Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Very happy with Verizon and no issues with dropped calls ever. My iPad is tied into my phone for $10/mo so I am always able to access no matter where I am unless I don't have phone serive - it was great even in Italy! Unlimited calls, roaming, and texts

Feb 14, 2016 12:19 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I really like my "Total Wireless" through Walmart. $35.00 a month for unlimited text and talk. 2MB data (I think but I never use my data anyway) and it uses Verison and AT&T towers so I always have good coverage.

Feb 14, 2016 11:12 AM
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Yes moving away from att is a wise move, in my survey this past summer, Verizon was the clear winner.

Feb 14, 2016 06:23 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Praful. I don't use any Apple products, have been using Samsung for many years along with Verizon for many years and have no plans on changing.

Feb 14, 2016 04:26 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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When I switched to T-Mobile, I got a much better plan for a lot less than I was paying AT&T. 

Feb 14, 2016 02:07 PM
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I use verizon because it has the best coverage (by far) in our area.  Sometimes shopping around helps you get the best deal.

Feb 14, 2016 11:10 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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I also have AT&T  Thoughts of changing cross my mind too.  Best advantage .. you can carry your own number to a new provider.  Will check back for other responses.

Feb 14, 2016 11:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I moved from att to tmobile, got new phones and pay less for the sale service( unlimited all). 

Feb 14, 2016 03:48 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Praful,

Do what you feel serves you best.  A

Feb 14, 2016 02:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Praful, I'm a big fan of the bulk resellers like Virgin Mobile, Smart Talk, etc.  You pay about half the cost or less, buy the phone out right and have no contract.  I cut my sprint bill from $120 to $35 by switching to Virgin Mobile many years ago.  Just changed to Google's Project Fi network and one of their new phones.  Can't imagine going back to the main carriers ever again.

Feb 14, 2016 11:21 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I switched from AT&T about 7 years ago to T-Mobile. I'd had enough of their non-existent customer service, high fees, etc. Just drove 3 minutes down the road to T-Mobile and voila! all done... and saved at least $100/month at the end of the day. One reason I like T-Mobile is their ability to "service" me when I'm overseas.

Feb 14, 2016 09:05 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I still use Verizon. I don;tthink it's good to jump around. ATT has lots of dropped calles in this area, and others are even worse. What I did was, I went to ATT and bought another phone and got the pre-paid service so I could compare it to Verizon. I found ATT was ok in most cases, but the signal wasn't as strong in mountains. It might have gotten better since then, but I don't see any reason to switch from Verizon.

Feb 14, 2016 08:55 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Praful.  I had Verizon a couple of years ago.  Should have stayed with them.  I have AT&T now, the contract will be up in December, I'm switching back to Verizon.  I did however I am taking note of Bob "RealMan" Timm and will check out the plan.  The only issue there is the amount of data.  So I'll probably go back to Verizon and stay there.  

Feb 14, 2016 08:05 PM
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Wayne Martin
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I am with AT&T currently but may have to consider alternatives in the near future!

Feb 14, 2016 07:44 PM
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 Good morning Praful Thakkar . I don't know. I know that there is a cell phone war going on. I'm contemplating on going back to a simple flip phone.

Feb 14, 2016 05:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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not sure anymore

 

Feb 14, 2016 12:32 PM
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ATT family plan, unlimited data. $126 for 3 phones. Can use it overseas in some countries ,,,

Feb 14, 2016 12:21 PM
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Price, quality and availability of service area coverage and customer service are some areas of consideration.

Feb 14, 2016 11:54 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I switched to verizon awhile back from AT&T. Service was bad there and the price was higher. of course you can keep your number and so far I am satisified. Coverage is better also.

Feb 14, 2016 11:51 AM
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Linda Guess
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I use Sprint.  I pay $300. a month for 4 phones with shared 1500 minutes during business hours, unlimited evenings and weekends, unlimited data, text nd internet on the phone.  I also, had a MIFI that I could take anywhere and have internet on any computer.  The MIFI was $50 a month.  The coverage is good anywhere I go.

Feb 14, 2016 11:42 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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verizon has the best coverage.  I'm staying with them.  If I have to pay retail for my phone, I will.

Feb 14, 2016 11:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful Thakkar I have Verizon and am very pleased with the coverage. I got a free iPhone last year for signing a two year contract. The only thing I dislike is they keep sneaking up the monthly fee. Every time they give you something, you better read the fine print.

Feb 14, 2016 10:31 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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What Jeff Dowler CRS said....except for the part about Italy! 

Feb 14, 2016 09:53 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
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If the coverages were all the same I would concider changing for price; the phone is 80% a cost of doing business so a write of.

Feb 14, 2016 09:44 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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I have had Sprint for a decade and am quite happy with their service and pricing. In the past the downfll was driving in very rurl areas to get a drop call, but theses days that does not happen any longer

Feb 14, 2016 09:19 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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I have AT&T .

Feb 14, 2016 08:36 PM
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Verizon is the best service in our area. I get discounts for various packages.  Very happy with it.

Feb 14, 2016 07:48 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Praful,
In our hilly terrain the company with the best coverage gets my business.

Feb 16, 2016 11:05 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I use Sprint. The service is very reliable in my mountain area. Just ask those that use ATT and Verizon. 

Feb 15, 2016 08:44 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Might depend of service - e.g. in my area Verizon works, but AT&T does not (we have a Microcell in our home). $1K sounds very steep.

Feb 15, 2016 04:43 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Use Verizon. But all the programs and terms are constantly changing so it is your choice.

Feb 15, 2016 01:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We use Verizon and have not tried to change even though it is too expensive.

Feb 15, 2016 12:09 AM
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Richard Weeks
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I think it depends on the indiviual and the plan.  I've had mine since 2007 and see no reason to change.

Feb 14, 2016 10:44 PM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I'm with Verizon. Its the only service that works in the majority of the locations I go to during the day.  I'm in a hilly rural area.  I wish I could get a cheaper provider, but the plans sold at Walmart don't work well outside the city.  I'm too cheap to buy a phone, I just get the best free phone I can find.

Feb 14, 2016 10:32 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think you can do better. I get a phone for $19 (2 years) $30 for unlimited data & $30 calls & text with Sprint.  

AT&T has bad service in my area with too many dead zones.

Used to have Virgin Mobile but they didn't have enough phones to choose from. You have to pay upfront for the phone & then $45 or $55 per mo after that.

The more data that you use on your phone will make you realize that with Virgin, Total Wireless & a few others you are a 'secondary' customer. So Virgin goes thru Sprint but Sprint customers go first on the network making your phone slower or only offering 3G instead of 4G.  It's ok as long as you know that you won't be 'burning' crazy speed.

Feb 14, 2016 10:23 PM