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Cell phone without a contract

anyone know of a good brand and where to buy a cell phone without a contract? I just want one where I can buy minutes as I go

here are a couple I was looking at


Asked by Christmaslver68 at 10:34 AM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Technology

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Answers (7)
  • I got a Straight Talk phone from WalMart. It's $45/month for unlimited talk, text, and browser. It's nothing fancy, but it's a phone!

    Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 10:38 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • My BIL uses the Verizon prepaid and likes it.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:40 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I use Tmobile. $30 gets you 1500 minutes/texts. I've never gone over or needed anything else

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:42 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I had one but it ate minutes like crazy and I ended up buying one of those $30 plans that I refill each month for unlimited but even that only lasted a few months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I don't need any of that anon I just need it for emergencies and when I am walking my boys to and from school

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 10:39 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I used net 10.. it's $30.00 for 300 minutes.. lasts up to two months I think?
    I mean really none are completely without some for of a contract.. you can get brands like net 10 or tracfone, where you don't have to apply for a contract, but to keep the phone in service you have to purchase a minutes card every month or two.. (although I believe they have the option to buy a card that lasts up to a year for 60-100$. )

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:54 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Most pay as you go plans cost 10-25 cents a minute... which is really a ripoff! When you add cash to the phone they usually also have an expiration date (about 3 months) so if you never use the minutes you lose them. So watch out!

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 10:46 AM on Jun. 30, 2011