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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Jryski » 14 May 2019, 01:52

erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 14 May 2019, 08:28

Victor_Laszlo wrote:I dont see any harm in posting what you bought or what your thinking in the appropriate threads. Even if it may seem miniscule or simple.

It would be nice if he would at least mention, e.g., which book he bought rather than just "a book on Amazon" because then there's a chance to spark a discussion about a book.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 14 May 2019, 10:06

Jryski wrote:
erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!

Those are absolutely insane amounts of money. :noes:

Are there no pay-as-you-go plans in the US?

I spend maybe £2-3 (or $3) per month most of the time, and when going on holiday I just get a one-time bundle that gives me as many GB as I need (or unlimited) + unlimited calls and text messages for 30 days. I also get my normal rates (£0.01/MB, £0.02/text, £0.03/min.) and bundle use (up to 12 GB/month) in 70+ other countries around the world, including the US.

Also, is it true that they make you pay money to receive text messages in the US?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 14 May 2019, 10:34

René wrote:
Jryski wrote:
erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!

Those are absolutely insane amounts of money. :noes:

Are there no pay-as-you-go plans in the US?

I spend maybe £2-3 (or $3) per month most of the time, and when going on holiday I just get a one-time bundle that gives me as many GB as I need (or unlimited) + unlimited calls and text messages for 30 days. I also get my normal rates (£0.01/MB, £0.02/text, £0.03/min.) and bundle use (up to 12 GB/month) in 70+ other countries around the world, including the US.

Also, is it true that they make you pay money to receive text messages in the US?


Boost is actually a pay as you go and you aren't under any contract like other phone plans. With boost i pay $45 for unlimited everything. Usually people in the US get the unlimited plans unless they very rarely use their phones then i guess they may be better off using a tracfone. Tracfones prices has gotten better but I remember paying an arm and a leg for minutes when I was in middle school before getting an actual cellphone because my parents didn't trust me one. However, i hear phone plans are worse in Canada while the us it's a close second. We get free long distance calling but as far as international callings it's also an arm and a leg.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 14 May 2019, 10:53

erti wrote:
René wrote:
Jryski wrote:
erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!

Those are absolutely insane amounts of money. :noes:

Are there no pay-as-you-go plans in the US?

I spend maybe £2-3 (or $3) per month most of the time, and when going on holiday I just get a one-time bundle that gives me as many GB as I need (or unlimited) + unlimited calls and text messages for 30 days. I also get my normal rates (£0.01/MB, £0.02/text, £0.03/min.) and bundle use (up to 12 GB/month) in 70+ other countries around the world, including the US.

Also, is it true that they make you pay money to receive text messages in the US?


Boost is actually a pay as you go and you aren't under any contract like other phone plans. With boost i pay $45 for unlimited everything. Usually people in the US get the unlimited plans unless they very rarely use their phones then i guess they may be better off using a tracfone. Tracfones prices has gotten better but I remember paying an arm and a leg for minutes when I was in middle school before getting an actual cellphone because my parents didn't trust me one. However, i hear phone plans are worse in Canada while the us it's a close second. We get free long distance calling but as far as international callings it's also an arm and a leg.

Here you can get unlimited everything for a month for £25 (just over $32). But how many GB do you actually use?

International calling is just at the normal rate for me for the most part. I can call the US, Canada etc. for £0.03/min.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 14 May 2019, 11:10

René wrote:
erti wrote:
René wrote:
Jryski wrote:
erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!

Those are absolutely insane amounts of money. :noes:

Are there no pay-as-you-go plans in the US?

I spend maybe £2-3 (or $3) per month most of the time, and when going on holiday I just get a one-time bundle that gives me as many GB as I need (or unlimited) + unlimited calls and text messages for 30 days. I also get my normal rates (£0.01/MB, £0.02/text, £0.03/min.) and bundle use (up to 12 GB/month) in 70+ other countries around the world, including the US.

Also, is it true that they make you pay money to receive text messages in the US?


Boost is actually a pay as you go and you aren't under any contract like other phone plans. With boost i pay $45 for unlimited everything. Usually people in the US get the unlimited plans unless they very rarely use their phones then i guess they may be better off using a tracfone. Tracfones prices has gotten better but I remember paying an arm and a leg for minutes when I was in middle school before getting an actual cellphone because my parents didn't trust me one. However, i hear phone plans are worse in Canada while the us it's a close second. We get free long distance calling but as far as international callings it's also an arm and a leg.

Here you can get unlimited everything for a month for £25 (just over $32). But how many GB do you actually use?

International calling is just at the normal rate for me for the most part. I can call the US, Canada etc. for £0.03/min.


I think i get 5GB of high speed data. With boost if I wanna call outside of US and Canada, depending on the country i want to call, I have to have some sort of add-on to the plan. Not quite sure really because I've never had to use international calling. I do have an online friend, who also lives in Scotland, number I have on my phone... however it's for emergencies only. I gave him my number too. However... I've never tested it out to see if it'll work.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Ant » 14 May 2019, 14:05

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Ant wrote:Wondering whether to accepts EE's early upgrade offer for a Galaxy S10 at £60 per month plus a one-off upfront fee. So tempted, but £60/month is pretty steep.

As much as I hate to undermine Marmaduke's point, I actually have something to say on this topic :lol:

Paying £1400+ for a phone + 2 years of service is generally not a very smart thing to do IMO. You could have got the phone for £799 at launch more than 2 months ago, and you still can. If you're really into saving money, don't mind a grey import and are willing to wait a week or two to get it, you could even get it for £507 at this point*.

*The latter is what I usually do. I bought my S9 for like £450 in June 2018. I just sold it (in excellent condition) for £425. Similar with the S8 before that, and now I have an S10.

The key downside to a grey import is that warranty claims in the UK could be rejected, so it is a good idea to get insurance that covers it, but the cost of that is much less than the amount you'd pay extra getting the phone from EE (it can be under £10/month; in my niche case I'm able to get it for effectively £3.38/month).


Of course you have to factor in the service you get along with the phone, but very few people need 60 GB/month or whatever it is they give you. The average person in the UK uses about 2 GB/month, which needn't cost more than like £7.50.


Yeah, you're probably right. I have had contract phones for the last six years now. I'm not sure whether to stick with a contract or go sim free.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Ant » 14 May 2019, 14:07

Victor_Laszlo wrote:I dont see any harm in posting what you bought or what your thinking in the appropriate threads. Even if it may seem miniscule or simple.

Everyone socializes and expresses themselves differently.

Ive never felt alienated by you member/Ant/ :3


Thanks. Glad at least one person on here thinks so. lol
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 14 May 2019, 15:57

Jryski wrote:
erti wrote:As far as phone plans go I'm pretty happy with mine. However, i'm in the US so it's different. I pay $45 dollars a month for my plan along with the $33 dollars for 18 months when i got the Iphone Xr. So I pay $78 a month for everything until i pay off my phone. At sprint they rip you off even though I get boost and sprint owns boost. When i had Sprint they had me pay 130 dollars a month for my 2 year plan with a new phone. That was just for one phone! Ridiculous!

I'm scared to take my saphris even with the cogentin my doctor prescribed me today.

Wow at verizon I was paying like $200 a month! They don't offer good data packages and I rarely call people. Even for work I mostly just text and use apps. I should give boost a try!


I'm the same and I'm on boost. I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything. I haven't had any problems with it.

I actually just switched back over to boost from metro. Which I also never had any problems with. But it was $15 more a month.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 14 May 2019, 16:30

Ant wrote:
René wrote:
Ant wrote:Wondering whether to accepts EE's early upgrade offer for a Galaxy S10 at £60 per month plus a one-off upfront fee. So tempted, but £60/month is pretty steep.

As much as I hate to undermine Marmaduke's point, I actually have something to say on this topic :lol:

Paying £1400+ for a phone + 2 years of service is generally not a very smart thing to do IMO. You could have got the phone for £799 at launch more than 2 months ago, and you still can. If you're really into saving money, don't mind a grey import and are willing to wait a week or two to get it, you could even get it for £507 at this point*.

*The latter is what I usually do. I bought my S9 for like £450 in June 2018. I just sold it (in excellent condition) for £425. Similar with the S8 before that, and now I have an S10.

The key downside to a grey import is that warranty claims in the UK could be rejected, so it is a good idea to get insurance that covers it, but the cost of that is much less than the amount you'd pay extra getting the phone from EE (it can be under £10/month; in my niche case I'm able to get it for effectively £3.38/month).


Of course you have to factor in the service you get along with the phone, but very few people need 60 GB/month or whatever it is they give you. The average person in the UK uses about 2 GB/month, which needn't cost more than like £7.50.

Yeah, you're probably right. I have had contract phones for the last six years now. I'm not sure whether to stick with a contract or go sim free.

You can also do both (buy a SIM-free phone and get a SIM-only contract).

If you actually need 60 GB/month and you think that's worth £26/month and the phone is worth £800, then the deal from EE isn't bad. But if you're like the average person and you only use 2 GB/month, it's throwing a lot of money away (about £437 over the course of 2 years).

With Smarty for example, you get 2 GB/month and unlimited calls and texts for £7.50/month, and you get some money back for unused data.

You can check how much data you use in your phone's settings (something like Connections > Data usage > Mobile data usage) :)

erti wrote:I think i get 5GB of high speed data.

Paying that much, I would have at least expected it to be unlimited 4G! My network doesn't distinguish between high- and low-speed usage; I get 4G speed no matter how much I've used.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 15 May 2019, 00:11

Suicidal thoughts are plaguing my mind. If I had a pill that would do me in painlessly I'd take it. However, if there was a pill that would make things better I'd take it too. Spirits want to me come to the other side but I don't want to leave my friends. I'm not going to the hospital again. Not for the 4th time this year. The last hospital stay was horrible and i'm never going to that particular hospital ever again. I'm not alone... I'm never alone. They wont leave me alone. Spirits please leave me alone. Distraction is key but there's only so much I can do. I think it's time to reconsider different meds but honestly they'll never go away because I'm really sensitive to the dead. Meds don't stop the spirits... meds don't stop the gods sending me messages and the children and the demons. I take it to please other people and in slim hope it'll help too just in case I'm truly am schizophrenic but I don't think I'm schizophrenic. I don't know anymore. :|
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby LostGuy94 » 17 May 2019, 14:19

Convinced the world doesn't want me to pass my driving test in just over 3 weeks time as the town I have to take the test in has suddenly decided to change all the roads in ways that is throwing even my instructor
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby lightnight » 17 May 2019, 20:52

I'm straight up not having a good time.... Feels like it's been five years instead of five months in this year
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 17 May 2019, 21:02

lightnight wrote:I'm straight up not having a good time.... Feels like it's been five years instead of five months in this year


Hopefully things will get better for you soon. I've not had a good year either. I've had 3 different psych hospital stays and that not counting the er visit from when I accidentally OD'd on Haldol twice. It'll get better my friends tell me. Here's me saying that to you. It'll get better. Here's to hoping for a better year for the rest of us. :hug:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Victor_Laszlo » 17 May 2019, 22:13

Happy birthday member/Derek/. :P
Hope you enjoy it.



Gonna go out tonight with some friends. :)
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 17 May 2019, 22:44

Ha! Derek’s old.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 18 May 2019, 03:35

Victor_Laszlo wrote:Happy birthday member/Derek/. :P
Hope you enjoy it.

I forgot it was my birthday until I got a text from my grandma and then I worked until 7.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 18 May 2019, 04:35

Winter came for Derek.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 18 May 2019, 08:30

Belated happy birthday Derek :3

poolerboy0077 wrote:Ha! Derek’s old.

What does that make you... ancient? :P
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby erti » 18 May 2019, 11:42

Someone is out to kill and torture me. :|
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