CHEAP Cell Phone Plans recommended by my Friends
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CELL PHONE PLANS (information gathered 2-6/2016)T-Mobile bought P-TEL (my very cheap cell phone plan, and, of course, are now
discontinuing it). WE NEED TO STOP ALL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES FROM MERGING.
Your Smartphone Will Be Obsolete In Two Years - Forbes
1) What carrier do they use? (can you get reception in your area? in most areas?)
2) Minutes rounded? to what?
3) Minutes expire?
4) What fees? Surcharges? are added - ask for a complete list and the their rates
5) Can you add other phones/devices for a nominal fee? (two cell phones, for example)
6) Is there a contract?
7) Do they send you, or allow/help 3rd parties to send you ADVERTISING via your cell phone?
8) Can TALK be turned completely off?
9) Can ALL data using apps/hardware be turned off? (NO data minutes used)
10) Do you hear ADVERTISING in your ears between calls?
REPUBLIC WIRELESS, IN MY OPINION, IS THE CHEAPEST - Click HERE
ANDROID OS by Google |
ANDROID Smart Phones and Devices |
BROADBAND - what Internet and Cell coverage is in YOUR area
NOTE - I use cell phones very little, mainly want it for "emergencies".
I do not need text. I would seldom use Data.
Short Message Service (SMS) is a text messaging service component of phone,
Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols
to allow fixed line or mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages.
NOTE "Everybody" in the USA is switching to GSM phones/frequency bands from CDMA.
You will soon NOT be able to use the USA style non-GMS phones (CDMA).
H20 Wirelessh2o wireless review - toptenreviews.com
"The Verdict: 8.2/10 - AT&T's network and 4G LTE coverage."
KAJEET Wireless - uses Sprint carrier -rated 10/10KAJEET - Specifically FOR KIDS
T-MOBILE (bought P-TEL)T-MOBILE (P-TEL) is trying to push me into using "Ting".
1-855-846-4389 TING HELP
SIM cards - Ting
TING - Main Page
rates - Ting
Calling Rates - Ting
Data-Rates - Ting
Text-Messaging-Rates - Ting
Call-Surcharges - Ting
Roaming-Coverage - Ting
Billing-Issues - Ting
Freebies: Voicemail, picture & video messaging, 3-way calling, caller ID,
tethering, hotspot and more are included.
Travel: Additional surcharges apply when traveling outside USA.
Surcharges: Additional surcharges apply for international calling,
directory assistance and regulatory fees/taxes.
1 855 846 4389
If you place a call to another Ting user, both parties are billed for the call
because two parties are accessing the network. If both parties are on the same
account, a call that lasted 5 minutes will result in 10 minutes billed on that
SOME MORE THINGS I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT, WITH TING (2/11/2016):
1) They can not handle your outgoing CallerUD on GSM phones.
They still (2/11/2016) allow CDMA phones and can supposedly
correctly set the outgoing CallerID for CDMA phones.
SO MY CALLER ID SHOWS UP COMPLETELY WRONG - WRONG NAME
2) If your compatible phone (as mine is) can not handle 4G,
Ting has no method for me to use web services (internet)
here at my house, although I can make actual voice phone calls.
3) Am I billed for Wi-Fi calls on my GSM device?
Yes. Wi-Fi calls are billed at the regular usage rate. WHY???
I'm with T-Mobile and it's fine for me. I don't need a ton of data but
they give it to me anyway. - Tom
P-TEL is offering me a $75 credit to switch to Ting.
Each activated number on your account costs $6 per month. << SO CAN HAVE TWO PHONE NUMBERS ??
Since Ting uses the same network as P-Tel, your phone should also be able to make the move.
If you need help, give Ting a call at 1-855-846-4389.
WalmartI used the service they sell at Walmart and was happy with it.
Coverage is provided by AT&Ts network. - Brian
Family MobileFamily Mobile - http://www.walmart.com/cp/Family-Mobile/1076544
Straight TalkStraight Talk - http://get.straighttalk.com
Ratings:Reception 10/10 - Plan cost 10/10 - Plan selection 9.5/10
1500 Minutes - Unlimited TEXTS, 100 MB data $30
UNLIMITED Talk - Text - Data $45
Unlimited INTERNATIONAL - $60
NO Contract phones
Prepaid Minute Cards
TracFone Wireless User Reviews
C/NET users state the TracFone service is TERRIBLE (se above link)
Tracfone Reviews and Info - COSTS MORE and "bad service" - PhoneDog
TracFone Review 2016 - Prepaid Wireless Provider
"The Verdict: 4.7/10"
"TracFone's aging business model, phones and price plans are disappointing." - toptenreviews.com
AirvoiceCheck Airvoice. You have your own phone or buy one from them and then
sign up for a no contract plan. Mine is $30 / month for unlimited text/talk and a little data.
Check it out. It's on AT&T so I don't have any problem getting signal. - David S.
AIRVOICE WIRELESS :: PREPAID WIRELSS SERVICE 888-944-2355
CONSUMER CELLULAR (AT&T Network)Is it the FULL AT&T Network? or only second tier coverage?
Consumer Cellular - HOME PAGE
"Try us for 30 days, 300 minutes, 300 texts, or 300 MBs, risk-free"
- Consumer Cellular 6/25/2016
TOLL FREE (888) 345-5509
Consumer Cellular - PLANS
Consumer Cellular - DEVICES
'Big Four' wireless carriers get poor scores in Consumer Reports ranking
Consumer Tech Radar
PagePlusCellularAnother one is PagePlusCellular.
Have my mom on that one for an emergency phone. - David S.
PagePlus Cellular Plans
BASIC VALUE UNLIMITED SmartPlus Premium (2/2016)
$ 12 $ 29.95 $ 39.95 $ 55 $ 69.95
250 Minutes 1200 Minutes Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Minutes Unlimited Minutes
250 Messages 3000 Messages Unlimited Messages Unlimited Messages Unlimited Messages
10 MB Data 500 MB Data 500 MB Data 2 GB Data 5 GB Data
PayGo 10 PayGo 25 PayGo 50 PayGo 80
$ 10 $ 25 $ 50 $ 80
10 Cents Per Minute 6 Cents Per Minute 5 Cents Per Minute 4 Cents Per Minute
100 Minutes 416 Minutes 1000 Minutes 2000 Minutes
120 Days of Service 120 Days of Service 120 Days of Service 365 Days of Service
Republic Wireless - IN MY OPINION, IS THE CHEAPESTREQUIRES either CUSTOMIZED (RW adds custom Firmware) phones (buy from Republic
Wireless) OR a specific VERY late model phone, Samsung S7, for example.
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Smart Phone - VERY COMPLETE INFORMATION
The Cheapest Cell Phone Plan Worth Having - Clark Howard - click HERE
Republic Wireless Review – Unlimited Talk and Text for $10/Month - 5/2016 -CashCowCouple - CLICK
"Republic Wireless is currently the best cellular provider for unlimited usage.
However, the Sprint network still needs improvement." - CashCowCouple.com
"Republic Wireless phones automatically make calls and send messages through
the internet, which is very cheap to do. Once you are beyond Wifi range, the
phone will automatically switch and use Sprint towers just like a traditional
cell phone. If you are outside of Sprint towers, Republic will even switch
and use Verizon towers, all included at no additional cost." - CashCowCouple
Republic Wireless - 60 Reviews - Mobile Phones - 4001 Weston Pkwy, Cary, NC
Republic Wireless adding support for Nexus 6P, Galaxy S7 edge, Moto X Pure Edition and more
"The company is moving away from a custom firmware solution, and instead
making use of a new technology, which it is calling RW 3.0. This will
allow the carrier to push updates to its service and apps through Google
Play for a quicker update process and better experience. It will also
allow you to buy your phone unlocked from wherever you chose and still
use it with their service." - from Androidcentral - CLICK HERE
"The catch is that RW 3.0 only works on Marshmallow as well as future
releases." - from Androidcentral - CLICK HERE
Republic Wireless Reviews - Service & Current Moto Phones
The new GALAXY S7 - click HERE - Samsung.com
CAN I turn TALK OFF?
CAN I turn ALL data services OFF
Aug 25, 2014 - Consider this cheap but effective smartphone plan
that starts at $5 a month! ... Republic Wireless provides no-contract
cell phone plans. .... (Getting on Facebook or Instagram, on the other
hand, can sometimes take forever. APPEARS TO BE ONLY 3G AT MY ADDRESS.
Dollar for dollar, we refund your account for the cell data you don't use every month.
Talk + Text
$8 Avg. Refund
Talk + Text
$16 Avg. Refund
Talk + Text
$24 Avg. Refund
FREE PLANS - Ringplus:
Truly Free 2
PAIDPLANS - Ringplus:
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I AM LEANING TOWARDS "Ting" - need to check out a few things first
(for example, whose Towers do they use? - T-Mobile's, I believe]).
I do NOT like Ting - personal opinion.
I WILL be adding other information, soon.
OTHER RESOURCESBest cell phone plans & deals for 2016 - Clark Howard
Clark Howard: Cheap Cell Phone Plans - Clark Howard
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Smart Phone - VERY COMPLETE INFORMATION
Technology/Phones & Mobile Devices/Service & Data Plans ...
Technology/Phones & Mobile Devices/Choosing a Cell Phone
Cell Phone Providers Review 2016 - Ranked - TopTenREVIEWS
Quick Compare of Prepaid Cell Phone Plans - Prepaid Reviews - prepaidreviews
Prepaid Wireless Service Reviews, Best Prepaid Cell Phone Plans - ConsumerSearch - 2015
We Help You Decide: Choosing a Prepaid Cellular Provider - prepaidreviews - OLD, but some good ideas
Abbreviations, Term Definitions & Background InfoComplete Technical Acronyms, Glossary, Definitions & Terminology
Wi-Fi How to use and find it
Free Airport Wi-Fi Information
WIRELESS - Information about
Complete Ethernet, Cloud, 802.xx & Related Information
Complete IP, VoIP, TCP, TOE & Related Information
WiFi = 802.11 (and some phone terms not covered elsewhere)
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I created these websites ONLY to provide free information to help other people.
I am NOT a business of any kind, and make NO money providing this information.
Any references to best, cheapest,... are OPINIONS or facts shown by data.
I, or other sites probably have not found all the cheapest methods, nor have
up-to-date data - DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH - we may be WRONG.
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