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i am a resident of nassau county, new york,i have 5 members on att shared plan. any info on whats best shared plan for 5 phones

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I live in Nassau Co. also and I have 4 cellphones. My daughter and I are on Verizon family plan. My wife just switched from ATT to Verizon under a separate account. My son still has ATT (an old east coast plan) which I will keep for another year and then I expect he will switch carriers unless GSM has better coverage.
Verizon family plan is not really that great. If you do the math, you don't save any money if you add the $20/phone and the difference in cost to move up to the next level of minutes. It is just convenience of paying one bill and sharing the minutes.
But beware, if you do any changes to one plan or phone in a family share plan, you are renewing the contract for 2 years for all in that plan. Based on that I suggest Verizon wireless but not as a family plan, unless they lower their prices to add family members to that plan.

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I have just swithed from Cingular to ATT, because of the bad signal reception of Cingular. I have great signal strength from ATT, and I have 3 phones on one plan. Actually if you sign up for 2 year contract, you only need to pay $10 for each line. IMO, Cingular has the most cost-effective family plan, ATT is not too bad. I tried Verizon also, but not to save money.

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You switched from Cingulr to AT&T? Bad move. Unless your area must be divested by Cingular, then you'll end up being a Cingular customer again once the merger takes effect. But I agree with everyone on here that Verizon Wireless doesn't have the best family share plans. $20 extra a month, plus sharing the anytime minutes can be wiped out quickly. It might be fine if the other line(s) isn't/aren't used that often, but otherwise Verizon Wireless would be best for having separate accounts.

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