fees. The 5gb and unlimited plan offer $5/month discount if auto-pay is set up. Quite frankly, I have no idea why people pay the crazy monthly fees for post paid plans when stuff like this exists.
     
  4. jxcl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never knew that you could actually toggle or cap your data amount so that you don’t go over. Thought it was a gamble. Is this true for any of the major carriers?

    I was actually considering Sprint’s unlimited plan but have heard horror stories about their service...
     
  5. jxcl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I never considered a carrier like Cricket or StraightTalk since I wasn’t sure if I could even participate in the Apple Upgrade Program since I was planning on financing the phone. Anyone know if you can still join it through Apple? I always thought it was limited to the big 4 carriers.
     
  6. Never mind, Oct 27, 2018
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    Never mind macrumors 6502

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    Yes with Verizon, you can toggle safety mode so that it will stop at your data limit and throttle you down until the next month where you start over again.

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  7. predation macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile one plus Promo + hook up

    4 lines data text call
    Apple Watch line
    Tablet data line
    Free Netflix

    Unlimited data for all lines

    $112/ month lol
     
  8. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    Good question. I'm not sure but would like to know too. I usually pay cash for phones but I may want to take advantage of this one day.
     
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  10. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    I used to use Virgin Mobile which runs on the Sprint network. It was indeed horrible. I could barely get 3g where AT&T has LTE coverage. Sprint is probably okay if you live in a large city and don't meander outside of it too often, but once you leave town, coverage drops like a rock. That was my experience at least.
     
  11. JUCJ85 macrumors 6502

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    AT&T, Unlimited & More Premium plan, get to stream anything data free, free HBO or one of 6 other streaming services like Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime, but have Starz with DirecTV. Also get a $15 a month credit for having DTV, and when I do auto pay an extra $20 off, we have 5 devices, 3 iPhone's, and 2 iPad's, the plan cost for that is $230.00 a month, but the reason my bill is higher than that is taxes(NY 8.0%), and my XS Max payment(24 months) plan. So around $315 a month, or $300 with the $15 credit for DIRECTV, where we have NFL ST and NBA League Pass.
     

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