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Topic # 84762 7-Jun-2011 21:51
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Hi, my son is off to do his Phd at an American university, starting in August and so is wanting to get a phone over there and we were wondering if anyone could suggest companies or plans or pitfalls or tips.  He will most likely be looking at an Android with calling and data.

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  Reply # 478764 7-Jun-2011 22:05
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Cricket are good, but check for coverage.

The US is a very different market than here.
generally it is cheaper, but lots of pitfalls too. for example, it generally uses up included minutes (or costs money) to receive calls and txts as well as to make them.

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  Reply # 478783 7-Jun-2011 22:41
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But they have quite a lot more options on prepaid than we do from what I've seen, and a LOT of people seem to be on contract too due to discounted phones and such.




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  Reply # 478839 8-Jun-2011 08:47
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Prepaid in the US is nothing like prepay here. It's starts at $30 / month generally and expires at the end of that month. The only way to get a prepay similar to here is to put $100 down first..




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