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a kennedy

(30,155 posts)
Tue Nov 22, 2016, 03:41 PM Nov 2016

Have a tracfone and am getting close to dropping it and getting on the

REAL cell phone boat. What carrier is the best and I mostly do texting...... any help would be greatly appreciated....oh, and what phones are really the best?? iPhone?? Android?? Thanks again.

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Have a tracfone and am getting close to dropping it and getting on the (Original Post) a kennedy Nov 2016 OP
Is this request really going to die on the vine??? a kennedy Nov 2016 #1
Oh my.....guess this must have been a boring thread to start eh?? a kennedy Nov 2016 #2
Did you get anything? 47of74 Jan 2017 #4
Thank you.....and didn't get anything yet...still have my good ol' tracfone...... a kennedy Jan 2017 #5
Love my iPhone on Virgin Mobile LibinMo Dec 2016 #3
Thanks.......I just can't make the leap to a real phone......still using my a kennedy Jan 2017 #6
I just posted a separate thread about this. ginnyinWI Sep 2017 #7

a kennedy

(30,155 posts)
2. Oh my.....guess this must have been a boring thread to start eh??
Fri Nov 25, 2016, 08:19 PM
Nov 2016

HELP.....what cell phone carrier should I get for just me. I know single lines will be terribly expensive but I'd like some input. Thank you.

 

47of74

(18,470 posts)
4. Did you get anything?
Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:52 AM
Jan 2017

Sorry just saw this today.

I go with Verizon. I get a discount from work for going through them and the coverage is decent enough here in Iowa. There are some spots in far northeast Iowa where the coverage is spotty but where I live it's just fine. I wouldn't not recommend AT&T though - the coverage still doesn't seem as good as the other companies. Too many dead zones. Hell a few years ago my own home was outside any coverage area and I live near a major city.

a kennedy

(30,155 posts)
5. Thank you.....and didn't get anything yet...still have my good ol' tracfone......
Tue Jan 3, 2017, 11:05 AM
Jan 2017

but thanks for responding.

LibinMo

(533 posts)
3. Love my iPhone on Virgin Mobile
Sat Dec 24, 2016, 11:32 PM
Dec 2016
https://www.virginmobileusa.com/#!/shop/phones/

It costs me $31 and change monthly. I think I'm getting an extra $5/mo
off because it's an iPhone and they auto charge my credit card.
Check the coverage map on their website. VM uses the Sprint network. I get great reception. I don't think it would work as well if we still traveled much; we used to keep a cheap Tracfone to take along when we traveled. It was on AT&T's network.

Anyway, I have unlimited text, Voice & internet for $31 monthly with no contract.
You do have to buy the phone up front but as far as I'm concerned it's worth it.

a kennedy

(30,155 posts)
6. Thanks.......I just can't make the leap to a real phone......still using my
Tue Jan 3, 2017, 11:10 AM
Jan 2017

tracfone, it has served me pretty well. Would love a better camera though then what is available on my phone. Thank you for your input.

ginnyinWI

(17,276 posts)
7. I just posted a separate thread about this.
Thu Sep 21, 2017, 02:11 PM
Sep 2017

You can get an iPhone and use it with Tracfone. The one I found is at Target, the iPhone SE. Tracfone subsidizes it so it is $199.99 instead of $349.99.

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