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If you’re considering a pre-paid phone service, you might want to think twice before you select Verizon as your service carrier especially if you're opting for the family plan. According to the recent article on ABC’s Action News, Verizon proved to be more expensive if you opted for their prepaid service than if you ha [...]


Unlike the other free government phone programs, California's LifeLine Telephone Program does not offer free phones, cell phones or free phone service. Instead, they offer deeply discounted home phone service with no credit check, no deposit and no contract. The California LifeLine Telephone Program determines eligibility based on one of two methods. The first method [...]

Free Government Phones

To understand why there are free government phones, you need to first understand a little about the Lifeline and Link-Up programs. These programs set the ground work for all of the existing free and government assisted phone programs. When these programs were first instituted, the Lifeline Assistance program and Link-Up America which are supported by [...]

Page Plus

With the increasing competitive pricing and features offered from prepaid phone providers, it almost doesn’t make sense anymore to get locked into a long-term cell phone plan and Page Plus knows this.  For many cell phone users, prepaid plans is the most cost-effective way to go.  In addition to not being tied to one cell [...]

Verizon Wireless

If  you use Verizon Wireless' prepaid cell phone and don't want to hear the balance notification alert each and every time you're about to make a cell phone call, you should check out this article on how to disable it: How to Disable Verizon Wireless Balance Notifications


If you use a cell phone the old-fashioned way, then you should take time to read the book Disconnect by Derva Davis. When I say the old-fashioned way, I’m talking about dialing a number, putting the phone to your ear and actually having a voice conversation. If you only use it for texting, you’re a [...]

Family Mobile

Walmart has another prepaid cell phone program called Family Mobile. Just like their Straight Talk program, there is no contract or credit check. The prepaid service costs $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and web for the first phone line.  For every additional phone line it's billed at $35 per month. Therefore, for an [...]