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Old July 4th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Prepaid cell phone plans (list of providers and plans)

I've compiled pretty much all major USA prepaid mobile plan providers on a simple website. I hope someone finds it useful, and I welcome feedback to make more informative.

http://www.allprepaidplans.com/

If you have jumped on the prepaid bandwagon, please share your experience.

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Welcome petermarker!
I checked out that link and found it to be very informative..thanks!
I also fixed it so it's "clickable"
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Old July 4th, 2013, 06:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty cool site!!
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I wonder if Republic Wireless should be added to that list? It is prepaid - kinda. No contracts, but you can't start/stop service anytime you like.
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Thanks for the feedback and suggestions, and to Mikestony for supporting my thread.

Republic Wireless looks interesting and I'll be adding it on the site. Also Solavei (GSM provider) and Ting (this one will be tricky with the a-la-carte model)
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Republic Wireless: Currently only offers 1 phone. Motorola Defy XT which is a good phone except for 2 drawbacks: 1) Limited memory - can't install many apps, especially if you allow the Google Play Store to update the factory installed apps. This can be overcome by rooting the phone and using Link2SD, but that is NOT recommended unless you really know what you are doing. And 2) Overheats easily (causing lockups and reboots). Running multiple heat-generating things like WiFi, Bluetooth, cell, GPS, and charging at the same time can trigger the built-in overheat protection.

There are also a lot of limitations with the service itself. Cannot start (or worse, stop) messaging with short message codes (text to 5 digit number), no MMS support, and doesn't transitions calls between Cell and WiFi modes (using VoIP when in WiFi range - drops call when you walk away from WiFi - does automatically re-call all parties though to get things reconnected).

What you choose to pay for the phone determines the monthly service plan price. Choose to pay $199 for the phone, the service will be $19/mo + taxes. Pay $79 for the phone, the service will be $29/mo + taxes.

Talk, text, and data are all truly unlimited. They will drop anyone though who is caught tethering.

Coverage is Sprint's post-paid network, including all roaming areas (meaning, you get coverage by Verizon and local CDMA carriers wherever Sprint doesn't have a signal).

If you can deal with a limited phone, and quirky service, it isn't a bad deal. If you don't like to troubleshoot phone issues on a daily basis, then look elsewhere.
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May I ask why in straight talk the data says "unlimited" in quotes? Or is it meaningless
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May I ask why in straight talk the data says "unlimited" in quotes? Or is it meaningless
StraightTalk officially doesn't throttle or cut off service at a specific data amount, though many have reported hitting such a case. Their service "may" be unlimited.
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I am announcing a complete re-build of the website. The main motivator was that Joomla 3.x and K2 was simply too slow and after a week of various optimizations I nearly lost my mind.

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- Each provider is labeled with the network they operate on

AllPrepaidPlans.com - All Prepaid Cell Phone Plans and Providers
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I was just looking at the Sprint plans, as you show the plans being cheaper if you prepay with plans listed as unlimited text, calls and data for $50 on a regular phone and $70 for a smartphone, I never knew their prepays were cheaper with unlimited talk, I will have to check that for the wife

I assume the Sprint prepay is Boost Mobile ?
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Pay attention to the coverage maps. Prepaid plans almost always do not include roaming on towers other than the carrier's own. (At least for CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon)

You should find different coverage maps for prepaid vs postpaid.

That's how they save their money. They don't have to pay for you to use someone else's tower.
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^^ Thanks, I think I will most likely go to ST, or TMobile for her, might be best, when I get close to her October date, I will post a thread here and get feedback on which carriers will be good for coverage here in South Florida.
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