well if t-mobile is in his area then the $30 t-mobile plan matches his needs very well with 100 talk, unlimited text, unlimited (5GB @ 4G speed) data
I keep thinking of revisiting that plan but the 100 mins just cuts it a bit close.
Billm likes to substitute his personal experience for a universal one. I go by a larger cross section of reviews from both Hofo and sites like prepaidreviews.com which consistently show that the problems I mentioned happen to many users. Maybe not BillM but it does happen. Overcharging on VM has been a non solved issue for YEARS. Data/mms failure has been an issue since BT was launched two years ago. Those are FACTS, not fantasies. Just because someone gets lucky (which Bill appears to be, does not mean it is a universal indication of how that service is. Not compared to tons of testimonies from other users. But he is correct about the Triumph. It's a POS. Bottomline is, warts and all , VM is your only option that matches your use at this time.
Frankly, I think VM's new Higher Calling pr will either sink or swim, there won't be any in between. With tougher competition and their own raising of prices and throttling data, I think VM's going to need all the help it can get up against the changing prepaid wireless landscape out there.
Overall, VM still is on my blacklist along with H20. .
It's all just opinion based here fonefonz and far from a fantasy. Its based on actual usage, carrier experience and not acting like an informational clearing house.
We agree the Triumph is a turd but I actually went through 3 of them to come to that conclusion. There are others in the VM forum who feel it's a good device.
While I certainly respect the amount of effort you put into your quest for knowledge here anything you offer is just your researched opinion or hearse. That's fine and you could be spot on as well as off base. I think postpaid is the better way to go but thats just me.
Network Vision is gaining traction and while there are plenty of areas waiting for upgrades, it is happening. Data speeds are getting better just not soon enough for some.
T-Mobile has great speeds (where you can find service) but sadly plenty of EDGE and GPRS to go around too. Some love T-Mobile, I think they suck especially for coverage outside of major cities.
There is no one size fits all carrier and you know that. The best thing about prepaid is the ability to keep trying something till you find the best plan and device for your needs and means.
Buy it and trying it is the only way to tell how good or bad a service will work.
Boost has a paygo plan offering unlimited 3g data for $ .50 per day but minutes are $ .20 each on this plan. By far the cheapest data price in the nation. The only caveat with this plan is you must use an older Sprint phone as Boost won't activate any of their smart phones on this plan. The best phone they will activate on this plan is the HTC touch pro II. It is a windows mobile phone but the geniuses at XDA have created an Android port for this phone.