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With kids in two different schools, the idea of getting our middle schooler a cell phone for some time. I wasn't sure if I wanted to just add him to our current cell phone plan or buy a prepaid type phone to stay in contact.
I came across some good deals from TracFone, so I figured I would share them. With TracFone there are no contracts, no credit checks, no activation charges or cancellation fees. The maps show that there is great nationwide service (which is good when we travel), and they sell many brand name phones, not no-name cheap phones. We were looking at a few phones we really liked from Motorola, Kyocera, LG, Nokia and Samsung. What I likes was there were regular phones and smart phones as well.
There are prepaid cards at many local retailers, as well as many across the country, and even have a one year service card for only $119. Plus, you get double minutes for the life of your phone, and starts you out at 800 minutes. If you don't want to do a whole year, you can purchase "Double minutes for the life of your phone” for only$19.99, but some phones include it as a perk. Some phones are packed with features like camera/video recorder, web access, app capabilities, mp3 player, and full QWERTY keyboard, for only $29.99. Calling and texting capabilities are available for under $10. The more I researched, the more I thought this was a great deal.
I did notice that TracFone also offers International Long Distance for the same price as any other call. This is great for people who have families out of the country, or college kids who are studying abroad. With the International Neighbors program, you can provide family and friends in Mexico or Canada a local phone number in those countries to reach you at your TracFone in the U.S.! This would be a great Senior Value as my grandmother has many snowbird friends who live in Canada.
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