went from best to worst
- I've had Virgin Mobile for about 6 years and always loved it. Just bought a new phone and tried to activate on-line -- no go. Tried to activate from the new phone -- no go. Tried 3 times to call them -- total of 60 minutes on hold -- no go. Tried e-mailing twice -- got their autoresponses but -- no go for real responses. Now I find my current phone has been cut off and I can't reach them to find out why. Taking my phone and my wife's to Boost.
- —Guest exvirgin
Compare Your Options!
- There's really no one right answer; it depends on your personal needs and preferences. To compare available Per Minute, Per day, and Per Month plans, feel free to use this free resource: www.prepaid-wireless-guide.com/compare-prepaid-plans.html
- —Guest PrepaidWirelessGuy
- had both net10 & virgin mobile. both got expensive or had no coverage. tried boost mobile. spotty coverage. found platinumtel & haven't looked back. great coverage & prepaid smartphones to boot
- —Guest dman
- LOL!! Am I the only one to use tracfone at $8.00 a month? Granted I don't use my phone much but all the more reason not to pay much!
Thinking of switching
- I have Virgin mobile but im thinking about switching. I heard that virgin is going to offer a plan to low-income people which gives them 120 minutes for 10 bucks. Sounds good right? But a lot people wont qualify and i feel it alienates loyal customers like me. I looking into net10, i heard they provide the best overall value.
- —Guest Ryan
I use StraightTalk
- I switched to a StraightTalk prepaid monthly plan. I get 1000 minutes, 1000 text minutes and long distance to anywhere in the U.S. for a flat $30 a month with no contract and no hidden fees. Beats my old contract plan any day.
- I use Net10 prepaid plan. I was using it mostly for emergencies so I usually had minutes to spare before expiring. Now I have too much time accumualted. I asked the clerk if I could get minutes without bumping up the date. He said no. So now I have 300 minutes until 11/11/09. I guess I won't be using it much until then. Not good.
- —Guest Ginny
- 7-28-09 I currently pay $48.00 for unlimited text and talk with MetroPCS. They don't employ minute counters or a collections department so they pass the savings on to the consumer.
- —Guest Patti
Pay as you go
- I just switched from an ATT contract to a Tracfone prepaid cell phone, and there is no going back! Cant believe what I used to pay, I'm saving over $50 a month and the service is wonderful. It even worked from the Dominican Republic on a recent trip, just 10 cents a minute!
- Boost mobile $50 everything Plan and their new i465 phone. Unlimited talk/walkie Talkie plus mmms
- —Guest dan
Pay as you go, way to go
- I just recently switched to a prepaid Tracfone from an ATT contract and will never go back to contract. For someone who isn't a big talker like me it makes perfect sense. No hidden fees, no surprises at the end of the month, just great service.
Not all Prepaids are the same!
- My daughter had Cingular Pay as you Go for some time, but it really wans't good at all. She had to renew her minutes every month regardless of the wether she had minutes or not. Also, if she went over 30 days without renewing her cell number would be gone and she would have to get another. I switched her to TRACFONE and this is a much better alternative. She can rollover her minutes from month to month and her cell number really never expires cause she always has time left. She's not one to use her cell at all times, so that plan works great for her. On average I spend about $25 for her and this works out well. The phone is of good quality and even has a camera. Reception is great anywhere. So what's not to like about TracFone. The ony thing I would say about prepaid, is do your research on the different providers. Tracfone's worked best for me. I've also heard good things about Net10.
- —Guest Tortuga
- ive had vergin mobile for 2 years, and their prices just keep slowly increasing. though they are better then verizon which charges .99 a day u use ur phone including whatever plan your on. I feel like there are to many hidden charges. I really want a new phone and virgin mobiles are all horibble ancient. but what to do what to do...
- —Guest kathleen
Best no contract plans I found
- I hate contracts and refuse to sign one just to have a phone. I used prepay for a while and it was pretty expensive since I didn't get any extras with it. I found a place called wirelesswithout.com and got a Verizon plan (regular plan from the company) and got it without a contract! I started out using AT&T and their service was useless since I couldn't get a signal most anywhere. I changed to Verizon and didn't pay a dime to do it. They told me I would not be charged termination fees and didn't when I left ATT. I have been pretty happy with my Verizon plan and love knowing I can ditch it too if I change my mind.
- —Guest duncanchubbo
Cricket Wireless Service
- I prefer Cricket, for the fact that it is not attached to a contract and offers more for less than pay-as-you-go plans. While you have to purchase your phone outright, it is a lot better than having some contract hanging over your head for two years...or worse! Only bad thing is the phones they offer under the Kyocera line are about the finest door jams I've ever had the misfortune of purchasing. Go for a Nokia instead.