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Old 06-04-2006, 4:36 PM
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How many of you use, prepaid calling cards for your phone?

I was just wondering a little bit about these. I know you can buy them at any grocery or convenience store. I was just wondering if it works out to be cheaper than having a plan or using pay as you go? Is it a hassle to have to remember to buy them?
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Old 06-04-2006, 5:39 PM
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Can you use those on cell phones? I thought those prepaid cards at the grocery and convenience store were for home phones, unless they're the ones that are especially for tracfone or something.
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Old 08-04-2006, 1:41 AM
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Can you use those on cell phones? I thought those prepaid cards at the grocery and convenience store were for home phones, unless they're the ones that are especially for tracfone or something.

Nope, these ones are actually for your cell phone, its like extra minutes or so. I am in Canada, maybe they don't have them in the US. I find we are always a little behind you guys with stuff. Maybe we will catch up one day and have great plans with roll over minutes, free nationwide calling. etc etc.
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Old 08-04-2006, 3:59 AM
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Hm. I don't think something like this interests me. I guess the only benefits would be for long distance calling or over seas? I'm not sure I'd buy it even then.

I'm happy with my service provider, and I don't see myself paying for minutes. I use my phone for strictly business, and it'd be very costly for me to switch over to a calling card type of service.

I am curious though if anyone has any experience with these phones...
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Old 08-04-2006, 5:26 AM
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My partner uses Pre-paid & my phone is on a plan I would say we basically break even sometimes he spends more buth othertimes I do.
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Old 30-04-2006, 12:27 PM
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well i am a college student and talks a lot on phone..i was having Postpaid coonection 1 month ago but i was getting gr8 bills so this month i switched to prepaid coonection n it proved cheaper for me .. my bill now is under my control
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Old 30-04-2006, 4:36 PM
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my MIL uses them, but she only keeps the phone for emergencies and the like, so... it's working for her!
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:49 PM
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I use Virgin Mobile, which is completely pay-as-you-go - it works for me, because I'm not dependent on my cell phone. It's also great for doling out the minutes to the teens in my house - I'll pay for one top-up a month to keep the phone on. They want to talk more, they have to come up with the cash for their own minutes.

Seriously, if you're careful with the subscription phone plans (Cingular and the rest) it'll cost you a heck of a lot less in the long run. There's nothing worse than being mid-conversation with something /really/ important... and running out of minutes. It's worse than running out of power.
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Old 02-05-2006, 5:34 AM
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I will use if i have it ..
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Old 02-05-2006, 7:32 AM
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I think pay as you go is much mroe expensive, but you have the benefit of not being stuck in a contract, and only paying for the minutes you use although tehy are seriously overpriced.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:57 AM
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it really depends on how much you think you'll use the phone - if only for emerg, you do the math and see...
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Old 03-05-2006, 7:04 AM
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I have been using pre paid cards for years now.
I dont really trust post paids, as they mismatch with the bills.
They can increase bills and you wont be able to do anything, as you wont even know how they did and when.
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Old 05-05-2006, 2:37 PM
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WOuldn't pay as you go be a lot cheaper if you hardly ever use your cell phone? I am considering doing that for my first cell phone because I really only want it for emergencies. I don't talk to many people on the phone all the time.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:46 PM
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The extra minutes cards only work if you have a pay as you go plan. Many of them have monthly fees as well. you'll spend A LOT more per minute, but if you never use your phone it can be a good idea for an emergency phone.
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