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Thread: wireless phone charges

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    Does anyone know why both the caller and callee get charged for minutes used when using a wireless phone?

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    So the companies can make more money!

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    Depends on your phone plan. We have unlimited minutes to any Verison phone. And we have 450 minutes to use, which we never do.

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    Basically, you are both using air time so you are both being charged for it. Some companies offer in-network calling plans so that doesn't happen. You would have to check with your provider.

    Otherwise, if you call a land line with your cell phone, only you will be charged for the minutes. I have a cell phone but I rarely use it and I don't give out the number so people have to call me at home.

    Cell phones are convenient, but they sure are expensive!

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    I'm pretty sure t-mobile allows you to call any other t-mobile cell phone without charging minutes to either phone. It's one reason they are very popular with college students. Most of my daughter's friends have t-mobile cells for that reason.

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    That's why we all have Pay As You Go phones. One monthly charge and everything is included. INCLUDING being able to surf the web!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    That's why we all have Pay As You Go phones. One monthly charge and everything is included. INCLUDING being able to surf the web!
    Cool!

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    Straight Talk Pay As You Go Cells are cheaper than we can do landline phones At 45 dollars a month everything unlimited including internet you cant beat it. We have discontinued our landline phone. For 30 dollars a month you get 1000 minutes and 1000 texts and some internet

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