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Location 
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Description
$ 5
Mar 2008
Teaneck, NJ
Additional text messages  more... close row
$ 54
Mar 2008
Portland, OR
1500 anytime minutes plus internet and text messages  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2008
Braintree, MA
450 Anytime Minutes  more... close row
$ 90
Mar 2008
Petoskey, MI
Unlimited minutes within the state  more... close row
$ 52
Mar 2008
Brick, New Jersey
1000 anywhere minutes for international calls  more... close row
$ 80
Mar 2007
Alameda, CA
950 Anytime Minutes and 1000 text messages  more... close row
$ 60
Sep 2007
Alameda, CA
450 Anytime Minutes, rollover minutes, and 1000 text messages  more... close row
$ 40
Sep 2007
Fort Bragg, Ca
450 Anytime Minutes from National Provider  more... close row
$ 46
Mar 2008
Mississippi
Mobile service with all paid features  more... close row
$ 50
Aug 2006
Miami, FL
Cell phone plan with 600 minutes  more... close row
$ 48
Jan 2008
Jackson, MI
200 Anytime minutes with a one year contract  more... close row

Description of service

200 Anytime minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, one year contract

I have a one year contract on my cell phone which gives me 200 anytime minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, and some (but not all) holidays free. I have to pay for incoming as well as outgoing calls. My January invoice was for 47.77. This breaks down as $29.99 per month for my regular charges, a $10 penalty for going 51 minutes over my limit (thinking New Year's Day was a holiday), $1 for voicemail, $1 for caller ID, and 30 cents for incoming text messages. I do not subscribe to or even know how to use text messaging but the company sends text ads and charges me for them. There was also $1.90 in company surcharges. The rest of the bill was tax.


Review of Service

As my life gets busier, 200 minutes just doesn't seem to be enough. When I checked with my cell service provider, though, about changing my plan, they said I would have to sign a completely new contract and commit to at least another year of service with them. Then, I was offered a plan by another provider that included 500 anytime minutes, as well as free nights and weekends, for the same price. When I tried to get out of my contract with my current company, I was informed that the only way to get out of the contract would be to buy it out, meaning they wanted me to pay for the next several months of service but have the service shut off anyway. I'm not willing to pay for two cell plans and only get service for one, so I kept the old plan. We'll be cancelling that service as soon as the contract is up.


Tips

When considering a cell phone plan, think about what you will be using your phone for. If it will be a primary phone, make sure you get a plan with enough minutes. Also, check the contract for an "out" just in case you need to drop the service. Also, our cell numbers are being released to telemarketers now, so if you have to pay for incoming calls, be sure to get on the national do not call registry.


$ 81
Feb 2008
Margate, Florida
Mobile phone monthly plan with 1000 anytime minutes  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
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$ 355
Mar 2008
Muncy, PA
New phone and new contract  more... close row