Finally out of contract

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    As the title states I am free from my contract. Paying $160 a month for unlimited with 700 mins and a flip phone for my pops is just outrageous. Gonna get him on a straight talk plan. Am considering either straight talk or T-Mobile depending on how the service is where I live. Any advice on jumping ship to a cheaper service?
     
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    My only advice would be look at the Verizon pre pay option before Straight Talk or T-Mobile.
    When I left Verizon for no contract I went to T-Mobile but my wife stayed with Verizon. She got a sweet deal for her uses and the Verizon network that she is comfortable on.
     
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    I talked to a T-Mobile rep and he's sending me a prepay card for $10 that I can return in 20 days to test out the service in my area so worst case I'll be out $4 for two days worth of service. I've been buying my phones used or outright so I really have no reason to be on with Verizon
     
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    I was pleasantly surprised at how well T-Mobile had improved signal in my area. Another benefit to them is lack of network congestion. They've got a powerful network where there's signal but a small customer base using it compared to big red and big blue.
     
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    Yeah I was also told that service has came a long way in the last few years so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Also loving the no overages they just slow you to 3g speed which is not a big deal
     
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    3G on T-Mobile is much faster than it is on Verizon.
    Where I was surprised was the increase in rural coverage BUT in areas where you're roaming on AT&T data network watch your usage because you will get zapped for overages after a very minuscule roaming allotment.
     
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    Well on the smart phones you can turn off the roaming right? I'm ready to ditch big red so fast. Does T-Mobile buy out contracts? Say do an "upgrade" n score a phone at a discount then have T-Mobile buy it out?
     
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    Yes. Tmo will pay up to $350 per line terminated if you also turn in your phone to them.

    Edit: We just did their free 7 day test drive to confirm their network is good in our area. They send you an iPhone 5S for 7 days to use. They do put a hold on your card for the amount of the phone, but it drops off right away.
     
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    You mean turning in the Verizon phone back to Verizon?
     
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    No, turning it in to Tmo.
     
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    Oh awesome, may be a sweet way to get a turbo for cheap and ditch the big red