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  1. #41
    QualityGuy
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    Verizon just raised their "administrative fee" on our 3 phones from $0.66 to $0.99 each. Hey, a buck is not too bad, right. Well, I have a contract with Verizon for 2 years which I have to honor. But it seems they don't have to honor the price since they can do a work-around and call a price increase something else. I talked to their customer service and at first, they said every carrier had this "government fee." I politely told her that the administrative fee was not a government fee, but a "profit center" for Verizon. She was dead quiet for a minute, then admitted I was right. Then the call was dropped. Hey, it's the network, right? I'm switching to someone who doesn't play games with "fees" and maybe Pure Talk USA will be the one? They say they don't have hidden fees. Is this right?


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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    Agreed Specter. I also thought Willyd's complaint was ridiculous. He never once talked about the service. All he could do was complain about the $23 Puretalk refused to refund him because he purchased the phone before the sale. Amazing. I have been on the Puretalk unlimited plan for about a year and love it. $39.95 is $39.95 without the ridiculous additional miscellaneous "fees" the Big 4 cell phone companies charge. Great coverage. Best of all Puretalk just reduced the price of the unlimited plan from $39.95 to $37.95. Awesome company.



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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    I switched from ATT two years ago and haven't looked back. Service is exactly the same as AT&T! We have traveled from Vermont to Georgia and never lost service. We do not use the cell much so the FLEX Plan is perfect!



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    Mogoamerica
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    Hello,
    I have Verizon and it will expire in Sept. Thinking about buying an unlocked iPhone and getting Pure Talk.

    Does anyone know how the service in Maine is. I live near the boondocks in southern Maine.

    Also, if I opt for the $30 flex plan and use only 100 minutes, do they charge $30 or do they charge $10?

    Someone said when porting your old number, make sure you have them port your voice and text too?

    My spouse has a Tracfone. Would they be able to port that number too?

    What towers do they use?
    Thanks!



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    Iphone 4s with Puretalk USA Unlimited with Data

    Is anyone using the PureTalk Unlimited plan with data on an Iphone 4s? My wife has been using her Iphone 3g on the Unlimited Talk and Text for over a year and I was going to get her an Iphone 4s with the data also if it works.

    Thank you.



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    Hildretech
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    Re: Iphone 4s with Puretalk USA Unlimited with Data

    Quote Originally Posted by Semi22lr View Post
    Is anyone using the PureTalk Unlimited plan with data on an Iphone 4s? My wife has been using her Iphone 3g on the Unlimited Talk and Text for over a year and I was going to get her an Iphone 4s with the data also if it works.

    Thank you.
    PureTalk USA offers an unlimited talk and text plan, with 300 MB of data, for $43.95 per month.

    I'd recommend Straight Talk, since you can get unlimited talk, text, and data for $45 per month. For about $1 more, you'll get unlimited data. You can also use your iPhone with this plan, and it will use AT&T's network, just like PureTalk USA.

    I'll send you a private message with some additional information.



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    webhead0817
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    I have been using puretalk for a while now and have no complaints at all...it is the best deal i have found as well the flex plan is a great deal and works great for me i have saved a bundle on my cell bill over a&tt and with no contract...!!!! I got mine through a company called Snapfon when I ordered a senior cell phone for my mom and she uses the flex plan too, you can get a sim card from them too just call in and they will send you one for free! 423-535-9968! I hope you save as much as i do!



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    Huacanacha
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    What is the data service like with Pure TalkUSA? From what I hear from other ATT MVNO's the data speed is basically the same as using ATT directly, but I can't find any info specifically for Pure Talk.

    I'm about to get one of our iPhone 4's hooked up on the Unlimited Plus+ plan, so I'll try to remember to post the results here!

    For those suggesting StraightTalk because of unlimited data... I would rather save a few dollars and not pay $15 per sim. It's also for 30 days not a month so ends up around $45.63/month 600MB/month is more than enough for us, we never went over on the ATT 200MB/mo data plan.



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    Huacanacha
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    We have had a service active for about 2 weeks now on an iPhone 4:
    • Voice coverage is good… AT&T network is strong where we are (San Francisco)
    • Data speeds are slow, but reliable and perfectly usable when working… less than 0.5Mbps using speedtest, compared with up to 5Mbps using ATT directly.
    • Data much better than t-mobile on the iPhone… 0.5Mbps is usable, < 0.05Mbps and a little flaky is not. T-mobile only supports 2G currently on iPhones.
    • Data stopped working completely once, but was ok after resetting iPhone.
    • Had to use iPhone Configuration utility to set network settings (APN etc)
    • The tethering option is missing on the iPhone or config utility
    • MMS config option is also missing, but we don't use MMS for the most part.


    So... on balance it's a better service for us than t-mobile, whose coverage is quite spotty where we live and a number of other places we go in SF. Might be different with a different phone that supports t-mobile 3G bands, but I think this would mostly fix the data speeds and not so much the coverage. I'm going to move my iPhone over now too, even though it costs $8/month more total than our t-mobile prepaid plans ($30+$50 vs 2*$44).

    I should also note it was a real pain to get the phone number transferred. I didn't know there was a pin on the t-mobile account and the pure talk and t-mobile systems didn't talk to each other, so the request just ended up being stuck as 'pending' for 3 days, even though I called every day to check the status. Very frustrating. But the good news is that the PureTalk staff are fairly helpful, and I didn't have to wait very long to speak to a support person.
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    Re: Pure Talk USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Huacanacha View Post
    We have had a service active for about 2 weeks now on an iPhone 4:
    • Voice coverage is good… AT&T network is strong where we are (San Francisco)
    • Data speeds are slow, but reliable and perfectly usable when working… less than 0.5Mbps using speedtest, compared with up to 5Mbps using ATT directly.
    • Data much better than t-mobile on the iPhone… 0.5Mbps is usable, < 0.05Mbps and a little flaky is not. T-mobile only supports 2G currently on iPhones.
    • Data stopped working completely once, but was ok after resetting iPhone.
    • Had to use iPhone Configuration utility to set network settings (APN etc)
    • The tethering option is missing on the iPhone or config utility
    • MMS config option is also missing, but we don't use MMS for the most part.

    So... on balance it's a better service for us than t-mobile, whose coverage is quite spotty where we live and a number of other places we go in SF. Might be different with a different phone that supports t-mobile 3G bands, but I think this would mostly fix the data speeds and not so much the coverage. I'm going to move my iPhone over now too, even though it costs $8/month more total than our t-mobile prepaid plans ($30+$50 vs 2*$44).

    I should also note it was a real pain to get the phone number transferred. I didn't know there was a pin on the t-mobile account and the pure talk and t-mobile systems didn't talk to each other, so the request just ended up being stuck as 'pending' for 3 days, even though I called every day to check the status. Very frustrating. But the good news is that the PureTalk staff are fairly helpful, and I didn't have to wait very long to speak to a support person.
    I'm looking at doing something similar, but without the data plan. Did you have to trim your Pure Talk SIM card into a micro SIM to fit the iPhone 4? If so, how did the process go?



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