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Since I have gone down to 1/2 time, the company is taking my cell phone away from me. So I will have to get one of my own. I rarely use it, (so far may be 30-60 minute a year). That's not to say i wouldn't use it more...may be...)

What is your advice?
 

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Do you really mean 30-60 minutes a year, or did you mean a month? If you use it that rarely, I'd go prepaid rather than a contract.
 

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Do you really mean 30-60 minutes a year, or did you mean a month? If you use it that rarely, I'd go prepaid rather than a contract.
Melissa has a valid point. If you are using so infrequently, pre-paid might be the way to go. The only disadvantage to that is remembering to reload it & what happens if you have forgotten to reload & it does not work when you really need it to.

I am with Verizon Wireless, have been since I got my first cell phone. I love their service, rarely if ever do I have dead spots when calls just disappear. Also love their phone choices. I've heard others say, Verizon has some of the best phones.

Conversaly, my neighbor has T-Mobile & she hates it.
 

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Seriously, that's all you use? I wouldn't bother getting one at all then. Unless you have a lot of friends/family that have Verizon where all calls are free. I definitely wouldn't go with a prepaid, you'll be stuck buying minutes every other month, even if you don't use them - which you won't.
 

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Oh, as far as the prepaid goes - my MIL had trackfone and she had to reload minutes every 30 days, or maybe it was 60, I forget. Anyway, she never used it, but had to buy the minutes anyway. By the time she finally got a regular cellphone, she had thousands of unused but paid for minutes. :eek:
 

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30-60 minutes a year? Holy cow, I average more than that per day. :) I bought a Verizon pre-paid phone for my grandpa for Christmas. If you buy $100 worth of pre-paid minutes, they are good for a year.

I have had Verizon since before it was Verizon (in this area), and have always had great service. I used to travel a lot for work, and never had any problem getting service.
 

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I have a tracfone because I rarely use it. Just have it for barn or on the road emergencies. You can get a tracfone plan that automatically gives you a month at a time with no extra minutes for $6.00 a month. It's worked well for me.
 

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Well it's been 8 years since my MIL had the tracfone, so I guess they changed their plan! :)
 

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I have T-Mobile prepaid. When you hit $100 in reloads, they don't expire for a year, otherwise 2 months. I had Verizon prepaid before, but they switched how they do things and charge you a $.99 daily activation fee, whether you use the phone on not, uses up your $$ and you end up with less. I've had T-mobile for 3 years and so far, no problems.
 

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I have Verizon with a Blackberry Storm. I like Verizon and never find dead zones with the phone. However, I have found dead zones with the 3G network. Cambridge, Ontario for one. I could text and call, I just couldn't get email or surf the net on the BB there.
 

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Talk to your family and friends find out if they have a family plan they can add you to.

Like you I use my phone about 60 minutes a year. So my BR & SIL added me to their plan. It is $12 a month on Altell. As the people I call most are in the 5 free friends and family those minutes don't count.

In fact they have me, my mum and they gave our nephew a phone for his birthday (not their son). I think they pay $75 a month and both of them have a phone.
 
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