T mobile Prepaid
- I love T mobile I have had the same service for 5 years. Ihave managed to keep this number from becoming a gold member.It is nice to know that I will always have a phone number at least for a year ata time
pre-paid is better than contract
- I had a cell contract that was taring into my budget but as soon as the contract expired I canceled it and bought a Tracfone, now I'm saving money every month. I read the 2009 consumer action report which shows that Contract cell phones are more expensive and they are cheating their clients by increasing rates of sms's and call minutes and there is nothing that the clients can do about it. If people want to cancel the contract early they get slapped with cancellation fees of between $150 - $200. With the unstable economy it is advisable not to get tied into a contract which you won't necessarily be able to afford, pre-paid cell phones are the answer and because they are cheaper I can't understand why people would still want a contract at all.
Small Virgin User
- I use my cell when I am traveling (I tend to go out of state a couple of times a month) or when my power is out, or if someone desperately needs to reach me. These almost always very short calls. I do a little texting. I have Virgin pay as you go with small monthly charges for reduction in per minute charges. I am averaging $12/month total. I have never found myself without coverage. I have a $20 LG Flare phone. I have been using my cell this way for two years. I am very pleased with it.
- —Guest Heather
Boost Mobile's Home Calling Area
- I've been pricing the various prepaid services recently. BoostMobile's unlimited plan does seem like the best overall. However, be aware that though it includes nationwide long distance your calls have to be made within your 'home calling area' to avoid additional charges of 15-cents a minute. There is apparently no info on their web site regarding this. I had to call and wait on hold to talk to someone to find out what my home calling area is. I live in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas and the home calling area is a very wide radius around these cities. But If I go on vacation I'd have to pay by the minute. The rep said I could expand my home calling area to most of Texas and Oklahoma for $5 more a month but that wouldn't help me if I'm flying cross-country. Be sure to check to see what your home calling area is and if it fits your needs before buying a Boost phone and activating the monthly unlimited plan. For a flat pay-by-the-minute plan I think Net10 is the best.
- very good .10cent min no problem had it for 2 months.
- —Guest sue
Beware of AT T
- During a trip to Nepal, Nepal Mobile offered me 3 min per dollar,I fell for it and on my return AT&T charged me 3500.00 for roaming, they did not agree to wait for me to contact the nepalese company, suspended my service, charged me like if they were still giving me the service and besides charged me for "braking the contract"??? Never again will deal with that larcenous company, which is not consumer oriented, my credit is perfect, it did not matter to them.
- —Guest Victor Uranga
- T-Mobile has good price for its monthly plan but the network service is very unreliable. A lot of drop calls, no service zone and charged us with text messages we did not received or send. I have been with T-mobile for over 4 yrs but its service is just not worth paying for. Its customer service is great and give me something extra whenever minutes when I complained but then again, the network service is unpredictable so the free minutes are useless. Unless you want headache don't be fooled getting T-MOBILE contract service because the network service is going to surprise you in a bad way.
- —Guest jack12
Net 10 best as of now !!
- As of January 2009, Net 10 is by far the most affordable pre-paid plan period. Believe me, I tried most all of them. Virgin has raised their rates and if you want a good deal with the "next best", T-Mobile, you have to pay $100 bucks up front. Net 10 is 10c per minute always.
BOOST MOBILE - 50 means $50!
- On January 22, 2009, Boost Mobile will introduce a new prepaid plan offering unlimited anytime calling, text messaging, wireless Web and walkie-talkie services with a national calling area for $50 a month. $50 Plan = Unlimited Nationwide Talk, Text, Web & Walkie-Talkie. All Plans = No Hidden Fees, No Contracts, No Roaming Charges, No Credit Checks. Boost Mobile provides its value-seeking customers with payment flexibility
- —Guest JMFJ
- Metro pcs is the best prepaid cell phone package there is but I am moving from Florida to Virginia and will have to take a contract plan until they can expand to Virginia. I pay 50 a month for unlimited local and long distance text picture messaging and internet with no contract or credit check! I wish that they would come to the Hampton roads area of Virginia. I am now going to be paying double for less service with another company and my metro account will be sorely missed.
T-mobile to go is great
- If you buy the $100 prepaid card it gives you 1000 minutes of calls. I talk for about 5 minutes a day so it doesn't pay to get a plan. I buy an average of 2 cards a year (they message when it's low and I can call them back and pay or do it online). So I spend $200 a year, about $16 a month and get about 160 minutes a month. Supposedly not all services are available-Ibelieve you can text-but I havn't missed anything. Cheapest plan if you don't talk that much.
- —Guest Sarah
net10 is great
- i love my net10 phone service. works on the same cell towers as the trusted tmobile carrier. great signal where ever i go and i make my own spending amount. thanks net10
- —Guest dennis
Prepaid's the way to go!
- For more han 10 years I was a loyal AT&T customer, renewing on impulse whenever a new phone was introduced. Last year I finally wised up and decided to bite the bullet and pay to get out of the exorbitant contract that was costing me over $100/mth! Opted to buy Net10 and wouldn't change for anything. Phone's great, reception's great and I only buy the minutes I need so that I'm not tempted to talk on the phone for ever [which is said to be detrimental to my heath! :(]. Contract phones might work for those who need more than 600 minutes/mth. A college student on a budget... 400 min/month will do and w/ only :10 cents/text - that's all the communication I need. Contract holders, wise up and opt for prepaid!
Metro has been great
- I am a T-Mobile customer who's still stuck in contract and dying to get out (grr) and in the meantime I reduced minutes and got Metro PCS. The phone was $100 but they throw in 1 month of service free. I took it on a roadtrip from Sacramento to Tijuana, Mexico and it worked the whole way! I loved being able to talk and text as much as I want and the next month when I forgot to pay my bill, I got a free reminder text and I can pay online which is great. The following month I didnt need it anymore and I just didnt pay the bill and that was it. No credit issues, no contracts and they have family plans with UNLIMITED talk for as low as $20/line. No daily fees, no minute fees, fantastic, I love them. Cant wait till my T-Mobile contract is up. I hate T-Mobile!
- —Guest Xochitl
- You can buy 60 Minutes & 90 Days of Service from Tracfone for $19.99 plus taxes.
- —Guest beverly