[Homestead] pay as you go phones
timopp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 20:43:13 EST 2010
The cheap ones at Wal-Mart are fine. You need to make sure that the carrier you buy your minutes from has services in the area you will be using it. As an example, locally, I can buy a Virgin ( Richard Branson's )phone and minutes, and while it may work it just not going to make anyone happy.
The next little worry is the minutes on the phone expire so it become a pain to keep them topped off. Finally, any phone is able to access 911 whether it has service or not. So if you just need one for that, letting the minutes expire is okay.
On Feb 1, 2010, at 6:38 PM, Don Bowen wrote:
> To get a discussion going I thought I would repeat a question I asked on
> another list.
> My brother lives on the island of Saipan. He is coming to the US on a
> business trip this week and wants to get a pay as you go phone. Due to
> politics and greed his phone from there will not work here.
> We were thinking that if he buys one we will then give it to our mother
> and buy her some minutes. She is 91 and gets around well but is worried
> about being out and away from a phone if something happens.
> I am looking for experiences with such phones and plans.
> Don Bowen KI6DIU
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