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Old 05-01-2017, 08:24 PM   #1
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I just got a cell phone and I'm going to have my cable phone disconnected tomorrow. The thing is my phone and net are bundled together and if I can't drop the phone and keep the net then the net will be dropped.

For how long, no idea. I just have unlimited talk and text but no net on my cell phone for $25 a month less taxes.

I'm tired of the cable creeping the prices up.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:36 PM   #2
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I had Direct tv for about 1 1/2 years and they all the sudden screwed me with increase. Went with dish and no raise in 6 years now. Have internet and sat tv. Use phones from Verizon. I am getting tired with Verizon, they don't have as good a service as before. I got to call them tomorrow as i am still waiting for my ZenBook to get here. thats what, 2 weeks now? Dish has been real good for us with good connection and speed for my internet and i like the programming for the tv. You can't afford the internet with most wireless plans. It would cost me over $250.00 a month to get the same usage as Dish. No i don't work for dish but i really like them.
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Old 05-02-2017, 03:53 AM   #3
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No, don't go!

We need dietary fibers here!

Ah, maybe there are cheaper limited packages to at least stay connected to low traffic communities like CF?
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Why do you think your cell phone providers will not screw you any more than land line providers especially if you decide to have your internet connection through your cell phone provider.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:59 AM   #5
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Sometimes the strategy of keeping moving to better options then leave them to another one when they start fooling around works. But it does not always work. Actually, I think it works less effectively than staying in the current option if it has good points. We have a saying here that translates to "stay with your current monkey so that you don't get what's monkey-er". It means you could move to the worse if you're not careful. But I guess Celery knows well enough. Let's not worry about him too much
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Why do you think your cell phone providers will not screw you any more than land line providers especially if you decide to have your internet connection through your cell phone provider.
Cellular data is outrageous in the US, unfortunately.
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Relax guys, I still got my net.
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I dropped cable TV long ago and haven't missed it yet. Lol
I also dumped Verizon and use consumer cellular( went from 2 lines at 120.00 to 3 lines at 50.00) and I got rid of my land line and Internet package with CenturyLink that was 60 s month with slow Internet and got a 10 times faster connection for 9.95 a month. I had to change email addresses but I still have my old email addresses too because they were from before CenturyLink took over and they do not use the suffix anymore.
It's nice to go on a data diet.
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This is why I like Gmail. Always there no matter what ISP.
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OMG you're still here!

Ah... there has to be a landline/cable package with only internet with a good price... I think? But could it be less than the $25 to have it on mobile data? It must be. Land line internet's structure is more basic than mobile data so it must be cheaper. It is more constant/stable too, but that works the opposite way price way actually, so I digress (I hope I'm using this word correctly here. It's new to me).
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I'm waiting to see what my bill is. Then I'll know if I keep it or not.

My phone does not have a keyboard layout even though I can get data on it. Typing are not going to be easy.
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My phone does not have a keyboard layout even though I can get data on it. Typing are not going to be easy.
Just tether it to your computer via USB for example. The computer will take the internet connection and work normally.
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OMG you're still here!

Ah... there has to be a landline/cable package with only internet with a good price... I think? But could it be less than the $25 to have it on mobile data? It must be. Land line internet's structure is more basic than mobile data so it must be cheaper. It is more constant/stable too, but that works the opposite way price way actually, so I digress (I hope I'm using this word correctly here. It's new to me).
You are assuming companies charge according to the cost they endure, they actually charge according to what people will pay, and there are enough foolish consumers that we all overpay now.
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Oh. That's a problem!
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You are assuming companies charge according to the cost they endure, they actually charge according to what people will pay, and there are enough foolish consumers that we all overpay now.
Ding ding!!!!

https://theadaptivemarketer.com/2012...-the-concorde/

Only (reportedly) costs ~$200 to put an iPhone on our shelves, but they certainly don't sell for $300 (150% MSRP)

The actual manufacturing input costs are probably closer to $30
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I upgraded my phone today. Got a 32 gig microSD card and added data. $5 extra I got 1GB of 3G LTE and unlimited after.

May come in handy if I had to dump the cable net. I may not be able to talk much online but I can get my important deals done online. I got up to a month to find out.

If it happens, I won't be on forums anymore. I still can read though.
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This phone sucks. I need a touch screen phone if I'm gonna have internet.

Got one picked out for tomorrow.
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I upgraded my phone today. Got a 32 gig microSD card and added data. $5 extra I got 1GB of 3G LTE and unlimited after.

May come in handy if I had to dump the cable net. I may not be able to talk much online but I can get my important deals done online. I got up to a month to find out.

If it happens, I won't be on forums anymore. I still can read though.
What carrier are you with? There are some decent deals out there depending on who you go to. My family and I are on Cricket, which is owned by AT&T. We pay $100/month for five lines w/unlimited talk and text and 3GB of data (2G after you cross the 3GB line). It is cheap(er) because of the multiple line discount. If I were by myself the same would cost me $35, base $40 and then a $5 discount for direct pay.

While the cost is the main reason we are with Cricket, the other big reason is the ability to use any unlocked GSM phone, or any AT&T or Cricket phone as well. Everyone in the family has unlocked phones; I have a ZTE Axon 7, my wife has my old Asus Zenfone 2, her mom has my backup Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, my mom has a Blu Dash 5.0, and my sister-in-law has a Blu Studio 6.0HD (not a carrier phone in the bunch).
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My carrier is Walmart Family Mobile (Tmobile). I have unlimited talk, text and data.

My plan is $30 less taxes. I just got another phone, this time with touch screen.

Live and learn.
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Got online and saw my adjusted cable bill. Used to be $108 now $174.

WTF ??

I got on live chat and asked them what the hell fuck? They told me give 'em 24 hrs.

Jeez, idiots.
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