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The Great Battle of Prepaid Plans

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Best Prepaid Plan

  1. $30 Walmart Plan - 100 mins/Unlimited Text/Unlimited Data(5GB @ 4G LTE)

  2. $50 ($45 w/ autopay) Cricket Wireless - Unlimited Everything (3GB @ 4G LTE)

  3. $50 MetroPCS - Unlimited Everything (normally $60)

  4. $45 StraightTalk - Unlimited Everything (3GB @ 4G LTE)

  5. $40 Republic Wireless - Unlimited Everything (weird hybrid data thing)

  6. Ting Plans - Usage based

  7. Something Else (Different plan/carrier)

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  1. maniatiko
    Honeycomb Feb 2, 2015

    maniatiko , Feb 2, 2015 :
    the tethering is j ust to give others wifi. so it shuts off after the 5GB, but the data on the phones themselves never ends, between straming netflix at work and downloading movies. i avg maybe 40-55GB a month
     

    #21
  2. Fonetix
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 2, 2015

    Fonetix , Feb 2, 2015 :
    As geneing pointed out, Cricket has changed their plans: now the $40/$35 plan offers 2.5 GB (up from 1), and the $50/$45 offers 5 GB (up from 3 GB). Will update the poll.

    Edit: apparently poll choices can't be changed, just added. NVM
     

    #22
    love1plus1specs likes this.
  3. Samuels1950
    Eclair Feb 2, 2015

    Samuels1950 , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Walmart worked great for me when I visited the US last year. Not sure I could survive on 100 minutes if I lived there, however.
     

    #23
  4. Fonetix
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 2, 2015

    Fonetix , Feb 2, 2015 :
    You can if you set up a Google Voice number and make calls over VoIP using Google Voice or Hangouts.
     

    #24
  5. Samuels1950
    Eclair Feb 2, 2015

    Samuels1950 , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Can't use Google Voice in Italy. Would be great if we could.
     

    #25
  6. siocnarf13
    Jelly Bean Feb 2, 2015

    siocnarf13 , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Can we make a ''worst plan'' thread ? Cause here in Canada/ Quebec. It cost way to much for nothing.

    $50/mo.
    • 1 GB of Canada-wide data
    • Unlimited Canada-wide call
    • Unlimited text, picture, and video messaging
     

    #26
    love1plus1specs and Skwij like this.
  7. heuristocrat
    Donut Feb 2, 2015

    heuristocrat , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Wow I may have to look into this. I'm using Tmobile on a monthly but coverage is terrible where I spend the weekends. I know AT&T works there so the cricket would do that for me.
     

    #27
  8. love1plus1specs
    Gingerbread Feb 2, 2015

    love1plus1specs , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Are you sure 20gb? Cricket I'm getting 10 gb for $65... did not see 20 gigabyte..... extremely data hungry... I am
     

    #28
  9. Fonetix
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 2, 2015

    Fonetix , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Yeah, that's what I've read too. It sure beats T-Mobile's prepaid plans.
     

    #29
  10. Fonetix
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 2, 2015

    Fonetix , Feb 2, 2015 :
    Is that plan from Rogers Wireless?
     

    #30
  11. winedup
    Eclair Feb 2, 2015

    winedup , Feb 2, 2015 :
    https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans

    At least as of this posting, for me - I see an 'Advanced' tier of service for LTE devices - double your data for the same price. :) Have fun at the fountain - slurp up all you can!
     

    #31
    marionb likes this.
  12. marionb
    Honeycomb Feb 2, 2015

    marionb , Feb 2, 2015 :
    I couldn't call within Costco when I had T-Mobile. Terrible cell reception.
     

    #32
    LibbyXCX likes this.
  13. Skwij
    Froyo Feb 2, 2015

    Skwij , Feb 2, 2015 :
    We totally get hosed in Canada. Even with my grandfathered plans and tweaking extras I still can't come anywhere close to what you guys in the States are getting.

    That said I couldn't imagine using 5GB/mo let alone the 40+ referenced here!!
     

    #33
  14. Maximus12
    Honeycomb Feb 2, 2015

    Maximus12 , Feb 2, 2015 :
    T-mobile has an interesting little benefit many folks may not know about: streaming music does not count against your LTE data. Since that's what I spend most of my data on, it's practically the same as an unlimited LTE plan for me.

    Winnah.
     

    #34
    Skwij likes this.
  15. ofunez
    Cupcake Feb 3, 2015

    ofunez , Feb 3, 2015 :
    i would recommend CricketWireless: 40$--- 2.5G // 50$--- 5G // 60$ --- 10G // 60adv$ --- 20G
    After a research, enter the next info on the APN settings:

    Enter the following APN info:

    Name: Internet

    APN: ndo

    Proxy: Not Set

    Port: Not Set

    Username: Not Set

    Password: Not Set

    Server: Not Set

    MMSC: http://mmsc.aiowireless.net

    MMS Proxy: proxy.aiowireless.net

    MMS Port: 80

    MCC: 310

    MNC: 150

    Authentication type: Not Set

    APN type: default,mms,fota,hipri,supl

    Note: On the above APN type be sure to enter it exactly as it is listed& don’t include any spaces!

    Tap Save for the new APN.

    Go back one screen to the APN list and tap the dot to enable this APN.

    Reboot the device.

    Test data and MMS.
     

    #35
    lh1971 likes this.
  16. Kopower
    Gingerbread Feb 3, 2015

    Kopower , Feb 3, 2015 :
    Is the cricket plan lifetime, or just a promotional sale that ends in a year?
     

    #36
  17. mwebsterpgh
    KitKat Feb 3, 2015

    mwebsterpgh , Feb 3, 2015 :
    You can get Straight talk down to $40.00 month if you pay one year prepaid service.
     

    #37
  18. lh1971
    Gingerbread Feb 3, 2015

    lh1971 , Feb 3, 2015 :
    I jumped on this plan yesterday. Waiting for the SIM to come in the mail.
     

    #38
  19. Kopower
    Gingerbread Feb 3, 2015

    Kopower , Feb 3, 2015 :
    Just noticed that Cricket throttles your data to 8 Mbps on LTE and 4 Mbps for HSPA. Still think the $30 Tmo plan is best for me, as they don't throttle data speeds, and can use hangouts as a work around for the 100 minute limit. Good to see Cricket as another solid option though.
     

    #39
    ofunez likes this.
  20. Knightshiner
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 3, 2015

    Knightshiner , Feb 3, 2015 :
    H2owiress >> $40 (36 with auto pay) 1GB, unlimited,unlimited, 200 international SMS, $20 international calls. runs on ATT. Works for me as I handle a international team and sometimes need to text them to reach out.
     

    #40