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    T-Mobile Prepaid

    Well, after that disappointing game I have a random question.


    So I currently use virgin mobile and my phone is a piece of crap and I would like a nicer one but I don't use it enough to want a regular plan so I have been shopping around. I am leaning towards the Monthly4g plan that tmobile offers. Does anyone here have any opinions of tmobile? Also, what are some decent phones to get. I don't want to spend $600 on a phone since its prepaid but I would like a decent one. If I could get an unlocked Iphone 4 for a decent price I would be happy but I doubt that will happen.

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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    What's a decent price? I have a co-worker who uses an iphone 4 on t-mobile, be prepared for edge internet for the time being if you go that route. I've considered getting the galaxy nexus for $349 from google and using it on t-mobile, but not doing that at this point. No contract that route either.


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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    What's a decent price? I have a co-worker who uses an iphone 4 on t-mobile, be prepared for edge internet for the time being if you go that route. I've considered getting the galaxy nexus for $349 from google and using it on t-mobile, but not doing that at this point. No contract that route either.
    I guess around 400 if its an iphone maybe 350 if its not.

    I am a tech noob ... what is edge exactly?

    I have been looking at the htc radar and samsung blaze lately



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    What's a decent price? I have a co-worker who uses an iphone 4 on t-mobile, be prepared for edge internet for the time being if you go that route. I've considered getting the galaxy nexus for $349 from google and using it on t-mobile, but not doing that at this point. No contract that route either.
    Also not sure how I feel about getting a phone that big



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Edge is slow, it goes Edge - 3G - hspa+/4g lte. You can definitely get an iphone, however it will be really slow internet wise when you're not on wi-fi as it's not compatible right now with t-mobile's 3g/4g network. Are you currently plugged into apple's ecosystem at all, or google?

    I like the Nexus, and I like the iPhones as well. The blaze is supposedly a smaller Galaxy SII so I think you'd be happy with it. The thing with the non Nexus devices is that you don't get OS updates very quickly, if at all, not sure if that matters or not.


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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Edge is slow, it goes Edge - 3G - hspa+/4g lte. You can definitely get an iphone, however it will be really slow internet wise when you're not on wi-fi as it's not compatible right now with t-mobile's 3g/4g network. Are you currently plugged into apple's ecosystem at all, or google?

    I like the Nexus, and I like the iPhones as well. The blaze is supposedly a smaller Galaxy SII so I think you'd be happy with it. The thing with the non Nexus devices is that you don't get OS updates very quickly, if at all, not sure if that matters or not.
    Thanks for the advice.. I currently have a cheap android phone and am getting tired of gingerbread which is why I am hesitant on getting the blaze



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    If you have time, jump down to a verizon store and just check out the galaxy nexus to see if it's too big. If you were to get it from google, you'll be among the first to get the new android os when they release, currently on jelly bean.

    Also, there's a few new nexus devices that should be coming out by year end, supposedly samsung, lg, and maybe sony/htc?

    It does look like the blaze got ICS, so you'd be off of gingerbread anyways :)
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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Does upgrading to ICS provide the exact same functionality I would have if I bought a phone with ICS?



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    Yes, I imagine at this point if you bought one it'd have ICS already installed but I'm not certain on that.


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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Well T Mobile says they will not port my number because its an iowa number with basically no service even though I dont live there anymore. Dont want to switch numbers yet. Any different recommendations on carriers? Dont really want to spend 80-90 a month but would like a somewhat decent phone. Guess I will just stick with virgin mobile, service is cheap at least



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Do you have any kind of corp discount available?


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    Do you have any kind of corp discount available?
    Nope



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    I'm very strongly considering buying a Galaxy Nexus for $350 and getting Straight Talk. They run on AT&T's network and you get unlimited everything for $45 a month. I'm not sure if they'd port your number or not. And most phones that work on T Mobile should work on Straight Talk.



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by dabears32 View Post
    Well T Mobile says they will not port my number because its an iowa number with basically no service even though I dont live there anymore. Dont want to switch numbers yet. Any different recommendations on carriers? Dont really want to spend 80-90 a month but would like a somewhat decent phone. Guess I will just stick with virgin mobile, service is cheap at least
    Port your current cell phone number to google voice, then get the new t mobile plan with a new number and forward calls from the google voice account to your new phone. Problem solved (I think)



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    Re: T-Mobile Prepaid

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    I'm very strongly considering buying a Galaxy Nexus for $350 and getting Straight Talk. They run on AT&T's network and you get unlimited everything for $45 a month. I'm not sure if they'd port your number or not. And most phones that work on T Mobile should work on Straight Talk.
    I'd check out the data cap if you use much data


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