Prepaid Phones

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  1. VANewbie

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    The saving $$ thread got me thinking. I would love to get out of my current cell contract and go with a pay as you go type plan.

    Anyone did this? How does it work?

    Can you still use your original phone or do you need a different kind?
    Any drawbacks?
     
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  3. Ima Teacher

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    I've never had anything other than prepaid through Tracfone. The phones are inexpensive. The one DH has was $9.99. Mine is an LG similar to a Blackberry. It was $49.

    Between the two of us, we buy about 1600 minutes per year on a busy year. It runs $79 for 400 minutes. We have double minute phones, so each minute we buy gives us two. DH uses his more than I use mine.

    Every time we buy minutes, we get three months of service. We can also buy a year of time. I sometimes do that since I tend to run out it time before my minutes are up. Right now I have 600 minutes, but I'll run out of time in November. I'll have to add tine before then. DH has about 120 minutes, but he has time until 2013.

    I manage the phones online.
     
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    Can you text unlimited? how does that work?
     
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    Texting costs 3/10 of a minute per text. So, with my double-minute plan, I get roughly 6 texts per minute.
     
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    I'll look into it. Thank you!
     

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