On Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:54:08 -0500, in
<20100815-155408.690.0@Kim-Kiesgen.nntp.aioe.org>, Kim Kiesgen
>My plan is about to expire, and I'm wondering which
>cellular plan has the most bang for the buck. Is
>there a consumer's report about the carriers, that
>anyone knows of?
There are many such reports, including the ones by Consumer Reports
magazine, but they're too general to tell you what you really need to
know for your specific needs. (Matters little, for example, if service
is good for users surveyed but nonexistent where you are.)
1. Decide whether you prefer prepaid or postpaid
2. Check best plans and prices of major carriers in that category
3. Pick the most suitable phone from the best carrier
4. Test phone and coverage carefully in the first two weeks
5. If it doesn't meet your needs, return it (without penalty)
and go to #2 on your list
For my own needs, I prefer prepaid (no contract), and found T-Mobile to
have the best coverage (in areas I care about), and best plans and
pricing ($60 per month for more minutes that I need, plus unlimited in
network calling, and unlimited night and weekends, with unlimited
messaging and Internet). I think picked the phone on T-Mobile that best
met my needs: myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack (Android).
But your needs might well be different, and you'll get as many different
answers here as you get people answering.
"Assumption is the mother of all screw ups."
[Wethern’s Law of Suspended Judgement]