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Old 05-04-2006, 12:58 PM
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Pay As You Go

Which of the pay as you go plans is the best one? I know there is more than one option but I'm not sure of the requirements on any of them. Thinking of getting one for my little sister for her birthday. Is TrackPhone (sp?) any good or should I get something like GO phone?
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Old 05-04-2006, 3:47 PM
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What country is this in?

I think that the o2 internet 300 one is probably one of the best in the UK (combined with boltons like 50 mins for 8)
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Old 05-04-2006, 4:15 PM
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I'm in the United States. I don't believe I've ever heard of the ones you mentioned, so I assume we don't have those here.
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Old 05-04-2006, 5:24 PM
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Here in Canada, we have the pay as you go plans, but I know the phones you have to pay full price, and they always seem to be the most expensive phones. I can't justify paying $200+ for a cell phone. So I have always opted for just regular phone with a 3 year contract.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:57 PM
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Go For T-Mobile. good phones and a good pay as you go plan. I have one and its not bad. Plus if you put spent 100 dollars on the phone for re fill mins you get 15% more mins every refill. not bad eh
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Old 06-04-2006, 3:01 PM
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I think tracfone is the cheapest, if you're looking for that. But TMobile probably does have the better phone. Considering its her first phone, maybe you'll want to start with the most inexpensive one you can find and see how she does with it before investing in something a little better.
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Old 11-04-2006, 5:25 PM
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In my opinion tracfone has terrible service! I bought one for my inlaws so they could have something in case of emergencies and they are always hitting "no signal" zones where they shouldn't be!

I like Virgin Mobile. I think the rates are pretty good for what I need it for and I haven't had any trouble with the service. The phones are a bit expensive though.
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Old 11-04-2006, 6:14 PM
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Which of the pay as you go plans is the best one? I know there is more than one option but I'm not sure of the requirements on any of them. Thinking of getting one for my little sister for her birthday. Is TrackPhone (sp?) any good or should I get something like GO phone?

What country? What provider? What choices?
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:53 AM
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A friend of mine uses T-Mobile in the United States and she seems happy with the price. She's a huge bargain-getter too, so she won't get anything too expensive.
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Old 19-04-2006, 8:55 PM
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I know that Virigin Mobile offers a whole range of pay as you go plans, though they can be confusing to figure out at first.
Tom
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Old 19-04-2006, 9:39 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't advise you to get something like this. I hate the pay-as-you-go phones, to be really honest. I had one before, and I went on to pay about $200 in minutes. I really would rather spend the like $40 for a month, with roll-over, for abou 800 minutes. It's a good plan with Cingular.
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Old 20-04-2006, 12:26 AM
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Well I used to use Tracfone and they were ok but it was expensive and they did not have good phones at all. I would say that you should try virgin.
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Old 20-04-2006, 9:02 AM
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I had looked at getting Go phone for a while. They seem to have less hinderances on them than the other pay as you go plans.
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Old 21-04-2006, 1:18 PM
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We used to use Cricket but I don't see them advertised so much anymore, so I'm not sure if they are still around. Go seems to be the closest thing to them that I've seen, to date.
In my opinion, pay as you go phones are great, so long as you use them for emergencies or just brief periods. If you expect to use them regularly, I would be very leery about a pay-as-you-go as you can actually end up spending more money in the long run.
I can say, however, that I've had some bad experiences with T-Mobile. I think I'd try Go, if I had to try any pay as you go.
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Old 21-04-2006, 2:12 PM
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In my country, I am pretty satisfied with Hutch and what exactly is pay as you go?
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