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Posted · Original PosterOP

I don't what are some cheap just phone and SMS (no need to be unlimited) preferably pay-as you go system for a simcard in the US. I find it ridiculous how much a phone plan can cost here while everywhere I been offer 10gig 4g plans for 7 dollars a month. 

Cheap to me means below 10 dollars a month. 

I would think coverage is important too, I live in Colorado springs. 

Any leads would be appreciated.


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The only phone service I know of that is around the $10 dollar range is Ting. But you won't get much from them for $10 It would be $6 just to have you phone connected to there network.
And it is $3 for each of the services minutes, texts and data.

 

If you can pool together with a group of people you can get better deals.

 

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1 minute ago, Catsrules said:

The only phone service I know of that is around the $10 dollar range is Ting. But you won't get much from them for $10 It would be $6 just to have you phone connected to there network.
And it is $3 for each of the services minutes, texts and data.

 

 

Yes I have heard of Ting but your going to get a nice charge using mobile data.  Just depends how much you use it out of wifi in your home and what not.


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Tracphone is like 100$ a year for a bunch of texting and calling. I'm pretty sure data and extra service is ala carte.


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12 minutes ago, Catsrules said:

The only phone service I know of that is around the $10 dollar range is Ting. But you won't get much from them for $10 It would be $6 just to have you phone connected to there network.
And it is $3 for each of the services minutes, texts and data.

 

If you can pool together with a group of people you can get better deals.

 

 

10 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Yes I have heard of Ting but your going to get a nice charge using mobile data.  Just depends how much you use it out of wifi in your home and what not.

 

2 minutes ago, Fin the Human said:

Tracphone is like 100$ a year for a bunch of texting and calling. I'm pretty sure data and extra service is ala carte.

How about Tello? Seems decent for cheap prices though I am unsure about coverage and their costumer service

 


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I only have experience with Tracphone.


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1 minute ago, IAnthonyFX said:

 

 

How about Tello? Seems decent for cheap prices though I am unsure about coverage and their costumer service

 

Nice post I haven't heard of these guys.  The problem lies when you use your mobile data.  Some people are at home users so just use wifi but theres people that are always on the go and slowly that data rate of 2GB for free will finish fast especially if your streaming youtube videos or stream music and what not.


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5 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Yes I have heard of Ting but your going to get a nice charge using mobile data.  Just depends how much you use it out of wifi in your home and what not.

Yes, it is about $10 per 1GB of data.  if your a very heavy cell phone users like over 2GB-3GB a month I wouldn't recommend them. Your better off going somewhere else. But if your around WiFi most of the time and just need that little bit of coverage when your not in WiFi range it isn't a bad deal.

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7 minutes ago, IAnthonyFX said:

 

 

How about Tello? Seems decent for cheap prices though I am unsure about coverage and their costumer service 

 

Never heard of them, but the price is right. 

It looks like they are using Sprint's network as their back end. That might help you figure out how good their service is.

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13 minutes ago, Catsrules said:

Yes, it is about $10 per 1GB of data.  if your a very heavy cell phone users like over 2GB-3GB a month I wouldn't recommend them. Your better off going somewhere else. But if your around WiFi most of the time and just need that little bit of coverage when your not in WiFi range it isn't a bad deal.

I think it is best to go with a fixed plan, because now a days your going to do lots of streaming and that 2GB or so on will finish very fast and what not.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

I think it is best to go with a fixed plan, because now a days your going to do lots of streaming and that 2GB or so on will finish very fast and what not.

 

24 minutes ago, Catsrules said:

Yes, it is about $10 per 1GB of data.  if your a very heavy cell phone users like over 2GB-3GB a month I wouldn't recommend them. Your better off going somewhere else. But if your around WiFi most of the time and just need that little bit of coverage when your not in WiFi range it isn't a bad deal.

 

25 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Nice post I haven't heard of these guys.  The problem lies when you use your mobile data.  Some people are at home users so just use wifi but theres people that are always on the go and slowly that data rate of 2GB for free will finish fast especially if your streaming youtube videos or stream music and what not.

 

26 minutes ago, Turtle Rig said:

Nice post I haven't heard of these guys.  The problem lies when you use your mobile data.  Some people are at home users so just use wifi but theres people that are always on the go and slowly that data rate of 2GB for free will finish fast especially if your streaming youtube videos or stream music and what not.

Back at home I do.end up using like 30gb a month. But there that is cheap relative to in the US. In my experience of phone service less life in the US I have had no real need for internet as I behave myself with it more. At home I have a decent 100mbps connection and in campus we got something like a 600mpbs so besides used on rare occasions when sending messages to my gf I find no use on phone internet. I do need however a phone number as it is mostly a hassle to explain to professors why I don't have one. 

Tello seems good so far if it uses Sprint network. Will wait a few days until I have seen a few other options. Thank you for your help guys


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19 hours ago, IAnthonyFX said:

Tello

They use the Sprint Network 🤮. Heres what you gotta understand we have 4 large carriers in the US. Most of these smaller companies just piggy back on to the big 3's network and Sprints shitty network. So your best bet is to see who of the big guys has the best coverage and find a MVNO that uses the network with the best coverage. Sprints network is garbage at best, actually calling it garbage is an insult to garbage. 

 


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On 8/23/2019 at 1:21 PM, IAnthonyFX said:

I don't what are some cheap just phone and SMS (no need to be unlimited) preferably pay-as you go system for a simcard in the US. I find it ridiculous how much a phone plan can cost here while everywhere I been offer 10gig 4g plans for 7 dollars a month. 

Cheap to me means below 10 dollars a month. 

I would think coverage is important too, I live in Colorado springs. 

Any leads would be appreciated.

If you had a compatible phone, and can spring for around $20/month, I'd recommend Google Fi. I'm on it and last month I paid $24 after taxes and fees, and it's unlimited talk and text. You pay $10 a GB but if you're a light user that won't matter much (this is the boat I'm in). The service uses T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint towers. For a single user, your bill will never be higher than $80 (if for whatever reason you have a heavy data month).


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