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Discussion in 'Northeastern US Wireless Forum' started by IWANTTOKNOW, Aug 27, 2002.

  1. IWANTTOKNOW

    IWANTTOKNOW New Member

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    My name is Manny
    I live in NYC

    I never had a cell, and now is the time to get one. They are very important to have especially when you have 2 jobs and go to school (like myself). I'm looking for a plan under $30 dollars. I'm not a heavy user so I know I don't need one of those $40+ plans. Please tell me what is the best deal out there, because like I said I'm totally new at this and I don't want to make the wrong decision.

    Your advise is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Xcoolrising122X

    Xcoolrising122X New Member

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    If I were you I would go w/ voicestream/t-mobile since you are in the NYC area and they have really good plans. BUt you gotta ask some of the vets out there cuz they probably know more bout all this. Some would also recommend verizon too. I think in NYC you really can't go wrong with MOST companies.
     
  3. njsvrzncdma

    njsvrzncdma i cant stop the ringing..
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    right now the best plans are with cingular if your in the nyc area. as far as service goes cingular and verizon will rate about the same. i've had voicestream and gave it back in a week. now this was after changing the phone 3 times cause i thought that it was the phone. my advice go check out cingular or verizon. see which plan will work best for you.
     
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  4. IdiOTeQnoLogY

    IdiOTeQnoLogY Bronze Senior Member
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    if you didnt thing voicestream worked for you cingular will not be any better coverage wise as for now they are sharing voicestreams towers thus coverage should be identical. in the city sprint and verizon are the best. i have heard nextel is good too though.
     
  5. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
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    njscngulrgsm, NYC customers subscribing to Cingular will be using Voicestream's system so coverage quality will be the same with either one. Verizon is rated #1 in NYC. Highly recommended. Their plans are very good too.
     
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  6. EasyE

    EasyE Junior Member
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    No carrier has 100% blanket coverage or perfect service. But Verizon comes closer than any of the others, and really does come close to 100% signal blanket, especially inthe NY Metro area.

    CDMA technology has the greatest bandwidth, meaning fewest dropped calls. Only Sprint and Verizon offer CDMA here. Sprint is spotty if you leave the City proper, and has no analog fallback ability without paying thru the nose. In fact, you'll be paying thru the nose to use - VERIZON'S analog system!

    Go with Verizon, and sleep well at night
     
  7. chefofthefuture

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    In theory. In practice, "It Depends." When I had Sprint, I had far more dropped calls and missed calls than I do with ATT.
     
  8. ComicalMoodyDan

    ComicalMoodyDan Gold Senior Member
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    From what I can tell Cingular (GSM) has the best plans around your price range for NYC. Granted since Cingular is GSM in NYC you will get more limited coverage, but if you stick to the city my guess is you should be fine. Check them out at the links below.

    Cingular NY

    Cingular Wireless
     
  9. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    TNDan 21 is right Cingular is a good choice in NYC since they share Voicestreams towers

    For $29.99 You get there national prefered plan with 300 dayime minutes and 1000 night and weekend minutes

    Jack
     
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  10. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    Or with Voicestream you get the same anytime minutes but unlimited weekend minutes

    Jack
     
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  11. dobby10

    dobby10 Senior Member
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    Jack, on Voicestreams $30 you get 200 minutes + Unlimited weekend + 500 (Text Messages) or 1 mb (Data)
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Twin girls!
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    That should be switching to 250 or 300 on 9/3 when the rebranding completes, I think......
     
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  13. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
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    Sorry about that... BUT in my area Cleveland Ohio it is 300 minutes for either $29.99 plan

    Jack
     
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