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Old 11-08-2017, 04:37 PM   #81
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Which carrier? I I'm under the impression Verizon doesnt offer a low priced partner carrier.
Here's a list of all the MVNOs in the US. Several use the Verizon network:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...work_operators
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:18 PM   #82
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Here's a list of all the MVNOs in the US. Several use the Verizon network:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...work_operators
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:25 PM   #83
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It really is incredible how "disruptive" smartphones have been.



No longer need a camera.



No longer need a Nuvi or GPS device.



No longer need an alarm clock.



No longer need a watch.



No longer an iPod or MP3 player.



I'm sure there are others, but this what I thought of offhand.


BINGO....and add to the list a radio in in the car with podcasts and multiple music options.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:55 AM   #84
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Everybody needs to get over their love affair with ATT, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile.
Well, you can use other MVNOs, but almost all of them use one of these networks anyway.
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:14 AM   #85
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It really is incredible how "disruptive" smartphones have been.

No longer need a camera.
No longer need a Nuvi or GPS device.
No longer need an alarm clock.
No longer need a watch.
No longer an iPod or MP3 player.
I'm sure there are others, but this what I thought of offhand.
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a radio in in the car
Also:
a calculator
wallet size calendar
an address/phone # book
credit cards (stored in Apple Pay or similar)
notepad
magnifying glass (zoom the camera)
compass
and on and on
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:16 AM   #86
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Weve been using consumer cellular for 3 years now - I was about to jump ship to T-Mobile for their 55 plan that was $60 - but they doubled their data plan from 1.5 to 3 gb for the same price - so 2 lines 250min - unlimited texts 3gb data with aarp discount is just under $50
The only thing missing is international roaming - but Im ok with getting a SIM card on the road since you get a local number
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a calculator
wallet size calendar
an address/phone # book
credit cards (stored in Apple Pay or similar)
notepad
magnifying glass (zoom the camera)
compass
and on and on
Don't forget flashlight!
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:49 AM   #88
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Consumer Cellular are lovely people and their tech support is great. Sadly, I'm in a dead zone. T-Mobile provided me with a microcell, so I now have great coverage at home and unlimited service for not much more than CC was charging. (I found CC's limitations annoying.)
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Also:
a calculator
wallet size calendar
an address/phone # book
credit cards (stored in Apple Pay or similar)
notepad
magnifying glass (zoom the camera)
compass
and on and on
An inclinometer, which makes the phone a great replacement for a bubble level in a lot of applications (works best with a straightedge). I use this app, I'm sure there are others. It will even talk to you as the angle changes, which can be handy if you need to be looking elsewhere while positioning something.
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Also:

a calculator

wallet size calendar

an address/phone # book

credit cards (stored in Apple Pay or similar)

notepad

magnifying glass (zoom the camera)

compass

and on and on


Yes, I use all of these (exception is Credit card) and the flashlight Audrey mentioned as well. It has cut down significantly how much crap I have to carry in my purse. Geez, no wonder I panic when I misplace my phone!
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The deal below from Red Pocket Mobile showed up on Slickdeals.com today. I am not familiar with Red Pocket, but it looks like a great deal.

You have to purchase the deal through Red Pocket's Ebay store linked from the Slickdeals site above. The sale ends 11/29 at 8AM. The sale is not listed at the Red Pocket site. I included the site for reference only. Use the Slickdeals.com link above to see the deal.

The deal - 1 GB of data, 1k minutes of talk and unlimited texts for $12.50 per month/annual purchase. The major feature is Red Pocket allows you select any major network, ATT, Verizon and others.
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For one phone, the Red Pocket deal above and the Unlimited/Unlimited/2 GB 4G/month for $185 are both really good.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/13182693237...rue&rmvSB=true

Pick Verizon if that is the best, AT&T if that is the best coverage, etc.
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