Phones and Apps : Are Cell Phones and Plans too Expensive?

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Are Cell Phones and Plans too Expensive?

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  2. no

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  3. not sure

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  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    I've heard many folk complaining about how expensive cell phones / plans are.

    Some have said that the phone companies are gouging folk ... do you agree?

    I have an inexpensive cell phone and plan ... and they deliver ... inexpensively ... :)

    What about you ... are the prices, phones ... cost to have a phone ... too much?

    I figure, how can they be too much, when children have them too!?

    Whatcha think?

    Please vote in the poll above, and leave your comments below.

    Thanks!

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  2. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Pay phones don't even exist anymore ... i don't believe ... and many folk have given up their traditional "land line" for their cell phone. So lots of folk (including children) have, want, and need cell phones, making for quite a lucrative market ... i'd imagine.

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    yes the plan can be high but they also have the unlimited plan which
    many people are giving up the contracts for these new plans
    children have they most in the family bundle or plan where you can
    get up to 3 or 4 phones

    Only in some places you might find a city based payphone and most
    of them don't work or now require a card not money coins
    cells have taken over it's all like a matrix, and today if you don't have
    one is like you still stuck in a old tyme zone being left behind in this world

    contracts they bind you in for two years and lock it your rates jump
    paying like $243.00 and some even more but now these plans and
    reloadable cards give people relief you have the

    pay as you go plan mintues like 3 cent to 5 cent a min.

    you get the 30.00 plan of..... so many minutes unlimited weekends

    the 50.00 plan of unlimited text/calls/web plan is a great value pack
    nearly everyone i know have switch the this .............free mobile to mobile

    now they have the phone with the little computer in it

    Phone cost they can range from 300.00 up to 699.00

    you can now go in the Dollar store and buy a phone 9.99 get a 20.00 card
    and you talking

    But i still say they cost for a good phone is too high costly
     
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    I think the plans are reasonably priced but the phones are rediculous, especially when they are first released. My service offers an unlimited time/internet/text for $80 for the first phone then $40 bucks for the next one. I know there are some unlimited plans out there that are less than that, but in my area, this service is the most dependable in rural areas as well as anywhere I travel throughout the nation without having to worry about roaming charges. I haven't had a "land line" in roughly 5 years and with this service, no matter how often I used my phone, surf the web, send text messages, or travel, my telephone expense is a constant.

    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S which is a great phone, but cost me over $300 when It first came out. A few days ago, I got my son one for $49 plus a $50 mail in rebate. Of course I had to obligate myself to a 2 year contract. I hate contracts for phone service.
     
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    In the U.S, yep. I'd gladly trade in subsidized phone prices for better plans with no contracts. Unfortunately, this isn't just for cellphones. We pay too much for a lot of telecom services.
     
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    i have heard that in other countries the service is much more advanced......
     
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    I think it's more an issue of regulation and a lack of competition.
     
  8. Light

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    I come from the tech industry ... beware what you dont know can hurt you...

    Nothing much more than a walkie talkie and a few additivez ...

    knowledge is key ...

    But back to the story at hand...

    Pluzz be careful of cellphone companiez that give away your PHONE NUMBER to other companiezzz WHILE YOU ARE PAYING THEM ohhhh yezzz they take many liberitez that they should not...

    If some one complainz heck just fire the kid hire a new one or say you disciplined the bugger...

    Take a look at your bill you will find taxes for building roadz and school bus operationz there are a plethora of additivez when you read the fine print

    And alll the negativez or restrictionz they all fall upon guess who ...

    That right you

    Trust me the knowledge theze people have over you makez them arrogant and they love nothing more than playing people and laughing becauze many people are very simple or dont read the fine print ...

    If there is a lot of fine print it is most likely not worth it.....

    It meanz they are nervous or hidding some ting ....

    Much love and light to all....
     
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    LOL yes they do
     
  10. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I don't like cell phones...I have a pre-paid phone, but I usually don't even have it in service. I only use it if I find myself needing it.

    If I do have it on I'll pay $60 for unlimited service (voice and text)
     
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