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The risk of shared family plan for cellphone

My wife and I are signed for family plan with her brother and his wife. I'd like to upgrade my phone but I'm worried since my brother in law and his wife miss the payments or they don't pay the full ...
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If I buy a $0 subsizided phone with a carrier, can my credit card extended warranty apply to the phone purchase?

I'm currently considering getting a subsidized phone for $0 with a 2 year contract through some Canadian carrier. I'd like to use one of my credit cards that extends the manufacturer warranty up to 2 ...
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Defaulting on early termination charges out of a phone contract

I was wondering what the consequences are: is your credit history ruined, or merely dinged? Is the blow recoverable? Can the carrier try to get the money back in court? I assume you'll wind up ...
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Add phone to my parents phone plan

My employer recently offered to take over financial responsibility of my cell phone. Because of that switch, my wife's phone is the only device on our AT&T phone plan. I was talking things over ...
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Comparison of cellphone connectivity options

I recently moved to the United States from New Zealand, and given the amount of carriers in comparison, was wondering if anyone knows of a webpage that compares cellphone plans/pay-as-you-go options. ...
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How to best insure my phone?

I just bought a smartphone. Family plan with wife and parents. The salesmen were trying to push an insurance plan, but with just a quick look down the exclusions it's pretty restrictive. At $8 per ...
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How can I cash out my prepaid cell phone?

As a very frugal person, I have a prepaid phone plan that costs $100 a year. For the past two years, I've spent roughly $50 of that each year. As long as I renew the plan with another $100 every year, ...
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Can I get a mobile phone contract if I am unemployed?

Can I get a mobile phone contract if I am unemployed?
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How can I reduce the cost of having a cell phone?

In terms of cell phone plans the U.S. is the worst followed by Spain and then Canada. Besides the obvious get rid of the phone option what other strategies can be employed to keep the costs down?