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Old 11-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #21
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Someone here mentioned TING in another thread... They use the sprint network. I ordered some used, unlocked Samsung Nexus S phones off of ebay ($45 each), and activated them on Ting... Our bill for 2 smart phones is less than $40/month.

We were paying $90/month for two "dumb" phones with Verizon. The signal was better with Verizon - but Sprint is upgrading the network in our county to 4G - so it should be getting better.

I also have an android tablet. It's wifi only - but it works great for all my uses during travel. We have an old unlocked GSM dumb phone for travel to Europe - we buy a sim when we arrive - and then text the number to relatives.

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Old 11-20-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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I'm not sure if any prepaid uses Verizon's LTE network.
Nope. There is no pre-paid LTE service using Verizon's network yet. Not even Verizon pre-paid customers get to use Verizon LTE.

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Old 11-21-2013, 02:23 AM   #23
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After paying $60 a month on the Sprint Pre-paid plan, I'm going back to Virgin Mobile and their $30 plan and buy an Iphone 4 for $99 on Black Friday.

I use my phone only to listen on Tunein while at work, so the slow speed doesn't bother me.

That's an extra $400 a year I can save using the cheap VM plan

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