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FINDING THE BEST DEAL FOR ME
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WHEN I MOVED HERE 9ys AGO MY TELEPHONE PLAN WAS $35.99 A MONTH. IT HAS ABOUT 25 FEATURES ON IT .  THE MAIN THING I WANTED AND USE THE MOST IS UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE.  IN ABOUT 2015 I ADDED INTERNET AND MY PHONE PLAN PRICE LOWERED.  PRICES HAVE GONE UP OVER AND OVER.  THIS MONTH IT'S $84, UP FROM $62 LAST MONTH.  I HAVE NUMEROUS DISCOUNTS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO FALL OFF UNTIL MY BILL IS AROUND $95.

I WANT/NEED PHONE SERVICE, INTERNET, AND A WAY TO HAVE BOTH WHEREVER I AM OR GO.  AT THE LOWEST PRICE WITH UNLIMITED USE.   I UNDERSTAND AT TIMES I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO CELL SERVICE OR INTERNET.

I'M NEAR FORT RUCKER AL.  THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THIS AREA.  VERIZON SEEMS TO BE THE BIGGEST.  IF I'M EVER ABLE TO GO A VIKING I WANT TO STAY IN TOUCH.  I HOPE TO GO TO KENTUCKY, SOUTH DAKOTA, DOWN THROUGH TEXAS AND WEST MAYBE AS FAR AS SOUTHERN CA AND YUMA AZ.  WITH MY LUCK I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF ALABAMDAMA.

ANY IDEAS/ INFO WILL BE APPRECIATED.  I GO CROSSEYED SOMETIMES TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SERVICE/PLANS/

I MAINLY TALK ON THE PHONE AND MY BIGGEST USE ON THE INTERNET IS ON FORUMS AND WATCHING YOU TUBE AND FREE MOVIE CHANNELS WITH SOME EMAIL ACCESS/USE <<<<<<VERY LITTLE OF THAT IS ANYTHING I ASK FOR. MOSTLY SPAM AND TRASH.

JEWELLANN
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I've had great luck with PuretalkUSA.com in Atlanta for many years. L had 14,000 minutes at one time. My plan is $10 a month & talk/text but they have data & you talk to ppeople in Atlanta. They have great customerservice vs Visable I just signed up with, got a defective phone & no customer service at all. You can call or e-mail Visable & they didn't sent the label to return the swap phone & then promised twice & never did. I'm checking Puretalk today. https://www.puretalkusa.com/landing/amac3yr I see they have ab AMAC discount & their phone # is in the link.
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Some companies have a senior plan with unlimited everything. It would save $$$
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  • Texjbird (07-12-2019)
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internet, unlimited if your worst cost.

you will need unlimited if you are streaming videos, movies, and googling crap all day long or chatting on forums.
this uses a lot of data very fast.

they kinda got ya by the balls on this situation as they got me on this situation LOL

what carrier are ya with now?
call and ASK for lower rates on what you have OR YOU are cancelling and moving.

you might get lucky and they discount ya to keep ya or go to a new carrier.....like Verizon or Sprint or whomever you choose cause your discounts will be new and last longer on your account. Talk with the customer service rep and tell them you can't afford much.....they will try to work with you. Whether that all works to your advantage or not can only be chatted out by the companies you call.

key is when you go with a new company and change what ya have now....you could walk into some great deals that are locked in for a few years so you kinda win on that 'new customer' deals that are out there.

best of luck......these phone/internet plans etc are a royal pain in the azz and never seem 'cheap' cost in any way to me but they got ya. they got a product you want and desire and best you can do is call and chat carriers and find that best deal for you.

good luck!
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  • Texjbird (07-12-2019)
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Currently I would suggest a $34.99 unlimited AT&T sim plan with hotspot off of ebay for your data and a Red Pocket unlimited phone account on Verizon for $220 a year.

An example of the AT&T sim and hotspot on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AT-T-VELOCITY-H...SwRYNcyabH

The Red Pocket phone deal

https://www.ebay.com/itm/19-08-Mo-Red-Po...-FQLyCabFg

Now you might need some help setting them up with you being ya know, all old and everything. LOL
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  • Texjbird (07-12-2019)
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A Verizon mvno (reseller) can get you the V coverage at a cheepah rate.  I am currently using a V mvno (us mobile in this case) that has unlimited talk, text, and data (throttled after 15GB) for $40.   I am thinking about dropping down to the 5GB plan which would be $25, since I don't use much mobile data.

I have a little router in the van that acts as a wifi/tether repeater and autoconnects to known wifi when available.  I was doing it with a $20 minirouter then splurged for a $40 model so I could use external ants.  Because of that I use less than 5GB/month, usually way less.  More info on my mvno and wifi repeater setup.
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