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cell phones?

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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We are thinking about getting a new cell phone carrier, right now dh has att with his dad, I have sprint with my mom. We want to get Celeste a cell for Christmas, just a basic one to be able to talk to me and dh cause she spends a lot of time with her gp's. I researched and att has the best phones for $171 / mo, sprint has the best price at $169/ mo with OK phones, and Verizon has unlimited talk and text plan with the best prices on phones for $198/ mo. So with similar pricing, I was wondering everyone's thoughts on the actual carriers? Both att and Verizon have parents control options, too, which I would want. What would you go with?
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Stacie03
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Since you've narrowed it down to At&T or Verison pretty much because of the features...if the price difference truely doesn't matter to you I'd go with which ever had the best coverage of the two.
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ank_mom2be
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:08 PM
I'd go with coverage, too. I don't care for AT&T, so I'd go with Verizon or Sprint to be honest.
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conniejo75
by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Verizon. I have had them for 6 yrs and LOVE them. Their cust svc has always been great and for that alone I will pay a little more. I have 5 lines and only pay 150... but I only have internet on my line. The kids just have basic phones. We share 700 anytime but have unlimited text which we use a lot of. Almost all my family is Verizon so mobile to mobile is free anyway.
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taniamorse85
by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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Verizon, hands down.  I have had them for the entire seven years I've had a cell phone, and I doubt I will ever switch carriers.  I've never had a dropped call, the call quality is great, and customer service is awesome.

3cutiebugs
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I wish we could get lower minutes! But dh doesn't text, and I doubt Celeste would much since we'd just get her a basic flip phone

Quoting conniejo75:

Verizon. I have had them for 6 yrs and LOVE them. Their cust svc has always been great and for that alone I will pay a little more. I have 5 lines and only pay 150... but I only have internet on my line. The kids just have basic phones. We share 700 anytime but have unlimited text which we use a lot of. Almost all my family is Verizon so mobile to mobile is free anyway.
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chrissysnow22
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 3:26 AM
Verizon had the best coverage for me but I hated their rates. I have sprint now.
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a_and_j_momma
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 3:44 AM
I have Verizon unlimited talk and text and 4GB of data w/sharing and have 2 lines for $130. Why was your quote so expensive
AmyD43
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 4:01 AM
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Why not just get her a prepaid tracphone if you are getting her a flip phone? My ds has one and he's lost it. Phones cost $10-20 and there is no contract. If she looses it just get another for $10 if she looses or breaks one with contract you will pay a lot!


Quoting 3cutiebugs:

I wish we could get lower minutes! But dh doesn't text, and I doubt Celeste would much since we'd just get her a basic flip phone



Quoting conniejo75:

Verizon. I have had them for 6 yrs and LOVE them. Their cust svc has always been great and for that alone I will pay a little more. I have 5 lines and only pay 150... but I only have internet on my line. The kids just have basic phones. We share 700 anytime but have unlimited text which we use a lot of. Almost all my family is Verizon so mobile to mobile is free anyway.

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matreshka
by Platinum Member on Sep. 23, 2012 at 9:44 AM

We used to do verizon before It skyrocketed in price. Here in the north east they have good coverage. When I had sprint in Calif. they would double bill me every month.

I am happy with my virgin mobile phone and it is half the cost of a plan.

3cutiebugs
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 11:02 AM
This is a good point. I think I will look into that, too. The main reason we were looking into plans is because dh and I both have kinda crappy older phones, but really it's not a necessity to get new ones...

Quoting AmyD43:

Why not just get her a prepaid tracphone if you are getting her a flip phone? My ds has one and he's lost it. Phones cost $10-20 and there is no contract. If she looses it just get another for $10 if she looses or breaks one with contract you will pay a lot!




Quoting 3cutiebugs:

I wish we could get lower minutes! But dh doesn't text, and I doubt Celeste would much since we'd just get her a basic flip phone





Quoting conniejo75:

Verizon. I have had them for 6 yrs and LOVE them. Their cust svc has always been great and for that alone I will pay a little more. I have 5 lines and only pay 150... but I only have internet on my line. The kids just have basic phones. We share 700 anytime but have unlimited text which we use a lot of. Almost all my family is Verizon so mobile to mobile is free anyway.

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