Prepaid cells might cost less

Prepaid cells might cost less

There are 7 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Prepaid cells might cost less. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

Marty Focazio knew his cell phone calls were costing him a lot, but it was still a bit of a shock when he did the math and learned just how much it was per minute.

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South Africa

#1 Feb 20, 2009
I am intrigued by this article, I have been going along thinking that my contract was sufficient for my needs but I didn't take into account that saving money could be done by changing to a prepaid cell. As my new years resolution is to save as much money as possible I am going to have to take this more seriously. After reading Marty's story I did a little research of my own and am defiantly going to cancel my contract for a prepaid, Tracfone sounds like the cheapest so I think I'll be going with them.


#2 Feb 20, 2009
i dont want no prepad celphone. i want unlimtaid minits

Since: Feb 09

New York

#4 Feb 20, 2009
My eyes have been opened, here I was thinking that my contract cell phone catered to all my needs but my needs are not to get charged more than necessary so obviously my needs are not being met. My new years resolution is to save as much as possible so I think I'll be canceling my contract for a prepaid as soon as possible. After reading this article I did some research and I think that Tracfone is the cheapest option so I think I'll go with them. Thanks Marty for showing me the light.

“Let the music play!”

Since: Nov 08

Hampton, VA

#5 Feb 20, 2009
I've had a Verizon Wireless prepay phone since 2001. $30.00 a month is more than enough to cover my calls, texts and rare accessing of the internet. No problems with connectivity, or dropped calls and reliable signal when travelling. Ignore the phone snobs who say prepaid phones are for drug dealers and tweens.

“Boldly going nowhere...”

Since: Oct 07

Newport News, VA

#6 Feb 20, 2009
It is only a cheaper option if you use about 300 minutes or less. I have a fmily member who would go through about 900 minutes a month. That is 90.00 dollars (depending on which company you go with).

“Let the music play!”

Since: Nov 08

Hampton, VA

#7 Feb 20, 2009
I agree Niki, it depends on the individual's calling habits. It has worked well for my family as we are all on Verizon, but you gave an excellent example of the downside.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Feb 22, 2009
This article is eye opening! I knew about prepaid phones, but I didn't think they would save me this much! I recently switched and it is so amazing. I can make long distance calls, text, and only pay for the minutes I use!!

What a great way to save money.

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