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Old 09-27-2016, 12:52 PM   #26761
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IMO there aren't any good unlimited plans out there. Most drop you to slower speeds.

I'm on a grandfathered verizon unlimited plan. Unlimited 4g data. When we moved into our house and didnt have internet for a month I used over 80gb of data tethering.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:04 PM   #26762
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For comparison purposes, I am paying about $65/month (with a 2 year contract) for a Note 4 with a 1000 min/4 Gb/1000 SMS package.
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Does that $50 include the device, or is jut for "airtime"?

My Note 4 is included in my plan.
I am currently on a two-phone plan. $65/mo for unlimited calling and texting and two phones with 10GB data each. That's just for the service, I bought the phones lightly used. (Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6).

Total phone cost for two phones was $629. Total two year cost is $2189, or $1094.50 per phone. If I was on my own plan, I'd be paying $45/mo for 5GB, making my total cost for the Galaxy S6 is $1380 for two years.

At $65/mo on your plan it's $1560 for two years.

Then again, I'm on prepaid and no data roaming.
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Old 09-27-2016, 01:08 PM   #26763
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I have data roaming everywhere, no cares. Unlimited yo
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The only time I think I'm not on wifi is when I'm driving in the car. I don't need data at that time anyway. PovertyFi yo.
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Old 09-27-2016, 06:56 PM   #26765
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I am currently on a two-phone plan. $65/mo for unlimited calling and texting and two phones with 10GB data each. That's just for the service, I bought the phones lightly used. (Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6).

Total phone cost for two phones was $629. Total two year cost is $2189, or $1094.50 per phone. If I was on my own plan, I'd be paying $45/mo for 5GB, making my total cost for the Galaxy S6 is $1380 for two years.

At $65/mo on your plan it's $1560 for two years.

Then again, I'm on prepaid and no data roaming.
Believe it or not, this plan makes more sense than buying the phone outright.
Damn near a grand for a phone around here.
Taxes.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:18 PM   #26766
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Holy smokes, right, taxes. ****.

Anytime people rationalize tax hikes by saying "It's only a little bit, you won't feel it" I think of countries who have been saying that for years and now have just... ridiculous taxes on goods. it hurts.
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Hey, at least gas is cheap over here these days.
It's only $6/gal.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:34 PM   #26768
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I gave you a likecat to help you feel better.
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Thanks, ditto.
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:38 PM   #26770
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Having been exposed to the central European model, in which the purchase of the phone is typically a separate transaction from the purchase of the service plan, I find the US model annoying.

That said, the true, un-subsidized cost of a higher-end, current-gen smartphone in the US is fairly high. If you buy an S7 or an i7 outright from Verizon, for instance, you'll pay $700-900, depending upon the specific model.

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:06 PM   #26771
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The US model exists for historical reasons, but I agree, it's stupid and outlived whatever usefulness it once had.

This is why I now use T-mobile, they were the first US carrier to embrace the "Buy a phone, bring it here, buy the service you want without messing around with subsidies" model.

My Nexus 5 is starting to fail -- awaiting the Google announcement next week.

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I'll just order a couple bottles of TYP200 from TSE today and be done with it. Thanks goys
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Following up on a post from a little while back...
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That moment when you realize that the burning smell is, in fact, coming from your own car.
That moment when you realize that the electrical burning smell is, in fact, coming from your own car.

No damage of any kind that I can see, but I have utterly no idea yet what root cause was. That displeases me.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:41 PM   #26774
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Following up on a post from a little while back...That moment when you realize that the electrical burning smell is, in fact, coming from your own car.

No damage of any kind that I can see, but I have utterly no idea yet what root cause was. That displeases me.
Check headlight wiring. Just throwing it out there since mine started smelling but still worked

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My Nexus 5 is starting to fail -- awaiting the Google announcement next week.
I really want another nexus 5, loved my old one. Glad to hear a new one will be announced soon. My lg g3 is getting kinda beat and the camera lens is cracked.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:16 PM   #26775
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Check headlight wiring. Just throwing it out there since mine started smelling but still worked
Headlights weren't on at the time. Radio wasn't on. HVAC fan wasn't on.

I've come to accept that this is just a thing I have to live with. Cars that I own occasionally catch fire for no adequate reason, then subsequently extinguish and continue on. Hopefully I'm not jinxing anything, but I haven't lost one to self-immolation yet.



EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to create a "the journey west" thread for the most recent move. My apologies to everyone for that. It was a flat and boring drive during which I found myself routinely cursing the fact that the NB2 is geared exactly the same as a 1.6 NA but praising the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the fact that it has both cruise control and aircon (two amenities which are entirely new to me, and made me feel like I was driving an extremely uncomfortable, under-powered, cramped, noisy Rolls-Royce), there was a conspicuous absence of corn, I didn't stop anywhere interesting, the hotel was unremarkable and featured no unusual breakfast-manufacturing machines, I ate at McDonald's three times (discovering in the process that not all locations serve the Quarter Pounder Deluxe), the GPS didn't display anything surprising or counter-intuitive, there were no live fish trucks or blizzards, I averaged around 31 MPG, and didn't have slice the top off of an empty water bottle and then **** into it while driving. The end.

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Headlights weren't on at the time. Radio wasn't on. HVAC fan wasn't on.

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You might check the connections for both radiator fans, as they have been known to cook occasionally.

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Finally signed up for my first gun class tonight. I'm so excited.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:33 AM   #26778
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Headlights weren't on at the time. Radio wasn't on. HVAC fan wasn't on.

I've come to accept that this is just a thing I have to live with. Cars that I own occasionally catch fire for no adequate reason, then subsequently extinguish and continue on. Hopefully I'm not jinxing anything, but I haven't lost one to self-immolation yet.



EDIT: I just realized that I forgot to create a "the journey west" thread for the most recent move. My apologies to everyone for that. It was a flat and boring drive during which I found myself routinely cursing the fact that the NB2 is geared exactly the same as a 1.6 NA but praising the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the fact that it has both cruise control and aircon (two amenities which are entirely new to me, and made me feel like I was driving an extremely uncomfortable, under-powered, cramped, noisy Rolls-Royce), there was a conspicuous absence of corn, I didn't stop anywhere interesting, the hotel was unremarkable and featured no unusual breakfast-manufacturing machines, I ate at McDonald's three times (discovering in the process that not all locations serve the Quarter Pounder Deluxe), the GPS didn't display anything surprising or counter-intuitive, there were no live fish trucks or blizzards, I averaged around 31 MPG, and didn't have slice the top off of an empty water bottle and then **** into it while driving. The end.
NYC-Chicago is like a one day drive. No time to write "the journey [mid]west".
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Speaking of old fluids being horded, does anybody here want some R-12? I've been lugging it around for two decades now, and it's doubtful I'll ever use it.
I've regretted it every minute of my life for the last 3 years when you offered it to me during your garage purge and I didn't take it. Probably can't be shipped, right?

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I work at toyota and a few of my coworkers got a mirai for themselves. The 3 years of free gas must be real tempting. nobody else I've talked to outside of toyota seems to even know what a mirai is

on a sidenote, they sound real weird.
It's ugly as sin, but as long as I'm cruising to free fuel and dynamic radar cruise control, I'm a happy camper. Turns a lot of heads, but not in a good way.
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