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RE: No cheap cell providers in the US?
I pay $0.0002(USD) per text :P.
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@Djdannyp: Really? Link? I only get unlimited texts for 10..

http://www.e2save.com/contract-phone/Samsung+S523...gi26qm0pcrjbqt3pa3

there's a similar offer (albeit on Orange, not O2)....just what I could find from looking in 2 seconds

Mine was a second contract though and I got it over the phone by turning down a new handset and asking for a better deal on the contract.  But get a deal like that to start with, then turn down the handset when it comes to getting a new contract and see what deal they'll give you without it
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I pay $0.0002(USD) per text :P.
Not bad! How does the rest of your plan look?
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01-08-2010 02:23 PM
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I pay $0.0002(USD) per text :P.
Not bad! How does the rest of your plan look?
Post paid. Calls at $0.01 per minute. Free intra-carrier calls. <$1 Monthly Rental. :D
01-08-2010 03:04 PM
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India, here I come!
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RE: No cheap cell providers in the US?
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@Djdannyp: Really? Link? I only get unlimited texts for 10..

http://www.e2save.com/contract-phone/Samsung+S523...gi26qm0pcrjbqt3pa3

there's a similar offer (albeit on Orange, not O2)....just what I could find from looking in 2 seconds

Mine was a second contract though and I got it over the phone by turning down a new handset and asking for a better deal on the contract.  But get a deal like that to start with, then turn down the handset when it comes to getting a new contract and see what deal they'll give you without it
carphonewarehouse now sucks tbh, when they first started doing the (hidden) online deals, you could get contracts that cost nothing and the expensive one's were like 2.99. The best one i got was 1000mins & 1000texts on 3, with a free nokia (fairly good model as well). 30 a month, 30 a month auto cash back, now its all shitty phones and 10/20+ a month, and stupid long contracts
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carphonewarehouse now sucks tbh, when they first started doing the (hidden) online deals, you could get contracts that cost nothing and the expensive one's were like 2.99. The best one i got was 1000mins & 1000texts on 3, with a free nokia (fairly good model as well). 30 a month, 30 a month auto cash back, now its all shitty phones and 10/20+ a month, and stupid long contracts

Couldn't agree more.

British mobile phone contracts are slowly getting more expensive and even worse. I'm with 3 at the moment. A company that don't seem to care about their existing customers - only the new ones.

I called up my the local guys at 3 (India) to get the internet on my phone (an extra 4.99 per month) and I was forced to have it for two months. Which was fair enough as I thought I'd need it more than I actually did - turned out I cancelled it after the two months. Anyway, I digress. Little did I know that with the contract I am on, I should be getting unlimited internet for free anyway. Turns out it's only for new customers who are paying the same as I am and for less time.

At the moment just for my package I've paid a total of 609 since August '07. Including an estimated 1 for picture messages, internet usage etc but not for any add-ons that I purchased.

Why am I so annoyed? The reason is simple. It's a well known fact that it's cheaper to keep an existing customer than it is to seek a new customer so they should be letting me know when I'm eligible for free texts, free calls and so on and so forth. Instead the only thing they care about is making me pay the same price for fewer privileges than newer customers and then get all concerned when I don't want to renew my contract. Which, by the way, I'm not going to do.

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...which seems impossible?
not really, it'll just be round up
Yeah I know, but say it was rounded to 0.01, that's still 10x cheaper than the average text message in the UK.
and? uk is a rip off!

In australia, the base rate is like AU$0.25 per text. It is rather outrageous, which is why unlimited text plans are extremely popular.
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RE: No cheap cell providers in the US?
Same here alot of people have a text plan. In fact providers usually encourage plans like it.
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Same here alot of people have a text plan. In fact providers usually encourage plans like it.
It costs them nothing to send a text, as it's using the same line as other people or something.

I'm sure someone could insert the interesting facts here.
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