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How does a prepaid cell phone work?

Who would I call?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Just pick up a Tracfone at Target or Walmart. You buy the cards and call the # or go online and the minutes are added instantly.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:56 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Depends on who you have there are several different companies out there. But basically you buy a phone and a card with however many minutes you want, call the company and they activate the phone and help you add the time on there. But once the minitues are out you have to buy more and if you don't add minutes within so many days your phone will shut off and you have to call and re-activate it and get a new number. The ywi8ll tell you all that when they help you set the phone up though.

    Answer by countrygirl06 at 5:59 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Don't go with the card thing. Go with Boost or something. It's cheaper, it's better service, and you get more out of it. Usually there are 50.00 unlimited plans, talk, text and web. There's no contracts, if you don't pay your bill, they turn the phone off, and turn it back on when you pay.

    What do you mean "who would you call"? There are no calling limits, although some may not have nationwide coverage, or may charge you double minutes for long distance.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 6:01 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • The one we have is $45 a month, month to month, for unlimited talk, text, and web, through walmart. you just buy the phone, go online, and pay! :)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:56 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I got mine at Radio Shack. I'm old-school and it's a plain one for emergencies only (no texting pics etc) I pay about $20 every three months.

    Answer by Carolannie at 7:49 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • you can get page plus for 45.00 unlimited everything txt and talk no contract payment due every 30 day

    Answer by mekarevell at 1:08 AM on Sep. 26, 2010

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