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19 year old looking for a good phone plan

Game_Boy87 10 September 28, 2006 at 09:11 PM
I am a 19 year old college student who has been using Tracfone's prepaid service as my phone carrier and have come to the point where i am spending anywhere from $20-60 on phone cards. I still haven't decided if a plan is right for me, and was hoping if anyone has ideas or plans they could share. Thanks in advance.

I don't expect to ever talk over 300 minutes a month, text messaging is important, and I would like to keep the bill around $34.99 a month and less. (I prefer to only sign a one year contract at most).
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I'm 19 too and on a family plan with my mom. Ever consider a family plan?
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Ya, it has come up, but my parents are happy with prepaid at the moment.
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I am a 19 year old college student who has been using Tracfone's prepaid service as my phone carrier and have come to the point where i am spending anywhere from $20-60 on phone cards. I still haven't decided if a plan is right for me, and was hoping if anyone has ideas or plans they could share. Thanks in advance.

I don't expect to ever talk over 300 minutes a month, text messaging is important, and I would like to keep the bill around $34.99 a month and less. (I prefer to only sign a one year contract at most).
T-Mobile is probably the cheapest phone plan. They have good coverage.

Their Basic Plus plan includes 300 anytime minutes and unlimited weekends for $29.99 month. Free Nationwide Roaming.

You can sign-up for the service through http://www.wirefly.com. They offer free phones w/ contract. Some phones include a free Bluetooth Headset. No rebates.

You can dial #646# on your cell phone to check how many minutes you have used.
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Sprint sero.

500 minutes, unlimited web access, free MtoM, free nights and weekends, free roaming, free LD, etc etc....$30
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Slick: I would check that out, but T-Mobile isn't supported in my area. (27511 zip)

Malyshka: Is it difficult to get on a sero plan?

Thanks for the help.
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Slick: I would check that out, but T-Mobile isn't supported in my area. (27511 zip)

Malyshka: Is it difficult to get on a sero plan?

Thanks for the help.
Incredibly simple.

Go here: www.sprint.com/sero

On the sprint PCS offer side put in your zipcode and an email addy of a sprint employee: kevin.l.dennis@mail.sprint.com Hit submit.

Click on phones on the left hand side. Choose a phone, and sign up.

After you have signed up and have your phone, call retention and ask for free unlimited text messages. I had no problem them adding that. You can also get an additional up to 25% off the cost of the plan through corporate discount. Some have this plan for as low as $18 a month with free text messaging, free night time starting at 6, etc.

For more information, take a day off and read THIS thread.
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Just watch out for those extra minutes, misc. fees and such. We've easily had a $30 bill turn into 3 times that much... If you're wanting to keep yourself on a pretty tight budget, I'd pick your plan and choose a provider who will actually either help you keep track of your remaining minutes (so that you don't rack up tons of extra minutes without even realizing it) or who will even shut the phone off that month if you exceed your alloted time. (This one sounds pretty extreme, but I'm telling you...I've seen people with bills much higher then what ours used to be... the last thing you want at 19 is to end up with a bunch of bills for just chatting with friends!)
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I love Nextel
They got a couple great plans
I have the free incoming calls W/ 300 anytime minutes/ free long distance/ free night and weeks/ free walkie talkie for $49.99, but they have cheaper plans too check them out

Link [nextel.com]

You might find somthing
Good Luck!!!
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Just watch out for those extra minutes, misc. fees and such. We've easily had a $30 bill turn into 3 times that much... If you're wanting to keep yourself on a pretty tight budget, I'd pick your plan and choose a provider who will actually either help you keep track of your remaining minutes (so that you don't rack up tons of extra minutes without even realizing it) or who will even shut the phone off that month if you exceed your alloted time. (This one sounds pretty extreme, but I'm telling you...I've seen people with bills much higher then what ours used to be... the last thing you want at 19 is to end up with a bunch of bills for just chatting with friends!)
Well, that is where personal responsibility comes into play. It matters little what provider/plan you choose, you will always have to watch your minutes. Wink

On Sero you can choose 500 minutes, or more. They have several plans. All are cheap.
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Quote from CUTIMAMI View Post :
I love Nextel
They got a couple great plans
I have the free incoming calls W/ 300 anytime minutes/ free long distance/ free night and weeks/ free walkie talkie for $49.99, but they have cheaper plans too check them out

Link [nextel.com]

You might find somthing
Good Luck!!!
They also have a sero plan for Nextel. Here is the cost for that:
500 minutes $30
1250 $49.99
2500 $99.99
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