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    So, I looked around and even though I thought we had one, I could not find a thread on this topic. Anyway, I have a pay as you go tracfone now, and am getting to the point where I believe going with a monthly plan would make more sense. I am a complete neophyte when it comes to cell phones, so any input would be appeciated. I need just talk and text (especially the latter, so it has to be unlimited), but don't necc need access to the internet or anything like that, though I could see where, at times, that would be convenient.

    So, what does everyone have for phones and providers? Positives? Negatives? Rates?
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    Stay the hell away from at&t. Service is decent but too expensive.

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    Stay the hell away from at&t. Service is decent but too expensive.
    I agree 100%. I am switching to Verizon for that exact reason.
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    Well I have an iPhone 4 and it's absolutely wonderful. But if you need just a basic phone, I hear Samsung Propel is good for talking and texting!
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    I have Verizon, have a Droid. If you're so intent on needing an iPhone (personally I think the Android platform is better), Verizon has them now, and Verizon blows away AT&T in coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    I have Verizon, have a Droid. If you're so intent on needing an iPhone (personally I think the Android platform is better), Verizon has them now, and Verizon blows away AT&T in coverage.
    I hate androids. They seem too complicated. At least the ones I've tried. I have a iPhone 4 and it's sweet. I can't see myself having anything else. Had 3 blackberries before I got the iPhones and they were cool and served their purpose but an iPhone is the way to go. I plan on switching to verizon once my contract is up with att&t.

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    I use the Blackberry Storm II through Verizon. Great service and great plan pricing. I've had it since last April and I think I've dropped one call since....coverage is good and I'm rarely not able to get a signal.


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    The iphone experience is not a bad experience. As long as you realize they control the experience. I went Android in October and haven't regretted it.

    For what its worth, for every person that says they are happy with AT&T, five say they hate it. I don't hear a lot of complaints from people with Verizon. I know some folks that are gonna jump ship to Verizon. Some aren't because they have been with AT@T so long, they have unlimited data. I believe Verizon will be putting a cap on new customer data usage. Determine what plan/cost is going to suit you the best.

    I'm with U.S. Cellular btw, so i'm no Verizon fanboy.

    Here's how my plan breaks down.

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    I have the Blackberry Tour thru Verizon. Rarely have dropped calls although the browser looses service occasionally. Was hard to use the little keys at first. Prolly would have got the iphone if they had it then. IMO, the greatist thing about Blackberry is BB messenger if your friends/family have a blackberry. Great tool. Costs me about $85 a month with unlimited text,etc with the 18% discount. My nation wide plan is only 450 primetime min though....

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    Me and my wife are with T-Mobile right now and as far as pricing goes, they are probably the cheapest but your not going to get the coolest phone either. We pay about $100 a month for 750 minutes and unlimited text but only because we are on the family plan.

    But I think the consensus is pretty unanimous. AT&T sucks balls for coverage and Verizon blows them out of the water in that aspect BUT AT&T is also offering different data plan rates for the iPhone where as Verizon only has the unlimited data for an extra $20 or $30 a month for their iphone. So it really depends on if you need unlimited data for your WIFI enabled phone or do you need only a small portion of data for your WIFI enabled phone lol

    When our contract with T-Mobile is up next year, me and my wife are planning on getting on my parents verizon account, getting some iphones and then just paying my parents for our service. Saves us a but load of money. Plus, Ive really been wanting an iPhone for the longest time lol
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    H, i'm just like you, all i need is talk and text...currenlt im on O2 in the U.K. and for £20 a month i get unlimited txt and 100mins call time, which suits me as i don't often call anyone, just text. my phone is a Nokia X-6 and it suits my needs perfectly and has the added bonus of having free worldwide GPS...the music player is pretty good too and has 16BG storage so if i find myself without my ipod i can still have plenty of music with me.
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    Any perspectives from Canucks? My via Fido, I drop calls like nobodies business with my iPhone! When the contract is due - just wondering if / when I should jump ship
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    Any perspectives from Canucks? My via Fido, I drop calls like nobodies business with my iPhone! When the contract is due - just wondering if / when I should jump ship
    Blackberry with Telus. Telus has great coverage in the West. Never drop calls. Been with Telus since 99.

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    Thanks for the input...I have one question about the Droid phones though, my near vision isn't what it used to be, and I know my friend's iPhone has the option to make text larger, is this an option on the Droid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Thanks for the input...I have one question about the Droid phones though, my near vision isn't what it used to be, and I know my friend's iPhone has the option to make text larger, is this an option on the Droid?
    my daughter has the new HTC Desire HD and to enlarge any text or pics all you do is simply double tap the screen...theres pretty much nothing that phone can't do, it's an incredible piece of technology, sadly though, waaaay beyond what i need out of a phone.
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