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  1. #1
    Patrick Casher
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    Joe,

    Checkout the thread on "beyond wireless opinions". Here's the links to
    beyond wireless; http://www.gobeyondwireless.com and T-Mobile;
    http://www.tmobile.com .

    Patrick
    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I do not want to own a permanent cellphone. I rarely use the home
    > phone, but need it for dialup internet service.
    > I do not want another monthly bill to pay either.
    >
    > However, I am a farmer, and a few weeks out of the year I have to
    > travel for personal business. In the meantime I have to rely on paid
    > workers to run the farm. The workers are good, but in an emergency
    > they often do not know what to do. In the past I was lucky and there
    > were no emergencies. However, last month I came back to the farm to
    > find a serious problem plus 2 dead animals. If the workers could have
    > contacted me, this would not have occurred, because I could have
    > explained to them what to do, and/or would have returned early.
    >
    > I have been told that there is some sort of cellphone that is either
    > rented or purchased, and the person just gets a certain amount of
    > time, but can buy more time (somehow).
    >
    > Can anyone please explain this and how to do it.
    >
    > I DO NOT want anything that requires a credit card. I do not use
    > them.
    >
    > I'd also prefer something intended for emergency use that does not
    > expire. I have heard that some prepaid cellphone expire l.ike those
    > long distance phone cards. With my lack of luck, the dang thing will
    > never be used and when there is an emergency, it will be expired.
    > Don't they make something specifically for emergency use? I dont care
    > if it costs more per minute, I'll probably use an hour in a year at
    > most, and it's mostly for incoming calls if there is a problem. I can
    > always make outgoing calls on a payphone with a calling card.
    >
    > I should note that I am an old fart and know nothing about cellphones.
    > Aside from this computer I am not into modern technology, and prefer
    > doing things the old way.
    >
    > Joe






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  2. #2
    Patrick Casher
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    Re: Temporary Cellphones ???

    Joe,

    You can buy phones and phone cards at Wal-Mart. Maybe call provider and ask
    if you can reactivate phone, once you have one, with just say a $10 phone
    card whenever you travel, or is there a charge for activation.

    Patrick

    "Patrick Casher" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Joe,
    >
    > Checkout the thread on "beyond wireless opinions". Here's the links to
    > beyond wireless; http://www.gobeyondwireless.com and T-Mobile;
    > http://www.tmobile.com .
    >
    > Patrick
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I do not want to own a permanent cellphone. I rarely use the home
    >> phone, but need it for dialup internet service.
    >> I do not want another monthly bill to pay either.
    >>
    >> However, I am a farmer, and a few weeks out of the year I have to
    >> travel for personal business. In the meantime I have to rely on paid
    >> workers to run the farm. The workers are good, but in an emergency
    >> they often do not know what to do. In the past I was lucky and there
    >> were no emergencies. However, last month I came back to the farm to
    >> find a serious problem plus 2 dead animals. If the workers could have
    >> contacted me, this would not have occurred, because I could have
    >> explained to them what to do, and/or would have returned early.
    >>
    >> I have been told that there is some sort of cellphone that is either
    >> rented or purchased, and the person just gets a certain amount of
    >> time, but can buy more time (somehow).
    >>
    >> Can anyone please explain this and how to do it.
    >>
    >> I DO NOT want anything that requires a credit card. I do not use
    >> them.
    >>
    >> I'd also prefer something intended for emergency use that does not
    >> expire. I have heard that some prepaid cellphone expire l.ike those
    >> long distance phone cards. With my lack of luck, the dang thing will
    >> never be used and when there is an emergency, it will be expired.
    >> Don't they make something specifically for emergency use? I dont care
    >> if it costs more per minute, I'll probably use an hour in a year at
    >> most, and it's mostly for incoming calls if there is a problem. I can
    >> always make outgoing calls on a payphone with a calling card.
    >>
    >> I should note that I am an old fart and know nothing about cellphones.
    >> Aside from this computer I am not into modern technology, and prefer
    >> doing things the old way.
    >>
    >> Joe

    >
    >






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