- 12-11-2012, 05:04 PM #1
I am trying to figure out what my payment/plan options would be if I buy a 920 outright(locked to AT&T) and brought it to the carrier. Would I be able to go month to month? Would I still get locked/roped into a plan? Anyone who has done this or has insight, help appreciated.
I am currently not with them.
12-11-2012, 07:17 PM #4
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Check out att.com/wireless for their GoPhone (month to month) plans vs regular rates. FWIW, GoPhone doesn't offer some features vs contract.. such as:
- Visual Voice mail
- Letting you use the LTE towers for data
I'm on the $65/month unlimited talk+text with 1G of data. In my area for a semi-reasonable plan I'd have to pay atleast $90 + tax ($39.99 for 450/min, $20 for unlimited text, $30 for 3G of data) but I'd get some additional data (I don't need it) and 4G speed (meh). If they still had their old text plans I'd have more incentive to switch since I don't text often but I *do* text some - and getting everyone to switch to viber/whatsapp/whatever else program that uses data and not SMS is not really fun. So paying $20 for text messaging is ******ed, AT&T knows it but they milk their customers..
- 12-11-2012, 07:23 PM #5
Your other alternative is to use an AT&T MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), like straight talk. Here's a list of all the MVNO's List of United States mobile virtual network operators - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- 12-11-2012, 07:30 PM #6
You have plenty of options as long as the carrier you use uses ATT towers. THE BEST one right now in the states is Straight Talk. However, the data cap is vague, and if something goes wrong of they throttle you for whatever reason they deem necessary, be prepared to deal with horrible CS.
I'm using the ATT 39.99 voice plan, 30.00 3gb data plan and opt out for texting. Look in these forums for a program called MetroTalk. Its can replace texting PERFECTLY when you setup a Google Voice number. Its just as easy as texting and isn't gimmicky one bit. I get a 15% discount, so my bill will be roughly 70 a month. I'm doing this til they can be unlocked, then bringing it to Tmobiles 30 a month plan.
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