Sprint or Verizon?
I love verizon, i get great service and signal and have never had a problem with them but saving money and actually getting unlimited would be great. I dont know what to do. Any ideas?
Verizon cuts up their plans, and you pick data, texting, and minutes separately. For the same basic plan, with 450 anytime, unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited mobile to mobile (Verizon to Verizon only), unlimited texting and 2 gbs of data it's 89.99 a month.
the 4GB you've heard about is a special promo they are running, you only get that if you are getting a 4g supported smartphone, so non-LTE phones are out, and can only get the 2GB plan, so iPhone not included.
Mostly though, Verizon will have a better service area, really thou, this is what matters most, if Sprint has a horrid service area where you live or are going to be, for the extra 10 bucks, your way better off with Verizon. Where I live for instance, Sprint and Verizon have the same basic service area where I live, differs slightly, but nothing major, so I have went with Sprint, but that's not always going to be the case.
Check thoroughly about the service area's in your area, go to local stores that sell multiple carriers, and talk to their salesman, generally, they will know what service they sell with best coverage area is, and usually they will tell you truthfully, as if they sell multiple carriers, coverage can be a major selling point for them. Also don't believe just them, go around, find real people that have Sprint. You only have 14 days now, with all carriers to cancel the contracts, and they also will still charge the activation fee's if you cancel after the 3rd day, So doing research beforehand is a must.
They had a special deal going at the time with the Samsung Replenish. There was no upcharge for the data plan, which includes texting, of course, and it was unlimited. With the other phones it was an additional $10 per month. We shared minutes, but evenings after 7 pm & weekends don't count. Neither do calls to or from any other cell phone regardless of provider. Not bad for $20 / month - $25 / month after all the taxes & line charges etc.
I was still a little leery of switching from US Cellular as we were happy with that family plan and they had unlimited incoming calls. I used my Vonage VoIP service to "simulring" my business calls to both my desk phone & cell phone. It was handy for me to take calls wherever I was & not have to worry about minutes.
It turns out that the GoogleVoice integration with Sprint eliminated most of that issue. I ported my work number to my new Sprint phone & then made it my GoogleVoice # also. That allows me to have incoming calls ring multiple phones... in my case my landline & my cell phone. If I answer the landline it doesn't go against my minutes. Of course if it's a cell phone calling me it doesn't matter which phone I answer. Ditto if it's on a weekend or in the evening.
Supposedly there are also ways to take calls via Google Voice on the cell phone using your data plan rather than the Sprint minutes if you are connected via WiFi at home or some other hot spot. I haven't figured out how to do so yet, & haven't set up a WiFi hotspot in our house yet to play around with it. Hopefully I'll get around to it, but so far we haven't come close to using all of our minutes anyway so it hasn't been a high priority.
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