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Cell Phone rebellion

Posted by Russpilot 5 months, 3 weeks ago to Technology
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Just kicked T Mobile to the curb for their vax mandate. Hope Clear Talk is all they hyped it up to be. Certainly a great bargain!


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  • Posted by $ CBJ 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I picked up a TracFone from their store on eBay. For about $70, the phone comes with 1500 minutes and 1500 texts, along with some data, good for a year. I don't use the phone that much so I haven't had to buy refills. Phone and service are adequate for my needs.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      My wife and kids use TracFone primarily because then they have to monitor their own usage and pay for the services they actually use. It is very helpful in keeping them off the phone in school as well as teaching a very useful lesson: TAANSTAAFL. ;)
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  • Posted by Idiocracy42 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I ditched the smartphones almost 3 years ago. Used to spend >$200/month for two phones, now we pay $52/month for both on Total Wireless. It uses the Verizon network, but that's the best option I've found. Never looked back.
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  • Posted by MortalMan 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    When you are talking about carriers, you are missing one of the main points. No matter what you do, you can't really ditch one or the other: Apple that uses slave labor or Android, which lets evil Google in through the back door. Non-smart phones seem to be the only option and I am not ready to take it... yet.
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  • Posted by Rex_Little 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    Can't beat FreedomPop for price. You pay once for the SIM card ($20 when I joined, might be up to $25 now). Then the calls are free as long as you're connected to wifi. Various plans for when you're not on wifi, but I think the most expensive is $15/month for unlimited calls and texts.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 5 months, 3 weeks ago
    I looked these people up and it would seem buyers aren't too happy with them other than that the sellers are very friendly. Don't think I'll try it just yet.Is this part of that new thingy I heard about that is just listed by some initials?
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 4 months ago
    I understand (mistakenly or otherwise?) that Pure
    Talk subsidizes the Church. If that is so, I, accepting
    Objectivism, could not use it, even if I could get them to service a landline phone. (I have not found a cellphone to buy that was not made in China.)
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  • Posted by TheOriginalBadBob 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Does anyone know anything about Mint Mobile?
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    • Posted by TheOriginalBadBob 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      I just went to the site. They have unlimited data plans for $360/yr and you can try it for 3 months for $90. You can try their cheapest plan for 3 months for $45 just to check coverage and upgrade after. I have no idea what the coverage is like.
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    • Posted by bsudell 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      Just looked it up. Ryan Reynolds is a part-owner, and Mint uses the T-Mobile Network. I know T-Mobile is liberal, but I had used it before I switched to Patriot and I really liked the company. They had knowledgeable people, who were very friendly. In fact, that is who Patriot used to use. Why they changed, I don't know, but I'd be willing to try Mint because T-Mobile's service is so good. Thanks for the tip!
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