As I did on R+ social a couple of months before R+ went bust, I am asking what backup plans people have in case CellNUVO goes bust (or has another 2 month plus outage).
Please keep this thread on topic. The R+ social thread was a great success with lots of ideas that ultimately helped a lot of people when R+ went bust a mere few months after that thread started.
Note that I have already read that lexusl21 has an emergency tpo sim so there is no need for him to contribute to this thread at all, especially since he promised to no longer disrupt CellNUVO threads or take them off topic. I also know that he would like freedompop but is confused about the whole freedom friends part. Again, mention of that is also off topic and not allowed here and constitutes trolling.
The CN account was taken on mostly as a curiosity which soon after showed itself to be flaky.
My only desire is to be able to free that perfectly good phone from there for use elsewhere somehow.
No muss, no fuss. No daily account/usage monitoring, no ad interaction to obtain virtual currency required and best of all, no hand-wringing caused by uncertainty. Set it up and ride the wave. Done and done.
Don't think it works for many phones currently on CellNuvo. So, for many, it means investment in additional devices. There have been threads here on how to get phones with little investment in order to get it to the Sprint deal, but they (Xfinity?, Virgin Mobile?) sound complicated.
Moto E4 for $130 works. Or a moto G4 for $110 from BHphoto. But yes most will need an additional phone which takes the price to $15 a month for the year. The hard credit pull can put people off too.
Plus I don't think many on here are heavy users so unlimited everything is a waste. If I was paying $50+ elsewhere it would be a steal. But if I have say a $7.5 plan with tpo or a $6 plan with tello it is hardly worth it especially when sprint isn't the best network out there. I actually signed up for it a few months back and have hardly used it. I plan to cancel it shortly. It was worth it to unlock a couple of phones.