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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. rich6880

    rich6880 Senior Member
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    I use about 1000-1200 minutes a month. I use most of my 300 anytime minutes sparingly and must avoid, prime time, calling toward the end of the billing cycle.
     
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  2. Shizam76

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    How many do you use Gamer.....what is your breakdown? M2M...anytime, NW, etc...
     
  3. Gamer03

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    I share 700 minutes with my sister so here is the breakdown (on average):

    Anytime:
    Me: 150 minutes
    My sister: 200 minutes

    Off-Peak (Starting @ 7 pm):
    Me: 147 minutes
    My sister: 211 minutes

    PCS to PCS Minutes:
    Me: 392 PCS to PCS
    My sister: 386 PCS to PCS
     
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  4. wgray8231

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    Looks like you've got a lot more minutes than you can use? Is this an average or just the most recent?
     
  5. Gamer03

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    This is the most recent bill.

    Last month, we used 600 minutes out of the 700 anytime.

    We usually have around 75-125 minutes left at the end of the billing month. ;)
     
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  6. Andy

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    Well I still have one week to go in my billing cycle and I've already used 2987 minutes so far this month(no data if that's what you're wondering ;) ).
     
  7. Gamer03

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    Wow!!!

    That is a lot of minutes.

    I don't think we could ever use that many in one month. ;)
     
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  8. azcellphonejunkie

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    Nice Andy! I'm at 1000 half way through the month. I talk a lot to my fiance and we love having free talking to everyone on the Cingular network now. The change has really been for the better!
     
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  9. Andy

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    Did the change also increase your use of minutes since you can now call more people whenever you feel like it, even though you might not know what to talk about?
     
  10. azcellphonejunkie

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    :) Kindof, I am able to talk to more people whenever, versus just talking to them on the weekends now. It was mainly a family thing since my fiance and I are in Arizona, her family is in Colorado and Texas, and my family is in Minnesota and California.

    I am actually convincing people to come over to Cingular now since they have done me so right. I love the fact that they have rollover minutes and the plans are great for what we need, a very nice combo!
     
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    Very Happy w/ VZW IN Calling

    I use about 1500 Minutes a month total, less than 400 of those being considered "Peak" usage.

    Suprisingly, I find that many of the minutes I ue on the weekends are in-net and off-peak.
     
  12. azcellphonejunkie

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    I find this a lot too. I think it goes back to having to talk to people on weekends for so long, that the weekend time is when people like to talk more because they have time and are used to talking at this time.
     
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  13. Andy

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    Last billing month I used:
    Peak: 258
    OffPeak/Night:1071
    Weekend:821
    Peak IN Calling:1144
    Off Peak IN Calling: 385

    TOTAL: 3679 minutes.

    :)
    Andy
     
  14. azcellphonejunkie

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    That is an impressive total Andy! I sometimes get close to 3000 with my M2M minutes, but it is rare. I have 8 days left in my billing cycle and between my fiance and I, we have only used 2200 minutes combined. Looks like it will take both of us to get to 3000 this month!
     
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    It's amazing what you can do with only 400 peak minutes a month....
     
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    Yes-you are absolutely right! Imagine, paying $39.99 and using over 1400 peak minutes(including IN Calling).
    But I have a Fam Share line with 4 lines and 1000 peak to share :)
     
  17. azcellphonejunkie

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    You know, I never thought of it that way. I guess using over 1000 peak minutes but not having to pay for them because they are M2M really is a steal huh!
     
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    Maybe......but all carriers have it so everyone is "stealing" more minutes than their plan outlines. ;)
     
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    In all seriousness, they don't pay much of anything for calls that stay within the network. If you remember back to cellular in the mid 90's, there was a time when some carriers offered free mobile to mobile calling, albeit a small amount of time. It then changed to where they didn't offer it, and then are not back to having it.

    I don't think they are upset about offering it, it gives people a reason to choose thier service over someone else if they can call friends/family/co-workers for no additional charge!
     
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  20. Gamer03

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    That's true....I was just saying that now everyone offers it....but people are looking for the most minutes and phone prices...I look for everything. :)
     
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  21. azcellphonejunkie

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    I gotcha :)
     
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  22. Fire14

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    Having M2M is a good deal for us as well as the Carriers, they have nothing to lose when all calls on on there network only & when you don't use all your plan mins they actually make money off your plan since you don't usually go near your Anytime Min. allotment. At least this is for the average user & not people that do use almost all there mins every month.
     
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    With this in mind, how costly is it for VZW if I call, for instance, a BellSouth land line as opposed to another VZW customer? I am still using bandwidth. In fact, twice the bandwidth if I call another VZW customer. Or, is it as simple as VZW has to pay BellSouth for the call, whereas they don't have to pay themselves if I call in network?
     
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    That is they way I understand it, They won't need to use a landline or pay someone for the use of it, since it's just using the radio bandwidth, and since they already own the bandwidth, there is no cost to use it.
     
  25. azcellphonejunkie

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    The call doesn't go through the POTS lines, but rather from one cell tower to another. No need to go through the main switches at the landline company in your area...
     
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    I am on a family share plan with 3 other people, my mom, sister and Aunt we get 1000 AT minutes a mounth and unlimted M2M and N&W. I use M2M and N&W minutes most the time so I do'nt really pay attention to those minutes. but I use about 400 AT minutes a month on average myself.
     
  27. NYCDru

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    Last bill cycle for the first time in a LONG time I went over my anytime minutes. Only by about ten minutes but still, it hurts.
     
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    600-1000 Anytime minutes per month. Its my only phone, and plus, we have unlimited minutes inside our coverage area. And unlimited nationwide long distance.
     
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  29. KevinJames

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    Good gravey, who resurrected this thread?

    Just changed to a "family" plan, 1100 minutes, free mobile-2-mobile, rollover. It is probably more than we need (wife & I) but with her residential & office cleaning business she spends a lot of time talking to customers. (Which annoys me to no end--we're at the movies on the weekend and her clients are calling her.)
     
  30. ComicalMoodyDan

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    I just downloaded my Cingular bill and I used the following amount of minutes on this billing cycle:

    Peak: 388
    Mobile to Mobile: 715
    Night & Weekend: 3,524

    Total Minutes: 4,627
     

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