What's A Good Pre-Paid Phone & Service?

What's A Good Pre-Paid Phone & Service?

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overContracts

Morristown, TN

#1 Feb 2, 2013
Im looking into the SmartPhones/StraightTalk, and Verizon Pre-Paid, but Its very frustrating. I've heard 50% good and 50% bad.
I would also appreciate it If there were NO inappropriate discussions. Thank You
Minnie Pearl

Morristown, TN

#2 Feb 2, 2013
I'd go with Straight Talk. It's cheap, and it's good service. We were under contract with a major phone company, but they wouldn't let us add a line for our son. So we got him a Straight Talk phone. He had service in places we didn't. My daughter has had hers now for about 4 or 5 years; she's never had problem. Customer service was pretty good too, compared to many others I've dealt with. My son-in-law uses the pre-paid Verizon. He has had a few issues with them, but overall it works pretty good.

Since: Jan 10

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#4 Feb 2, 2013
We had Straight Talk for a few years not because it was the cheapest...which it was, but because it gave the best service. I had AT&T until they messed up going to their wonderful 'g' service. When they did that I didn't have service at all in a lot of places. I had it before they 'improved' their services, so we went to Straight Talk because my son, who travels with his job, had it and he could get service all over the country. There were very few places he couldn't get service.
The thing you have to watch with Straight Talk is what phone you get because some phones go off Verizon towers and some off AT&T. Those that go off Verizon towers give the best service. The other...well....I wouldn't give a nickel for.
We switched to Verizon because they had the phone I wanted. There are limited phones with Straight Talk, although now I think they have a bigger variety. I think Straight Talk gives great service especially for the price. I paid my bill online and never had a problem. I got the $45 service and it was awesome!
hairy legs

United States

#5 Feb 2, 2013
Yes straight talk
nueces peludas

United States

#7 Feb 2, 2013
lol wrote:
Straight talk is simply for those who have no credit, are poor and can't afford real phone service. That said, it seems to be the ghetto-trash phone service of choice around here so the choice is clear. Trash can't afford luxury.
you're ignorant
Butfuker

Monterey, TN

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Trac phone is what I use to cheat on my wife with.
I keep it hidden in my truck . I can toss it if my wife ever gets suspicious and I won't be out a bunch of money.
nueces peludas

United States

#10 Feb 2, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Truth hurts doesn't it?
yeah that you're not bright, hurts for you,huh?
what ok

United States

#11 Feb 2, 2013
Straight talk uses verizon wireless area coverage, so that's what I'd use
what ok

United States

#12 Feb 2, 2013
Lol must be a kid.
that girl

Jefferson City, TN

#13 Feb 4, 2013
All pre paid phones get poorer signal than post paid because they get signal from the bottom part of the towers and post paid gets from the top. No matter what, your signal is going to depend on your location. The best thing to do is go to Radio Shack and let them check your coverage quality on their maps for each provider. Some phones (Sprint, Verizon, Virgin, Boost) operate through CDMA and others (AT&T, T Mobile,) through GSM. CDMA has faster wireless data technology (internet) than GSM. GSM operated phones use a SIM card whereas CDMA does not. I DO NOT recommend the Cricket Phones that Radio Shack offers. Yes, you get free unlimited music downloads but the phones are CRAP. As far as price of the plans go, Verizon seems to be the highest. Boost Mobile (operates off of Sprint towers) offers shrinking payments on their unlimited plans. This means for every 6 on time payments you make, your payment will shrink by $5 (up to $15) So after 18 on time payments on a $50 plan, your payments will go down to $35. All of the different wireless plans can sometimes overwhelm a person, but if you break it down starting with your location, budget, & wireless needs you will be just fine.
kiss my azz

United States

#15 Feb 10, 2013
Theyr all the sme basicaly,tell u ur gettin unlimited evrything 30 days for 50 bucks,two weeks later,net goes out,i call em up n they told me i had used too much data n if it happens again,ill lose the whole dam fone service altogether...unlimited ne gd thing is a crock of sht.they jst want ur 100 bucks for ur cool new Android fone n 50 bucks for the dam fonecard,they'll wrip u off worse than a gd hooker on magnolia will.think thats bad,yea,go out n get urself a cell pad n ull c wat im talkin about.im surprized noones standin at the door wit a glock stickin ppl up for evrything they got,shoes n socks included.ty for hearin my story,if u think ur too good to take my advice,come lick my t$ts n balls btches,peace,shonada out mofos

Urp

“A Pigment of Imagination”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#16 Feb 10, 2013
I"m Trying out Net10 at the moment, I have an old "unlocked" ATT Nokia smartphone I have a NET10 sim card in. From their coverage maps it's a combination of T-Moble/ATT, towers. Seems to be an offshoot of Tracphone,

I've been with ATT for many years, still have the $30/month unlimited data plan, so I'm a bit reluctant to switch. Still, between the data/voice charges on the lowest priced plan still about 30 bucks a month more than the supposed "unlimited" talk/text/data on Net10 and such. Plus I can still use my own unlocked phones, or buy what ever I want unlocked.
roxy

United States

#17 Feb 10, 2013
U rlly lost it now,i cnt get a fone unless i steal one lolz
bobby bobb bob bo b

Pageland, SC

#18 Feb 10, 2013
roxy wrote:
U rlly lost it now,i cnt get a fone unless i steal one lolz
stop buying pills
Someone told the truth

United States

#19 Feb 11, 2013
2centz wrote:
We had Straight Talk for a few years not because it was the cheapest...which it was, but because it gave the best service. I had AT&T until they messed up going to their wonderful 'g' service. When they did that I didn't have service at all in a lot of places. I had it before they 'improved' their services, so we went to Straight Talk because my son, who travels with his job, had it and he could get service all over the country. There were very few places he couldn't get service.
The thing you have to watch with Straight Talk is what phone you get because some phones go off Verizon towers and some off AT&T. Those that go off Verizon towers give the best service. The other...well....I wouldn't give a nickel for.
We switched to Verizon because they had the phone I wanted. There are limited phones with Straight Talk, although now I think they have a bigger variety. I think Straight Talk gives great service especially for the price. I paid my bill online and never had a problem. I got the $45 service and it was awesome!
Will they tell you which phone gets Verizon service?
You asked

Charlotte, NC

#20 Feb 21, 2013
Page Plus is a much better choice. They use Verizon coverage and Verizon phones of any kind. You can put an iPhone 4S on their service for $39.95 (Unlimited Talk and text with 200 MB). They have several other plans too.
Minnie Pearl

Morristown, TN

#21 Feb 22, 2013
Straight Talk now offers home phone (land line) service as well.

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