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Lulu KC

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 11:47 AM Jun 2019

cell phones--age related? [View all]

Last edited Mon Jun 17, 2019, 04:48 PM - Edit history (2)

Final update: Thanks to all of you again! This really was helpful. I ended up with Consumer Cellular at $38/month for both of us with as much data as we need and an AARP discount. I believe they use AT&T where we usually are and that it is reliable coverage. Also happy that I don't need to deal with AT&T customer service. It was declining by the time we finally stopped using them for a landline and internet.

Thanks again--


Update: Thanks for all your thoughts. Decision made. Coverage matters, some but not a lot of data--Verizon is only $60 for 2 lines with their prepaid plan and autopay. Excellent deal and I hear everywhere that the coverage is great. It took me most of the day to work through the research but I avoided having to go to a store and stand in line so I'm happy.


Original post:
So--is it me? Is it because I'm over 30?

Trying to figure out the best cell phone plan for two people aged 64 and 65 is mind-boggling. I'm trying to research on the web because every phone store I enter has huge lines and it is very confusing there, just as it is on the web, but with crowds.

We had the need for more lines until now--two is enough for now. Our Sprint contract is ending, and it has been dropping calls like crazy for months so we are ready to move on.

I'm down to Verizon, T-Mobile and some others that have generic names. We do use phones for data and I use mine for work, so they need to be smart and reliable.

And do we need 5G or is it just hype?

Oh, and I own my Apple 7+ and we have an Essential phone we can take with us, if anyone other than Sprint knows they even exist. That was one we fell for and were totally taken.

Any advice appreciated. I think there is a niche market for cell phone consultations done by people who aren't as confused as I am.


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Verizon--economical and reliable for 2 people
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T-Mobile--economical and reliable for 2 people
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AT&T--economical and reliable for 2 people
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cell phones--age related? [View all] Lulu KC Jun 2019 OP
They have it rigged Cary Jun 2019 #1
Check out Google internet phones snowybirdie Jun 2019 #2
Obvioulsy depends on your stage in life. Over 30 is very young question everything Jun 2019 #3
Flip phones are the best! Lulu KC Jun 2019 #12
T Mobile has a 90$ a month plan for those 55+. Afromania Jun 2019 #4
That's for 2 lines, though, right? I've got only 1 line thru TM and it's $50/month unltd. CurtEastPoint Jun 2019 #8
Yep two lines, I should have added that in Afromania Jun 2019 #10
Verizon has the best coverage Kali Jun 2019 #5
I've used MetroPCS for 11 years. Dr Hobbitstein Jun 2019 #6
Consumer Cellular does a good job IF you are in an area they have good contracted service. TygrBright Jun 2019 #7
I have a senior plan on T-Mobile $50 (inc. tax) for 1 line unlimited k8conant Jun 2019 #9
I and one brother have Consumer Cellular left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #11
Oh noooooo Lulu KC Jun 2019 #13
I voted "Other" customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #14
Oh dear Lulu KC Jun 2019 #15
Ma Bell customerserviceguy Jun 2019 #16
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