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Our only "luxury" are our cell phones through Sprint. Our 2 year contract is up next month so I thought I would start shopping for new and hopefully cheaper plans. We are paying about $85 per month, every single freaking month. We don't have a home phone, and commute to work, and really do need our phones.

We currently have 2 cell phones on one plan, with unlimited texting, 700 minutes, free evening/weekends. We use nowhere near 700 minutes, and I hardly text, but the plan we are on comes with that stuff. I did the online plan comparison on the Sprint website and it says I am on the cheapest plan that I can be on.

We are happy with our phones, we don't need new ones, all we need is for our phones to work. Does anyone have any recommendations for how to compare our cell phone plans to other ones for pricing and customer service?

i have sprint and i hate, hate, hate them! i also do not have a landline and i do need the phone, too. i'm going to switch in january when my contract is up. i had verizon and they were awesome but cannot switch back because they were in my bankruptcy :(. i am looking into t-mobile.

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 08:01

bea2ls bea2ls
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I had Cingular and loved them, then AT&T bought them, and hate them!! Just switched over to US Cellular and so far, no problems.

For $50/mo I get 700 minutes, free incoming calls :) and I believe you can "add a line."

I know you said you are with Sprint and like them. The problem with going to a new carrier, is you will have to get new phones! Although, I got a new phone from US Cellular and paid only a penny for it. It's a basic camera phone with an MP3 player (haven't figured how to use it yet)!

I know if you go to the various websites for the cell phone carriers, you can see what types of plans they offer so that you can compare them with your current ones.

Another option is to try a "pay as you go" plan. Just check to see if the minutes expire in 30, 60 or 90 days, if at all.

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 08:14

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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I did have verizon in the past and had to switch when I moved to my new town because there was no service at our home. So I can't switch to them, and I HATE at&t so they are a no-go either. Other than TMobile, what are some other choices?

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 08:44

smo65d11 smo65d11

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US Cellular. I just wrote about them above. I was surprised at how good they are and they even offer "pre-paid or pay as you go" plans.

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 09:32

desperatelyseekingsanity desperatelyseekingsanity

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i found pay as you go can get pricey though - i can't think of any other companies on hand right now but maybe you could go to an electronic store that offers several plans and shop around?

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 05:36

bea2ls bea2ls
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I never liked Sprint, their customer service stunk, their reception stunk. I couldn't get a signal in my own apartment and their answer was 'we can't guarantee coverage indoors'

I like T-mobile, except the only problem I have is that there is no signal in the town I work at. But other then that i love their customer service and the roadside assistance I get from them is great.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 06:33

drjonah drjonah

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I have t-mobile and like them very only problem is the same as drjonah, I can't get service in the building where I work, but the minute I walk outside I am good :D ...

Sub: #7 posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 06:51

dawnlango7 dawnlango7

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I'm on a 'pay as you go' plan, as well. I have Verizon. I don't have to worry about 'going over my minutes' and i don't have a bill at the end of the month. Just add money and go!1 I love mine! I never had a 'contract' phone.

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 20:12

sdchargers_63 sdchargers_63

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We have Sprint, and unlike above posters, we love them. We've been with Cingular and AT&T, and we like Sprint better by far. We get service in places that we didn't with either of the others. We have five lines on a family plan (mine and my husband's, our daughter's, and two business lines). We share minutes and get free mobile to mobile, free nights and weekends, and 550 minutes a month for around $80. We've been with Sprint for several years and whenever I shop around, I can't find anything that is comparable for the price!

Sub: #9 posted on Fri, 10/24/2008 - 20:28

alias1958 alias1958

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Just for the heck of it, I called Verizon to see if I qualified for a 'contract' phone. Well.......I did, but..I would have to put $125.00 down and first month payment ( type of thing). ONE thing I DO like about Pre-pay phones, that you're not stuck in a contract and have all the fees that come with a contract phone.

Sub: #10 posted on Sat, 10/25/2008 - 05:21

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