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Tue Nov 22, 2016, 02:41 PM

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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Reply Have a tracfone and am getting close to dropping it and getting on the (Original post)
a kennedy Nov 2016 OP
a kennedy Nov 2016 #1
a kennedy Nov 2016 #2
47of74 Jan 2017 #4
a kennedy Jan 2017 #5
LibinMo Dec 2016 #3
a kennedy Jan 2017 #6
ginnyinWI Sep 2017 #7

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Wed Nov 23, 2016, 05:22 PM

1. Is this request really going to die on the vine???

anyone?? Thank you.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2016, 07:19 PM

2. Oh my.....guess this must have been a boring thread to start eh??

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.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 09:52 AM

4. Did you get anything?

 

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.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:05 AM

5. Thank you.....and didn't get anything yet...still have my good ol' tracfone......

but thanks for responding.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2016, 10:32 PM

3. Love my iPhone on Virgin Mobile

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.

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Response to LibinMo (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:10 AM

6. Thanks.......I just can't make the leap to a real phone......still using my

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.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 01:11 PM

7. I just posted a separate thread about this.

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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