Prepaid Plans Heat Up: Why No-contract Wireless Is On The Rise
Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:33 PM
Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but being self employed and traveling anywhere at any time, a basic GSM and a few sims is all I need for low cost voice comms world wide. (You can keep your texts and mobile data. That's a "luxury" I can manage well without!)
But I agree that if pre-pay becomes "premium", then it will be nice not to be looked at like a second class citizen because I don't have the latest all singing, all dancing contract idiotphone with more useless gizmo's than Gizmodo!
Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:53 PM
Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:32 AM
Now if you want a portable computer in your pocket then it's obviously not your best choice. Then again, I very often chuckle at how bad these smartphones are at simply making or receiving calls...
I'm glad to hear my Tracfone will be mainstream again soon. Then my friends with fancy phones won't have to borrow my cell so much! ;-)
Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:51 AM
I'm righting this mainly to inquire am I the only person this has happened to. I would have paid this bill if given the chance to see why there was that much of a change in just one month. I would just like to know if there are other stories like mine.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 02:04 AM
India is adopting to the latest and emerging technologies in the telecom field and the providers are offering these services at a very competitative cheap prices to get an edge over others.
In India there is no concept of charging for the incoming calls and the call charges are 0.0002 US dollars per second. No provider in U.S is daring to provide free incoming calls and this should happen to make prepaid plans to bloom.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:59 AM
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:33 AM
I think a lot of folks' problem is that they simply overuse their phones when it makes no sense to do so, or use the phone for something they should be using a stationary computer to do!
I realize some busy people in some industries would necessarily need to run up some serious voice and data minutes, but NO ONE is going to convince me that most adults, or ANY teenager, has any reason to be racking up $90 or $100 a month in phone charges!
Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:35 PM
I use a Motorola Razr phone that was originally a Sprint phone, I changed the firmware/software on it to Verizon, then Alltel and now use it with PagePlus so it's not like it can't be done, just sell phones that are easy to change the firmware and not tied to any one company, it's not that hard.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:23 PM
I will never sign one again either...
I have a really nice & new LG phone through Net 10. Phone was on sale for #20 and it came with 300 mins,
then $30 every 2 months and my unused minutes roll over. Not to mention nickel text messages and 10 cent calls.
Some of us dont have to keep a phone glued to our ear. If I want online, I have a new laptop for that
Posted 23 September 2010 - 09:07 PM
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:27 PM
With all the biggy carriers starting to take note, that not only has the market caught onto the fact that their two year contracts, along with their ETFs (which is rather greedy considering this country is trying to rid itself of recession)are expensive, and sometimes downright unreasonable. But ironically you can get better coverage using a cheaper service!
So yeah, them waking up might mean there will be a more competative market, and I might get an even cheaper deal...without having to pay no ETF
Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:24 AM