On Tue, 24 Jul 2012 06:01:56 -0700, SMS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One more question. My ex-girlfriend says no cell phones come with
prilnted manuals anymore. They are all in the phone, under Help.
Is that true, no printed manuals for any cell phones? No manuals in
>On 7/24/2012 2:14 AM, micky wrote:
>> If I do get a smartphone and I'm forced to have a data plan on my
>> prepaid Gophone, say $5/month, does it roll over like minutes?
That would really annoy me if I were getting a data plan. I can just
see me every last day of the month, in bed just after midnight
thinking, That's $5 dollars (more or less) down the drain.
>And again, remember that you're not forced to have a data plan on
>GoPhone, even for a smart phone. The three important things to remember are:
>1. Pay-per-MB 3G/4G data is no longer available on GoPhone smart phones,
>you must purchase a data plan ($5 (50M, $15 (200M, or $25 (1G) in
>order to use 3G/4G data on a GoPhone smart phone.
>2. You must be on a GoPhone voice/text plan (cheapest is $25/month) in
>order to purchase a GoPhone data plan. They will no longer sell you a
>data plan if you are on pay-per-minute GoPhone.
That's good for me. If they won't sell it, they can't complain that I
don't have it.
When I first got a go-phone, I only had to spend $10 every 3 months,
That lasted for me about 2 years.
>3. Wi-Fi data has nothing to do with 3G/4G data. AT&T has no way of
>stopping you from using Wi-Fi data. You don't need an AT&T account at
>all to use Wi-Fi data from a smart phone.
Great. I'm convinced. I saw that Walmart actually has the AT&T
Fusion U8652 in the stores, so I went this morning, but, as the
webpage warned, it was about 16 dollars more than online Wamart.
Since I'm not in hurry, $16 is a lot, plus I'll wait a couple days to
see if I can get one used on ebay that I think is in good condition,
>sums it up well.
>AT&T is trying to increase ARPU (average revenue per user) so they have
>to make it impossible for users to buy only the minimum service the user
Yeah, I get it. I have a feeling they will change what I'm about to
do with the new phone in a few years, but I'll worry then. Maybe
they'll go back to selling data plans for people on minutes.
>The problem is that there are no other prepaid services that use
>AT&T's network that are good for light users. For heavy data users,
>StraightTalk's $45/month unlimited everything plan is a good deal (even
>though data is not really unlimited).