There are some individuals that don’t use a cell phone much. I was paying for an extra phone on my ATT plan so my folks could have a phone for emergencies and an occasional call. Adding a phone requires a family plan and then the BS fees and the end result is that $10 phone really costs more like $30 a month. I discovered Tracfone a couple of years ago and decided to try it. I bought a very simple LG phone at Target for about $20. Phones today start at $10. A 60 minute 90 day card was $20. Every 90 days you must ‘charge’ the plan with another $20 or you lose whatever minutes you did not use. The Tracfones also show you your remaining minutes and days on the cell phone main screen.
The TracFone has turned out to be a huge success for anyone that does not chat on the phone all day. I get an email 10 days prior to the expiration date to ‘re-up’ the phone. It’s a simple process of logging into your account and selecting a service plan. The awesome part is the unused minutes rollover. You can also buy a double your minutes service for a onetime fee of $20. Another great feature is no contracts. If you break or lose your phone, run over to a Tracfone dealer like Target or Walmart and buy another $10 phone and you are set. It is unbelievable how many people that don’t use their phone very much are paying $40 a month with Verizon or ATT. And we all know that $40 plan is much more after the BS charges they tack on. With TracFone they only charge sales tax. So it costs me about $7 a month. The coverage is great also.