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Thread: Anyone use a non-contract phone?

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    Tracfone

    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    What is the app you added?
    Where do you buy the apps? I have a tracfone and love it but I can't figure out how to add apps and where I would get them from. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
    Is it just me or does paying $50 a month for a phone seem like a lot?? Plus the purchase of the phone??
    Nope, it is NOT just you. Has anyone seen those ads where the couple goes crazy over the "great deal" of $160/month for a family of four? Excuse me, I think that is a LOT of money!!

    I've been following this thread because everyone gives me a hard time about not having a smart phone. I've had a Tracfone for years. It sits in my purse, turned off, and I use it when I need to use it. It doesn't work inside my condo but I've noticed a lot of people have that problem here. (I also don't get tv reception without cable.) I can imagine that I would LIKE a smartphone and be able to do all the stuff everyone does with theirs, but I just don't get paying a small fortune every month for the privilege, not to mention the initial cost of the phone.
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    I think trac fone now has month to month plans too. Check their website.

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    I have a Virgin Mobile (runs off Sprint) and love it. It's a smart phone and monthly fee is $55. I bought the phone there are several to pick from at Best Buy.. I've been using this for one and half years.
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    I have Verizon cheapest smallest phone...only want it for emergency use. Pay in advance, add $$ as needed OR by the expiration date. I always pay $30 and that buys 3 months before next expiration date. I figure $10 a month a bargain, for the emergency use.
    My balance hovers around $200 because I seldom use it. I get texts which I think costs 10, but not sure. This works fine for me, an older senior citizen, who still drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbieBrei View Post
    Where do you buy the apps? I have a tracfone and love it but I can't figure out how to add apps and where I would get them from. Thanks for your help. Deb
    Is your phone "smart"? My last phone was not smart enough to be able to use to purchase apps. You need a phone that can access the internet by means of wi-fi.

    You should take your phone to the place where you purchased Tracfone or to a place that offers Tracfone, such as Walmart. They will be able to tell you if your phone is smart enough for apps. If it is not, they should be able to show you phones you can purchase that will allow you to download apps.

    I finally bit the bullet and got an iPhone. I had to set up an account with iTunes (with a credit card linked to the account). Once I did that, it became very easy to download any of the 500,000 or so apps offered for it. Android phones probably work in a similar manner, but they use a different store (not iTunes) that lists all the apps that work for Android.

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    I've had a Tracfone for years as well. It's only used when I'm away from home or if the electricity goes off. I don't text; in fact I've never set up the voice mail. I have no problem with the service; my phone is a piece of ...... Recently I've been looking at smartphones but refuse to pay their prices. What the admen think is a good deal is way out of line for a senior on a fixed income. I just heard that Tracfone is or is going to ad smartphones to their list. I'll look into that; some of the "apps" I see could be helpful. I won't pay$40.00/month. Guess it's time to go back to just having a phone at home. Since I am not nor will I be one of those people constantly at the beck of their cellphone I must be a sales persons nightmare. Any smartphone through Tracfone is bound to be more technologically smart than I am; I just want to add a few "apps" (Whatever happened to using words?? ) As for the grandchildren, if texting is the only way they will communicate, they need to spend some time talking to another human being, really talking. No human communication (I'll sink as low as counting Joyce speaking on any phone), no grandmother. Joyce in Delaware

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    Free Texting App

    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    What is the app you added?
    The app I downloaded (it was free) is TextNow. A coworker told me about it. She uses it. My only complaint is that I haven't figured out how to save a photo to my phone when my kids send me one. This app gives you another phone number you need to share with those who would be texting you. You're suppose to be able to make/receive calls on that number through that app but whenever someone calls me on it my phone closes the app. I use my original TracFone number for calls.
    Oh...my phone is a TracFone android smart phone, ZTE Valet. It is regularly $99 but Kmart had it on sale for $49.
    In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

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    My whole family uses Straight Talk and loves it--Unlimited talk, text and internet.
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    Straight Talk unlimited everything only $45 per month. No Trouble. Great service and we live in the mountains.where most do not have much service on the bigger phone companies.

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    I use Net 10 for $45 a month with 2.5 g data and unlimited calling. Check who gets the best reception in your area. Net10 uses ATT towers and is the only one that I get reception in my home. (I used ATT before my smartphone for straight calling only- no contract and it was more).

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