Again, I have to tell you, I am an iPhone kind of gal. Hubs has his cell phone plan through the business so I just stuck with my own company, one that I have had forever and haven't really thought of giving up - until now.
Have I told you that my 4th grader was stuck on the school bus for 1.5 hours coming home after the first day of school? If I broke down and got her a phone, I wouldn't have been half as worried as I was. With the low cost of the Tracfone plans, I think I would be able to get all three of us (2 kids and me) a phone for what I am paying now for my phone. Maybe less.
A few of the things that I worry about are contracts - and having to break them if a newer, better plan comes along. With Tracfone, I don't have to worry about that. There are no contracts. No credit checks. No activation fees. No cancellation fees. Seems simple enough. I can get a monthly plan or pay as I go with Tracfone cards that I can purchase at the store.
And, not just junky phones either. Tracfone offers phones from all of the "better" cell phone companies including LG, Samsung, Nokia and many others. The phones aren't that expensive! They begin at less than $10 and can include things like a QWERTY keyboard, web access, texting and app capabilities, phone/video capabilities and the list goes on and on. Not a "cheap" featureless phone by any means. So many features
Leaving the country anytime soon? Have your kids call you from their Tracfone. International calling to select countries is included in your minute allocation. Seriously. There is also an International Neighbors program where you can provide friends and family in Mexico and Canada with a local number in those countries to reach your Tracfone in the US. (Good for our international workers!)
To sum it up - I am thinking of switching. Really. With both kids asking for phones for Christmas, it just seems like the sensible thing to do. We all know me. Sensible. Ok, maybe not but these people are: Real TracFone customers