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Old 07-31-2005, 08:27 PM
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Cell Phone Service

Fido (which is a company in Canada) offers for $25 a month, 1000 "evening" minutes (like 7pm - 8am) and weekends, and 100 anytime minutes, but unlimited incoming calls. Do you know a company here in the USA that does that? Also, I think $25 in Canada is less in the US...
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:39 PM
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What the hell...'unlimited incoming calls'??

So on some US networks you have to pay to receive calls?

Thought that was phased out in the 80's lol.

I never ever use all my free minutes, use all me free txts though
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:41 PM
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Nah unlimited incoming calls is like it doesn't use up your minutes, so you can just call someone and be like "call me back on my cell phone" and it'll only use 1 minute of your minutes.

BTW, $25 CAD is $20 USD
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 08:51 PM
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I took that for granted too - that it doesn't use your minutes up.

Think mine is £19.99 a month with 1000 mins and 200 txts free, something like that.

Do phones in America use sim cards then?
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 09:26 PM
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Yah, we use sim cards as well. You get that unlimited incoming calls too? If there were cheaper plans that did that here I'd do that, but the cheapest is through nextel and its like $60 a month
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 10:03 PM
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Yeah man, no network in the UK charges you to receive a call, doesnt take minutes from you or anything. Thought everywhere was like that.
 
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Old 07-31-2005, 11:05 PM
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Nah I wish. All in the US take the minutes from your service for incoming/outgoing calls. Nextel doesn't though.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:31 AM
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Yeah man, no network in the UK charges you to receive a call, doesnt take minutes from you or anything. Thought everywhere was like that.
Really? Never even heard of that.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:55 AM
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Nah I wish. All in the US take the minutes from your service for incoming/outgoing calls. Nextel doesn't though.
hehe that kinda sucks, we have some OK deals here in Australia. We have 'Free Time' which is from 8pm til Mid-Night and its 20 mins for free to any other phone on the network, you can just call talk for 19 mins, hang up call again, as many times as you want every night and it doesn't cost you anything, its a sweet deal.

We also have call caps now, you pay $40 a month and get $250 worth of Text, Calls, Internet ect anything that a mobile offers. They are pretty cool deals.

We never get charged for incoming calls, that sounds like a bit of a rip seeing as the person making the call is getting charged for it anyway.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 05:01 AM
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That "free time" sounds like a rip to me. I can talk as long as I want to anyone I want from 7pm til 7am for free. And I can talk as long as I want to anyone else on Sprint any time of the day for free.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 06:36 AM
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Nextel had a plan that offered free incoming calls. I am sure once the sprint merger happens that they will adopt this as well, and to stay up with competition the other two major carriers will take it on as well.

I have been with Sprint, Nextel, and now Cingular. I like Cingular the best so far just because everyone here has Cingular and I use the mobile to mobile minutes so I hardly ever use any real minutes. I get 450 anytime a month, and I think last month I ended up having 375 roll over, meaning I only used up 75 minutes on my account. But i had nearly 700 minutes on mobile to mobile
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 07:38 AM
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We never get charged for incoming calls, that sounds like a bit of a rip seeing as the person making the call is getting charged for it anyway.
Yep, it sure does sound like a rip to me too.

But I am not really surprised by it, being born and raised in the United States of America Corporation. I am nicely conditioned to such crap.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 08:47 AM
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What a coincidence, I just got a new cell phone this weekend.




 
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We don't pay for incomming calls in the Netherlands either.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:27 PM
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I never ever use all my free minutes, use all me free txts though
lol other way for me. lol.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 12:42 PM
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Being charged to receive a call is completely stupid!!!!
Here you only pay to make calls. I pay something like 2p per minute (I use pay as you go, didnt go for a contract, so no payments per month or anything) and 10p per txt (I get 300 free texts per month if I top up my phone with £10 though).
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:03 PM
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How does that pay as you go work? Do you get a number where people can call you at? I never really understood that pay as you go type phones
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 03:19 PM
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It's just same as any phone. Of course you have a phone number. I have my mobile phone number, anyone can ring it at any time. But for me to make a call, there is a set charge per minute. You top up the phone with credit with a card, for example I could use my card to top up £10. Then I have £10 credit to make calls. When your credit runs out, you top up again to make more calls.
You don't pay a penny for receiving calls almost anywhere outside of the USA, so people can call you whenever you want.
I don't see the point in contract phones, because you are still charged per month even if you make no calls or only a few, like if you go on holiday.
 
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Old 08-01-2005, 04:33 PM
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That "free time" sounds like a rip to me. I can talk as long as I want to anyone I want from 7pm til 7am for free. And I can talk as long as I want to anyone else on Sprint any time of the day for free.

Thats sounds like a pretty cool deal, here I was thinking that 'free time' was a good deal seeing it cost me nothing. We have a thing like your Sprint one, anytime of the day but you have a set number of minutes like what Pimp was talking about, I tihnk its 1000, I don't know I haven't really looked into that one because I don't know anyone that uses that network lol


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Yep, it sure does sound like a rip to me too.

But I am not really surprised by it, being born and raised in the United States of America Corporation. I am nicely conditioned to such crap.
 
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