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Cheap cellular service w/o contract - incoming free
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jongasse
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:05 pm    Post subject: Cheap cellular service w/o contract - incoming free Reply with quote

I am on the look out for some cellular service with good coverage in LA and OC that can give me incoming free for less than $15/mo.

I would prefer prepaid plans and certainly no contracts.

It is OK if the provider restricts me to incoming free only for their network (like Sprint to Sprint free), but the fixed cost per moth needs to be less than $15.

Ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of such an offering from any cellular service.

Please let us know if you find something even close to what you are looking for.

(edit to add: I can find plenty of plans with free incoming - for 40-50 per month, just nothing for 15.)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.. any ideas about "Pay on the go" plans that charge $1 or less per day of use?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It comes down to how many minutes you use monthly. I googled on "cell phone free incoming" and found a couple sites that compare PAYG cell plans.

My wife and I have cell phones only for emergencies. We use about 5 minutes a month. She is on Virgin Mobile, $20 for 3 months. I have an old (no longer available) no monthly fee plan from Sprint PCS that costs 35 cents per minute only when used.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be getting ~500 mins of incoming calls a month and almost 0 min outgoing calls.

Is there any possibility of free incoming calls on the $20/3 mo plan?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a Google Voice number and have yourself added to someone's account with Friends and Family. An additional account with Verizon Wireless is $9.99/month. So, my wife and daughter are on my account at $9.99 each, plus tax, license, and dealer prep.

Although, if you have to get married to add yourself to someone's account, it's going to cost you more than $15/month. A lot more!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darkman90808 wrote:
Get a Google Voice number and have yourself added to someone's account with Friends and Family. An additional account with Verizon Wireless is $9.99/month. So, my wife and daughter are on my account at $9.99 each, plus tax, license, and dealer prep.


Adding a line is OK in the scheme of things.

How mush does the main line cost?

Is it on a contract?

Darkman90808 wrote:

Although, if you have to get married to add yourself to someone's account, it's going to cost you more than $15/month. A lot more!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See if alltel is available in your area. They have a plan for .75/day which includes 1 'fave' and unlimited text. Point your GV number as a 'fave' and all calls to or from that number are free. .10/minute for other calls
YMMV if you are not in an area serviced by Alltel
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alltel or US Cellular do not provide service in the regions I need.

Can you give me a zip code where I can check out their plans?

However, you are bang on target about what I am looking for though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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See if alltel is available in your area. They have a plan for .75/day which includes 1 'fave' and unlimited text. Point your GV number as a 'fave' and all calls to or from that number are free. .10/minute for other calls
YMMV if you are not in an area serviced by Alltel



The old Alltel does not exist any more. Most of it was bulldozed by Verizon, some of it is in process of being assimilated by AT&Tea and a small remnant by ATN which will operate under the old Alltel name.
BTW my second cell is a former Alltel prepaid, now unfortunately Verizon, but still on the great Alltel plan and you did not have to live in an area with their service, just to buy it there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cell14 wrote:

BTW my second cell is a former Alltel prepaid, now unfortunately Verizon, but still on the great Alltel plan and you did not have to live in an area with their service, just to buy it there.


Will I get coverage if I buy an Alltel prepaid card in a region where they say they do not support?

Can you give me a zip code where I can check out their plans?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Straight Talk, cheapest is $30 a month 1000 min talk 1000 text the use Verizon and AT&t service I also like Net10 but my favorite is ST. I know this is not in your price range but might be the only source.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grm wrote:
Check out Straight Talk, cheapest is $30 a month 1000 min talk 1000 text the use Verizon and AT&t service I also like Net10 but my favorite is ST. I know this is not in your price range but might be the only source.


Would they allow me to use an unlocked GSM phone that I already have?

Would they require me to buy a phone from them before I can use their service?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jongasse wrote:
Alltel or US Cellular do not provide service in the regions I need.

Can you give me a zip code where I can check out their plans?

However, you are bang on target about what I am looking for though.

try the alltel forums at howardforums.com
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Will I get coverage if I buy an Alltel prepaid card in a region where they say they do not support?

Can you give me a zip code where I can check out their plans?

Did you read my posting ? Which zip code do you want, one from the area there Verizon took over and Alltel is completely gone, or one from the area where AT&Tea is the boss and where Alltel prepaid plans ( and CDMA service) will be eliminated in the next couple of months or so or one in the ATN area where the Alltel name exists, but the old Alltel plans are gone ?
Just forget this route. Rolling Eyes
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