On Cell Phone Forums
  1. #1
    NancyM333
    NancyM333 is offline
    Newbie

    Posts
    2
    Hi--I am finally in the market for a cellphone plan because it's time for my three children to get cellphones. My husband and I both currently have pay-as-you-go plans (Trumpet Mobile and Virgin) that we use mostly as mobile payphones, only calling out. I'm sure our usage will change once our kids have phones and once we're not paying per minute, so I think we are going to have to go with a contract.

    The choices are overwhelming, but I'm trying to research as best I can. It seems like it's going to cost us about $130 for five lines with unlimited texting and either 700-1400 minutes, no data plan. The thing is, I would like to have only one electronic gadget--something with music, keeps my calendar, and could connect the the internet when I'm in my house or other place with wireless service--but I do not want to pay the extra $15/month/phone to do this. It seems like all the phones that have wireless capability are connected to some extra $15 or $30/month plan. I'm thinking about just buying an iTouch and taping it to the back of a basic phone so I can get what I want. Does anyone know of a better way to get all those services on one device without paying the data fee? If so, are there particular phones I should consider? I am in Atlanta if that makes a difference on what major carriers are available.

    Thanks,
    Nancy


    See More: Buying first plan, need help




  2. #2
    nvguy
    nvguy is offline
    Sr. Member
    nvguy's Avatar

    Cell Phone
    Nokia Lumia Icon
    Carrier
    Verizon Wireless
    Posts
    206 - liked 60 times

    Re: Buying first plan, need help

    Quote Originally Posted by NancyM333 View Post
    The choices are overwhelming, but I'm trying to research as best I can. It seems like it's going to cost us about $130 for five lines with unlimited texting and either 700-1400 minutes, no data plan. The thing is, I would like to have only one electronic gadget--something with music, keeps my calendar, and could connect the the internet when I'm in my house or other place with wireless service--but I do not want to pay the extra $15/month/phone to do this. It seems like all the phones that have wireless capability are connected to some extra $15 or $30/month plan. I'm thinking about just buying an iTouch and taping it to the back of a basic phone so I can get what I want. Does anyone know of a better way to get all those services on one device without paying the data fee? If so, are there particular phones I should consider? I am in Atlanta if that makes a difference on what major carriers are available.

    Thanks,
    Nancy
    Well if you go with Sprints family talk / text program your looking at about 1500 min. unlimited text but no data $130.00 mo. Get a phone that has wireless internet connection no data needed.

    OR

    GO with Sprints family data everything plan 1500 min. unlimited data & text for about $190.00 mo. and everyones hooked up and your choice of phones is excellent!

    Sprint - Define Region

    Hope this helps!
    Phones in use - HTC Droid Incredible 2 (Verizon) ~ LG Optimus V ANDROID (Virgin Mobile) - 300 Min. Unlimited DATA - Text - Email - Web - $25 Mo. -COOL!!!!!
    Did you find this post helpful? Please click the Did you find this post helpful? Like



  3. #3
    NancyM333
    NancyM333 is offline
    Newbie

    Posts
    2

    Re: Buying first plan, need help

    Thanks so much. This was extremely helpful. I went to Verizon and AT&T today, but I had never considered Sprint. Once I called them, they confirmed I could get exactly what I wanted on their Trio Pro phone. I am looking forward to checking it out.

    Nancy



  • Similar Threads







  • Quick Reply Quick Reply

    If you are already a member, please login above.