PrePaid costs less than contract price, flash phone
We pay ~$88 per month after taxes for unlimited minutes and texts. If I add the 2gb data plan to our phones our cost jumps to $133.49 give or take after taxes.
BUT, if we switch to prepaid, we would have our 2 lines and 1gb data per phone with unlimited talk/text for $100 after tax.
We don't really have a choice of providers here other than spotty coverage of Verizon.
Could we flash our phones so they would work on prepaid us cellular?
mine is a Motorola w385 which is dying and my wife's is a LG something with a slide out keyboard.
Sorry so long. Any thoughts on this?
btw. Why is their p...
Thanks very much for your time/response. Yes we currently are USCC customers. The $88 comes from the $99 per month plan which is unlimited talk and text. We get a 5% discount for auto bill pay, and a 20% discount from being a state employee. So it's $75 per month plus taxes which totals $88.
Thanks for the tip on U Prepaid, but it won't work out here. We're very limited basically it's Verizon or USCC. Verizon doesn't work too well such as in the church or school. In our other house I had to make calls from one end of the home. StraightTalk uses Verizon service and again doesn't work very well. No Sprint, ATT, Tmobile, or any other services work here.
If I were to get new 'contract' phones with USCC, our bill would go ...
I found out now that uprepaid will work out here and is only $50 per line with the 2gb data plan.
That's the only smart phone that works with the www.uprepaid.net service. That is the us cellular one. Since it's a partnership with alltel, they may offer a different phone.
This service is $50 per month with unlimited talk/text and 2gb data.
The actual prepaid service directly from us cellular costs more, ?? $65 ?? per month but its possible you get a choice of more phones.
They keep saying with the prepaid you won't get 4g service. That's something to keep in mind if it's available to you. Out here I am on 1x service sometimes and 3g the rest. We aren't on the list to be upgraded to 4g service.