Cell phone/service question

Cell phone/service question

I am about to get a cell phone. I had one years ago, but because it was only on for me to call, I never really "knew" as in memorized my number, I never ever received a call on it, since it was never one and no one knew my number. I had it strictly for "emergencies" only to discover,

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  1. #1
    Trekgloria54
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    I am about to get a cell phone. I had one years ago, but because it

    was only on for me to call, I never really "knew" as in memorized my

    number, I never ever received a call on it, since it was never one

    and no one knew my number. I had it strictly for "emergencies" only

    to discover, that not once did I have an emergency, instead, all of

    my calls were made about 60 seconds away from my office to call home

    and ask if we needed bread or milk...I finally got tired of paying

    for a stupid, lazy call. The worse that can happen is we don't need

    bread and milk and I buy it anyway, freezer, or we need break and

    milk and I don't buy it...for 2 guys 36 and 58, get over it... But,

    with a granddaughter, I now feel the need to have a cell phone, but

    the different phones, carriers, plans...I fell like I can learn brain

    surgery easier than make a simple decision. I want as cheap as

    possible, only use when I want, even if it is to ask about bread and

    milk status at home...

    I don't plan to text, don't plan to call and talk for long periods of

    time, don't plan to call long distance with any regularity, though 2

    states are just about 30 miles away from me, so I do sometimes end up

    in them.

    I'm looking at the Jitterbug. Does anyone have any

    experience/opinion on this phone and plan? Any recommendation?. I

    swear the amount of info in describing one plan over another, and to

    discover that only in the end or very fine print...infuriates me!!!!

    Simply, cheap, user friendly. Recommendations greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Gloria










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    Char
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    <FONT color="#008080">Try Virgin Mobile. It is reliable and cheap. You can order a recycled phone online for cheap or buy one new from Target or Walmart.
    <FONT color="#008080">Their website: http://www.virginmobileusa.com/
    <FONT color="#008080">

    ----- Original Message ----- <DIV style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4;">From: Trekgloria54
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:22 AM
    Subject: Budget101.com : Cell phone/service question

    I am about to get a cell phone. I want as cheap as possible, only use when I want, even if it is to ask about bread and milk status at home...



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    Lucy Anderson
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    Traditionally - T-Mobile has been the cheapest. I worked for Cingular

    /AT&T for years - don't go with them unless you are prepared to watch your

    bill like a hawk. We have Verizon now because of my in-laws and it is

    so-so.



    I work in the mobile phone industry, but probably not from a standpoint that

    would help you. (Data, not voice, and not for an individual carrier anymore

    but for a content provider.)



    On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:22 AM, Trekgloria54 <Trekgloria@aol.com> wrote:



    > I am about to get a cell phone. I had one years ago, but because it

    > was only on for me to call, I never really "knew" as in memorized my

    > number,






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    Ann Garner
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    At 11:52 PM 7/10/2008, you wrote:

    >Traditionally - T-Mobile has been the cheapest. I worked for Cingular

    >/AT&T for years - don't go with them unless you are prepared to watch your

    >bill like a hawk.



    I've been with Cingular/AT&T for years, have not had any problems with them.

    Ann in Arkansas










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    madtricia53
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    Maybe you should look at one of the pay as you go type cell phones.

    That might be the least exspensive for an emergency only type phone/or

    limited use. Also AARP I seem to remember had a very simple phone for

    the older folks that are their target market. HTH










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    Lucy Anderson
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    You are fortunate. I was on the receiving end of the mishaps they had - I

    heard about them all day long and saw firsthand some of the stuff they

    pulled. It was not pretty!!!!!



    Lucy



    On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Ann Garner <mystique@cei.net> wrote:



    > At 11:52 PM 7/10/2008, you wrote:

    > >Traditionally - T-Mobile has been the cheapest. I worked for Cingular

    > >/AT&T for years - don't go with them unless you are prepared to watch your

    > >bill like a hawk.






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    betterdaes
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    Personally i like verizon, my family has 3 different cell phone

    providers and verizon has the best coverage. Whenever we go camping or

    places that don't have very many cell towers my verizon is the only

    one that can recive call or make them. I think verizon is a bit more

    expensive then the rest but it is the most reliable!!





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Lucy Anderson" <lucy.fortin@...>

    wrote:

    >

    > Traditionally - T-Mobile has been the cheapest. I worked for Cingular

    > /AT&T for years - don't go with them unless you are prepared to

    watch your

    > bill like a hawk. We have Verizon now because of my in-laws and it is

    > so-so.

    >

    > I work in the mobile phone industry, but probably not from a

    standpoint that

    > would help you. (Data, not voice, and not for an individual carrier

    anymore

    > but for a content provider.)

    >

    > On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 4:22 AM, Trekgloria54 <Trekgloria@...> wrote:

    >

    > > I am about to get a cell phone. I had one years ago, but because it

    > > was only on for me to call, I never really "knew" as in memorized my

    > > number,

    >










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    M F
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    My husband and I do not use our cell phones much at all. But we signed a 2 yr contract because our kids naaaaaggggged us for a cell phone. Our contract expires in January and we will be switching to a pre pay phone. We bought our youngest one a pre pay phone and we got a phone with 300 mun for $30. He was told to make sure he has enough minutes to last him 2 mos. So in January my husband and I will each get 2 cell phones with 30 min each and it will cost us each $30 for 2 months. No high taxes that come with the contract since we do not use it allot. Most people I talked to wouldn't do without the unlimited min. on their cell phones. What do people have to talk about so much.

    Melissa

    I don't plan to text, don't plan to
    call and talk for long periods of
    time, don't plan to call long distance with any regularity, though 2
    states are just about 30 miles away from me, so I do sometimes end up
    in them.
    I'm looking at the Jitterbug. Does anyone have any
    experience/opinion on this phone and plan? Any recommendation?. I
    swear the amount of info in describing one plan over another, and to
    discover that only in the end or very fine print...infuriates me!!!!
    Simply, cheap, user friendly. Recommendations greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Gloria





 

 
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