Some prepaid service is more expensive for folks who use a fair amount of minutes. Some service costs $1 a day plus 20 cnets per minute. Not to even mention data service.
TBH, i don't see this happening at all....I mean I see people all the time that drive rusty, broken down beater-cars -- they live in the slums and cannot afford their rent, yet these people somehow find the cold cash to carry around iPhones and such.
Because of this, I theorize that priorities in assets go:
1) Nice cell phone
2) Great TV
3) Ownership of a high-end gaming console
4) A car that works
5) A living environment with a room for the aforementioned tv and console -- not necessarily the highest-end living environment
well I don't see people doing it by choice but if alot of people start defaulting on their cell phone bills and get cancelled that could possibly mean prices to go up for everyone else. either way it could be bad news. On the other hand maybe there won't be so many multitasking challenged people talking on their cell phone's and driving
It really is time to wake up and smell the coffee, as they say. Contract phones used to be a good deal, not so any more! The big carriers have exploited customers for too long with restrictive and one-sided contracts, hidden fees on bills, bad customer service and price increases. It's great to see that some of the prepaid options out there are actually cheaper than the equivalent plan on contract. Makes you wonder why we are still required to sign multi-year contracts? Fancy phones? Well, you just see if the fancy phone helps you pay those exorbitant bills...
Meanwhile I will be using my prepaid phone at a much reduced rate for what it was intended to do in the first place - making calls. No hidden fees. No fuss.
I agree with Roland, contract carriers are out there to rape their consumers for every penny and I don't feel like being exploited any more. I canceled my contract and bought a Net10 phone which has been great because they don't have any hidden charges, I don't pay for roaming or that little $1 per day fee that ends up as $30 per month that is completely unnessisary. Net10 has great coverage so I can make a call from anywhere to anywhere for only 10cents per minute and texts are only 5 cents. Who needs a contract when I can get such good rates without being tied to a two year contract.
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