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Old 01-02-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I have a cell phone but only for emergencies or a long distance business call. i never give the number out to anybody except immediate family and they know to call me at home. We have a landline for a;; pther calls and the fax machine and my husband has company smart phone.

Now I have $30 Verizon plan which is still to expensive for what little usage I need. Can you recommend a really cheap plan for me? I am in N.C.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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You are not likely to find any cell service (postpaid aka monthly) under $30/month. There are prepaid services that allow consumers to buy minutes as needed and no monthly statement. Good luck.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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We have Virgin Mobile, and we are required to buy $20 worth of minutes per quarter (three months) to keep it going. The minutes don't expire, but I never wind up using mine since my cell phone also is for emergency only.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Is there a $10 cell phone plan?
I used to have a terrific plan with airvoice wireless.
It was a truly a "pay as you go" plan with no minimums whatsoever...
but they did hit you hard on a per minute basis.

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Can you recommend a really cheap plan for me? I am in N.C.
http://www.airvoicewireless.com/plans-2/pay-as-you-go/
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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Is there a $10 cell phone plan? Can you recommend a really cheap plan for me? I am in N.C.
Try Consumer Cellular: https://www.consumercellular.com They are great; I've been with them for nine years with no contract & very low rates. Plus they are consistently rated one of the highest in customer service and overall satisfaction.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I have a cell phone but only for emergencies or a long distance business call. i never give the number out to anybody except immediate family and they know to call me at home. We have a landline for a;; pther calls and the fax machine and my husband has company smart phone.

Now I have $30 Verizon plan which is still to expensive for what little usage I need. Can you recommend a really cheap plan for me? I am in N.C.
Take a look at Page Plus Cellular. The link is to the $12 plan, 250 talk/text and 10 meg data. I don't need the data as I use my wifi for data needs.

They also have a $10 for 100 min talk time card good for 120 days. They are a Verizon reseller and you 'should' be able to port your phone and number to that service.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I've got two spare phones on T-Mobile's pay as you go plan. With T-Mobile, once you put $100 in the account you get "Gold" status and the minutes don't expire for a year. Before they expire, even adding $10 will extend the expiration another year. The two spare lines have cost me just over $20 in the past two years to keep active (I don't burn a lot of minutes on them).
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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QVC & HSN both have phones for $79.00 which includes 1,400 minutes good for a year.
1. LG Touchscreen Tracfone with 1400 Minutes & Triple Minutes Life of Phone
Featured Price: $79.98
2. Look's like HSN sold out.
Take a look at them, the service is Tracfone.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: The South
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ATT GO Phone $.10 per minute. $100 plan lasts a year.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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We have Virgin Mobile, and we are required to buy $20 worth of minutes per quarter (three months) to keep it going. The minutes don't expire, but I never wind up using mine since my cell phone also is for emergency only.
I have this too and have ended up with like 120.00 in the account as I don't use the phone much. It mostly rides in the car with a charger for emergencies and occasional calls and texts. Still better than 30.00 a month.

I have seen articles that discuss prepaid and remember something about Wal-mart being a good place to shop for prepaid options.
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