Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Apparently AT&T has followed suit and reduced prices for their unlimited plans.
Starting Monday, AT&T is reducing prices to $99.99 per month for unlimited voice and data, with texting being an extra $20 for unlimited use or $15 for 1500 messages.
I guess this is a good deal for some, but for my personal cell phone usage, more talk time is a waste of money. I own an iPhone, and I'm lucky if I use more than 150 of my "anytime" minutes per month. Right now, thanks to AT&T's rollover, I'm carrying a balance of over 1,900 unused minutes. I send a lot of text messages, but 1500 is plenty for my use (as I average somewhere between 800-1000 per month) and I've never come close to going over that cap.
I just don't talk on the phone a ton -- when I'm at work, I have an office phone to use and when work is over there's only about 2 hour window where I'm not in unlimited use territory.
As for AT&T v. Verizon, I've been with both, and both companies stink. Both companies have coverage issues with certain areas of town, both companies are equally difficult to deal with when there are problems, and both companies charge too much and don't offer the type of flexibility to make cell phone usage user friendly (it's 2010 -- why can't I customize a plan for myself and your system figures out how much that should be per month?).
At the end of the day, AT&T has the iPhone and Verizon and Sprint do not. So, for better or worse, I'm with AT&T.
Try the Droid, finally there's a fair competitor to the iPhone
I agree on the flexibility. I think that issue is long overdue with carriers. I think Verizon Wireless, though, is one of the best companies I've ever seen. The overall customer satisfaction consistently ranks (not just as the highest in wireless) but is most often in the top 5/10 of major businesses.
No one is perfect. And I realize I probably sound like a Verizon infomercial. But I really have a great amount of respect for it.