Friday, August 01, 2008

Net10 Goes All You Can Eat

No contract cell phone services are popular with people who, for one reason or another, retch at the thought of committing to a two year cellular service contract and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars involved. For certain. Cellular contracts are notoriously hard to weasel out of. If you are in the country on a student visa and will be going home in nine months, what on earth do you want with a two year yoke around your neck?

The one bugaboo with no contract phones that you buy online or in a retail store is the constant hassle of recharging them to keep talking. On the low end, if you buy a minutes card and then toss the phone in the glove compartment of your car for emergency use, all those minutes might have gone bad by the time you find yourself marooned on a deserted back road and really, really need that cell phone. On the high end, who wants to be running out of minutes when you're talking up a storm or texting like mad?

The low end emergency phone issue has been solved by Net10 "Easy Minutes" automatic monthly service. It charges your credit card to extend service every month. Plans start at $15 a month for 150 minutes. Try finding a conventional contract cellphone service for $15 a month. Ha!

Now the power user gets a boost, a power boost if you will, with the new Net10 Unlimited plan. It is what is sounds like. For just under $80 a month you get unlimited local and long distance calling nationwide plus unlimited texting. Have you got the calluses on your fingers to give this service a run for the money? Text until you cramp up. Or talk until you're out of breath. The price is the same and there is no contract to sign. It just charges to your credit card.

You will need a special Net10 phone that you buy from them in order to use any of the pay-as-you-go services. These are flip phones and candybar phones, like the ones you buy at a cell phone store or electronics retailer. They've been specially set up to display your remaining available airtime and let you order more right from the phone. Of course, with the Unlimited plan you won't be worrying about running out of minutes, will you?

There are lots of phones and many different service plans to meet the needs of light duty, typical, and heavy duty users. Learn more and sign up conveniently online at Net10

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