Good article on contract vs prepaid

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    So You Want to Switch to Pre-Paid? My Experience in Dropping the Big Carriers ? Droid Life

    ^ Like him I ponder the jump. Let's face it who wants to be stuck on a 2 yr contract avg 100+ a month for service. But having tried prepaid like virgin mobile and boost it is just hard to imagine switching. We are spoiled with LTE speeds and the big dogs know it.
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    Since I personally am on Wi-Fi 99% of the time, being able to make a reliable phone call takes precedence over LTE by far. The other smartphone in the family uses Wi-Fi more than I do and the other 2 text and call only, no mobile data usage at all.
    Phones that last more than a month and dependable phone/text ability trump every other need in my family.

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    Good point I think it is mainly based on how a person uses his/her device. Having lte speeds make doing my job at times easy and at other times I have mobile data off because I do not need it. But you are right that reliability is very important. Rare do we need to make a call in an emergency but when we do it helps to feel confident to know that your device will hold a call.
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    I write that because the author of the article needed data over phone calls.
    My family still lives in the stone age of phone calls and texts vs Tweets and Check ins
    If not for Tapatalk I'd not communicate over a data network either for the most part
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    the internet lets you contact people for free in so many ways, but my ego wants me to have a phone number for whatever reason.
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