Originally Posted by LoganBuck
More and more people I know are going to the pay as you go plans. Boost Mobile has a nice plan, as does straighttalk. Less money, same service.
anyone have thoughts on straighttalk or similar services?
I have verizon, my 2 year contract passed about 4-6 months ago, so I'm a free agent so to speak. I thought about straighttalk in the past, just not sure about the quality.
Here's my cell phone situation. I basically use it as a security blanket, should I get stuck somewhere, and as a communication device w/ my wife after she drops out kid off at day care prior to heading into work. Naturally there are other calls, friends, family, etc... but most of those could be made from home, though I often like the convience of using my 45 minute commute to make extended phone calls, so I don't make a ton of those at home.
Anyhoo, I don't really text, though I'm not opposed to it, if someone texts me, I call them back with an answer. Having mobile internet would be nice, but since I spend most of my day at a computer there are few instances where it would be extremely beneficial.
Right now, I have a $45 a month plan from verizon, which gives me more than enough minutes any given month. I don't have a data plan, don't have a text plan, so those texts I get cost me a few pennies each time. Last time I looked into it, straighttalk had a smart phone plan for roughly the same $45 a month (may have actually been cheaper) which would give me the conviences mentioned above with no extra charge.
Are there draw backs? Is the service so cruddy its not worth it?