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Old 06-30-2020, 05:35 AM   #1
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Anyone Use Visible Wireless?

Anyone here switched to Visible?

I’m tired of paying Verizon $89/mo for a 4GB plan. DW is obsessed concerned with poor coverage so she’s adamant we need the Verizon network. We can get an unlimited plan with Visible, wholey owned by Verizon, on their network for $70/mo. We know there are some performances limitations (Verizon customers are prioritized when towers are busy) and there are no BnM stores or in person tech support - it’s all online. I’m ready to sign up, DW is very concerned about support online only, even though we’ve never needed Verizon stores (after initial purchase) or tech support...

I also see Visible is the Verizon network without roaming, but I’m not sure what that would mean for our use?
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:50 PM   #2
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How much data you are really using? DW is also insisting on Verizon network, so she's paying $27 to Page Plus for 3GB of data (and slow data afterwards). https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/

Two kiddos are happy enough their Tello plans, b/c it's their dime and they chose $8 per month plans: https://tello.com/buy/custom_plans . This is Sprint network though.
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How much data you are really using? DW is also insisting on Verizon network, so she's paying $27 to Page Plus for 3GB of data (and slow data afterwards). https://www.pagepluscellular.com/plans/

Two kiddos are happy enough their Tello plans, b/c it's their dime and they chose $8 per month plans: https://tello.com/buy/custom_plans . This is Sprint network though.
We only use 1-2GB together most months. $27/mo for 3G sounds pretty good, but Visible is unlimited data for $35/mo since it would be DW and me together. I assume flanker providers get priority over MVNO's, but who knows?
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Funny how different people's data usage is: DW and I share a Ting account with 100MB of data for the both of us

We rarely even use up the 100.....
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I switched to Visible last November. It’s been fine so far. I’ve used messaging in the app for support a couple times, for minor things, and got prompt, helpful replies. I haven’t missed a physical store—but I switched this line from Sprint, and always found their stores useless anyway. A couple times early in the lockdown I seemed affected by the lower priority—I couldn’t host a midday conference call without losing participants too often (but I was fine participating in calls at similar times). I tried again last week and it seemed somewhat better, though I dropped the call once.

It’s nice to know your exact bill in advance, and when I switched they were offering unlimited full speed data for the life of the account. I don’t know if that’s still available.
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Funny how different people's data usage is: DW and I share a Ting account with 100MB of data for the both of us

We rarely even use up the 100.....

So true.
DW & I have plans with ZERO data.
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Check into Comcast Mobile.
Cost is $15 a month for 1gig, shared with both my wife's and my phone. If we use over 1 gig, it's $12 for each additional gig. If we go with the 3 gig plan, it's $30 a month. Both phones sharing 3 gig for $30 a month total. Unlimited is $45 a month for one phone. All plans are 4G and for $2 a month more, you can get 5G. (Not in my area, but still it's offered)

Now here's the kicker;
I have Comcast/Xfinity triple play; internet, TV, and a landline phone. I get $20 a month credit on my triple play bill because I have Comcast Mobile. Right now I'm on the 3 gig plan at $30 a month. With the $20 credit off my cable bill, it's actual cost is $10 a month. That's 2 phones sharing 3 gig at 4G for an out-of-pocket $10 a month.

Did I mention they are on the Verizon network? They are. And they piggyback onto any Comcast wifi within range, saving the cell data use.
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Check into Comcast Mobile.
Cost is $15 a month for 1gig, shared with both my wife's and my phone. If we use over 1 gig, it's $12 for each additional gig. If we go with the 3 gig plan, it's $30 a month. Both phones sharing 3 gig for $30 a month total. Unlimited is $45 a month for one phone. All plans are 4G and for $2 a month more, you can get 5G. (Not in my area, but still it's offered)

Now here's the kicker;
I have Comcast/Xfinity triple play; internet, TV, and a landline phone. I get $20 a month credit on my triple play bill because I have Comcast Mobile. Right now I'm on the 3 gig plan at $30 a month. With the $20 credit off my cable bill, it's actual cost is $10 a month. That's 2 phones sharing 3 gig at 4G for an out-of-pocket $10 a month.

Did I mention they are on the Verizon network? They are. And they piggyback onto any Comcast wifi within range, saving the cell data use.
As I understand it, we can’t sign up for XFinity Mobile unless we have XFinity Internet - and they’re not even available here even though we’re in a large metro area.
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As I understand it, we can’t sign up for XFinity Mobile unless we have XFinity Internet - and they’re not even available here even though we’re in a large metro area.

I didn't know that! You are right; must be an Xfinity customer to sign up for Xfinity mobile. I guess I get it; they really push as much data onto their wifi if at all possible, using the cellular signaling only when an xfinity wifi is not in range.

Too bad you can't get it in your area. Another benefit is that there is no contract. You can cancel any time. Also unlimited call or text. (Data is separated from call/text) You can either bring your phone over to their service or buy one of theirs. DW and I bought Motorola G7 phones for $115 each on sale from Xfinity Mobile when we signed up. Zero interest, payment is $10 a month for a year.
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