That leaves Verizon Wireless out, since you said that it must be GSM. Even so, I wouldn't recommend Verizon Wireless for family plans, only because I think $20 per line and sharing the low number of anytime minutes don't make it worth the money. You don't want Cingular. Don't look at AT&T since they're being acquired by Cingular in most markets later this year or early next year. Out of nationwide GSM carriers, that only leaves T-Mobile. I don't know of any regional or local GSM carriers. T-Mobile has familytime basic with 400 anytime minutes, unlimited mobile-to-mobile, and unlimited nights and weekends for $49.99. Familytime with same features as Familytime basic, but with 800 anytime minutes for $69.99. Then there's Familytime plus with same features as both above, but with 1600 anytime minutes for $99.99. Their family plans allow up to 5 lines with a $35 activation fee per line, and all phones must be for the same account, address, and market that the address is set up for. I don't know if that's reasonable or not. You looked at Sprint too. Just to let you know, Sprint uses CDMA, so a GSM phone won't work with Sprint. But Sprint's family plan is similar to Verizon Wireless, any plan you choose for anytime minutes, plus $20 for each additional phone on same account. Unlimited PCS to PCS is $5 a month, unless you sign a 2 year contract. Same with Night and weekends starting at 7pm, $5 a month, unless you sign a 2 year contract. You have 2 choices of services. One with GSM and one with CDMA.
Looking for the best family plan for 3 lines. No Cingular. 2 phones need to be GSM. 3rd can be V66. What's the best plan and phone(s)? Like D-415 & V300/V600 phones & some Sprint phones (but not the 2 year commitment). Thx