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What Are Prepaid Cell Phones Good For?

Updated on July 11, 2009

Technology is moving fast and almost everyone has a mobile phone. They can range from your basic model that will let you make local phone calls and text, to the very high end high spec phones that include the ability to not only make phone calls and text but also surf the web, use Facebook and twitter to your heart’s content.

However if you are new to mobile phones or you are looking to buy a nice simple model for your child or even to take a phone on vacation, there are a few things you could consider when making your choice.

What is A Prepaid Cell Phone?

It is a phone that you can purchase without the need to sign up with a contract. It does not require a monthly connection to your bank account so no credit rating checks are necessary. You can choose exactly when to add money to your phone and how much.

T Mobile Nokia 1208 prepaid cell phone
T Mobile Nokia 1208 prepaid cell phone

Where Can You Get One?

You can buy a prepaid phone from any phone store in the mall or from a range of the big supermarket chains. Alternatively you can buy a phone online. There are several that you can compare and contrast from companies and brands such as Nokia, Orange, Vodafone and many more. All the companies offer a prepaid mobile phone range.

How Much Do They Cost?

You will find that prepaid phones can range extensively in price. It is definitely possible to get a nice cheap phone at a bargain basement price. It all depends on the features that you require.

Who Is It Suitable For?

This type of phone is suitable for anyone who doesn’t want to get tied down to a monthly contract.

It is good for people who know that they do not make lots of calls but would like one just in case.

A prepaid phone can be purchased for the use of your teenage child to give them the security and ability to contact you whenever necessary.

This is good phone to give to your aging parents so that you can get in touch with them wherever they are.

A prepaid cell phone is a great thing to have in your car if you have to make long car journeys.

If after all these considerations, you know you definitely want to go ahead and purchase a prepaid mobile phone, do a quick search on the internet to check out the different styles and prices that are available.


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