Your cellphone plan & phone

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SilvorX, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. SilvorX macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    Many of us aren't lucky enough to live in nations that have easy access to iPhones nor have the money to fork over unlocked iPhones. What kind of wireless plan do you currently have for your phone(s), even if you have an iPhone! What do you use as your current phone?

    I am with Canadian GSM carrier Rogers Wireless, and have been for well over 4 years.

    The current plan I have entails:
    250 daytime minutes
    Unlimited local night minutes after 6PM and unlimited local weekends
    Unlimited local mobile to mobile/Fido/Rogers Home Phone
    1000 Canadian Long Distance Minutes
    Wireless Value pack that includes call display, voice mail, and a few useless services
    Unlimited Text Messaging
    5MB data
    Macleans magazine
    All for $50.09 Canadian per month.

    I didn't have the money to buy an unlocked iPhone, so I re-negotiated my contract in August after 2 years of having my old phone, after talking to retentions twice, they gave me an HTC TyTN for $250 Canadian for a 3 year contract. $150 less than what it usually retailed for. Plus the phone usually required a data plan to be added, but I wasn't required to have the data plan to be added, which would have been insanely expensive anyways.

    I love my service with Rogers, they treat me better than I ever expected, gave me great deals on devices and services, I couldn't be any happier, minus that the phone runs on Windows Mobile.

    My phone:
    [​IMG]

    My usage on last month's bill.. insane amount of evening plus text usage :):
    [​IMG]
     
  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

    scotthayes

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    25422 text messages and over a day in voice calls, when do you find time to eat and sleep.

    But still, great contract if all that costs just $50.09 or for those in the UK less than £25.00
     
  3. SilvorX thread starter macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    I have a girlfriend who needs to know where I am 24/7 and all that, so I racked up in all that very very easily. I'm quite happy with what I'm getting. I'm planning on writing the President of the company a letter (not like he reads them) saying that I'm happy with everything that I've been able to get from the company since joining and it makes me feel as if I'm a valued customer, since many friends and family are with other companies and get slapped around all the time.
     
  4. Iscariot macrumors 68030

    Iscariot

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    I'm with Bell Canada, so using my phone is like taking a shotgun to my face.

    What are you getting from her? She must be pretty freak-y to put up with all that ;)
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    That made me laugh, thank you :D

    25 thousand message though, dude, seriously??
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'm on pay-as-you-go with Virgin Mobile. All in all I rarely spend more than £2-3 a month, which is nice.
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    3 Mobile, $29 cap
    -100 minutes free to other 3 mobiles (a lot of my mates are on 3)
    -video calls for the price of voice calls to other 3 mobiles (I never use it though)
    -$20 per month minimum spend
    -capped at $29 for up to $129 worth of talk and text to any provider

    I got a nokia 6288 free with it as well.
    [​IMG]

    So far, I would have spent $103.70, but I'll only have to pay $29 at the end of the month.
     
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I pay R135 ($20 or £10) and get R135 credit on my phone+ every 2 years I can get a new phone. I currently don't know what phone to get as I am due now.
     
  9. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Treo 700wx ($200)
    500 anytime
    Unlimited mobile to mobile
    Unlimited text
    Unlimited data (average around 700kbps; seen as high as 900)
    free nights & weekends 7pm
    $27/mo
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Family Plan on T-Mobile:
    4 lines
    700 minutes/month (more than enough for us)
    1 unlimited data plan on my line
    Free mobile to mobile
    Free nights and weekends
    Comes out to just around $110 a month


    My phone is an HTC P4350 PocketPC. Very happy with my phone and the provider.
     
  11. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    That is the most confusing phone in the world! It can be liked to a maze and the user is the rat trying to get to the cheese.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    In a month? Seems impossible, no?
     
  13. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    I talk abit more than you, but I usually have 250 SMS per month and my bill is double yours. I'm with Rogers too, I need to change my plan. :eek:
     
  14. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    T-Mobile Family Plan, 3 lines, 700minutes
    2 HTC SDA Smartphones and 1 crapy free phone.
    I use my SDA to get online though bluetooth in place where there isn't wi-fi on campus.
     
  15. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Alltel family plan. I pay for my parents phone as a gift each year. It is funny how things reverse when you get older.

    Nationwide Family Choice Plan - 2 lines, 1000 shared anytime minutes, Free nights start at 7:00 on my parents line and 1000 picture/text messages on mine and free nights at 9:00. Free weekends. My circle which means free mobile to mobile minutes on up to 10 numbers no matter the carrier and even landlines.

    $79.95 with taxes and fees usually right around $90 a month.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I have an at&t family plan. 1400 minutes a month for me, wife, daughter. Daughter has iPhone, wife and I have very basic LG1500 cell phones. That is about to change. Hopefully, I'm getting an iPhone for Christmas and my wife a Blackberry.
     
  17. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm with Vodafone on the 79 cap and I got a free Nokia N95 with it..I think its $500 odd calls a month, 100 free text, something like that LOL. I never get even close to that much but I wanted the phone :p
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I have no issues with mine. It's very user friendly
     
  19. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    T-Mobile on their flext plan. I get £180 of "credit" to use on what I like. Costs £35 per month. I have a Sony Ericsson w810i.
     
  20. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Orange Dolphin 30

    200 anytime anyone messages,
    Unlimited text messages

    £30/month or $60/month.

    I send ~2000 text messages a month.
     
  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The rates you need to pay in Australia are ridiculous, though.

    I like included minutes rather than the "Pay $50, get $500 worth of calls" BS. No matter what you pay, you're still getting what you paid for. It's like included minutes, but since they're not really giving you a lot back for your money, they disguise it using the "pay this much money, get that much value" bull.
     
  22. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.50 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.0.9800/209; U; en))

    I'm on an ATT Family Plan with unlimited data. I forget how much I'm paying since I just switched. I'm trying to get used to my new Blackjack II. This is the first smartphone I have ever used.
     
  23. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    i'm on an at&t family plan.
    i get 1500 mins and 1500 texts and 5mb to myself. (for calls we have 5000 mins to share between the three of us) i use a blackberry 7130c and only use it to talk, text, mapquest and email.
    $29.30 a month for my line. (saying i don't go over) :p
     
  24. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Oh man. How cool would it be if, after every call, your phone expelled cartridges? If minutes were fed in through a clip, like ammunition?
     
  25. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Same here, I have the nokia shorty. I'd say I spend no more than 5$ a month. I always have my phone in my pocket, but it seems to function more as a watch than a phone. :eek:
     

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