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Upgrading Verizon Prepaid Cell Phones

Upgrading Verizon Prepaid Cell Phones

| May 4, 2011

Back in December I wrote a post about receiving a discount for upgrading a Verizon prepaid cell phone. Because I was aware of Verizon’s prepaid upgrade discount, we decided to upgrade another phone used by a family member. This phone was a very old flip phone. I halfway expected the customer service person to roll […]

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New York, AAA and GreatCall Phone Service

New York, AAA and GreatCall Phone Service

| April 19, 2011

In collaboration with AAA, GreatCall is offering New York AAA members a free phone and a no contract phone service. On top of that, New York AAA members get a 5% discount on all monthly service rate plans. What GreatCall Offers With this program, GreatCall is offering a free Samsung telephone. It’s a basic phone […]

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Just5 Prepaid Cell Phone Plan

Just5 Prepaid Cell Phone Plan

| April 15, 2011

Just5 is probably the simplest and easiest to use prepaid cell phone service available to the general public. This plan is not for those who want all the sophisticated features such as Web browsing, downloading apps, taking pictures or using the phone as a GPS. Just5 phones are for calling and texting only. There are […]

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Fido Phones and Airtime

Fido Phones and Airtime

| April 12, 2011

We talked about the Fido phone service and the types of plans they offer, now it’s time to see what their phones look like.  They offer a wide variety of prepaid cell phones. As of April 2011, there are 14 prepaid-compatible Fido phones to choose from. The least expensive of the choices is the Nokia […]

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Pay as You Go Fido Phone

Pay as You Go Fido Phone

| April 11, 2011

Canadian residents can take advantage of the pay as you go Fido phone plan.  With the prepaid option there’s no activation fee, no commitment and best of all, no credit check. You can use the phone for as long as it suits your needs and cancel when you’re ready. There are several Fido phone plans.  […]

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What is Cell Phone Bill Shock?

What is Cell Phone Bill Shock?

| March 24, 2011

Back in October 2010 the Federal Communications Commission instituted a plan to prevent bill shock. As a prepaid cell phone customer you may ask what the heck is bill shock? Bill shock, as defined by the FCC is a “sudden and unexpected increase in monthly [cell phone] bills that is caused by a change in […]

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ReachOut Wireless Simple Plan Phone Service

ReachOut Wireless Simple Plan Phone Service

| March 23, 2011

In an earlier post  we discussed qualifying for the free ReachOut Wireless phones and service. This post will discuss the ReachOut wireless plan for folks who don’t qualify for free phones through the Lifeline Service but can still take advantage of the discounted rates offered through ReachOut via their Simple Plan. The ReachOut wireless Simple […]

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Stop Accidental Phone Dialing with Slide2Call

Stop Accidental Phone Dialing with Slide2Call

| March 22, 2011

Butt calls it is a term given to cell phone calls made from your cell phone without your knowledge. You may have your cell phone in your pocket, sit down and make a butt call. Or, you can have your cell phone in your purse; it rubs up against a tube of lipstick and viola, […]

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ReachOut Wireless: Free Cell Phones and Talk Time

ReachOut Wireless: Free Cell Phones and Talk Time

| March 14, 2011

Although it is not a prepaid cell phone plan, I believe ReachOut Wireless deserves a post on this blog. ReachOut Wireless provides free cell phones and cell phone service to those who qualify. There is no contract, no credit check or monthly billing. ReachOut Wireless is a government assisted cell phone program. ReachOut Wireless Lifeline […]

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Verizon Prepaid Cell Phone Apps

Verizon Prepaid Cell Phone Apps

| March 10, 2011

The question often comes up as to whether or not you can purchase apps using a Verizon prepaid cell phone. Well, the answer is it all depends. It depends on the type of phone you have. If you don’t have a smartphone, you’ll have to purchase your games and entertainment through your phone directly (navigate […]

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