Prepaid Phone News

Prepaid cell phone plans are also becoming more available throughout the various service proviers, which is another factor consumers are finding more appealing. Cricket, Boost Mobile, Straight Talk, Aio Wireless, and Virgin Mobile are several that offer reasonably priced prepaid plans. Customers can even find an unlimited plan (unlimited text, talk, and data) for under $50 among several providers. T-Mobile is one of the more expensive providers, with their plans ranging from $50 to $70 depending on the features you choose. There are a few downsides that come to choosing a prepaid plan though; those with prepaid service tend to roaming issues and even no service at times in certain areas, whereas customers on a contract plan (Such as with Sprint) will roam (and thus, have service) when off network. Prepaid users are just out of luck because they’ll simply have no service at all. Prepaid plans that do incorporate roaming into their plans charge. Another downside, because there’s no contract, customers who sign up for a prepaid plan will pay nearly full price when purchasing a new phone as opposed to a customer on a contract plan who may get their’s at a heavily discounted price. Despite the few downsides, prepaid plans are seemingly becoming more and more appealing, especially to those on a budget. A Verizon customer, on average, will pay almost $150 a month for their service while a customer with Sprint will pay just a little more than $140 and an AT&T customer paying about the same. And despite potentially paying more on a new phone, it eventually saves the customer money in the long run since their monthly prepaid plans are so much cheaper. Those on prepaid plans also have the flexibility of changing providers, plans, and their phone whenever they please since they’re not tied down with a contract.]]>