Cell Phone Woes

posted by Jeffrey on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 7:09 PM

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Its finally August and our Sprint family plan contract is up! Hooray! To the trash with the crappy service and $75/month for a 500 minute plan (that we share, mind you). Unfortunately, my joy is capped by an even larger dilemma, what carrier do we switch to?

The obvious choice seems to be Verizon, but hold up, they're one of the anti-net neutrality big boys. (Crap, wish I could afford Comcast HighSpeed Internet and do away with my Bellsouth DSL for the same reason.) So if you take away Verizon, you have Cingular and Sprint, essentially. Well we already know I'm NOT renewing with Sprint, so that leaves Cingular, who is not the cheapest of the three (nor do they have the best features or phones--that's Verizon). So now we're back to square one, Verizon is the cheapest for the minutes, best features, best phones--ugh.

I checked into T-Mobile....that's a no. I thought my lucky day had come when I saw an ad for Alltel so I Googled them and found their homepage. I researched the whole "MyCircle" thing and it seemed PERFECT! But oh, wait, they advertise in areas where they apparently don't provide service (like all of TN). Double ugh.

So does anyone have any advice (backed up with reasons) on who a good alterative would be? Keep in mind it'll be a family share package with my wife and sharing the minutes.

UPDATE:8/11/06: It appears that Comcast is indeed a net neutrality enemy as well. I guess that means anyone in Nashville who wants high speed internet is part of the problem, rather than the solution, by default....that sucks.

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Blogger Sam Davidson said...

We're thinking about switching in Feb. - maybe to Cingular (can't beat that rollover). I like your reason for staying away from Verizon - stay strong!

August 11, 2006 7:44 AM

Blogger ginger said...

honestly, i was thinking about switching to verizon... i'm cingular now (always have been) and recently, my service has been so bad i've vowed to call it suckular from now on. sheesh.

is there really a good choice? i think its a conspiracy...

August 11, 2006 10:52 PM


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