After years with my last carrier, I switched to Tracfone to save money since I use Google Voice for free when I'm at home. I did some number crunching and figured that I end up paying about $10-14/month with Tracfone. If you don't use a lot of minutes, you could buy the 1 year service plan for $120 which is $10 a month. However, if you want the best value for more minutes, you can buy the 200 minutes with 90 day service plan 4 times a year. With a double minutes phone or prepaid double minutes, you can get 1800 minutes for $160 for the year. If you buy the phone from a store, it comes with a coupon book that gives you up to 50 bonus minutes each time you use a promo code to buy more minutes. I factored this into the 1800 minutes. I am not sure if buying the phone online includes the coupons but you could ask them. The selection is better online. Triple minute phones even better but are more expensive.
at 6:35 AM on Jul. 8, 2013