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Old 09-06-2006, 08:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by 59toaster
Bills as data. Unlimited Data in Atlanta is 79.99 for a laptop setup that would stand alone. I would wait for UMTS to fully deploy on that before buying an Air card. Once UMTS is available you can run DSL speeds in most major cities

It will also kick over to a WiFi hit spot or in rural areas kick back to edge (about dial up).

You can add unlimited Data to an existing voice plan and use a cable between phone and laptop for $59.99 in addition to any $39.99 or higher voice plan.

Or if you call Customer service and tell them to add "data connect unlimited data" to the phone for its internal browser you have the cable for and don't mention that you will be using it as a modem you might just get that data plan for $44.99. Data is data as far as the system is concerned so if you are using a laptop or the internal browser...the system just can't tell.
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:44 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by codybear
Thnx for all of your suggestions..I currently have Cingular..and have been happy..I just had a very old at$t plan with the old kind of phone that's going to be terminated ...I'll probably go w/the Nokia basic phone too..I don't need a lot of feautures on it or a lot of minutes, just to use the phone for emergency and on the road when traveling..
We had Cingular for a couple of years, before that ATT (they sold out to Cingular). In the end I got really mad at them because they wouldn't allow me to change the plans, only my hubby. Plan in his name, I pay all the bills and set the thing up in the first place. Anyway, I had to drag him down to a store and show all his ID before they would change what we needed. GRRRRRRRRRR

Then went to Edge Wireless because we are up here in the backwater areas... sticks.... or whatever you want to call it. Lousy cell phone service here unless on I-5, then it works most of the time. Anyway, we wound up paying way too much on our phones (for 2 of us... maybe $150/mo) and I said enough! I went in to turn our phones into prepaid phones... lo and behold they came up with another plan that was less coverage ( I didn't need the other coverage anyway), but significantly less. The bad thing is, our phones are old and will not be serviced after Feb. Hope our kids get new phones soon, then we will get "upgrades"!

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:07 PM   #17
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We use Verizon simply because we get better service when traveling.
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:06 PM   #18
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Codybear, most reports show most service plans piss people off at some times, however verizon is considered the best of the bad. If you're still working verizon offers many corporate discounts,mine is 17% plus phone and acces. discounts. We travel from Ca. to La. often and have good cell to cell service. In paticular the motorola v325 tri mode phone with mini usb port has the best reception of any cell we have owned. Darrell
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:40 PM   #19
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Hi Darrell,

I pay a family discounted rate per month with the current plan w/Cingular that my son got while working for ATT several years ago..even w/the new added $4.95 charge per each line (x second line) is still only a total of $40 per month..the plan only came w/60 minutes for each line, enough for us retirees..but if I go to Verizon, from what I saw on the internet website, I think there is roaming charges vs. none w/Cingular..otherwise it's still about the same features for $60 for family share 2 line I just have to decide..Verizon used to be Cellular One (if I remember) when we first started a long time ago when we were using those gigantic 'cell phones' that weighed aobut 3 lbs!..and I do have until Feb 2008, not Feb 20007 that I previously misread in the letter I got in the mail yesterday..
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Old 09-06-2006, 11:42 PM   #20
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Hi, I have Cingular and it works pretty good for me. I have the $29.00 plan [expired long time ago] plus all the taxes, about $35.00 a month. With this old contract I don't get roaming. My plan gives me something like 350 anytime minutes plus 3500 night and weekend minutes. I use from 30 to 50 minutes per month. When traveling out of state they hit me for $.69 a minute extra for roaming. The only reason I have a land line in my house is for this computer I am useing right now. I have wanted to get another phone for my wife, but they keep changing the plans and I have to up my plan to a minimum $59.00 plan. Then another $10.00 to $20.00 more to add a line.
While on your computer, check out "Consumer Cellular" they have an add in Highways. [Good Sam Club magazine] I'm seriously thinking of changing. For $10.00 a month you get 25 any time, any where, minutes within the U.S. without roaming charges and no long term contract. ["They say you can cancel you contract in 30 minutes or 30 days if you want."] The next one is for $20.00 a month for 100 minutes. and the one I want is $30.00 a month for 400 minutes a month. And for me, the biggie, I can add my wife to any of their contracts for $10.00 a month more. Of course that is shared minutes, but that would be fine with me. They have many more plans. Also they say they buy airtime from other companies, saveing on their cost, and their phones use SIM cards. [Sounds Cingular to me!]

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Old 09-06-2006, 11:57 PM   #21
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Codybear , verizon doesn't have roaming charges as I've been told but verify, I have never been charged roaming-I have an americas choice plan, verizon use to be airtouch. Darrell==also the v325 phone is also a gps navigation device
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:40 AM   #22
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My wife and I have Cingular at about $62 a month. We live up the hill from you in Placerville and we find the service in these hills as good as it can get.
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We have a T-Mobile family plan with 3 phones. Monthly bill is $76.01 and we get get 500 unlimited minutes. Free weekend calls and free after 9:00pm.

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