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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 31, 2007

    Default Best pay-as-you-go cell phone plans?

    I'm about ready to divorce Verizon after 10 years of loyal marriage.

    Which provider has the best coverage? As I understand it, pay-as-you go plans put you onto a lesser network. Poor reception might make the deal pointless.

    My requirements:

    I need Infinite Minutes of talking.

    I text only under duress (forced by non-Victorian cretons who have no sense of etiquette and the importance of good manners in communication using different media).

    No reading internet on a dinky screen and correspondingly expensive phone.

    Where would you go and who would you choose? I'm ready to date cell phone companies again,
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2000
    El Paso, TX


    My DH and I had AT&T Mobility, and got lousy reception, lots of dropped calls, and limited minutes along with a high bill.
    Several of his coworkers suggested Cricket. With some degree of trepidation, we switched. It's been great! No dropped calls, great reception, and unlimited talk/text for only 50.00 mo for each ph. No contract. So if you don't like them you can just switch.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 26, 2010


    I am just like you. I JUST got a cel phone. I got the Verizon prepaid unlimited monthly plan for $50. You get unlimited minutes, text, and internet, though I haven't figured out how to get anything but the weather on the "internet" part. I really don't want to spend my life on the phone.

    If the plan doesn't "disappear" it's OK. Just make sure you buy the phone from THEM or you can't transfer your number over. I got the LG Pantech (I think) for about $120. It has a slide out keyboard, but the keys are so small it's hard to manage.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 2006
    Gulf Coast (AL/FL)


    We are currently on Straight Talk (got sick of Sprint/Nextel during this change-over), haven't personally had problems with it. Also a good friend discovered that they were able to transition their old unlocked phone over to their Straight Talk plan (had lost their phone and found that so called to see if it could be activated - it was unlocked so they did). No Contract - Unlimited Minutes - Unlimited Text - Unlimited Internet (though i don't use mine as much as my husband does).
    Crayola Posse~ on the bus in Mahognany

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Packing my bags


    I do use my cell sparingly. tracfone works well for me.

    That verizon gig I had....HATED it. Constant problems with the reload...

    I am tempted to try Walmart Smart talk or whatever i is called.
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    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.

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