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Old 12-04-2008, 08:01 AM   #15
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Buy 1000 minutes for the year. If you don't use all the minutes by the end of the year they will roll over into the next year ---> only if you buy another 1000 minutes. I have had this phone for over 5 years, works perfect for us. You can buy 1000 minutes on Ebay for about $89.00.
http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/Cell-Ph...cell-phone-plan
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:41 AM   #16
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In Wyoming, only two carriers really work, Verizon and Alltel. Tracphone does have a program, but go 5-10 minutes drive out of town, and you are roaming. Both programs have free nights and weekends available, even on the prepaids. Both programs have free calls phone to phone, in the same carrier. Verizon appears to be more, but Alltel gets you on the little things...calls to email charge, even if there is no message. If you buy a $100 refill on Verizon, it lasts a year, and they have usage plans that you only pay on the days you use the phone. However, use 'em in the evening, after hours, and that day is a usage day, even if you didn't use it during the day.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/c...wPrepayOverview

We've used prepaids for years...no monthly bills and you have to pay for your own phones, but dollar for dollar, no surprise costs. Can't beat them. Also Verizon won't roam in most places.



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Old 12-04-2008, 11:10 AM   #17
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I was told (years ago) that pre-paid (Canadian) card would NOT work in the U.S. because of the MANY assorted (American) carriers and their various rates AND roaming charges. We then looked into getting phones for use only in the U.S. (enexpected emergancy use only) but found that we needed to have an 'address' (American BILLING address) AND a S S #.... So we looked into which of our two (at that time) servers had the best coverage for our expected usage and went with them for coverage.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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Service really depends on where you will be -- Last I checked with Internet by Cell Phone group, Verizon and Sprint were the ones to have when away from the cities and interstates -- I believe Virgin works on the Sprint network -- Carriers like T-Mobile are great in cities but kinda sparse in the boondocks....

For you EhLanders, I believe one can buy a pre-paid cell phone at places like Wally without address, SSN, etc.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #19
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Thanks fer that heads up Pete, I'll check that out at Wally World next trip down south!!!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:03 PM   #21
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Check out the prepaid comparison chart.Prepaid comparison chart
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:27 PM   #22
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I've has TMobile TO GO for several years now and their coverage has really improved. I'm not a big cell phone user so I get by for less that $10 a month. It's great.
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My son visited me here, across Puget Sound from Seattle, when he had T-Mobile and it didn't work well here (ATT/Verizon work well) -- It worked fine in Seattle -- I have read similar reports on several internet groups -- Works well in Europe (The T stands for Telekom, the German phone company).

The key for any cell phone is what works where you will use it -- If you are traveling, I would recommend Verizon or Sprint because they seem to have the best coverages off the beaten tracks.
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