[Homestead] pay as you go phones
steveo at crecon.com
Mon Feb 1 21:24:27 EST 2010
It is sometimes a better deal to get them from Family Dollar than Wallmart.
I got a Net10 Phone with 30 minutes for 29.95 where the same phone for the
same price from Walmart had no minutes with it.
I love prepaid phones!
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On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Tim Oppenheim <timopp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/Journal.html
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