Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 36

Thread: Anyone use a non-contract phone?

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,734

    Anyone use a non-contract phone?

    I have been using Trac fone for years- but it has become apparent that my daughter needs something that has unlimited texting.
    If you use a non-contract phone plan - which one and what do you think of it.

  2. #2
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,952
    Blog Entries
    1
    We use T-Mobile with unlimited text and talk. It is a simple month-to-month cost. Other companies have started doing month-to-month too!

  3. #3
    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    OC, CA
    Posts
    2,934
    I also use T Mobile and have not had any problems and price was about average.

  4. #4
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    24,609
    Blog Entries
    1
    i use t mobile, don't know how to text
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

  5. #5
    Super Member mandyrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    lehigh valley pa
    Posts
    1,457
    I have wall mart straight talk unlimited txt talk and web have been happy with it

  6. #6
    Super Member Doggramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Wis
    Posts
    5,319
    I have an AT&T "GO" phone. It doesn't have a contract. You just add $$ to it as he money starts to run low. Not sure of the cost of texts since I rarely use it for that.
    Lori

    *********

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Western North Carolina
    Posts
    1,412
    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    I have been using Trac fone for years- but it has become apparent that my daughter needs something that has unlimited texting.
    If your daughter is like my granddaughter (of whom we have had custody for 10 years), you definitely need unlimited texting! We have a contract, so I have no answer for a non-contract. However with 4 phones (also our grandson -her brother), my husband and I rarely have texts, and her brother has maybe 10 in a month, but she will have close to 1000 messages in a month. Absolutely unbelievable!!

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    5,250
    I want to think my SIL has Virgin Mobile for her daughters. Not sure if that is contract or not. She has unlimited text/data with limited talk. Works well for them. Most of the major carriers have non-contract 'plans' available. See who has the best coverage in your area so you don't run into the 'roaming' situation (if that problem even exists anymore?).

    Just upgraded my contract phone to a smart phone today. I added our nephew to my plan a couple of months ago and since I 'upgraded' my plan, I was required to have data on my plan. Neither mine or nephew's phone were data capable. Since my tablet is wifi only, I figured I may as well upgrade my phone to be able to use the data I'm required to pay for anyhow. 6 hrs later and it's still a good thing. Who knows what tomorrow will bring!

  9. #9
    Super Member moonrise's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Northwest Georgia
    Posts
    3,403
    DH and I have Verizon pre-paid phones. After our contract ran out, we looked at our options, and realized that their pre-paid phones would save us $50 a month. Their pre-paid phones are 3G instead of 4G, but we didn't have unlimited talk & text before. Now we do. The speed difference isn't noticeable, and the phones themselves (Moto G - $99 each) can do everything our contract phones could. No regrets whatsoever.

    We looked at StraightTalk, too, but didn't like any of their phones. Their phone prices were higher, and the phones weren't as nice as the Moto G phones we got. (Granted, that was 3-4 months ago, so they may have different ones now.)

    Verizon tried every way in the world to get us to sign another contract, so be prepared to "stand firm" if you decide to go with their pre-paid option.

  10. #10
    Member FurzaFlyin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    13
    We have ATT no contract. We purchased our phones outright and have the 10 gig monthly data plan with unlimited talk and text. It really works well for us. We travel a bit and only have a few dead area. Mostly in the mountains.
    Fur is flying
    and so are
    little bits of fabric and thread!

  11. #11
    Junior Member CurliQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Posts
    282
    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    I have wall mart straight talk unlimited txt talk and web have been happy with it
    Same here. Straight talk unlimited everything, buy the plan monthly.
    ~Sharon

  12. #12
    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,507
    Blog Entries
    1
    We are with Republic Wireless. No contracts, unlimited data, text, and
    calling.

    Our bill every month about $54 for both lines.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,734
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    We are with Republic Wireless. No contracts, unlimited data, text, and
    calling.

    Our bill every month about $54 for both lines.
    Where is Republic Wireless at?

  14. #14
    Senior Member sept97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    576
    go to radio shack and go on the virgin mobile deal. $35/month and you get unlimited text & data and 350 minutes of talk. I have great reception

  15. #15
    Super Member Quilty-Louise's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    3,507
    Blog Entries
    1
    The #1 thing about Republic is that you use Wi-Fi, when your
    not connected to Wi-Fi it uses Sprint cellular service.
    You don 't get a wide variety of phone to choose from, but we
    like the unlimited usage of text, calling, and data.

    Plus the low monthly bill of $25 (per phone) makes it a great plan
    for us with NO contract.

    For more information about REPUBLIC WIRELESS go to their
    website.

    We have been using Republic since the beta testing days.





    Quote Originally Posted by KarenR View Post
    Where is Republic Wireless at?
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

  16. #16
    Super Member Dodie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    1,468
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have had straight talk for several years and it has unlimted texting and calling I also really like my phone 45.00 dollars a month both verizon and AT&T has prepaid service for 50.00 dollars a month think it does have limited web surffing

  17. #17
    Super Member Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    St. Louis suburbs
    Posts
    6,085
    I have the Straight Talk from Walmart and it works great for us. I kept my Iphone and with lots of help transferred to the Straight Talk format. I pay $51 a month with unlimited text and WiFi and unlimited minutes.

  18. #18
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    2,797
    Is it just me or does paying $50 a month for a phone seem like a lot?? Plus the purchase of the phone??
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  19. #19
    Junior Member AliceQ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Trumbull County, Ohio
    Posts
    274
    I've had Trac Fone for years. I use an app for free texting because my children and grandchildren and friends text. They don't call! When I HAVE to add any talk/text/data time it only costs me about $20.
    In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

  20. #20
    Power Poster ManiacQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    18,937
    Quote Originally Posted by AliceQ View Post
    I've had Trac Fone for years. I use an app for free texting because my children and grandchildren and friends text. They don't call! When I HAVE to add any talk/text/data time it only costs me about $20.
    WOW, thanks for the post AliceQ. I usually don't use up my minutes with Trac Fone. I enjoy paying only $20.00 every 3 months for 120 minutes and any unused minutes are just carried over if I replenishing my minutes before the days expire. In text, that is 360 texts !!
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

  21. #21
    T.
    T. is offline
    Senior Member T.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    411
    I have the "GO" phone too. It costs 20 cents per text, doesn't matter if you send it or receive it. I don't text either, but once in a while someone got the wrong number, text you & you have to pay. It's very annoying. I may have to break down & do a plan, because it seems like the kids don't talk anymore, they will only reply to text.

  22. #22
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,952
    Blog Entries
    1
    Regarding texting, it just occurred to me that if the texts are always to/from the same people it makes a lot of sense to get Whatsapp. This is an app that allows free texting world-wide. I have it but never thought to use it except for people outside the country. You do need to have a smartphone in order to be able to download the app, plus those you communicate with need to download it too.

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    2,734
    Quote Originally Posted by AliceQ View Post
    I've had Trac Fone for years. I use an app for free texting because my children and grandchildren and friends text. They don't call! When I HAVE to add any talk/text/data time it only costs me about $20.
    What is the app you added?

  24. #24
    Super Member nwm50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,440
    I have metro PC.....unlimited everything for $40 a month.
    But u need to know which ones works best in your area to be happy with your pick
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    North Dakota
    Posts
    188
    I have had Straight talk for a few years now and it works fine. It has unlimited texts.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.