Author Topic: Cell Phone plans  (Read 1015 times)

ForgingFinance

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Cell Phone plans
« on: July 14, 2019, 02:37:36 PM »
Curious if anyone out there has tried one of the smaller cellular providers.

I've looked at Mint, Republic, Ting, Cricket, Consumer, Google Fi to name a few.

Right now I'm looking hard at Google Fi because they seem to have the most seamless option for folks that travel internationally. 

I've been an AT&T customer for over 20 years (way too long). From what I've read, heavy data users (over 4 or 5GB/month) may feel somewhat underserved by the smaller provider. I'm somewhere in the 4GB/month category. 

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

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Re: Cell Phone plans
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 12:18:12 PM »
I used to use Republic now I am a Mint customer. It works fine. Never traveled internationally though, however as long as you have wifi in the airport/hotel or where ever you won't use that much; stay on their network.

I like Republic but I needed a new phone and someone gave me an old IPhone 6 so I went with Mint for compatibility.

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Re: Cell Phone plans
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 09:09:21 AM »
Curious if anyone out there has tried one of the smaller cellular providers.

I've looked at Mint, Republic, Ting, Cricket, Consumer, Google Fi to name a few.

Right now I'm looking hard at Google Fi because they seem to have the most seamless option for folks that travel internationally. 

I've been an AT&T customer for over 20 years (way too long). From what I've read, heavy data users (over 4 or 5GB/month) may feel somewhat underserved by the smaller provider. I'm somewhere in the 4GB/month category. 

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

I pay full price for AT&T family plan. But I would go with Google Fi b/c they have endless money and will subsidize its consumers to win marketshare with their monopoly profits in search. You know Google ain't going anywhere!
Regards,

Sam

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Re: Cell Phone plans
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 11:07:34 PM »
I know a couple people who use Cricket and have been happy with it. I don't have any personal experience with those on your list though. I've only been with T-Mobile and ATT

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Re: Cell Phone plans
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 06:19:16 AM »
I use ting for my non-work phone.   Love the service.    It runs on one of the big provider's networks, so the coverage is exactly the same.   It performs very well on my iphone, the billing is simple, straightforward and cheap  -- and their customer service has been great when I've needed it.