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lunch-time poll

if you have a cell phone, what's your plan?  how many minutes?  how much does it cost?  what time does "night" start?  are you happy with your service?

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penguin_fodder
Apr. 6th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Sprint
I think it's like 500 with unlimited nights/weekeneds/calls to other sprint customers/rollover
Around 5$ (back when my mom upgraded to DSL, and got her new phone, for my birthday she put my new phone on her plan...so it doesn't cost me much. However I *think* the actual cost is around 45 or so)
As I understand it, night starts at 7pm. (However I've yet to even approach 500 minutes...so the rollover is a huge padding)

For the most part I'm okay with my service...it works, and doesn't die on me in weird places anymore like it did with my old phone. However, somewhere deep down it feels like shaking hands with the devil to say Sprint is doing a good job :P


You're not actually pondering joining us in the modern age are you? :P
jbsettle
Apr. 6th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
My plan is through Verizon (the America's Choice plan), I get 900 minutes to non verizon customers and unlimited minutes to other verizon customers, it costs 60 dollars a month. I believe night starts at 9 pm. I've been quite happy with the service so far (been on it for about 10 months now).

Here's a link to the plan: Verizon - America's Choice

burning_purple
Apr. 6th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
Cingular:
60 bucks a month
free phone, free caller ID, free long distance
500 anytime minutes, 5000 night/weekend minutes
rollover (unused anytime minutes carry over from month to month)
Night starts at 9pm, but for a while (it may have been a special offer) an additional $5 per month made it 7pm.
Only problem with my plan is that roaming charges can fuck me in the ass when I leave the state (my January bill was $130 becaues of three or four phone calls I made while in DC).
Oh yeah, and my phone's a cheap-ass Nokia.
jaimethenerd
Apr. 6th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
Tmobile:
The "Get More" plan. $49.99. 600 anytime minutes, 500 call-forward minutes, unlimited night and weekend (weekends are friday, saturday, sunday.)
Night minutes start at 9 p.m.
Free long distance. Free tmbobile to tmobile (doesn't count against your anytime minutes during the day.)
I am extremely satisfied with my service. Had it for two years.
jennifaery
Apr. 6th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Verizon:
800 daytime minutes, free nights/weekends, free long distance. Nights begin at 9. I used to love verizon, but now Sarah and I have a shared plan which is supposed to only add 20-30 bucks to the 60-70, but they're fucking with us. What ought to be around $100/month split in half is more like $165. We're ready to break some motherfuckers' legs!!!
cobalt_cat
Apr. 7th, 2005 05:00 am (UTC)
T-Mobile, family plan split five ways with 1600 minutes. Just switched to Nikki's family plan from a Cingular plan with 450 minutes - was about $50 after taxes and fees (~$39.99 before). $99.99 on the base T-Mobile plan. Nights and weekends on both plans (free or a retarded number of minutes). Both also have free minutes to other callers on the same carrier, but T-Mobile doesn't neccessarily have that for all plans. Phone offers change constantly with T-Mobile, probably true of others as well.

I always had problems with Cingular. Often I was unable to send text messages on a full strength digital signal, and I stopped paying for that. Calls regularly failed to go through, and I had repeated problems with voicemail - which I also stopped using. I was stuck in a contract until fairly recently, so I couldn't just get away from the shitty service. I don't know how much this had to do with my phone, but it couldn't be all on my end in many circumstances.

We have only one problem with T-Mobile: coincidentally, we get poor signal in our house and terrible signal in her parent's place. Everywhere else is ok, no problems with features as long as the signal isn't utter crap. Even in faraday-cage-like Super Wal*Marts. Got a huge discount on a great phone, because I knew about the website offers. They have to give you those deals, regardless of what they say in the store. Text, video (clip), picture messaging available if the phone supports it. T-Zones at a small fee, access to news, weather, showtimes, shit like that and then some. Nights are 9pm-7am. Again, signal problems just seem to be *our* houses. Good stuff otherwise.
binarysynth
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
I have one of those Virgin Mobile phones, where you buy cards for minutes etc. I think the phone cost about 40-something-dollars. I have it rigged up so that my credit card gets charged if my mins drop below 5 dollars. It works great for me since I don;t use my phone all that often. : )
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