Screw it, I'm gonna just order two Curves
Well, I've been researching like crazy trying to figure out how to lower my $170/month ATT bill for two lines with smartphones. Sprint's Family Plus or whatever it's called (1600 mins, unlimited everything else, $109) is without a doubt the best plan in the cellphone world today, so that choice is simple. I've been reading forums and reviews until my eyeballs hurt, and I keep coming back to the Curve.
My wife has a Curve through ATT right now, which she loves, and I have a Palm Centro that I love, but I'd like to try something different. I've been drooling over that Pre, but damn, the issues people are having with it are insane, plus I recently learned that its calendar doesn't have the color coding feature that I love about my Centro. WTF?
I don't really see any reason to drop $400 on two Tours when we can get two Curves for $100, considering we have no use for "world phones" and I could care less about camera quality.
Oh, one question, those Sprint Simply Everything Plus plans, that includes Blackberry messaging right? I've never had a BB, never used BB messaging before. Is it superior to plain ol' text messaging, or the same thing, or what?
- CrackBerry User
07-29-09, 12:57 AM #4
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If you start a new Everything Data Family plan through Sprint, it will cost you $130 a month for 1600 minutes and unlimited text and data. You can get yourself two Curve's for $100. Very nice deal if you ask me. I think you might be able to get 2 curves through BestBuy at $60 total online, but I'm not sure if BestBuy still has that deal going on.
- 07-29-09, 03:17 AM #7
Well if the price hasn't change the Curve is free @ Walmart! Idk if they have all the colors if that is a issue! But I know they have gray! My husband just got one in the middle of July! So I would try there! The everything 1500 plan is great if you want Smart Phones/PDA's! If I can't say anything good about Sprint , I can say the have excellent plans for BB's!
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- 07-29-09, 05:13 AM #8
I recently switched from Tmobile to Sprint, 8320 to 8330, and I love it!! I got my 8330 at the local mall Sprint kiosk for $30. Did I mention that I'm saving $15 a month and I have DOUBLE the anytime minutes and unlimited data/text as compared to only unlimited text on Tmobile.
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- CrackBerry Abuser
07-29-09, 07:06 AM #10
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You can get 2 Curves. My wife had I have them. And we do text each other a lot. But since we got our BBs, we BBM each other a lot. But we could just as easily use any IM service instead of BBM. That's the short answer of what BBM is, it's an Instant Messenger. Just exclusive to BBs.
As far as the plan, I get an general idea from all carriers. Seems that T-Mobile is the cheap one. Verizon and AT&T are the luxury carriers, and Sprint seems to be near the middle. Good coverage, good prices.
Their 1500 simply everything is what I'm on. And everything means everything. Unlimited data, text, pics, Sprint Navigation. Just about the only thing that isn't included is the pay-per-download stuff.
Of course at a Blackberry forum we are gonna say that a Blackberry is superior. But if you adore your Centro, Sprint sells those too. And you make your own call on the Pre, but I've been tempted a lot by it.
The Curve is $50, or as cheap as free depending on where you get it. Different places are selling phones for different prices. Some people were lucky enough to get a Pre for $100 It was an error. But a perfect example of how Sprint doesn't always have the best price on Sprint phones.[Insert movie quote that I want you to think I'm cool for knowing]
Well, in order to get the Simply Everything Plus plan, which is that employee referral plan, I have to order the phones from Sprint. Which is fine, because it saves $20 a month off the monthly bill and adds 100 mins. That simply everything family plan, with the employee referral, is 1600 mins instead of 1500 and $109 a month instead of $129.
I was playing around with my wife's ATT curve last night, and it does seem nice; everything except the calendar. The Centro's calendar is the best one I've ever used. But, I think sync'ing with google calendar with the BB's will work out for us.
- 07-29-09, 12:29 PM #13
I Have That Plan With Two Bb's, I Pay 129.99 Monthly 1500 Min Unlimited Everything. Including Data." IF AT ANY TIME YOU FEEL AS IF NO ONE CARES IF YOU ARE ALIVE, TRY MISSING A COUPLE CAR PAYMENTS!"
- 07-29-09, 06:41 PM #14
Had a Centro, and it can't hold a candle to a Curve or Tour- except for the default task and calendar on the Palm OS are a bit better than BB. Hate to break it to you, but your color coding won't work with a BB.
Also, why get the Curve when you can get the Tour? Much better phone. I've had both, and I really liked my Curve, but the Tour is just so much more refined and fast.
- 07-29-09, 06:58 PM #15Sprint Premier Member Since 09/19/04
- 07-29-09, 07:06 PM #17
one thing also im not suree what happened with other people but my uncle owns a pre and its the best thing ever!! he has no problems with his pre and ive used it and i really like it handles everything pretty wellSprint Premier Member Since 09/19/04
- 07-29-09, 07:55 PM #19
- 07-29-09, 07:55 PM #20Sprint Premier Member Since 09/19/04
- 07-29-09, 09:21 PM #21
- 07-29-09, 11:32 PM #23
My husband, son, and I are all on the EPRP 1600 plan with Blackberries and it's amazing what we get for the price! After taxes, we pay $140ish a month. Three BBs from any other carrier with a similar plan is over $200. My husband and I both have Curves and my son has a Pearl, and we use most all the features, so we really do get our money's worth. Now I just want Sprint to get a more robust BB lineup!
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