I need a cheap cell phone/plan without internet access
I am looking for a cell phone for my 12 year old that cannot access the internet at. I just need a phone and plan he can use for emergencies or to talk to his friends. I don't want him to have internet access because I know him and know he will run my bill up. Plus I don't want him accessing certain websites.
So far, I've only found Jitterbug. Can anyone help me with something else? TIA.
Jitterbug seems to run on the Verizon network. If that is important to you, then you might consider PagePlus pay-as-you-go. Minimum refill is $10 every 4 months. Airtime rates are better if you buy a larger refill. Pageplus lets you use any Verizon phone except Verizon Prepaids and Blackberry.
If Sprint is okay in your area, then you might want to check out PlatinumTel because of their slightly better rates if he is going to use the phone regularly. I believe you must use one of their phones. Same applies to Totalcall Mobile. Though Totalcall selection of phones is very limited, their minimum refill of $5 for every 90 days might be appealing in your situation. Totalcall charges 10 cents a minute. Because Totalcalls' phones are relatively expensive, it is probably best if you purchased one through a dealer.
We are on a Sprint legacy plan, and pay only $10 a month for the extra line for our kids, to be used only in emergencies, and when they are dropped off at dance/karate, etc ...
We are thinking of upgrading to get the EVO/Epic,and will have to drop the legacy plan. The 3rd extra line that we pay for will go from $10 a month to $20 month.
For a phone that is used less than 15 minutes a month, that's pretty steep.
Any ideas for the Houston area?
I find it annoying that for some of the pay as you go plans, you have to recharge every month or so.
I do tracfone for myself and kids. I hardly use mine, so I couldn't justify using a plan, I just bought a double minute phone and add as I go. With my kids, they earn minutes. If they get good grades and are responsible with the minutes they have, I will keep it full, if not, I don't. Gives you alot of control.
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