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  1. slider9499

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    Good morning and Happy New Year to everyone.

    I am in a fortunate position that I have to purchase a new Android phone. I currently have an LG Optimus V.

    I had a T Mobile G2X which was THE best phone I ever had. I had to give it up because I simply did not want to be paying $165 a month for two cell phones (mine and my wife). Ideally I'd like to keep my own monthly bill under $65.00

    I live in NYC and want to go with Verizon, mainly because Sprint and AT&T are horrendous :mad:

    I mainly use my phone for:

    Listening to music (Pandora, Spotify, etc.)
    Listening to Podcasts
    Web surfing
    Checking my home security cams
    Texting

    The LG I own is horribly slow unless I'm using my home or company WiFi. If I am using the Sprint 3G network or any free WiFi network, it is VERY, VERY slow.

    Any suggestions are appreciated and thanks in advance ;)

    Peace,

    Slider
     

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    The G2x IS a pretty good phone. Shoulda kept it.
    T-Mobile has the cheapest plans. Don't know why you were paying $165 for 2 lines. I have a Value Plan and get 2 lines with unlimited talk to land or mobile numbers, unlimited text, and unlimited data (2GB for each line, then Edge speed) all for $100/mo + taxes, etc. A great deal.

    Verizon is most expensive of all.
     
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    If you want 4G, talk, text and web then I would go with MetroPCS. They have a phone made by LG called Esteem. Verizon has the same phone but known as Revolution although the Verizon phone comes with an older OS and the Esteem comes with a newer OS.

    Take a look at Metro PCS website and check the coverage map of where you will mostly be using the phone. The highest priced 4G plan they have is $60.00 and that includes all taxes and regulatory fees. Also that plan I mentioned has unlimited rhapsody, unlimited 4G and also unlimited video.

    Verizon would lock you into a 2 year contract where as MetroPCS does not. Also MetroPCS has no activation fees where as other cell providers do.

    MetroPCS

    LG Esteem on Amazon In Stock

    LG Esteem on Wirefly
     
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    $350 for the LG Esteem, don't see the need to drop so much when others are offering deals from free ornext to nothing phones
     
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    Depends on whether you want to make payments included in your monthy bill (so-called 'discounted' or 'subsidized') or save some money by paying for the phone up front. There is no such thing as 'free' or 'next to nothing' in reality.
     

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