Who Are Prepaid Cell Phones Good For?

By: Shelly Walther

Prepaid cell phones are an available option for anyone, and definitely an option that you should consider when deciding what type of cell phone plan you want. There are many benefits to prepaid cell phones, but they are not right for everyone because everyone has different needs. You should investigate both sides of the prepaid cell phone coin in order to determine whether or not is will meet your particular needs.

Plus Side – There are some great benefits to prepaid cell phones and here are a few.

o If cell phones are up until this point a foreign object to you, prepaid phones are a great way to manage the amount of minutes you use, and the amount of money you are spending on cell service. Prepaid cell phones come from the basics with little frills to the exceptionally optimized with many frills; it is all dependent on your personal style.

o Prepaid cell phones can be perfect for senior citizens and young adults. It allows them the ability to contact someone in an emergency, or to inform a parent where they will be going, without paying extremely expensive cell phone bills.

o You can save a lot of money with prepaid cell phones, especially if you do not use your cell phone that much. With standard cell phone service you may be paying for minutes and features that you will never use, whereas with prepaid minutes you only purchase as many minutes as you are planning on using.

o If you are one of those anti-contract signing people, then prepaid is the way for you. Standard cell phone plans include typically a two year contract, with extremely high charges for ending a contract early. With prepaid there is no contract.

Con Side – Here are some reasons why a prepaid cell phone may not be right for you.

o If you have a high call volume and are using vast amounts of minutes per month you can oftentimes find better rate plans with standard phone plans.

o Prepaid phones do not typically have the latest and greatest technology, so if technology is a priority for you then you may also want to consider a standard cell phone plan.

o If you are looking for the lowest possible price per minute rate then you may want to investigate other cell phone options.

With this guide you can begin to understand whether or not prepaid may be right for you. Do not count this completely though, you may want to investigate individual carriers and see what they can offer you.

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