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Jan 10 2011, 08:51 PM (Post #1)
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Better signal, better call quality, better choice...possibly unlimited data?
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Jan 11 2011, 02:00 AM (Post #2)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 10 2011, 03:51 PM)
...possibly unlimited data?
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Haha. Riiiight. Those days are numbered on any network (who still offers unlimited data on anything?)
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Jan 11 2011, 03:28 AM (Post #3)
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I'm getting an iPhone for work. It's probably going to be on the ATT network.

If I weren't getting an iPhone I still would not consider one. I'd prefer to get a good Android phone.
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Jan 11 2011, 04:51 AM (Post #4)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Jan 10 2011, 07:00 PM)
Haha. Riiiight. Those days are numbered on any network (who still offers unlimited data on anything?)
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Sprint - they have a $69.99 everything unlimited plan. Unlimited talk, text, web and mobile to mobile calling. Only drawback is 450 anytime minutes towards landlines, which ... nobody calls these days.

Full unlimited comes for $99.99.
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Jan 11 2011, 06:41 AM (Post #5)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 10 2011, 11:51 PM)
Sprint - they have a $69.99 everything unlimited plan. Unlimited talk, text, web and mobile to mobile calling.  Only drawback is 450 anytime minutes towards landlines, which ... nobody calls these days.

Full unlimited comes for $99.99.
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Damn. I don't know how they can afford to keep that up—oh wait, because they have no subscribers.
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Jan 12 2011, 01:02 AM (Post #6)
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Well, I'm a user. I know a few who just switched.

You an iPhone fanboy or something?
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Jan 12 2011, 01:29 AM (Post #7)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Jan 10 2011, 10:41 PM)
Damn. I don't know how they can afford to keep that up—oh wait, because they have no subscribers.
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How would having "no subscribers" imply that they can "afford" to maintain the infrastructure? Telecom is a business that's heavy in fixed costs, and having MORE subscribers would allow companies to spread out those fixed costs over more people.

By the way, "cannot afford" is never a valid excuse in this business for its pathetic infrastructure. These companies make 20-something billion dollars each year (after tax and everything). The valid reason is that the policy in place does not encourage the level of competition necessary for them to be more efficient and consumer-friendly.
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Jan 12 2011, 03:30 AM (Post #8)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 10 2011, 11:51 PM)
Sprint - they have a $69.99 everything unlimited plan. Unlimited talk, text, web and mobile to mobile calling.  Only drawback is 450 anytime minutes towards landlines, which ... nobody calls these days.

Full unlimited comes for $99.99.
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How is 450 a drawback? That's 7.5 hours of talking every month. If that's not enough, you can use skype. I prefer my 25$/month unlimited plan personally though.

What is "unlimited talk" anyway, if it's different from mobile-to-mobile calling and talk-to-landlines?
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Jan 12 2011, 03:36 AM (Post #9)
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QUOTE (Jodi Gajadar @ Jan 10 2011, 10:41 PM)
Damn. I don't know how they can afford to keep that up—oh wait, because they have no subscribers.
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I have Sprint! I just got an unlimited data plan today. It seems fine so far.
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Jan 12 2011, 08:29 AM (Post #10)
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QUOTE (AWESOM-O @ Jan 11 2011, 08:30 PM)
How is 450 a drawback? That's 7.5 hours of talking every month. If that's not enough, you can use skype. I prefer my 25$/month unlimited plan personally though.

What is "unlimited talk" anyway, if it's different from mobile-to-mobile calling and talk-to-landlines?
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Well, in case you have to spend a lot of time with customer support, it could be a bad thing.

Unlimited talk refers to mobile-to-mobile.
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Jan 12 2011, 08:29 AM (Post #11)
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QUOTE (Tricia @ Jan 11 2011, 08:36 PM)
I have Sprint! I just got an unlimited data plan today. It seems fine so far.
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Which phone did you get?
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Jan 12 2011, 11:29 PM (Post #12)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 12 2011, 12:29 AM)
Which phone did you get?
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Jan 13 2011, 12:52 AM (Post #13)
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No Android?
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Jan 13 2011, 02:33 AM (Post #14)
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QUOTE (HAHAHA @ Jan 12 2011, 04:52 PM)
No Android?
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Nope! I'm on an old family plan, and I can't keep the old plan if I get an Android.
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Jan 13 2011, 05:04 AM (Post #15)
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QUOTE (Jinghao @ Jan 11 2011, 08:29 PM)
How would having "no subscribers" imply that they can "afford" to maintain the infrastructure? Telecom is a business that's heavy in fixed costs, and having MORE subscribers would allow companies to spread out those fixed costs over more people.

By the way, "cannot afford" is never a valid excuse in this business for its pathetic infrastructure. These companies make 20-something billion dollars each year (after tax and everything). The valid reason is that the policy in place does not encourage the level of competition necessary for them to be more efficient and consumer-friendly.
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I said that because AT&T and Verizon (specifically AT&T) pay for all/most of the infrastructure, all the R&D therein, and make all the deals and developments with phone manufacturers—Sprint and T-Mobile just fight over the scraps.

Of course, Sprint is rebounding strongly (it's on my stock list), but it will never be a powerhouse.

And I know you hate corporate profit, but the "pathetic infrastructure" particularly considering 3G/4G is actually f*cking amazing.
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