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Prepaid Cell Phone Update

October 21st, 2009 at 07:25 am

Well, I still have about 267 minutes to use up on my current phone but I have ordered a Net10 phone. While the Tmobile was easy and cheap, the phone didn't actually work in the house so everytime I answered the phone I had to go outside. Far too obnoxious. Assuming I wasted my remaining minutes(which I won't), the cell phone was the equivalent of $25 per month.

Since DH's phone is the equivalent of $8.30 per month, that means we saved about $39 per month over having a plan. That was more than I thought I would save so prepaid is definitely the way to go for us.

I won't be switching him, he uses his phone so rarely that Tmobile is definitely the cheapest option (Net10 would be 16.60 per month for him). I on the other hand have chatty family and I am the go to person when someone wants to call us so the higher usage requirement for Net10 shouldn't actually impact my costs at all. I just hope this phone works in the house (should, sprint has excellent coverage in my area).

If it doesn't, that will mean only AT&T has coverage inside my house and at that point I would go back to Tmobile (AT&T's prepaid is too expensive for what it is).

4 Responses to “Prepaid Cell Phone Update”

  1. mrs. Says:


    Having a phone that works in the house is key! Especially with winter coming.

  2. M E 2 Says:



    I am not sure if you are aware, but, Wal*Mart started their own pay-as-you-go phone plan this past Sunday (10-18-09)

    For $30/month you get 1000 minutes AND 1000 texts

    For $45/month you get unlimited minutes AND texts

    Just some food for thought

    And NO, I don't work for Wal*Mart nor do I have the phone plan

  3. Caoineag Says:

    I appreciate the thought, but far too expensive for my usage. I am not planning to waste those minutes but if I did, it would be $25 per month. That means I am really at $20 per month or less. Plans unfortunately have taxes which make them even more expensive.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hope that this will work better for you. It's certainly working out great for me!

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