Prepaid cell phone: The "scarlet letter" of the wireless world?
Ok wherever I go and whenever the topic of cell phones comes up, people always avoid prepaid phones like the plague and even say prepaid with disdain with a tone of disgust in their voice. By extension they also seem to project the same attributes to people that have prepaid cell phones like having one means you are some kind of deadbeat with terrible credit. I have a prepaid but I got mine because I don't have to worry about some fugly service plan or get hosed from overage bills on a real carrier, but the craziest thing is I have had people gloat to me about their wireless contracts like having one makes them virtuous even though I think they are just slaves to their plans. My theory is that all these ghetto prepaid providers like TracFone, Virgin, Amp'd and Boost Mobile have given the prepaid cell phone platform a bad reputation by offering only the crappiest models of cell phone and weak service. I think they are to blame for having a prepaid cell go down as a sign of shame. I hear you Hap' but that is the ridiculous thing about all this, I have a Cingular (now AT&T, again...) prepaid phone and although its pretty basic it still has a color display and a mobile browser, and I got it so I don't have to worry about bills, if I want to keep using it, I load more airtime, and if I don't or can't afford to, I don't need to worry about going into hock to pay off the monthly bill. However, anyone I've ever talked to that had anything to say about cell phones all look down their nose at the prepaid method like its better to have to grab your ankles every month when your carrier sends off the airtime bill.
Asked By: Steve - 8/1/2007
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I have a T-Mobile prepaid phone. I don't like phones in general, but I needed a cell phone for my part time job. T-Mobile was the cheapest solution for me, and I haven't had a single complaint about the service, and I pay about half of what the cheapest monthly rates offer. My reception has never been impaired here in... More
Answered By: HaphazardJoy - 8/1/2007
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I can somewhat understand what you are talking about, my mother has a per paid trac phone and I think that it's crazy the service is decent, but the fact that they offer phones( some; not all) that don't have color screens is funny to me. I also have per paid through T mobile( after ending a two year contract that was... More
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