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Gorilla Ball
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Member since Feb 2006
9911 posts

Cheap or inexpensive phone plans

I’ve been with Verizon for about 10 years never read had a issue with service or coverage- I’m on the road a lot and on the phone as well. So sometimes Its a relief to have a little break when you don’t have coverage.
Before that ATT no real issues, I think I switched because Verizon had a deal on smart phones.
Anyway, this radio ad caught my attention I think consumer cellular? It’s amazing how much price difference in plans.
Has anyone had any experience with them?


ibldprplgld
USA Fan
Member since Feb 2008
21963 posts

I think it really depends on where you live.

Regarding Consumer Cellular, I’ve family in rural MS who have it and swear by it.


Gorilla Ball
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2006
9911 posts

I live in Baton Rouge and my subdivision or house has poor cellular reception so I just use WiFi.
Thanks


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Demshoes
LSU Fan
Up in here
Member since Aug 2015
9088 posts

T-Mobile. Had it for over twenty years. Unlimited everything on four lines. Four phones subsidized. $260 a month.

Only issue I have is spotty service in some rural areas and crowded places like Tiger Stadium.

5G pretty much everywhere.


REB BEER
Laffy Yet
Member since Dec 2010
14161 posts

I just switched to Puretalk on January 1. No problems whatsoever. Got to keep my same phone and number and have unlimited everything for like $55/month.

ETA: I think they do slow down the data after 60 gigs, but I never come remotely close to that in a month.
This post was edited on 3/18 at 10:06 am


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slaphappy
LSU Fan
Kansas City
Member since Nov 2005
2272 posts

I have used Mint since December. So far, so good. No issues other than setup took more time than I anticipated. Very, very cheap. I had AT&T for many years.


beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
31700 posts

Go ride through the hood and stop at one of the free Obama phone tents


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HighRoller
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2011
2345 posts
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Cricket. Owned by ATT and on their network. Switched from ATT a few years ago. No difference in service. Unlimited everything on 4 lines $130 per month. I travel Louisiana for work and have never had an issue.


jpcajun
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2010
888 posts

Cricket Wireless is the way to go! It's owned by AT&T and uses their technology/cell towers.


go_tigres
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2013
4572 posts

I switched to mint in December and no issues. I travel extensively for work and haven’t had any issues. It’s $30/mo.


REB BEER
Laffy Yet
Member since Dec 2010
14161 posts

quote:

HighRoller

quote:

Cricket


Something's not adding up


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PureBlood
USA Fan
The Motherland
Member since Oct 2021
1626 posts

Prepaid plans are probably the best deals if you already have a phone.


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leftovergumbo
LSU Fan
Member since May 2018
473 posts

I used mint for a little bit, but had too many dead zones in Ascension and south Baton Rouge


redneck hippie
Tulsa
Member since Dec 2008
5065 posts

my buddy uses the Walmart phone plan and loves it. and he's the biggest hipster Walmart hater I know. He just hates AT&T and Verizon more


MrWhipple
West of the Mississippi
Member since Jun 2016
330 posts

I’ve heard that you get prioritized behind the majors when on the off-brand providers. Maybe that’s the major’s talking point to discourage you to switch.

This particular user thought their speed was down graded in high traffic areas when compared to major users in those areas. For example: sitting with a group of people in a bar and they would be the only one struggling with cell speed.


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LEASTBAY
Member since Aug 2007
12131 posts

Google fi


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RadRob
LSU Fan
Acadiana
Member since Oct 2021
24 posts

I've had Boom Mobile for over a year, no problems so far. UNL Talk, Text & Data w/4GB $20 a month or the new deal is Unlimited Talk, Text & Data with 5GB HS (includes 1yr)
Regular price $479.88 Sale price $239.04


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BestBanker
USA Fan
Member since Nov 2011
16338 posts
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2 words:

Land line.


Steadyhands
LSU Fan
Slightly above I-10
Member since May 2016
5473 posts

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T-Mobile. Had it for over twenty years. Unlimited everything on four lines. Four phones subsidized. $260 a month.

Only issue I have is spotty service in some rural areas and crowded places like Tiger Stadium.



That's not any better than Verizon. I have had Verizon for probably 15-20 years and got it originally because I traveled a lot and needed good coverage. Paying 315 a month for 4 lines unlimited everything. In that price at least 60 dollars or so is going to pay off some of the phones, so in another year or so it will drop down to the same price you pay.


UltimaParadox
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2008
28615 posts

Had T-Mobile for many years on an old grandfathered Simple Choice NA plan. I get unlimited everything for 4 lines for 106 dollars a month taxes included.

We buy all of our phones outright and never subsidize them through T-mobile, which would force us to change our plan. Which is very easy to do if you dont have to have an iPhone.

Key for tmobile is to catch them on their free line for life offers. They will honor them.


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