[Homestead] pay as you go phones

Steve Oliphant steveo at crecon.com
Tue Feb 2 09:03:07 EST 2010


Yes, I meant 300 minutes. It sounds like 7-11 has the same deal.

-Steve
Essential Oils for Balanced Health
http://www.mydoterra.com/ihealth


On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Sam Smith <sambensmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> You mean 300 min for 29.95?
> Cause that's how much I get from 7-11 phones
>
> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Steve Oliphant <steveo at crecon.com> wrote:
>
> > 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!
> >
> > -Steve Oliphant
> > Essential Oils for Balanced Health
> > http://www.mydoterra.com/ihealth
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Tim Oppenheim <timopp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Don,
> > >
> > > 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.
> > >
> > > Tim
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > 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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