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My son just got rid of Visible, because it simply didn't work in most of the areas he needed it here in mid-Michigan. Which is odd, since Verizon is really good in the same areas.

Even though it's Verizon's newtork, my understanding is it's on a different switch. Verizon Prepaid works on the "old" or main network.
 

NYDutch

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Be careful with Visible- last time I used them I found their network wasn't ready for primetime. Lots of drop out's, "no service" notifications, etc.
How long ago was that? Visible uses the full Verizon network. I've used their plan for over a year now with few problems. Deprioritization does slow down the data service briefly on congested towers from time to time, but even then we've been able to stream reliably with our hotspot in most cases.
 

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Blue and not so blue (purple?) and white. Nice legend there Visible.
Nope I'm not on the Verizon Tether plan. I use one of the apps. Most people here that have Straight Talk love it.
Then I call Verizon about more for the same or less and get hinted to a prepaid plan.
I'm a 15+ year customer. Supposedly with my 5G capable phone, my plan was supposed to increase in price.
It didn't. Actually went down a few bucks.
But when I got my S III I was supposed to get grandfathered into the unlimited data plan.
I got cheesed when my bill only showed 2 gigs. Back and forth. The resolution was finally "We don't offer grandfathered plans any more". The sole reason for upgrading to the new S III from a Windows phone.
Yet all around me, the Best Buy kids and others telling me they were grandfathered with unlimited.
No ATT here. Ok. If you get on top of a hill. No Sprint. They're a disaster anyway.
Actually tin cans 'n string is better than Sprint anyways. Tracfone works. T-back Mobile....fuhgeddaboutit.

Nobody at Verizon says "Yes get it". But under their breath they say "That's what I have".
Straight Talk?
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Blue and not so blue (purple?) and white. Nice legend there Visible.
Nope I'm not on the Verizon Tether plan. I use one of the apps. Most people here that have Straight Talk love it.
Then I call Verizon about more for the same or less and get hinted to a prepaid plan.
I'm a 15+ year customer. Supposedly with my 5G capable phone, my plan was supposed to increase in price.
It didn't. Actually went down a few bucks.
But when I got my S III I was supposed to get grandfathered into the unlimited data plan.
I got cheesed when my bill only showed 2 gigs. Back and forth. The resolution was finally "We don't offer grandfathered plans any more". The sole reason for upgrading to the new S III from a Windows phone.
Yet all around me, the Best Buy kids and others telling me they were grandfathered with unlimited.
No ATT here. Ok. If you get on top of a hill. No Sprint. They're a disaster anyway.
Actually tin cans 'n string is better than Sprint anyways. Tracfone works. T-back Mobile....fuhgeddaboutit.

Nobody at Verizon says "Yes get it". But under their breath they say "That's what I have".
Straight Talk?
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I'm curious to see what new plans come to Tracfone, StraightTalk, and the rest of the Tracfone family, if/when the Verizon takeover closes...
 

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