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Old 08-27-2019, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have TracFone now, but are there any other pay-as-you-go plans? I want to get a new phone after a while, but TracFone doesn't have the newest phones that go with their plan. But I refuse to pay a set $30 or even $20/mo.

I'd like to get the Moto G7 android (or something equally as good with Pie operating system). I also want to keep my phone #.

Any other plans? TIA.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Meant to put in the Cell phone area. Can a mod please move it over, thanks a lot.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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I answered your post in the other thread before I saw this thread.

There are other MVNOs (resellers) that have PAYGO plans. It would depend on your usage and what network you would want to be on. Tracfone is the largest company and has pretty flexible options, though.

You can buy almost any phone and put it on Tracfone. You don't have to buy direct from them. They do sell phones bundled with airtime on hsn and qvc a lot, and they are usually very good deals.

But if you have your heart set on a Moto G7, you could buy one new from Motorola, or a used one off eBay, for example, and transfer your phone number and Tracfone service to it directly.
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Old 08-27-2019, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I have Republic wireless, pay as you go. Bought phone from them. Looks like you can use your own phone now. Never had an issue. Although my niece moved to a very rural area and coverage wasn't so great there, only Sprint had good coverage so she had to switch.

https://republicwireless.com/
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Old 08-27-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks a lot so far guys.

So ANY phone will work w/ Tracfone or any carrier company I want? Well OK!

Izzie1213, thanks, I'll bookmark in case I need it.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Please note the cheapest plans are for text and talk only, you can use wifi for online stuff when you have access to one. I have wifi at home. If you want to access the internet with phone without having wifi access, going on line, emails and such you need to purchase data, which is pay as you go monthly also, there is no limitless plan, you pay per gigabyte. The phone/text also uses wifi first if available then uses network cellphone access when no WiFi. It's not a big deal to not have data unless you need it.

My son switched over to buying data a few years ago because he needed for bus schedules to and from work and Google maps. He is not a big data user any way. I don't have data, sometimes wish I did but can add it anytime I want/need but otherwise just wifi only access is fine with me
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I have Republic wireless, pay as you go. Bought phone from them. Looks like you can use your own phone now. Never had an issue. Although my niece moved to a very rural area and coverage wasn't so great there, only Sprint had good coverage so she had to switch.

https://republicwireless.com/
I had to laugh when I clicked the link and they claimed I’d save $1200 a year. Since I pay $90 a month for two lines plus data with Verizon, to be truthful, I would receive a $10 check each month plus free service from Republic if I switched to them!
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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My son switched over to buying data a few years ago because he needed for bus schedules to and from work and Google maps. He is not a big data user any way. I don't have data, sometimes wish I did but can add it anytime I want/need but otherwise just wifi only access is fine with me
A little bit of data or just enough to access maps or get an emergency e-mail can be a lifesaver. Also traffic apps like Waze could save you hours by warning you of an accident.

People who watch TV or update facebook on the road are not very thrifty.

On the other hand for single people, it may make more sense to have unlimited cellular data than to have limited cellular data and WiFi at home.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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A little bit of data or just enough to access maps or get an emergency e-mail can be a lifesaver. Also traffic apps like Waze could save you hours by warning you of an accident.

People who watch TV or update facebook on the road are not very thrifty.

On the other hand for single people, it may make more sense to have unlimited cellular data than to have limited cellular data and WiFi at home.
It does.

Before my current arrangement, where they pay for internet, I had a limited plan and I would pay for AT&T WatchTV, which was like $17 a month but the data was not counted so I could use WatchTV as much as I wanted. I recommend it if you're a tight budget. You could get the cheapest AT&T Prepaid plan and WatchTV for like $50 a month. Just don't waste your 1 GB of data on something else!

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