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Old 02-18-2015, 06:30 PM   #41
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What the heck? We have 4 phones on T-Mobile with unlimited and pay $200 a month. Huh?
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:49 PM   #42
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Just called TMobile and got the promotional deal. Went from $200/m down to $140/m. Thanks!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:14 PM   #43
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Our current income would allow us to hit $3mil to $4mil by age 56 but we are going to retire now at age 45 with only $1.5mil (and give up a $260k a year job).

I figure those 11 years will be worth more than $2.5 mil when we are age 70. Probably more than a few at age 70 would pay that much for 11 younger years.

Retire now.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:18 AM   #44
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Regardless of how much money a person has or earns, it is the spending that can make them end up penniless.

Just look at all the millionaire professional athletes that end up poor 4-5 yrs after quitting the sport, or the big lottery winners who have nothing left after 10 years.

So figure out a realistic budget for spending and you can retire safely.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:50 AM   #45
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In my area only an ATT tower exists and it is LTE coverage.

But ATT is very expensive.

Am Looking for a Ting like carrier whose backbone is the ATT 4G/LTE network. Does such exist ?

Ting uses sprint backbone.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:44 AM   #46
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Regarding Ooma, you can accomplish the same thing with an Obi100 and Google Voice. The upfront cost is $35 and the ongoing cost is $0.
I can chime in on this one. I've had an Obi100 registered with Google Voice for a couple of years and it works well. The cost is as Cobra mentioned.

One point to note is 911 service is not available when using Google Voice. You can use a cell phone for that, or register the Obi with another service that provides 911. Although that will cost more than $0 per month.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:42 AM   #47
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In my area only an ATT tower exists and it is LTE coverage.

But ATT is very expensive.

Am Looking for a Ting like carrier whose backbone is the ATT 4G/LTE network. Does such exist ?

Ting uses sprint backbone.
Here's a list of the better MVNOs that operate on the AT&T network. AT&T and Verizon charge more for wholesale access to their networks than Sprint and T-Mobile. As a result, the MVNO pricing to consumers is higher, as you can see on the link I provided. Still, the pricing is better than AT&T and there's no contract.

Also, there are several T-Mobile MVNOs that offer free roaming on the AT&T network. That might be a better value for you. This is similar to Ting, which operates on the Sprint CDMA network, but has free voice and text roaming on Verizon. Ting has announced GSM service starting soon that operates on T-Mobile, but reportedly it will not include roaming on AT&T.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:54 AM   #48
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I can chime in on this one. I've had an Obi100 registered with Google Voice for a couple of years and it works well. The cost is as Cobra mentioned.

One point to note is 911 service is not available when using Google Voice. You can use a cell phone for that, or register the Obi with another service that provides 911. Although that will cost more than $0 per month.

Anybody use majic jack? looks pretty good I think.
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Anybody use majic jack? looks pretty good I think.
Stick that (I mean that in the nicest way) - and any of the other things you've been asking about - in the search box at the top of the page, and you'll find a number of threads discussing the topic.
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Old 02-26-2015, 02:54 PM   #51
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What the heck? We have 4 phones on T-Mobile with unlimited and pay $200 a month. Huh?
T-Mobile currently has a promo running 4 lines with unlimited texts, unlimited voice and 2.5 gig per phone for $100 (plus taxes). Give them a call and ask about it.


Ok bulbar, I see you already made the call. Congrats!
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