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    Well, according to you which one has better signal strength, in my opinion postpaid has better signals strength and good voice quality when it comes to calling. Talking about the prepaid it has good signal strength as well, but what my experience says that postpaid is better. I just want to know about your opinion ?
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    What does signal strenght has to do with postpaid or prepaid?

    In some hilly regions pnly postpaid is allowed.. And this advatage that i think postpaid has over prepaid.. sometime see mostof the postpaid plans are cheaper..


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    Well, I've used postpaid before but maybe the service depends on the place where to avail it. I'm not satisfied with it with regards to signal strength but I think It really depends on the service provider. I am not saying that prepaid is much better because they seem to havd the same strength with regards to signal and I can rate it 6 out of 10 as the highest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lokielovesbunny View Post
    Well, according to you which one has better signal strength, in my opinion postpaid has better signals strength and good voice quality when it comes to calling. Talking about the prepaid it has good signal strength as well, but what my experience says that postpaid is better. I just want to know about your opinion ?
    I don't think signal strength has anything to do with type of plan you use. I think for people who have very low usage of mobile phone, prepaid would be suitable. If you make only short duration calls of one of two in a day, then prepaid is for you. Another advantage of prepaid plan is that you are the master of your mobile connection. You can decide how much you will use as you get regular feedback through mobile at the end of each call. Moreover, for a prepaid connection it is easier to get a SIM through local shops.

    But if you use mobile for a medium to long duration daily, postpaid plan would be better and there are so many plans to choose from. There are many tailor made plans for postpaid users. You can produce bill of post paid plans as address proof in many cases.
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    Postpaid or prepaid connection deals with the rate plan of a mobile connection. You can choose any one of them, depending upon the usage.

    In prepaid, you can somehow have a control on your bill amount, but in postpaid you may go a little overboard.

    As for signal quality, rate plan has nothing to do with the speed and the magnitude of its connectivity. It depends on the network and its availability on a particular area. If the wave of the network is strong, the signal quality will be strong, be it a prepaid or postpaid connection.

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    I think, postpaid is better than prepaid connection. Airtel not only offer the plans for the prepaid users, but it also offers several plans to the postpaid users which you can choose as per your needs.

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    I would never get a post paid connection from any Indian company ever. I had my share of billing problems and it is just a waste of time calling their customer support. I use Airtel but I have prepaid number and I recharge using their website where they have plans that other retailers cannot sell/do not sell and they are more or less the same as their post paid plans. I make calls nationwide at 35paisa per min thanks to their special tariff recharge and it works out very cheap. You just need to know what you are doing that's all.

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    I have a postpaid connection @20 p per min from airtel..Thats quite cheap..
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    I have Reliance CDMA postpaid unlimited plan. Unlimited call, SMS (100/day), roaming, data for 1300+tax per mth
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    I use a Vodafone prepaid number and an Airtel number provided by the office. I think it costs me Rs1.20 per min to call using my Vodafone sim but office one is free for me, and I have no idea how much my office pays for that.

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    Wether you use postpaid or prepaid, the actual service you get won't differ as it's still using the same network so there shouldn't be a difference in that respect.

    Personally I think you get a better deal if your on a contract and with the various plans available you seem to get more for your money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    Personally I think you get a better deal if your on a contract and with the various plans available you seem to get more for your money.
    But I still believe that postpaid is no better than prepaid plan but entirely depend on your usage. It is true that post paid plans can offer you some good tailor made plans for you. But is only beneficial if you are a medium to high user. Otherwise prepaid is always better to have a control on your usage.

    As per research findings more than 97% of Indian youth is on prepaid plans. A major part in this group belongs to student category who has no stable income sources and a prepaid plan is the best one for them.

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    While I agree with you that it's obviously down to the individual, and you need to choose according to your usage, with smartphones becoming more and more popular these days, people are using their devices for more than just making calls and texting.

    Mobile internet, messaging services and even video calling are becoming more popular and to use these features your going to need a high amount of data on your phone plan so if you are using all that aswell as your texts and calls, it's worth looking at all tarrifs before deciding what works best for you.

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    If I am not broke, I will go for post paid but because of the financial burdens I am going through, prepaid is my only option. I like postpaid because it doesn't limit me on how much Youtube videos I can watch or how much files I can download. Prepaid gives me a lot of limitation and Many websites blocks me from entering because most spammers are prepaid users. I really felt insulted that many websites automatically blocks me because their system assumes I will spam them just because I use prepaid. Post paid also gives me a faster internet connection but my only problem is that they cut my connection because I failed to pay my bills. I failed to pay my bills because of a medical emergency. I can only have my post paid connection back if I will pay them a very high a amount that I can't afford at this moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    If I am not broke, I will go for post paid but because of the financial burdens I am going through, prepaid is my only option. I like postpaid because it doesn't limit me on how much Youtube videos I can watch or how much files I can download. Prepaid gives me a lot of limitation and Many websites blocks me from entering because most spammers are prepaid users. I really felt insulted that many websites automatically blocks me because their system assumes I will spam them just because I use prepaid. Post paid also gives me a faster internet connection but my only problem is that they cut my connection because I failed to pay my bills. I failed to pay my bills because of a medical emergency. I can only have my post paid connection back if I will pay them a very high a amount that I can't afford at this moment.
    I was not aware that there are applications that will ban you for being a prepaid plan holder. That is a good addition I think.

    When coming to postpaid the main issue is the financial burden. There are no limitations and you are tempted to use more outside your budget. But in a prepaid connection your usage is capped and you cannot go beyond that limit.

    I feel this gives me some kind of control over my mobile bill amount. Personally it is very difficult for me to have any control on my spending and hence a prepaid plan best suits me.

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    While prepaid plans aren't unlimited, I have to admit that I never had a problem accessing certain sites just because I didn't have a contract phone. The amount of data I could use was limited but not the actual sites themselves.

    People will go with whatever suits them best and I was a prepaid customer for years, but when I worked it out, I could actually get a better deal on contract so that's why I switched.

    I know others who have done the opposite, and cancelled their contract and gone back to prepaid. People do what's best for them.

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    I hate prepaid because of the websites I can't access because of it. Prepaid users have a very bad reputation online. Google wanted me me to answer a bloody Captcha before they will show the search results I am looking for because I am a prepaid user. I have to use a Proxy in able for me to access message boards of Yuku. The most popular forums of my favorite TV shows were n Yuku and its frustrates me that I am blocked because most of their spammers uses prepaid. My cousin who lives in Canada sends me a 1.5 GB video of her wedding day. I want to watch it because she is like a sister to me and I want to see the happiest moment of her life even if she is far away and because I use prepaid, it took me 3 bloody weeks before I successfully downloaded the video. I don't experience these inconveniences when I am still using post paid. I can download a 3 GB file in one day when I am still using post paid.

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    Signal strength has nothing to do with prepaid and postpaid. As for the general discussion, I feel prepaid is much better as I have a certain limit that I'm aware of and would not cross. If it is postpaid, the bill would be high for people like me.

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    P4lse is right, signal strength has nothing to do with prepaid and postpaid. You should know that :P

    Anyway, I like postpaid too. My family is using postpaid. Everyone I guess, I need to use it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4lse View Post
    Signal strength has nothing to do with prepaid and postpaid. As for the general discussion, I feel prepaid is much better as I have a certain limit that I'm aware of and would not cross. If it is postpaid, the bill would be high for people like me.
    I agree with you on this. There is no effect on signal strength by postpaid or prepaid plans. I like prepaid plans. Users with a tight budget should prefer prepaid over postpaid as there is no monthly rental. Nowadays it is really easy to recharge your plan online or offline and there are a lot of outlets for the purpose. In a prepaid plan you don't have any liability with the service provider as you pay in advance for the service you use.

    But postpaid has the tailor made pans for each and every customer and it will be really beneficial for those who use mobile extensively.

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    In India, the majority users are prepaid. did not hear any complaint about accessibility of any website from any of them.
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    It's been ages when I last used the prepaid connection. I use a corporate plan from vodafone which gives Rs. 99/month service along with 150 minutes of talk time free (local + STD) and 100 SMS free (local + STD).

    To the original question of this thread - I'm somewhat baffled with the question. Even in very layman terms, what do you think that how a telecom provider would be working to provide its services? Will they change the satellites for every new service they'd launch? As others have indicated - signal is not all a question in this, in fact, I believe it's the budget and the usage which determines the type of service one want to use. 65% population of India is 30 or below. Most of this population is student, one way or other. This part of the population has got the budget constraint, mostly; and that's why they end up using prepaid connections - which makes the figure of prepaid users high in India.

    I will suggest or my gut feeling is that - if you are a mobile users having medium to high mobile phone usages, use post paid connection. If you use more than 30 minutes of outgoing calls in a day, then use of prepaid service is costlier for you. At the end of the day, it's your money - work to spend it smartly.

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    In post paid or prepaid the signal is not effected, what effects the signal is trees, mountains, how far away you are from the cell tower, etc. As for the plans themselves, I am prepaid all the way. With prepaid, you control the cost, you know how many minutes you got and after those are gone you can not use the phone no more until you purchase more time. With post paid you could go over your usage and keep on using and really run your bill up and have a large expense you didn't expect.

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    I think with post paid these days, with the deals that are on offer there's not much chance of going over your limit, especially were the data is concerned.

    There s a lot of deals that you can get now that are unlimited data, texts and calls but they can work out expensive as a monthly cost.

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    I haven't noticed any difference in signal using postpaid and prepaid packages in my country. However, a postpaid plan works out cheaper in the long run if I'm conducting business calls on a regular basis. For users that don't use their phones a lot, it's usually better for them to go the prepaid route.

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    I just got a new job and I really hope I will have enough money to reconnect my postpaid line. I really miss watching HD videos and not being forced to answer captchas by Google. I only use prepaid at this moment because it is what I can afford for this moment but now I have a new job, I will give my best to make sure my Post paid internet will be back.

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    Whatever amaysim plan you're on, you can choose to pay upfront (we call this 'Prepaid') or receive a bill after your monthly use (we call this 'Postpaid'). The same great rates apply no matter which option you choose

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    Whatever amaysim plan you're on, you can choose to pay upfront (we call this 'Prepaid') or receive a bill after your monthly use (we call this 'Postpaid'). The same great rates apply no matter which option you choose

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