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Who is your wireless service provider?
floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-08-01 2:32 pm   Permalink

I am trying out a Verizon phone for a couple of weeks. I am deciding whether or not to switch from Sprint to Verizon. It seems that there are a good number of Verizonites among the Hoitis, and that could be useful in terms of mobile-to-mobile minutes.

Verizon is pretty cool because they let you try out the service for 15 days. If you don't like it or want to change your plan or equipment, you can do so within that time period.

I got the phone with the camera, but I don't know if I really need it. Sprint has a camera phone with a flash on it. The new Verizon one doesn't have that. I couldn't shoot any pix in the Lava Lounge the other night, man!


 
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Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 933
Posted: 2003-08-01 2:46 pm   Permalink

Cary and I are on Verizon - and King Kuke is too.

We're reasonably happy with their service. When my phone stopped working up here in Vegas and I was literally stranded - they replaced my phone for free under the warrantee.


 
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hula hula
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 407
From: da 9th island/ vegas
Posted: 2003-08-01 3:14 pm   Permalink

verizon- there grrrrreeaaat!

 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-08-01 3:36 pm   Permalink

Sprint has raised the cost of their "Vision" plan to $55.00. The website says $50.00, but the guys in the Sprint store told me that it went up to $55.00.

That gives me

300 "anytime minutes"
1000 nighttime and weekend minutes
Unlimited instant messaging AOL and Yahoo
Unlimited web access
Unlimited pictures

Verizon plan
$39.99
400 domestic minutes from anywhere to anywhere with no roaming or long distance charges

It appears that all the bells and whistles relating to web access and pictures are a la carte items and you pay for only the ones you want to use. Picture mail is $2.99 a month and mobile web is $4.99 and month.

With Sprint it looks as if they just charge you for the whole damn thing up front and get it over with.

I've got to find my Verizon propaganda to check out the other costs. Who knows, it may not cost much less in the long run. I am happy with Sprint's reception, etc., and they are first with the newest and niftiest gadgets.


[ This Message was edited by: floratina on 2003-08-01 15:41 ]


 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2367
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-08-01 4:54 pm   Permalink

Sprint has been a good choice for us. We use a dual band phone and pay about $35.00 p/month. Just used it on our trip to DC and it worked great.

 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 1049
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2003-08-01 5:13 pm   Permalink

Verizon for me!



 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-08-01 7:03 pm   Permalink

I took this lovely picture of a Ku (sitting on my desk at work) taken with the camera phone:




[ This Message was edited by: floratina on 2003-08-02 15:54 ]


 
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suicide_sam
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2003-08-01 7:23 pm   Permalink

can you hear me now?

I use Verizon, excellent service on your phone, wether you lose it or it stops working or whatever, they'll have your back.

can you hear me now?


 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-08-01 9:10 pm   Permalink

Good.

I use Verizon, no complaints, they even gave me the last four digits that I requested.
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CruzinTiki
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 215
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: 2003-08-01 9:33 pm   Permalink

AT&T ... no choice, it's my "leash" from my boss. He likes to have 24 hour access to all his managers. You know, for all those floral emergencies.

Recently he went golfing and he said his entire party was standing around on the green, leaning on their golf clubs and talking on their cell phones. I think this phenomenon is getting out of hand!

P.S. I get terrible reception with AT&T. If you're standing behind an anthill you get dropped.
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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 925
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-08-01 9:50 pm   Permalink

Cellular phones are a plot by space aliens to read our thoughts!
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2003-08-01 10:35 pm   Permalink

Tina

Let me say that I despise cell phones, but I finally just got one in April for use on my big road trip adventure to the west coast that month. I got a Sprint phone. First of all, the display in the store said $30 per month. After I signed the papers and commmited to the plan, the person on the customer service line that I had to talk to in order to get activated told me it was $35 - again, this was after it was too late to back out. Not a HUGE deal, but sort of lame. Then, after I got my first bill, I found out there are also $13 worth of taxes per month that no one told me about. So now my bill is almost $50 per month, - if I don't go over my minutes alotment - when I thought I was getting in for $30.

That said, I get coverage almost everywhere.

The voice mail is buggy - some times I get like 5 days worth of messages all arriving at once. Lame.

And - your choice of the camera will do you more good than you think. Knowing you the little bit that I do, I will not hesitate to conjecture that you'll be posting pictures of all of the hoity toities getting hammered on a regular basis, in real time, mere minutes after any given mai tai-induced blackmail situation occurs. That's a good thing for us islanders stuck on the lonely and isloated shores of lake Michigan.



 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-08-01 11:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-08-01 21:50, Atomic Cocktail wrote:
Cellular phones are a plot by space aliens to read our thoughts!


They know our thoughts,they just want to trace us, where we are thinkin em.


 
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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2003-08-02 12:23 am   Permalink

Z-Girl and I are both on Verizon - we love it! I used to have AT&T and I agree with CruzinTiki: the quality was so poor that I could literally lose reception simply by turning around! I don't think I've ever lost a call with Verizon.

 
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Futura Girl
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 933
Posted: 2003-08-02 12:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-08-01 23:58, Unga Bunga wrote:
Quote:

On 2003-08-01 21:50, Atomic Cocktail wrote:
Cellular phones are a plot by space aliens to read our thoughts!


They know our thoughts,they just want to trace us, where we are thinkin em.



yes actually, it was a cost effective solution for them. no longer do they have to ndo nocturnal abductions and implant sensors in our arms.


 
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