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why don't more people have pre-paid phones?

Posted by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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I was wondering what the perks are on a contract phone? I've had two (Nextel and Verizon) and pre-paid is so much cheaper (and you get more for your money). Right now I pay $50 a month for unlimited everything, I have an Android phone, and once you make so many on time payments the cost goes down to $35/month (normally it's $40 for the Android but I started with an older phone and they told me I don't have to switch plans).
What is so great about a contract phone?
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by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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tntmomof2
by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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Because I love and can't part with my iPhone.
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WesAndNicksMom
by Silver Member on May. 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM
Haha ok other than iphones :)

Quoting tntmomof2:

Because I love and can't part with my iPhone.
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Chris030406
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM
Yep.


Quoting tntmomof2:

Because I love and can't part with my iPhone.

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happymommy1105
by Platinum Member on May. 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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Because I hate paying for phones out of pocket.

Bf and I travel a lot too so it doesn't work for our international adventures.
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ilovemykids732
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

I have a tracfone... its one of the ones that is SUPER prepaid... $30 every 3 months... nothing is unlimited though... I dont use it to text or for internet... just emergencies... but I know what you mean...!!

sherriewlk
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM
Yeah, I have an iPhone also lol. I don't think I could ever switch. Although $35-50 a month sure sounds better then the $100 a month I spend.
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Bigmetalchicken
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

We have a contract, because we were able to get a huge discount through the city my hubsnad works for. We have two smartphones with unlimited everything, and we pay about $40, and it is automatically deducted from his check.

kris_81
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM
I'm seriously considering switching to pre paid. We have Verizon now & the bill just keeps getting higher. How does the prepaid work?
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mama_2_jasper
by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM
You get better service.
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ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on May. 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I have pre-paid. I pay $60 per month for unlimited text, talk and web and I have great service all on my smartphone. I have to admit though, contract phones have cooler phones. I don't think you can get a iphone with prepaid unless you want to pay full price for it.

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