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Old 11-08-2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Advice request: First Cell Phone

Yeah, I suppose it's time to move into the 21st century and get a cell.



I suppose it's best to say that I don't know anything at all about them. And I'm an 18 year old, so it's really untypical But anyway, and advice would help.

The actual phone, sevice plans, etc.


Thank you so much, in advance

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Old 11-08-2005, 03:13 AM   #2
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Look for what gives you the best coverage in your area. Some plans are far better than others in certain regions. I've had phones that I couldn't use in or around my house because they wouldn't get reception.

Also, if you plan to call one or more people who also have cell phones check with them to see what service they are on...my sibs and I all have plans with the same carrier and we can call each other for free any time (doesn't come off the base minutes of the plan).

Consider how you will use the phone -- is it only for emergencies, will it be an extra phone you use occasionally, but not all that often, or will you be using it as your primary phone? Once you determine this you then need to find the best plan for you. If you are using it only for emergencies or for occasional use a phone with pre-paid minutes might be best. However, if you will be using it a lot pre-paid minites tend to be more expensive than a monthly plan. Just be aware with many monthly plans that if you go over your allotment of minutes the rates for the overage minutes can be quite steep. If you aren't careful you can find yourself with a several hundred dollar cell phone bill.
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Most people have success with Verizon, particularly if they live in rural areas.

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Under no circumstances should you go with Cingular LOL

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I've had no problems with Cingular. I've been with them for 6 years. But I wouldn't choose them.. My coworker got unfairly charged by Cingular for $3000. They can be idiots at times.

I've heard Verizon or Virgin Mobile is good. Try them!
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Sprint sucks!
No one at their service # can help you.
Both of our phones go to 'roam' in our bedroom.....but only in the afternoon
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I've never had issues with t-mobile since I joined them last spring.

Stay as far away from Cingular as you possibly can.
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Old 11-08-2005, 04:50 PM   #9
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wow, thank you, everyone......... I will keep that in mind.


(I speculate that as I am going to be going away to college, that I will be using this phone a lot, because I'm going to be farther away from everyone.... So probably one of the more monthly plans or something like that. I have heard good things about verizon myself... but it is always good to hear the opinions of others)

I've heard about people who've gotten huge cell phone bills, so I think I will try to avoid that...... as best I can....


Thanks again
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Based on your posts on here, you seem like a big talker FH...

Don't mean to assume anything but if that's the case I suggest getting a plan where they offer free nights and weekends.
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Don't mean to assume anything but if that's the case I suggest getting a plan where they offer free nights and weekends.
always a good idea. You never realise just how much you talk until you're billed by the minute.
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don't forget texting. there are certain plans out there that allow you to have unlimited texting..

I didn't know that about t-mobile and learned that the hard way. there are some plans that charge 10 cents or 5 cents per incoming or outgoing texts. not sure.

but I've had t-mobile for the past two years and haven't had any trouble with them at all. family plans
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I have Cingular and I don't have any complaints. Yet.
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sprint works well for me


i am not texting, yet

many friends are

i make them email

"to text

or not to text?"

just say no
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I've had the best experience with Motorolas.
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