1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Hello,

    I visited India....I got a SIM - I paid $20 (got ripped off - ok, not really) for a $10 plan. Did it right at the airport. Took 4 hours to activate.

    I get 1 GB a day, unlimited domestic text and calling, for 70 days. Used for 14 days. I used 8 GB of data.

    Ok, granted many areas only had 3G - but while traveling, better than nothing.

    Used an Alcatel Idol 4s

    That is about 40x the value of my current plan!!!!!!

    Current plan - 6GB data/month
    250 calling minutes/month
    Free local calling after 8pm and weekends
    charges for long distance
    (I bought a Skype package)
    Yes, I get LTE almost everywhere

    Price $85 a month!!!!!!
    Price to use MY plan in India - $6 a day ($6x14 days=$84)
    Btw, that still means I get 6GB for the month

    How can country like India give rates like that, but in N.America - nothing even close?

    The SIM still is still active, but since I am back, it txt'd me saying it was $60 for 10 days with 3GB data. No thanks...

    Share your phone plans with me!!!
    12-24-2017 04:53 PM
  2. Aravind Belagaje's Avatar
    I leave in India my plan costs ₹395 (nearly $6 to $7). I get 2GB+unlimited/day (speed reduces after 2GB) 50 hours of calling to same network and 30 hours to other network and 71 days of validity.

    This is because of new operator(provider) jio in India. It has even good plans. It even gave free internet but we are quite unlucky because windows phone doesn't support it.
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    12-24-2017 09:34 PM
  3. Jakoh's Avatar
    Because everything in the US costs more money, from Wallstreet greed to FCC spectrum auctions,etc.
    12-24-2017 10:06 PM
  4. Wolfjt's Avatar
    Because everything in the US costs more money, from Wallstreet greed to FCC spectrum auctions,etc.
    Oh stop, that's just not true. Go to Canada for instance and see how you fair there
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    12-24-2017 10:34 PM
  5. slooksterpsv's Avatar
    Wow I pay $30 in the US for 2GB data and unltd talk/text for a month. I’m always around WiFi though
    12-24-2017 11:37 PM
  6. raycpl's Avatar
    My data plan is slightly different. Im paying equivalent to USD24 for 15GB for weekdays & another 15GB for weekends. Since I also have a supplementary line, I get an extra 5GB... Thats up to 20GB for weekdays.
    It's 4G with unlimited calls & sms nationwide.

    ... !
    12-25-2017 04:39 AM
  7. Jakoh's Avatar
    Oh stop, that's just not true. Go to Canada for instance and see how you fair there
    It is true.
    I didn't speak negatively, just said why prices in America are high.
    Another reason is, they can be high, people can pay them. That is why I am here.
    12-25-2017 10:18 AM
  8. Wolfjt's Avatar
    It is true.
    I didn't speak negatively, just said why prices in America are high.
    Another reason is, they can be high, people can pay them. That is why I am here.
    But truly it's not, we as Americans have many choices for plans. It has nothing to do with the "greed" of Wall Street.
    12-25-2017 12:17 PM
  9. Wolfjt's Avatar
    It is true.
    I didn't speak negatively, just said why prices in America are high.
    Another reason is, they can be high, people can pay them. That is why I am here.
    Just look at these plans from Canada for instance. They pay 30 bucks for 100 Meg of data and limited minutes, you can pay 30 bucks for 2 gig of data and unlimited minutes here in the US. So stop with the greed of Wall Street nonsense. Not being negative with you, I just like the truth.
    12-25-2017 12:25 PM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    Because everything in the US costs more money, from Wallstreet greed to FCC spectrum auctions,etc.
    That's not quite true. US prices for most products and services are less than in other developed countries. A few notable exceptions are ISP service, health care, and mobile service. The mobile phones themselves are much cheaper in the US than in almost every other country.
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    12-25-2017 01:14 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    But truly it's not, we as Americans have many choices for plans. It has nothing to do with the "greed" of Wall Street.
    You’re not trying to defend Wall Street or say greed isn’t rampant there, are you? LOL.
    12-25-2017 01:38 PM
  12. Wolfjt's Avatar
    You’re not trying to defend Wall Street or say greed isn’t rampant there, are you? LOL.
    Ummm, you're not attacking Wallstreet with some made up false data are you? This is a tech forum, not sure why Wallstreet is a subject here.
    12-25-2017 01:52 PM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Ummm, you're not attacking Wallstreet with some made up false data are you? This is a tech forum, not sure why Wallstreet is a subject here.
    Oh please, that is hilarious. Fake news, right?
    Yes, this a tech forum. Tech costs money, whether it’s hardware or the companies that supply the data plans. I, for one, went to Cricket a few years ago because I was tired of paying high prices that didn’t give me any better coverage than the big 3. One thing I will defend it having choice. The more choices the better chance prices will be kept in check.
    12-25-2017 02:01 PM
  14. Wolfjt's Avatar
    Oh please, that is hilarious. Fake news, right?
    Yes, this a tech forum. Tech costs money, whether it’s hardware or the companies that supply the data plans. I, for one, went to Cricket a few years ago because I was tired of paying high prices that didn’t give me any better coverage than the big 3. One thing I will defend it having choice. The more choices the better chance prices will be kept in check.
    Then what in the world are you trying to say? So you found a cheaper price good for you. That is a long way from America is the most expensive in the world. You seem to be a bit confused on what you want to say.
    12-25-2017 02:46 PM
  15. TgeekB's Avatar
    Then what in the world are you trying to say? So you found a cheaper price good for you. That is a long way from America is the most expensive in the world. You seem to be a bit confused on what you want to say.
    Not confused at all. I never said American was the most expensive. I chimed in when you took offense to someone else’s comment about Wall Street.
    It’s really not a big deal to me. Enjoy your day.
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    12-25-2017 02:49 PM
  16. Wolfjt's Avatar
    Not confused at all. I never said American was the most expensive. I chimed in when you took offense to someone else’s comment about Wall Street.
    It’s really not a big deal to me. Enjoy your day.
    Yep, Merry Christmas to you. And if you find anywhere that I was trying to defend anyone please re-read. You won't find it
    12-25-2017 03:26 PM
  17. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Too bad about Jio.

    I used my Alcatel Idol 4s - Windows Phone and it worked fine....yeah, I got some 3G.

    Did Jio have an app that was specifically Android or Iphone? Or was it the network bands not supported on your phone?

    I doubt it was just because it was WP...

    Let me know what you find out!
    12-26-2017 07:51 PM
  18. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Oh stop, that's just not true. Go to Canada for instance and see how you fair there
    Canada has 3 major Telcos - all the prices are about the same.
    They also have some subsidiaries of the big 3 - better plans.

    The plans are getting better, but no where NEAR India.
    Domincan $13 CDN for 7GB....

    aGREED (ha ha) - N.A will never let cheap travel SIM plans...to lucrative!

    Be nice if Alcatel Idol 4s were given away in India...get some WP users...ha ha...

    Actually an elephant trainer I met used a WP! Only in India...
    12-26-2017 07:57 PM

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