Virgin Mobile for over 5 years
- I used to love Virgin Mobile's prepaid service plan. It was for me and my wife. We bought two phones and would top up every three months with the minimum $20. I would use my minutes and hers would just keep accumulating. She never uses her phone. It's really just for emergencies. It USED to work like this for us. Calls were $.25 per minute and texts were free to receive and $.10 to send. Of course, I began to text more than talk, since it worked better for me. In February of this year, Text messages went to $.25 to receive and to $.25 to send. What is that all about? They've added a few more plans that are pretty confusing. I am currently looking for better deals out there. My biggest concern is that the other carriers will do what VM did over time, increase their rates. At least I can opt out without a penalty. Good luck with your searches. I'll try to post back once I find a different carrier and use them for a little while.
- —Guest Terry
ATT GoPhone "911 Service Fee"
- Every Month I get charged $1.00 for a "911 Service Fee" on the 4th. No Prepaid Plan has such a fee. ATT Customer Service has been NO HELP in having it removed! Watch Out for HIDDEN FEES in ALL Prepaid Plans-ATT...Buyer Beware!
- —Guest Downtown Dave
NET10 is the Best!
- Have been using NET10 prepaid for a few months now is I am really impressed with their coverage. They do not charge 'daily use', it's always 10c a minute - even for long distance or when you're roaming. Simple, cheap, good quality.
- —Guest Timothy
- I have been with Virgin for a couple of years. Don't kid yourself these folks are just as big of crooks as the rest. Note it says all over the web their expiry date for prepaid cards is 90 days, not so, it was 90 days long ago, it's now 60 days. Try to find that info on their web site, not a word about expiry dates. Know why? they love these out of date Virgin Mobile reviews scattered around the web, they are suckering thousands into signing up thinking they have 90 day cards....oops not so. Got a nifty camera phone from them, guess what, there is no way to get the photos off the phone without uploading to their web site, yep you guessed it $$$ get out your wallet. My review...they are slightly less crooks than the others.
- —Guest Keith
T-Mobile PrePaid Love
- 1000 minutes for $100 and the minutes last a year. Simple.. no monthly expiration, no rollover rules, no quarterly top-off. Only downside is no web, and 10 cents a minute is pricey!
- —Guest ben
message to Mr. Fendelmen & VirginMobile
- In your analysis of various prepaid cell phone plans, you neglected to mention Virgin Mobile's additional $20 "Top-Up" fee every 90 days for the monthly minute pack. Not only that, they have stripped away from us, the poor suckers who don't need to be glued to the phone, the basic min.2 min. plan where you pay $20 required every 90-day "Top-up" and add any additional money for more minutes. I used this option because I seldomly used the phone and wound up only paying $20 every 3 months (sometimes longer with a grace period) ~ most of the time. Hey! Virgin Mobile! What's up with that? Don't dump a great plan in this time of recession!
- —Guest Ayesha
I have always used prepaid
- I've never had a contract cell phone so I can't compare them with prepaid. But I've always known the prepaid to be the better deal for me. I pay 15 a month; includes texting at 5 cents a minute calls at 10 cents. They're service areas are really good...I go on road trips a lot across the country, only place I have found no service is in the OK panhandle a small stretch of it. I have accumulated a lot of minutes...but I don't mind as when I use it I feel comfortable I will probably never go over. A lot of the other prepaid services sound too complicated to me...so I'll stick to Net10. Thanks ;-)
- —Guest Lola
- I have had boost over a year now and it perfect $50 means fifty i have traveled with no problem. My wife and daughter have alltel and they are jealous when i pay my bill with no contract and there 2 phones have a bill of over $200 because they pay extra for insurance and texting and minutes go boost its easy and cheap
- —Guest jayg
NET 10 IS BETTER AND CHEAPER
- i'VE HAD NET 10 FOR COUPLE MONTHS NOW AND HAVEN'T HAD A PROBLEM. I CAN RELOAD ONLINE OR ON THE PHONE AND IT'S 10 CENTS/MIN AND 5 CENTS/MIN FOR TEXT. i USUSALLY RUN OUT OF TIME BEFORE I RUN OUT OF MINUTES. I PAY 40 EVER 3 MONTHS CANT BEAT THAT ON CONTRACT PHONES.
- —Guest OGUIN
Page Plus thru an online dealer
- I use Page Plus, bought an $80 card for only $78 at NoVA Prepaid, they have an online store, that gets me going for 4 months, far beats my old $50 a month ATT service.
- —Guest Night hawk
Pay As You Go combined with Magic Jack
- I refuse to go back to contract...I have a cheap cell phone with pay as you go minutes running for 10 dollar increments...and use Magic Jack for the long drawn out conversations ($20 a year for year for unlimited calls)...After 3 months, I paid $20 for cell phone calls (emergencies and quick calls and still have $7 dollars left on the account). For the amount I spent, it would've easily cost me more to pay a one month cell phone bill, than it would for me to make calls with the pay as you go and Magic Jack combo after 3 months.
- —Guest Andreas
- I have a Virgin pay as you go plan that works like this: I pay $20 every three months or as minutes are needed. It costs 18 cents a minute. I only use my phone for emergencies so I rarely use all my minutes and if I pay on time (I use paypal so it automatically is paid for) my minutes roll over. It works great for me.l
- —Guest CHICKENBOY
Verizon Good in AZ
- If i could get the other cellphone carriers I'd go with them but where I live i only get verizon, had contract with Alltel but paid to much, with prepaid I only pay as little as $15 a month. Been with verizon pre-paid for 6 years love it!! Not a problem. Tracfone, Boost and Alltel always have drop calls and gave me analong issues!
- —Guest JJ66
Virgin's cheapest is $7 /month
- We pay $20 every 3 months and the balance carries over.
- —Guest George
- Net10 also has a plan for $79.99 unlimited calling AND texting. I ran across it while scoping out prepaid plans on Google. Nice thing too is no contracts.
- —Guest tmills