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US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: mspace
Date: January 17, 2023 05:13PM
Tasked with finding a cheaper phone plan for a friend - her and 2 kids (3 lines).

The only thing I'm finding for her area that's significantly less than what she's paying now ($107)
is Red Pocket and US Mobile.

Anybody have thoughts to share re: these 2 companies?

Thanks!
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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 17, 2023 05:28PM
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mspace
Tasked with finding a cheaper phone plan for a friend - her and 2 kids (3 lines).

The only thing I'm finding for her area that's significantly less than what she's paying now ($107)
is Red Pocket and US Mobile.

Anybody have thoughts to share re: these 2 companies?

Thanks!

My wife and I use redpocket which comes to about $20/month when we pay annually. I forget how much data we have 8GB/month? Can the kids be trained to monitor their data usage?

Anyway, the only problem one might have with the service is being on lower tier service. They now operate like the airline industry, prioritizing customers based on how much they pay. There have been a few occasions where I've had full bars but load nothing. I don't know thats whats happening but its my best explanation.



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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: mspace
Date: January 17, 2023 05:35PM
The "kids" are young adults. I'm trying to get her last 6 months of statements from xfinity to see what the average use is for all of them.

While I can probably fit them into something cheaper (good), I am con corned about the lower quality service (bad).
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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: January 17, 2023 05:59PM
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mspace
Tasked with finding a cheaper phone plan for a friend - her and 2 kids (3 lines).

The only thing I'm finding for her area that's significantly less than what she's paying now ($107)
is Red Pocket and US Mobile.

Anybody have thoughts to share re: these 2 companies?

Thanks!

I just switched to a pooled plan on US Mobile (Verizon) from Visible (Verizon)

$9/line for unlimited talk/text.

Data is in a shared pool for $2/GB...so my 5GB/month data pool is $10.

Doesn't roll over, but you can top-up if your kids use up that month's data.

Hotspot included on pooled plans.

Any changes to the data bucket take effect on the next billing date.

Taxes/fees here are only $0.48/line on a pooled plan.

So three lines here with that 5GB data would be (3 x $9.48) + $10 = $38.44.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2023 06:02PM by Bill in NC.
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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 17, 2023 06:09PM
three lines on Visible would be $90. how does their service break down on Xfinity? Not all lines on Xfinity have to have the same plan. for the most part i was fine on the $10 1GB a month plan which I think is now $15.



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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: mspace
Date: January 17, 2023 09:23PM
Everything is unlimited for the xfinity account, all lines.
So far last month, 2 accounts used 2gb each, the third used 17gb.

I’m hoping to see what the six month average is to make some recommendations re: types of plans to keep each person happy.
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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 18, 2023 12:44AM
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mspace
Everything is unlimited for the xfinity account, all lines.
So far last month, 2 accounts used 2gb each, the third used 17gb.

I’m hoping to see what the six month average is to make some recommendations re: types of plans to keep each person happy.

IIRC, unlimited with Xfinity is $45 and the 3 GB plan is $30. my memory must be off if you say their current total for 3 unlimited is $107 but my point is to check if there is anything to be gained by switching the lower data users to the by the gig plan.



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Re: US Mobile . . .?
Posted by: mspace
Date: January 18, 2023 07:46AM
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graylocks
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mspace
Everything is unlimited for the xfinity account, all lines.
So far last month, 2 accounts used 2gb each, the third used 17gb.

I’m hoping to see what the six month average is to make some recommendations re: types of plans to keep each person happy.

IIRC, unlimited with Xfinity is $45 and the 3 GB plan is $30. my memory must be off if you say their current total for 3 unlimited is $107 but my point is to check if there is anything to be gained by switching the lower data users to the by the gig plan.

That’s what I’m looking at. Also want to make sure that I’m recommending ok companies, if they want to switch.
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