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No Contract Phones

We are looking into no contract phones for our twins birthday on the 25th.

 

Right now my front runner is Virgin Mobile. 

Reasons:  Decent coverage in our area, Good price, unlimited data (well x GB per month at 3/4G and then 1G until renewed)

 

 

Any other suggestions?

 

 

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Re: No Contract Phones

A bonus would be those that allow you to auto pay every month.

 

Granted it would be easier to add them onto our Verizon account.  But that is a lot more money and to be honest I do not trust one of them to keep data use down.  

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Re: No Contract Phones

Net 10 has auto pay you can do and you get a discount for enrolling in it each month.

 

Its $30 a month online with registration online. Plus on new activations you can get a free 4G phone and 3 months of unlimited service for $99 up front.

 

 

 

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Re: No Contract Phones

I had looked at the Net10 and was not impressed by the phones.

 

I have decided to go with Virgin.  I am getting the phones on Tuesday.

 

Thanks for your input

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Re: No Contract Phones

Love my Tracfone too, you can't run up the data, when its out its out. They are nice phones for teaching kids when the right time to use the phone is Smiley Happy

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Re: No Contract Phones

All the no contract phones I looked at have data limits. A number of them however, will give you X amount a period at 3 or 4G and then 1G until you pay again.  Virgin being one of them.

 

What I find frustrating is Verizon costs $60 a month for 3GB per phone. Or $45 for 1 GB.  I generally seldom get above 1 GB.  That is a lot less than I pay now.  But the crux on this kind of thinking is to get the phone I have would cost a lot more up front.  So i guess it balances out.

 

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Re: No Contract Phones

Did you know you can bring Verizon phones to Net 10 and use the same tower and carrier? I don't know how they do it but they do.

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Re: No Contract Phones

I hated Virgin Mobile, people said they called my phone and at the end most of the time it went straight to VM.

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Re: No Contract Phones

Looking at the Virgin Map they don't have the best of coverage.  However, in the area I live they seem ok.  I am sticking with Verizon for myself.  I believe Virgin uses the Sprint Network, which I understand is not ver robust.

 

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That and Boost Mobile are all Sprint. Which Sprint does unlimited everything now for $35 as well.

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