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  1. #1
    Michael
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    I have bad credit and I need one of those pay as you go plans. But, I'm
    just looking for a cell phone with internet capabilities. I want to be able
    to use ICQ and send email via the phone. Anyone know of a service that
    charges a flat rate for just internet access? No roaming or a huge network
    would be a plus. I know nothing about cell phones, but I know about the
    roaming fees. I would like to avoid those.

    Any service out there that exists for what I'm looking for?





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  2. #2
    JoshIII
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    Re: Internet cell phone question

    "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I have bad credit and I need one of those pay as you go plans. But, I'm
    > just looking for a cell phone with internet capabilities. I want to be

    able
    > to use ICQ and send email via the phone. Anyone know of a service that
    > charges a flat rate for just internet access? No roaming or a huge

    network
    > would be a plus. I know nothing about cell phones, but I know about the
    > roaming fees. I would like to avoid those.
    >
    > Any service out there that exists for what I'm looking for?


    I don't know of any prepaid plans or phones offered with prepaid plans the
    have world wide web capability. Many of the prepaid plan companies are
    offering phones with color displays, but none that I know of allow you to
    access the web.

    Having said that, you can still access Yahoo Messenger, MSN Mesenger, AOL
    Messenger, and possibly ICQ using text messaging from just about any digital
    prepaid cellphone, if it has text messaging capability.

    I have TracFone. It has a flat rate for sending and receiving text messages
    nation wide.
    All the TracFones have text messaging capability, but none have world wide
    web capability.
    The newest TracFone model (Nokia 2600) has a color display.

    For example, to login to Yahoo Messenger on any text messaging capable
    cellphone, you would send a text message to:

    92466 (*****s YAHOO)
    Text of Message: in YourYahooID YourPassWord

    Then, instantly you get a reply text message from Yahoo Messenger sent to
    your cellphone with your friends that are online.

    Next, to send a friend an IM, you just send your next text message to:

    92466
    Text of Message: to FriendsID Hi Friend, I am using my cellphone to send
    you this message...(etc, whatever the message)

    When your friend replies, you get another message on your cellphone.

    If you decide on TracFone, and you plan to use the text messaging feature
    alot, you better get a single rate model (Nokia 1100, Nokia 2600). The
    single rate plan lets you receive text messages free. It only costs .3
    units to send a text message.

    Hope this helps!

    JoshIII
    [email protected]
    Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    Before you do, be sure to get a referral (by email)
    from another TracFone user and you'll both receive
    100 FREE minutes airtime. TracFone uses Alltel,
    Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and Suncom wireless networks,
    just to name a few! Satisfied TracFone customer for 3.5 years.





  3. #3
    Michael
    Guest

    Re: Internet cell phone question


    "JoshIII" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:[email protected]
    > > I have bad credit and I need one of those pay as you go plans. But, I'm
    > > just looking for a cell phone with internet capabilities. I want to be

    > able
    > > to use ICQ and send email via the phone. Anyone know of a service that
    > > charges a flat rate for just internet access? No roaming or a huge

    > network
    > > would be a plus. I know nothing about cell phones, but I know about the
    > > roaming fees. I would like to avoid those.
    > >
    > > Any service out there that exists for what I'm looking for?

    >
    > I don't know of any prepaid plans or phones offered with prepaid plans the
    > have world wide web capability. Many of the prepaid plan companies are
    > offering phones with color displays, but none that I know of allow you to
    > access the web.
    >
    > Having said that, you can still access Yahoo Messenger, MSN Mesenger, AOL
    > Messenger, and possibly ICQ using text messaging from just about any

    digital
    > prepaid cellphone, if it has text messaging capability.
    >
    > I have TracFone. It has a flat rate for sending and receiving text

    messages
    > nation wide.
    > All the TracFones have text messaging capability, but none have world wide
    > web capability.
    > The newest TracFone model (Nokia 2600) has a color display.
    >
    > For example, to login to Yahoo Messenger on any text messaging capable
    > cellphone, you would send a text message to:
    >
    > 92466 (*****s YAHOO)
    > Text of Message: in YourYahooID YourPassWord
    >
    > Then, instantly you get a reply text message from Yahoo Messenger sent to
    > your cellphone with your friends that are online.
    >
    > Next, to send a friend an IM, you just send your next text message to:
    >
    > 92466
    > Text of Message: to FriendsID Hi Friend, I am using my cellphone to send
    > you this message...(etc, whatever the message)
    >
    > When your friend replies, you get another message on your cellphone.
    >
    > If you decide on TracFone, and you plan to use the text messaging feature
    > alot, you better get a single rate model (Nokia 1100, Nokia 2600). The
    > single rate plan lets you receive text messages free. It only costs .3
    > units to send a text message.
    >
    > Hope this helps!
    >
    > JoshIII
    > [email protected]
    > Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    > Before you do, be sure to get a referral (by email)
    > from another TracFone user and you'll both receive
    > 100 FREE minutes airtime. TracFone uses Alltel,
    > Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and Suncom wireless networks,
    > just to name a few! Satisfied TracFone customer for 3.5 years.
    >
    >


    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about going with the obo
    http://www.attwireless.com/cell-phon...5AI3B4R0H0CFFA

    In the end, it seems more of what I'm looking for. I don't know if it has
    ICQ or not. Maybe icq will be bundled in with the aim. I don't know.





  4. #4
    Michael
    Guest

    Re: Internet cell phone question


    "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > "JoshIII" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > news:[email protected]
    > > > I have bad credit and I need one of those pay as you go plans. But,

    I'm
    > > > just looking for a cell phone with internet capabilities. I want to

    be
    > > able
    > > > to use ICQ and send email via the phone. Anyone know of a service

    that
    > > > charges a flat rate for just internet access? No roaming or a huge

    > > network
    > > > would be a plus. I know nothing about cell phones, but I know about

    the
    > > > roaming fees. I would like to avoid those.
    > > >
    > > > Any service out there that exists for what I'm looking for?

    > >
    > > I don't know of any prepaid plans or phones offered with prepaid plans

    the
    > > have world wide web capability. Many of the prepaid plan companies are
    > > offering phones with color displays, but none that I know of allow you

    to
    > > access the web.
    > >
    > > Having said that, you can still access Yahoo Messenger, MSN Mesenger,

    AOL
    > > Messenger, and possibly ICQ using text messaging from just about any

    > digital
    > > prepaid cellphone, if it has text messaging capability.
    > >
    > > I have TracFone. It has a flat rate for sending and receiving text

    > messages
    > > nation wide.
    > > All the TracFones have text messaging capability, but none have world

    wide
    > > web capability.
    > > The newest TracFone model (Nokia 2600) has a color display.
    > >
    > > For example, to login to Yahoo Messenger on any text messaging capable
    > > cellphone, you would send a text message to:
    > >
    > > 92466 (*****s YAHOO)
    > > Text of Message: in YourYahooID YourPassWord
    > >
    > > Then, instantly you get a reply text message from Yahoo Messenger sent

    to
    > > your cellphone with your friends that are online.
    > >
    > > Next, to send a friend an IM, you just send your next text message to:
    > >
    > > 92466
    > > Text of Message: to FriendsID Hi Friend, I am using my cellphone to

    send
    > > you this message...(etc, whatever the message)
    > >
    > > When your friend replies, you get another message on your cellphone.
    > >
    > > If you decide on TracFone, and you plan to use the text messaging

    feature
    > > alot, you better get a single rate model (Nokia 1100, Nokia 2600). The
    > > single rate plan lets you receive text messages free. It only costs .3
    > > units to send a text message.
    > >
    > > Hope this helps!
    > >
    > > JoshIII
    > > [email protected]
    > > Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    > > Before you do, be sure to get a referral (by email)
    > > from another TracFone user and you'll both receive
    > > 100 FREE minutes airtime. TracFone uses Alltel,
    > > Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and Suncom wireless networks,
    > > just to name a few! Satisfied TracFone customer for 3.5 years.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about going with the obo
    >

    http://www.attwireless.com/cell-phon...5AI3B4R0H0CFFA
    >
    > In the end, it seems more of what I'm looking for. I don't know if it has
    > ICQ or not. Maybe icq will be bundled in with the aim. I don't know.
    >
    >


    I mean ogo not obo.





  5. #5
    Stanley Reynolds
    Guest

    Re: Internet cell phone question

    > > > > just looking for a cell phone with internet capabilities. I want to
    > be
    > > > able
    > > > > to use ICQ and send email via the phone. Anyone know of a service

    > that
    > > > > charges a flat rate for just internet access? No roaming or a huge
    > > > network
    > > > > would be a plus.


    http://www.boostmobile.com/

    "Now it's easy to access the Web, right from the palm of your hand. You get
    access to your favorite sites, and all you pay is $0.20 a day, for unlimited
    usage."
    "$0.25/min, $0.15/min during BoostTM Time 9 PM - 7 AM weekdays and all day
    on the weekends.
    $0.25/min on all calls all day applies for customers that activated their
    accounts prior to October 1, 2004"

    Note not offered everwhere, but works anywhere nextel works so if you don't
    need a local number get a sim/phone on ebay.







  6. #6
    JoshIII
    Guest

    Re: Internet cell phone question


    "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about going with the obo
    >

    http://www.attwireless.com/cell-phon...5AI3B4R0H0CFFA
    >
    > In the end, it seems more of what I'm looking for. I don't know if it has
    > ICQ or not. Maybe icq will be bundled in with the aim. I don't know.
    >


    Fine!

    I didn't understand that voice mode was not a requirement as well.

    OGO does not support voice.


    JoshIII
    [email protected]
    Activating a new or refurbed TracFone soon?
    Before you do, be sure to get a referral (by email)
    from another TracFone user and you'll both receive
    100 FREE minutes airtime. TracFone uses Alltel,
    Verizon, Cingular, AT&T, and Suncom wireless networks,
    just to name a few! Satisfied TracFone customer for 3.5 years.





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