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abas
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OT: US cell phone service

Post by abas » October 7th, 2018, 12:41 pm

I have used Verizon for my cell phone service for some time. Each month it looks more expensive so looking for alternatives. I am not a big data user and do not spend a lot of time talking on the phone. I exchange a few photos using imessage/texts. I've seen some interesting AARP ads for Consumer Cellular with delicious pricing.

Any recommendations, insights?

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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by mykidsmom » October 7th, 2018, 6:21 pm

Nope sorry Im in canada..Just make sure you keep something reliable...wouldnt want to miss a Presidential Text or anything important.. :big-hug:
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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by TruckerRon » October 8th, 2018, 10:39 am

abas wrote:
October 7th, 2018, 12:41 pm
I have used Verizon for my cell phone service for some time. Each month it looks more expensive so looking for alternatives. I am not a big data user and do not spend a lot of time talking on the phone. I exchange a few photos using imessage/texts. I've seen some interesting AARP ads for Consumer Cellular with delicious pricing.

Any recommendations, insights?
Those low Consumer Cellular prices are real. We've been with them ever since I had my SCA and had no income for several months. There's no contract, so you can modify your plan at will and either add or remove services as your needs change. We have 4 lines (phones) for the four of us with plenty of minutes for talking and far more texts than we'll ever send, although I'm sending out some group messages for my church choir each week. All for just over $85 per month (including taxes!).
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But note that we're not using smart phones, just little flip phones and aren't doing any data. I use public wi-fi for my iPod when I need quick Internet access. It's not always convenient, but I get by.

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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by ROBO Pop » October 9th, 2018, 6:31 pm

So it's not the $39 they advertise...hmmm I can't believe a marketer would mislead me. Disappointing I had my sights set on that snazzy phone you displayed
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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by 4EverHopeful » October 10th, 2018, 8:57 pm

A few years ago I wanted to find something less expensive for my husband and I especially since we are retired and no longer use our phones for business. Came across a company called Kitty Wireless which eventually changed to Puppy Wireless. Verizon is the strongest signal we receive out here so wanted to stick with their towers, Puppy Wireless uses Verizon's towers.

You have to be a little bit tech savvy to switch but they do have a 800 number to help with the logistics. We pay $28 per month each for unlimited talk, text and 2GB data on 4G Red network. You can bring you own phone but have to check first if it is compatible. Since you already have a Verizon phone, your current phone may work. On their website you can enter your ESN number (find it under your battery) into their system and see if it is compatible. The service equates to a prepay plan so no contracts and you can change plans any month. I bought both of our phones used off of Ebay and Amazon. Even though Puppy Wireless plans are prepay you can't use a Verizon prepay phone, only Verizon regular plan phones.

My new-used phone is a Samsung smartphone (I had to also purchase a $8.95 SIM card from Puppy). I don't use the data much other then to retrieve group messaging, otherwise I use available wi-fi for all other stuff so 2GB data is plenty for my needs. Here is their link, even though they show a "phone" section they don't actually sell phones yet so all customers have to bring their own phones...

https://mypuppywireless.com
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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by dick » October 10th, 2018, 10:10 pm

I currently use the crooks from Verizon and they are a lot more than $28 a month. Can't say I have heard of Puppy Wireless, but cute name. I have heard of Consumer Cellular and there plans and options and costs seem very similar to Puppy. I think they use AT&T towers. I will check out Puppy. Had a friend recently switch to Sprint which I think is about to merge with T Mobile. T Mobile gets very high marks for cell service. It is listed second to Verizon. Lots of options.

Remember the old days when AT&T had the monopoly on all phone service? Maybe socialism isn't so bad.

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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by TruckerRon » October 12th, 2018, 10:02 am

At least we don't have to worry about the phone cops anymore.
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Re: OT: US cell phone service

Post by mykidsmom » October 15th, 2018, 1:27 am

so....did yis get your text??? just asking for a friend hehe
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