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https://prepaidcompare.net/#plans

Small List compiled for Flip phone service. Regular service with unlimited data and all to come.

1.Tracfone-All Carriers $20 Talk/Text 1GB ($30 for first 6 months)
1b. Unlimited talk and text, no data $15/month ($10 with auto pay)

2.Mobi-Verizon $10 (Additional $5 off the 1st three months)

3.Tello-Tmobile $8 , US Mobile.

4.HelloMobile-Tmobile $5 (first 2 months for $5)

                 -EXPLAINED A BIT MORE IN DETAIL-
Tracfone Wireless- (CDMA/GSM Verizon/T-Mobile/AT&T)
First 6 months at $30 plus taxes.
Pay for the first 2 months $15 each month with autopay, then use reward points for the next 4 months. Use Referral code OOAB-E354 to get you 8,000 points. You must activate and set up the rewards within 14 days of activating Phone service.
  They limit 5 uses per month, so feel free to PM before using if you want to confirm they work for this month, as well they seem to be changing the referral code after every use. So feel free to post in the thread or message me for a new code.
       The points will only kick in after 60 days of service(hence the reason for keeping paid service for 60 days) the points will kick in getting you 8,000 Points, which is enough for 4 months free. You can redeem 2,000($20) increments for a free month of service and do that for a total of 4 months free.
  Now you must turn off auto pay after the first 2 months in order for the free 4 months that you added to kick in.  If you don't turn off auto pay it will continue billing your credit card and you will not get those free months until you turn off auto pay.
 Works on CDMA or GSM.

 Mobi Wireless- (Verizon/CDMA)
 $10 a month. With a referral code you can get another $5 off the 1st three months which I can give you. You need to sign up in the first week for the referral bonus to kick in.
Click here to pm me for the info.

Tello Mobile (GSM/T-Mobile)
$8 Month with Unlimited t&t and no data. Picture message might not work without data services.
$10 unlimited Talk/Text + 1GB. 60 free international destinations - UK, Canada, France etc but not Israel
(Find someone with a referral code or $10 off referral code = P3VB48C7)
wifi calling and ESim supported

Hello Mobile (GSM/T-Mobile)
 $5 Month with Talk/Text 500mb.
Unlimited calling to most international destinations. Canada/Israel/UK and many more.  2nd month free as well. Free sim card.

If you know of others please add to the wiki.
  Feel free to PM me with any questions or post in this thread so a dedicated member can help you out.

Mobi for me comes out to $14.05 in NY after taxes.
Vs
Us mobile i pool 2 phones and I  pay just $20.96 for 2 lines after tax. Both on the Verizon network

Use this website to find the best deals
https://prepaidcompare.net/#plans

H2O which runs on AT&T has a annual plan unlimited talk and text for $60 plus tax with free international calling as well

http://www.whistleout.com/cellphones
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In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?

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In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?
Nope the spiff system was abused and these deals are gone!
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In March 2015 I asked here about a short term plan for visitors from Israel, and was told about preloaded Simple Mobile SIMs on eBay. I paid $1.49 for a month's service. I see the best price is now about $20 for a plan with 4GB of data with 4G speed. I also see Lycamobile plans for less money (under $12) with 500 MB at 4G speed. Any caveats about Lyca? Any better deals?
You can find h2o Sims for around $9 , it works on at&t network. Unlimited talk and text with 500mb 4g lte

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I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?

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I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
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I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Look into Ringplus.net.

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I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?
Do you have wifi?
If you do, you can use any smartphone with a VOIP app.
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No, we do not have WiFi.

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Contract/Prepaid: cheapest
Lines needed: 9 or 10
Total minutes needed: unlimited
Total texts per line: unlimited
Total data per line: 20 GB shared
Smartphones:All
Would you like a specific carrier? Cheapest
Do you have phones already? Sprint Monthly budget: currently paying just under $300 with sprint (got a promotion abt a yr ago and haven't paid for a yr then last few months was paying $130)

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #609 on: August 03, 2016, 01:09:22 PM »
I'm looking to get a prepaid phone just for talk to be used as a phone for when I have a babysitter in the house. We do not have a house phone so this would be instead of it but used very sparingly - abt once/twice a month. Any good recommendations?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #610 on: August 07, 2016, 07:49:54 PM »
Anybody have an open spot on a family plan with 2.5GB LTE or more for $30/mo or less?
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #611 on: September 20, 2016, 06:13:04 PM »
Hey Everyone. I currently have an old Sprint SERO plan with Premium add on. Winds up at $50 a month before taxes.
Someone asked me to join a new T-Mobile 1 plan with a few others. Winds up costing $35 per line before taxes. https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one

Is this a switch worth doing? I have seen some complaints about the tethering limitations on the T-mobile plan but I hardly tether to my computer anyhow. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #612 on: September 23, 2016, 08:12:07 AM »
Best plan for a  2 week tourist in the US? .

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #613 on: September 23, 2016, 08:29:03 AM »
Best plan for a  2 week tourist in the US? .
What kind of phone do you have (unlocked GSM?), and what are your needs?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #614 on: September 23, 2016, 09:26:24 AM »
What kind of phone do you have (unlocked GSM?), and what are your needs?

He is from Brazil, he has Galaxy S6 probably unlocked.

T-Mobile?.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #615 on: September 25, 2016, 07:11:09 AM »


Hey Everyone. I currently have an old Sprint SERO plan with Premium add on. Winds up at $50 a month before taxes.
Someone asked me to join a new T-Mobile 1 plan with a few others. Winds up costing $35 per line before taxes. https://explore.t-mobile.com/t-mobile-one

Is this a switch worth doing? I have seen some complaints about the tethering limitations on the T-mobile plan but I hardly tether to my computer anyhow. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
I have no issues tethering via foxfi (USB mode)

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #616 on: September 25, 2016, 03:33:41 PM »
Does anyone here have the sprint unlimited freedom plan?
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #617 on: September 25, 2016, 03:50:24 PM »
He is from Brazil, he has Galaxy S6 probably unlocked.

T-Mobile?.
Get a prefunded sim from H2o on eBay.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/252521335045

If he needs data, get a $20 card with 3gb.

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/142088589761

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #618 on: September 25, 2016, 07:59:22 PM »
I have no issues tethering via foxfi (USB mode)
Thanks I switched over. Used to hear how tmobile has the worst coverage but the opposite is true thus far for me. Guess it depends on your location.

Spoke with sprint beforehand and they couldn't give me reasons not to switch so it was an easy decision.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #619 on: September 25, 2016, 08:47:27 PM »
Thanks I switched over. Used to hear how tmobile has the worst coverage but the opposite is true thus far for me. Guess it depends on your location.

Spoke with sprint beforehand and they couldn't give me reasons not to switch so it was an easy decision.
I have tmobile and verizon,  in the city tmobile is great in my house it's even better then verizon but if you go upstate or elsewhere you are phoneless.
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