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Alternatives to AT&T Mobile?

After giving up way too much of my life continually trying to figure out why my AT&T mobile phone bill is so high, I am ready to make a change. Every time I try to reduce my bill, it ends up costing me more. (Riddle me this: Why is 2GB of data is $25/month, but 1GB is $40/month? And that is BEFORE any data limits are exceeded.)

Anyway, any recommendations on a reasonable family plan with good service? I have an iPhone and my daughter has a simple phone with just talk and text. I foresee adding my son at some point.

Thanks in advance for your mobile plan wisdom, neighbors!

  • Mary OKeefe New to the area. Just trying to learn all that I n

    If you contact them they will reduce your charges to the most current offer. The thing I hate about them is that they bloat your programming with their own apps - that run continuously- and use up your data!

  • You might want to consider no contract options. Straight Talk which I use on the Verizon network, my old Verizon iphone 5, 45.00 month for unlimited talk/text and 3G of high speed data. After 3G of data is reached, it slows down, very slow. There is no way to get...

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    You might want to consider no contract options. Straight Talk which I use on the Verizon network, my old Verizon iphone 5, 45.00 month for unlimited talk/text and 3G of high speed data. After 3G of data is reached, it slows down, very slow. There is no way to get overages, fees, etc. Mine runs on the Verizon network. They sell phones, but you can also bring over your existing phone, which is what I did. I purchased a SIM card kit, which has SIM cards for all the carriers, or the codes needed to swtich it over.

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Concerned -

My elderly father is staying with me while undergoing some medical treatment. He mentioned today that yesterday two police officers approached him with the picture of two women and asked if he recognized them. NBD. My concern is that they asked to be let up my walk up while they knocked on our neighbors' doors, no one was home. He waited for them to leave and they did.

Today two other men came and identified themselves as cops. This time...

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My elderly father is staying with me while undergoing some medical treatment. He mentioned today that yesterday two police officers approached him with the picture of two women and asked if he recognized them. NBD. My concern is that they asked to be let up my walk up while they knocked on our neighbors' doors, no one was home. He waited for them to leave and they did.

Today two other men came and identified themselves as cops. This time they asked to be let up to see if people were home. They left after knocking on my neighbors' door. Dad watched them walk out. Obviously, this is not normal police activity and I am very concerned. Spoke to my father and explained that he should never let anyone up.

Is anyone else familiar with this type of scam. For background, I live on Foster near Clark so it is a very busy street.

5 hours ago

Updated 59 min ago

Best Mexican food in Andersonville

4. Takos Koreanos | 1706 W. Foster Ave. | 773-654-1220

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

1. Diamante Azul | 5661 N. Clark St. | 773-334-5665

2. Los Arcos | 5525 N. Clark St. | 773-334-6450

  • PrettyBrownEyes Hello, Im part of the Cvpp Program nd Mentoring Pr

    I'm going to check out this restaurant and see what's the hype, all about!!!!

  • Takos Koreanos is *not* Mexican. More like Korean tacos. They're pretty tasty, but I wish they wouldn't pile romaine lettuce on top of all of the tacos, you can't tell them apart.

35 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Planes too low by Irving park

Anyone knows of a petition to change the ridiculous pathways of planes above
North center/ west Lakeview.
I'm filling noise complaint online as many times as I can but unsure it will do something.
When you have to stop conversing in your patio because of a plane above you is making too much noise, it is a bad sign!
Anyone else? Advice? Ideas?

  • Not to sound unsympathetic but I doubt that one of the world's busiest airports will change its flight approach patterns because of a few noise complaints. I also doubt the the City will re-route the 100 yr. old elevated train. Welcome to life in the City.

  • Mark (thumpr) neighborhood media geek

    Back in the 1980's I moved here from Miami. I settled in Franklin Park because it was unassuming and close to traffic arteries.
    The noise from the take-offs was incredibly loud all year long. The cape cod I lived in would shake as they flew over.

    And some cold mornings...

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    Back in the 1980's I moved here from Miami. I settled in Franklin Park because it was unassuming and close to traffic arteries.
    The noise from the take-offs was incredibly loud all year long. The cape cod I lived in would shake as they flew over.

    And some cold mornings you would swear you smelled fuel in the air. Neighbors used to say planes would dump fuel before landing if it would make the landing less dangerous.

    I lived there a couple years, but could not take the noise. Tho my neighbors were wonderful people. I like Andersonville much better. :-)

1 hour ago

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3 hours ago

More Cowbell! Wilco Drummer to Hold Workshops, Concert at Old Town School

The residency culminates in a concert at Maurer Hall, 8 p.m., Nov. 7, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets cost $25 and are available for purchase online.

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Pencil This In: Crepe-Making Class At DANK Haus

Head to DANK Haus Friday, Aug. 22, where they'll be showing you the proper way to make crepes as part of their "Kulturk端che" series. DANK Haus' own Chef Christoph will lead the class, which starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $16. (4740 N. Western Ave.)

5 hours ago

Opening Report: Gideon Welles Replaces 42 Degrees N Latitude; New Juice Bar in Old Town; More

LINCOLN SQUARE—42 Degrees N Latitude, on the prominent corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sunnyside, is now Gideon Welles Craft Beer Bar & Kitchen. Roger Butterfield of Wilmette catering company Butterfield...

Jul 22

Updated 8 hours ago

Lincoln square storefronts?

Maybe this has been discussed already, but there are a lot of stores leaving the east side of Lincoln ave along with empty storefronts. Anyone know why??

  • RT Here

    Signed - the last thing I want to see is this area turning into another Southport Corridor.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Ald. Pawar responds:

    "Thank you for speaking out on this important issue. There are currently no active requests to upzone any property on Lincoln Avenue between Sunnyside and Lawrence. When property owners seek to make changes to zoning, my office uses a standardized zoning process that includes posting information on...

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    Ald. Pawar responds:

    "Thank you for speaking out on this important issue. There are currently no active requests to upzone any property on Lincoln Avenue between Sunnyside and Lawrence. When property owners seek to make changes to zoning, my office uses a standardized zoning process that includes posting information on our website, review by the volunteer Zoning Advisory Committee, and community meetings before I make any decision on a particular matter. For more information on this process please visit: http://chicago47.org/projects/zoning/.

    "The Old World character of Lincoln Square is a wonderful asset for our community. The unique charm of the neighborhood is one of the key reasons why people choose to live, work and visit our community. I share your concern that large-scale development on this stretch of Lincoln could threaten the area's character. If any request to upzone a property on this stretch is made, it will go through our regular zoning process, including a community meeting, so that neighbors have the opportunity to consider the specific proposal and provide feedback.

    "Please note that the larger buildings currently along that stretch of Lincoln were approved before I took office in May of 2011. If you ever have any questions on zoning or another matter, please contact my office at 773-868-4747 or email info@chicago47.org."

3 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Free Tires!

Someone left four tires behind our garage. They've been there for several days. I can't tell you anything about them, other than that they are there and they don't look bald. If you want them, they're yours! In the alley on the north side, between Wilson and Hamilton, Seeley and Eastwood.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Thanks! I had no idea it was illegal to dump tires (though I did think it was pretty rude that someone would leave them stacked up right behind our garage door), or that there is a specific pick-up. I will call about it.

    More than anything, I was hoping someone might want them. (Tire swing? Or I saw a goofy but cool table made from a tire on the DIY Network this week.)

    One is gone. Three remain.

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    Oddly, the fourth tire is now back. Ugh.

    And, I was wrong ... some of them are quite bald.

    I have a message into alderman's office for guidance. Thanks, everyone.

9 hours ago

Big Ten bars in Chicago

The Piggery, 1625 W. Irving Park, Lakeview

O’Donovan’s Pub, 2100 W. Irving Park Road, North Center

This article has 45 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bird’s Nest, 2500 N. Southport Ave., Lincoln Park

Joe’s, 940 W. Weed St., Goose Island

Lion Head Pub, 2251 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

Schoolyard Tavern, 3258 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

Rockwood Place, 3466 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Sluggers, 3540 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Four Shadows, 2758 N. Ashland Ave., Lincoln Park

John Barleycorn, 3524 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Merkle’s Bar & Grill, 3516 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Ravens, 2326 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

Theory, 9 W. Hubbard St., River North

Fizz Bar & Grill, 3220 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview

The Full Shilling, 3724 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Grand River Bar & Grill, 3032 N. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview

Higgins Tavern, 3259 N. Racine Ave., Lakeview

Mad River, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, 1206 N. State Parkway, Gold Coast

Michael Diversey’s, 670 W. Diversey Parkway, Lakeview

O’Malley’s West, 2249 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

The Stretch, 3485 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Tin Lizzie, 2483 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

Diag Chicago, 2856 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

Matilda, 3101 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

Moe’s Cantina, 3518 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Rockit Bar & Grill, 22 W. Hubbard St., River North

Red Ivy, 3525 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Kirkwood Bar & Grille, 2934 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview — Football only

Gaslight, 2450 N. Clark St., Lincoln Park

McGee’s Tavern & Grile, 950 W. Webster Ave., Lincoln Park

Vaughn’s Pub, 2917 N. Sheffield Ave., Lakeview

Wheel House, 3553 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview

AJ Hudson’s Public House, 3801 N. Ashland Ave., Lakeview

Gamekeepers, 345 W. Armitage Ave., Lincoln Park

Bridget McNeill’s, 420 W. Belmont Ave., Lakeview

The Fireplace Inn, 1448 N. Wells St., Old Town

Waterhouse, 3407 N. Paulina St., Lakeview

Clark Street Beach, 3419 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville

Cedar Hotel, 1112 N. Clark St., Gold Coast

Kroll’s, 1736 S. Michigan Ave., South Loop

Lotties, 1925 W. Cortland St., Bucktown

Prost!, 2556 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincoln Park

Redmond’s Ale House, 3358 N. Sheffield Ave., Wrigleyville

Stout Barrel House and Galley, 642 N. Clark St., River North

Sully’s House, 1501 N. Dayton St., Goose Island

Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine Ave., Lakeview

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10 Things to Do

...furniture! Proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. September 11, 6:30 p.m. $100. 4035 N. Hermitage Ave.

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...homelessness and poverty. August 21, 6 p.m. $80 at the door. Blackstone Hotel Ballroom, 636 S. Michigan Ave.

...p.m.; August 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $5. Kendall College - Parking Lot, 900 North Branch St.

...of dance styles. August 23, 7:30 p.m. Free. Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St.

...m. General admission $25 in advance, $30 day of performance, preferred seating $40. Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

...Players should share their secret for longevity. August 23, 8 p.m. $18. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., 773-327-5252...

...Tickets are $99 until September 16, $125 thereafter and $149 at the door. Castle Nightclub, 632 N. Dearborn St.

...m. Individual tickets start at $500, with higher sponsorship levels available. Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Pl.

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    Meditate

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