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arganrafik1   , 25

from New York


How to Save Big Going Prepaid Wireless

Try Prepaid to Save More Money

Prepaid cell phones can cut $20 or more a month from your cell phone carrier. All major carriers, with many smartphones eligible for service, offer prepaid plans, so you don’t have to sacrifice what you want and need, just because you do not opt for a contract. Find out how you can save money by going prepaid!while they are here.

Not Just for Those with Credit Issues

Just three or four years ago, prepaid plans were incredibly limited. With a selection of only three to five phones per provider, and a distinct lack of smartphones available on that market, prepaid plans were typically considered only by those who did not have sufficient credit for a contract plan, or for those who were not in a position to pay the steep per-line contract deposits. Now, consumers are becoming wise to the fact that a two-year contract keeps you from having the most up to date phone, and even those with credit that allows them to qualify for a plan, opt to avoid the contract.


mobile phone plans with providers who carry the latest phones can cost anywhere from $50-$80 a month. Typically, this includes unlimited talk and text, with a limited amount of data. However, if you don’t need the latest smartphone, and all you want is a basic smartphone, you can get an unlimited talk, text, and data plan for $45/month with a carrier such as Straight Talk, through Wal-Mart®. Compared to the typical contract plan, this can save up to a $100/month or more.

To get a better idea of the savings you could enjoy, let’s compare the typical single line plan to the typical prepaid plan from three major wireless carriers.


Don’t want data? Use your smartphone on Wi-Fi only and save $10/month.

  • Post-Paid (Contract): $39.99/month for 450 minutes, 5000 night and weekend minutes, and unlimited texting. You’ll pay an additional $20/month for 300 MB of data, plus the cost of your phone.
    Total: $59.99 / month
  • Pre-Paid: $60/month for unlimited talk, text, (texting to Mexico, Canada and 100 other countries included) and 2 GB of data. Each additional GB of data is $10, plus the cost of your phone.
    Total: $60 / month


Same price, but why be under contract if you don’t have to be? Additional data is available at a higher monthly rate.

  • Post-Paid (Contract): $60/month for unlimited talk and texting and 2GB of data, plus the cost of your phone.
    Total: $60 / month
  • Pre-Paid: $60/month for unlimited talk, text and 2 GB of data, plus the cost of your phone.
    Total: $60 / month


Want unlimited talk, text, and data? $70/month no matter which option you choose, so why get a contract?

  • Post-Paid (Contract): $50/month for unlimited talk and text, and 500 MB of data, plus the cost of your phone.
    Total: $50 / month
  • Pre-Paid: $50/month for unlimited talk, text, and 500 MB of data.
    Total: $50 / month

In Conclusion

Why sign a contract when you don’t have to? With a postpaid plan, you’re going to pay the same amount regardless of how much you use your phone and plan allotment. If you’re only using your phone a certain amount anyway, why not opt to save money and get the flexibility you want and need from your service? Sure, you’ll pay more for your phone initially, but you’ll have the freedom to upgrade.