Phone Needed That's Pay By Minute

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bobber205, May 17, 2008.

  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

    bobber205

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    Oregon
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    Are there any phones out there that allow someone to only pay for minutes used?

    I have a phone atm that makes you pay for 20 dollars worth of minutes every 3 months and I hardly make enough use to justify that even.

    I want to take advantage of the new Skype plan that allows you to call a local number then dial the real number. It's only 3 dollars a month for unlimited minutes.

    Are there any phones that exist that meet these criteria?
     
  2. Alida macrumors newbie

    Alida

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    Location:
    Ohio Valley
    #2
    I wouldn't count on any mobile phones which would be cheaper than that. Most prepaid plans for phones are more expensive.
    I have a Verizon phone I pay the minimum 23 Dollars a month for about 50 minutes, but they will deny they have a plan that cheap. You have to tell them you only want it for emergencies. Then any minutes you go over, they charge you 45 cents a minute.

    I keep hearing about the Go Phone by Verizon but have no clue about the rates.

    For a home phone, Vonage is good, but then you need a high speed internet connection. It's only about $24 a month for local and long distance.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

    Gray-Wolf

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  4. JNB macrumors 604

    JNB

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    The PAYG plans have a hidden crippling feature: most of the phones you can use with them, and the switching & routing involved are limited to only one of the frequency bands, meaning that reception in general sucks. I had an ATT PAYG for wifey and it was completely awful. I just switched her to my plan and a new RAZR V3 and she tells me constantly how impressed she it with the reach & reliability.

    Now, if next month's iPhone announcements are a home run, she may get the old iPhone (Colorwared in pink), so I can get a new one. :D
     

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