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Old 04-20-2019, 08:56 AM   #286
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After 10 years my old phone died so I bought another unlocked cheap phone. No point giving out my number once the credit is used up I will buy another £10 sim and so on.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:19 PM   #287
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Bold new experiment!

Since I live in the countryside, there are no high speed interest options without data caps. I have been using my Verizon cell phone as a hot spot for the last 4 years. Speed is great but the data cap is 30 GB and it's $200 a month.

I've been watching the carriers compete, and lately "Unlimited" data is the thing. It's 50% cheaper but they still cap it at ~22GB, and much less than that if it goes through the hot spot.

So the news update today was about one of these Mobile Virtual Network Operators "Visible" supposedly offers unlimited hot spot at 5MB/s. That should be plenty fast for plain jane Internet access. (Alas, no countryside Netflix yet).

So, I ordered the cheapest phone that will work on their plan $99 and the $40 unlimited plan to try it out. If it really works, great. I have 2 weeks to return it, so if I am not satisifed after 12 days back it goes and I'll give Sprint a try, their Unlimited Premium plans include 100GB of hotspot use, more than 3x what I have now, at $80/month.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:09 PM   #288
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Ok, phone set up and active, now running wild on unlimited plan.

Speed test shows it is actually faster than my main Verizon account. As long as I can manage 5MB/s without worrying about running out of data, I'll be fine.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:05 PM   #289
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Well, 3 weeks in, I can no longer return the phone for a refund. But so far, the service has been good, as good as on the my other plan.

So, maybe it's time to let go of the mega $$ plan now. The risk is, once I end that the old plan service, I can't get it back.

Then again, Verizon just came up with 4 new plans, and the "Get More Unlimited" plan (how does one get more unlimited? Isn't "unlimited" all that can be gotten??) comes with 30 GB of "Unlimited" Hot spot data, which is the same as my current $200 plan.

Decisions....
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:53 PM   #290
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... and the "Get More Unlimited" plan (how does one get more unlimited? Isn't "unlimited" all that can be gotten??)

...
Maybe you're getting more things that are "Unlimited"?

Now that I think about it...
There is only so much time in a month (one month to be exact), so how exactly is it "Unlimited"?

Anybody else getting tired of this joke, because it seems there are an "Unlimited" number of puns I can make here... the possibilities are...


 
"Limitless".


I'll see myself out...

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P.S. I didn't look at the link before I posted... so if my post doesn't make any sense, that why.

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Old 08-07-2019, 05:10 AM   #291
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Brilliant.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:26 AM   #292
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Now 2 months in, so far no issues at all. Still paying for the coveted $180 30GB plan, afraid to let that go but the new Visible hot spot is as good as anything I've used outside of a cable connection.

Maybe in a couple months I'll cancel the $180 plan, then I'll be totally dependent on Visible, no going back. But if Visible maintains the current performance, I'll be saving $120 a month.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:19 AM   #293
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With telstra, my only choice on a great day can get 24 Mbs worst can be as low as 8Mbs. Have an optus tower nearby but no signal.

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Old 10-26-2019, 12:21 PM   #294
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I went out on a limb and cancelled my long time 30 GB plan, because now Verizon has a $90 plan that provides 30GB of hot spot data, so, that saves me ~$85 a month. With the $40 plan and $90 plan, $180 - $130 = $50 a month savings and I have a 30BG plan and the Visible unlimited plan, I finally have fairly high speed unlimited internet in the country!

If I really get brave, I may transfer my number to the $40 Visible plan and cancel Verizon altogether, but I'm not ready for that now
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Old 10-26-2019, 12:42 PM   #295
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Hehe.


I pay 2 Euros per month for mobile web, and 9 cent per SMS and 9 cent per telephone minute. At max I spend 10MB per month mobile, do one or two minutes of phon e talking, and send no or one SMS.


2 - 2.36 Euros per month. Who's still with me?


40 Euros per month for cable connection, however. Plus 18 Euros obligatory media tax. Beyond that no further pay TV.
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