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Reviews/Comparisons of Services of Prepaid Cell Providers

by gogreen25 / August 10, 2011 3:42 AM PDT

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I have been looking into prepaid cell phone providers and am trying to get some feedback on their service/reviews from previous/current users. Boost Mobile has unlimited talk/text/web/411/IM/Email for $50/mt; Virgin Mobile has unlimited talk/text/data/messaging for $55/mt; StraightTalk (which is a branch of Tracfone) has unlimited talk/text/web/411 for $45/mt or $540/yr.
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I've tried to research reviews but it seems that either I find old reviews or the same couple websites. I would really appreciate ANY and all feedback as I am trying to go without a contract and literally cut my cell phone bill in half!
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<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Thanks in advance! Happy

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Not much has changed recently.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 3:48 AM PDT

However I do find folk call a 3 month old review dated. Unless it's from today or yesterday it's yesterday's news it seems.

My son has the Virgin Mobile other plan at 35 a month and it's OK. Just the data drops out about once a hour which could ruin a gamer's day.
Bob

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by gogreen25 / August 10, 2011 3:53 AM PDT

thanks for the input, that's good to know seeing that I use data like crazy, but I have Verizon now and their data used to be great and it sucks now too

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Don't have Verizon but Sprint here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 3:56 AM PDT
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And remember this varies with location, location and location -> Sprint's 3G drops out about every 2 hours. It comes right back in a minute but for gamers that want to tether to get to the internet it (again) ruins the service for them.

My bet is that all the data links are crowded in most locations. Voice seems to work 99% of the time.
Bob

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by gogreen25 / August 10, 2011 6:39 AM PDT

i'm in the suburbs of birmingham, AL, so generally speaking I'm in a big city with a big market

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