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How Many Minutes Do You Use Per Month?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by Gamer03, Dec 10, 2004.

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Which category of minutes do you do most of your talking in?

  1. Anytime Minutes

    23 vote(s)
    35.4%
  2. Night and Weekend Minutes

    24 vote(s)
    36.9%
  3. Mobile-to-Mobile Minutes

    27 vote(s)
    41.5%
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  1. Gamer03

    Gamer03 Technology Aficionado
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    Expanded Topic information (edited from original topic for the poll):

    Which category of minutes do you do most of your talking in?
     
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  2. Andy

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    I mostly use M2M minutes, that during the day, especially during rush hour on my way home. All in all I use anywhere from 2500-4500 minutes per month.
     
  3. ehcruzan

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    My current usage is usually 200 of my 500 anytime minutes between my wife and I. I used to use almost all, however the 7pm N&W option and a reduction in my computer freelancing due to an addition to the family changed that. Starting January, I will be on the F&F Family Plan with 800 minutes as I added a 3rd line and expect to resume a fraction my previous workload. As for N&W and PCS to PCS, I use approximately 1,000 PCS-PCS and 1500 N&W.
     
  4. xikle

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    Usually I use mostly anytime and N & W minutes, because most of the people I talk to aren't with the same carrier I use or I'm calling them their landline. I usually use most all of my anytime minutes and some amount of night and weekend minutes.
     
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  5. Fire14

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    I am now seeing my M2M increase & my N&W and Anytime mins decrease with the merger.
     
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    I use more anytime minutes, as my cell phones are my only phones.
     
  7. Matt

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    about 1/2 of my minutes are m2m.
     
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  8. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    I use between 500-900 minutes per month... although now that I've cut the cord does the cell phone I use for my "home" phone count? Pretty much, that line is used for incoming calls and local calls only. My T-Mobile line is used for long distance but mostly just for calls between my wife and I, which is all mobile to mobile.
     
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  9. Jodi

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    I tend to use about 300 of my 400 anytime minutes monthly.

    My M2M minutes range about 400-600 minutes a month as most of my friends and family also have VZW so if they call me, then they know we have the unlimited time to "gab."

    N/W minutes I don't use as much...The friends I have on M2M I see on the weekends, so we're not calling each other...LOL
     
  10. NYCDru

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    I tend to use between 150 and 300 AT minutes and anywere between 500 and 1500 M2M minutes. Most people I call are "IN" and i call them on there cell. I realy don't spend much time one the phone at all. More IM and face to face.
     
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    I don't use Minutes anymore.

    On the prepaids, it's either Units or Dollars. :biggrin:

    But on the old Cingular postpaid plan, THAT used Minutes... No set Minutes per month, but I used less than an hour per month. At .39/Minute, it added up.

    It took Cingular's refusal to activate a new line on the same rate plan referenced above (at $10.99/month) to realize how much money I was wasting on postpaid service.
     
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    With the merger my M2M usage has gone up considerably because most people I know use AT&T. However, it still doesn't beat the amount of N&W minutes I use. Normally, I put about 900 N&W, 300 M2M and about 400 Daytime minutes in my bill.
     
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    I now use about 500 minutes, mostly m2m. Before I got the unlimited pda data plan, I used about 2000, mostly mou data usage.
     
  14. WiggyFife

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    I use mainly M2M Minutes on IN. My whole calling-circle is pretty much on VZW.
     
  15. azcellphonejunkie

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    On T-Mobile:
    Usually 500-600 Anytime
    1500-2000 Mobile-Mobile
    500 Weekend

    On Nextel:
    500-800 Anytime
    Under 100 N/W
    50-75 Direct Connnect-mostly because they are charged by the second, so muiltiple calls can still be under 1 minute combined...
     
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  16. Shizam76

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    200-350 anytime minutes (vary's each month)
    300 M2M
    400-500 N&W

    I have always used more N&W than anything. Most people I talk to have different carriers, so the only M2M I get are from the second line on my account which the girlfriend has.
     
  17. MSE Environmental

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    My business has two phones through Alltel. Our business plan gives us:

    3000 Anytime Minutes (Total Freedom)
    600 Free Incoming
    Free M2M in our footprint (which is a huge area)
    Free M2Office in our footprint
    Free Nights and Weekends in footprint
    2400 M2M and M2Office outside the footprint
    2400 Nights and Weekends outside the footprint
    Mobile Web Access and Email
    $175.00 per month

    We usually are well over the 3000 minutes each month, but with the free M2M and M2O, we have never gone over. These phones are our primary business lines , so we need a lot of minutes.

    I can't imagine we could get a better deal anywhere else.
     
  18. kranium007

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    I have an employee demo line now. good thing too because last month i used 2297 out of my 3000 peak minutes. i dont get N&W or Mob to Mob. just 3000 minutes.
     
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    I average about 1000-1100 peak, 200-300 in, and about 1000 off peak a month.
     
  20. ZaphodB

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    I use about 1800 minutes a month; slightly less than half are "IN", slightly less than half are anytime minutes, and the remainder are N&W. I hardly ever use N&W, especially since VZW count "IN" before they count N&W (not that it matters, since they're both free and unlimited).
     
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  21. azcellphonejunkie

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    This is interesting since from what I can tell, T-Mobile counts the N/W minutes before Mobile-Mobile. It always seems that when i talk to my T-Mobile friends on the weekends, it counts towards those minutes, not mobile-to-mobile. Maybe someone can verify this as well.
     
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    That's right. They list it in the fine print in their adveritsing as well.
     
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  23. agentHibby

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    200/300 anytime
    800/3000 off peak
    0 In Network
     
  24. twopiece

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    Most of the people I call are on VZW, maybe 2-3 on Sprint, and 1 on ATTWS (or I should say Cingular). M2M takes a big chunk of my minutes.
     
  25. azcellphonejunkie

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    It's not a big deal to me at all, since I have unlimited of both, but like I said, it is interesting as to why they do that. When I was with Sprint, I had 500 mobile-mobile minutes and 3000 n/w minutes. With them, when you talked to people with Sprint, even on night and weekends, it would deduct from the mobile-mobile bucket. Strange that they do it differently.
     
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    When I first read this thread, I thought "how can agentHibby not be talking to anyone on Verizon?" However, in thinking about it, I don't have 1 person that I call on a regular basis that has Verizon! Most are Sprint, a bunch on AT&T, and the rest are T-Mobile.
     
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    I talk to many people on their Verizon Wireless phone and many that should be, but can't in Iowa.
     
  28. KevinJames

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    I found this thread interesting only because just 2 days as I was "closing the books" for 2004, I decided to perform an analysis of my family's cell usage.

    Examining the bills for the past 6 months, I found that:

    Most time used is peak-time minutes for both my wife & I.

    My wife runs her own business and lists her cell phone as her business number, so I put her on a plan with twice the minutes I have for my phone.

    Mine: (in minutes)
    _____High: 256
    __Average: 149
    _____Low: 82

    Wife: (in minutes)
    _____High: 598
    __Average: 458
    _____Low: 357
     
  29. bobolito

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    This past month I used nearly 3000 minutes. Of course most of them were M2M and N&W. Only about 450 of them were Peak.
     
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  30. Gamer03

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    Wow bobolito. I don't think I will ever use that many minutes. :rolleyes:

    Most of my friends have Sprint, Verizon, Alltel, or Cingular.
     
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