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  1. #1
    Ankh
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    Hi,

    Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?

    I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    so
    and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.

    I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price and
    get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.

    Regards and thanks in anticipation.

    Ankh





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  2. #2
    Janie Collins
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    Re: Low cost prepaid

    Try Virgin Mobile.

    "Ankh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price
    > and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.
    >
    > Regards and thanks in anticipation.
    >
    > Ankh
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Dudhorse
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    www.tracfone.com


    "Ankh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price
    > and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.
    >
    > Regards and thanks in anticipation.
    >
    > Ankh
    >
    >






  4. #4
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    Per Ankh:
    >Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    >I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    >so
    >and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.



    I just signed up for tMobile's "To Go" plan.

    Startup cost was $74.19, of which $30 is supposedly coming back as a rebate on
    the Nokia 3595 phone I got with it.

    After start-up, it's $106 per year for 1,000 minutes. So this year was about
    $180 total and next year will be $106, and so-forth until the raise the price or
    discontinue the offer.

    I did this for two of my three phones: the ones tb used by my daughter and wife
    - neither of which uses the phone more than 2-3 times per year.


    I looked at TracPhone. Pluses for TracPhone were that it rides on Verizon's
    net (probably better coverage) and the phone is simpler (a plus for somebody who
    wants nothing more than to be able to dial a call....), and that it shows
    minutes remaining with each call. OTOH, tMobile tells minutes remaining with
    the push of an auto-dial button....which might be a wash...

    The big minus for TracPhone to me was the *really* high per-minute rate: about a
    dollar per minute if one purchases a 1-year/100 minutes card for $100.

    tMobile's coverage? I bought one plan a few days ago. Checked signal
    strenghtg against my Cingular phone everywhere I went and they were mostly
    comparable. Will this hold up in the long run? Dunno....but I'm going for
    it as I will migrate my own Cingular phone to a tMobile Pocket PC as soon as I
    can find a store that sells them.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  5. #5
    Damon Brownd
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    If their coverage area is adequate for you,
    http://www.t-mobile.com/plans/defaul...tab=payasyougo can be a good deal.

    "Ankh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price
    > and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.
    >
    > Regards and thanks in anticipation.
    >
    > Ankh
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Dudhorse
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid


    "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Per Ankh:
    >>Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >>
    >>I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    >>so
    >>and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.

    >
    >
    > I just signed up for tMobile's "To Go" plan.
    >
    > Startup cost was $74.19, of which $30 is supposedly coming back as a
    > rebate on
    > the Nokia 3595 phone I got with it.
    >
    > After start-up, it's $106 per year for 1,000 minutes. So this year was
    > about
    > $180 total and next year will be $106, and so-forth until the raise the
    > price or
    > discontinue the offer.
    >
    > I did this for two of my three phones: the ones tb used by my daughter and
    > wife
    > - neither of which uses the phone more than 2-3 times per year.
    >
    >
    > I looked at TracPhone. Pluses for TracPhone were that it rides on
    > Verizon's
    > net (probably better coverage) and the phone is simpler (a plus for
    > somebody who
    > wants nothing more than to be able to dial a call....), and that it shows
    > minutes remaining with each call. OTOH, tMobile tells minutes remaining
    > with
    > the push of an auto-dial button....which might be a wash...
    >
    > The big minus for TracPhone to me was the *really* high per-minute rate:
    > about a
    > dollar per minute if one purchases a 1-year/100 minutes card for $100.
    >
    > tMobile's coverage? I bought one plan a few days ago. Checked signal
    > strenghtg against my Cingular phone everywhere I went and they were mostly
    > comparable. Will this hold up in the long run? Dunno....but I'm going
    > for
    > it as I will migrate my own Cingular phone to a tMobile Pocket PC as soon
    > as I
    > can find a store that sells them.
    > --
    > PeteCresswell


    .... ditto your comments on Tracfone - I like mine because it uses the
    Verizon network which has great range/reception and I use it less than 10
    minutes a month. As long as Tracfone sells a phone that uses Verizon's CDMA
    network I will have a Tracfone. But if you are a yakker you will go broke
    using a CDMA/TDMA Tracfone unless you get one of their phones that uses the
    Cingular GSM network but in my area Cingular coverage stinks.
    One possible solution is to go to Tracfone's website and buy one of their
    cheaper refurbed phones with 100 minutes and 60 days service - then if it
    doesn't fit your needs you are not out alot of money.





  7. #7
    Bill Radio
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    You want cheap? You can pay less than $1 per month if you want to, Beyond
    Wireless' cards do not expire. It has its limitations, though. I agree
    T-Mobile is one of the best prepiads, but Free2Go and 7-Eleven are also very
    good choices. There is a great prepiad comparison chart at:

    http://www.cellguru.net/prepaid_compare.htm

    Which is up to date and very informative.


    Bill Radio
    Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
    http://www.mountainwireless.com





    "Ankh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price

    and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.
    >
    > Regards and thanks in anticipation.
    >
    > Ankh
    >
    >






  8. #8
    Jyanendra
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    Hello,

    This post has been useful to me too!!!

    While I use Verizon for my Wireless Broadband Access, I wanted to have a
    cheaper cell phone plan as I need to make just a couple or so calls a month
    using a handful of minutes.

    I checked out this site that proves promising:

    http://www.gobeyondwireless.com/catalog/default.php (Actually, somebody
    else posted this URL in response to a post I cannot recollect some days back
    here)

    Does anybody know which network (VZW, Sprint, ATT...) this company (Beyond
    Wireless) uses?

    I plan to buy one of their phones and get rid of the one I have now! I am
    paying over $ 125 per month between my VZW Wireless Internet and cellphone
    right now!

    Everybody have a nice day.

    JP



    "Ankh" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price
    > and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.
    >
    > Regards and thanks in anticipation.
    >
    > Ankh
    >
    >






  9. #9
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid



    Joseph wrote:
    > On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 18:49:38 -0500, "(Pete Cresswell)" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I looked at TracPhone. Pluses for TracPhone were that it rides on Verizon's
    >>net (probably better coverage)

    >
    >
    > Make that *some* places use Verizon. Others use either AT&T's TDMA
    > network or a GSM network such as cingular.
    >
    > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


    That's correct. I've heard reports that TracFone prefers Cingular
    networks. I'm in Florida and all the TracFones seem to be TDMA or GSM.




  10. #10
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    Per Joseph:
    > To keep your account active
    >you must make a call before the end of every 60 days.


    That's the deal breaker for me.

    I guess they have a reason, but what?

    Some sort of regulatory fee that accumulates?
    --
    PeteCresswell



  11. #11
    Tropical Haven
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    > Per Joseph:
    >
    >>To keep your account active
    >>you must make a call before the end of every 60 days.

    >
    >
    > That's the deal breaker for me.
    >
    > I guess they have a reason, but what?
    >
    > Some sort of regulatory fee that accumulates?


    I would almost wonder if it's the availability of phone numbers, as NANP
    didn't account for future times when a person could easily have 5
    numbers (fax, personal land line, personal mobile, work mobile, pager;
    for example) and numbers are scarce. That way, if someone is not using
    the number, it can by cycled through again.

    TH




  12. #12
    The Real Bev
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid



    Ankh wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Does anybody know of any good low cost pre-paid cellular phone websites?
    >
    > I make only a few calls every month totaling no more than 30-40 minutes or
    > so
    > and cannot afford to go on paying $ 45.00 monthly any more for just that.
    >
    > I heard there are some places one can get a phone at a reasonable price and
    > get very low cost pre-paid cards/air-time with non-expiring minutes.


    If the AT&T/callplus network is useful to you, you can squeak by for
    $10/quarter, which gets you 40 minutes good for 3 months. Time is
    cheaper if you use more, and unused minutes roll over as long as you
    spend $10 every 3 months and make one phone call every 30 days. Buy a
    phone or use one you already have. http://www.pharosint.com/

    I've used them for a couple of years and have 311 unused minutes so
    far. I just don't need a cellphone very much...

    --
    Cheers,
    Bev
    *----------------------------------------------------*
    *Are you *sure* there's a hyphen in "anal-retentive?"*



  13. #13
    J-Man
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    >. To keep your account active
    > you must make a call before the end of every 60 days. You could
    > theoretically keep your account active forever provided you make the
    > minimum call every 60 days.


    Do you think it would work if you RECEIVED a call every 60 days? I'm
    thinking about getting one for an elderly parent for emergency use, who
    might not remember to make a call every 60 days-- but if *I* placed a call
    to that number, and it was answered-- would that count?





  14. #14
    Mark Olson
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid

    J-Man wrote:
    >
    > >. To keep your account active
    > > you must make a call before the end of every 60 days. You could
    > > theoretically keep your account active forever provided you make the
    > > minimum call every 60 days.

    >
    > Do you think it would work if you RECEIVED a call every 60 days? I'm
    > thinking about getting one for an elderly parent for emergency use, who
    > might not remember to make a call every 60 days-- but if *I* placed a call
    > to that number, and it was answered-- would that count?


    You could simply ask your parent to call you back, that would
    certainly work...



  15. #15
    Sulimak
    Guest

    Re: Low cost prepaid


    Hi!

    Here ('_www.taiwan-electronics.itgo.com_'
    (http://www.taiwan-electronics.itgo.com/)) it is possible to order 2
    mobile phones free of charge!

    I once have already ordered. Second time any more do not give!

    It is necessary to write to them the letter correctly only.


    --
    Sulimak
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