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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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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #660 on: December 22, 2016, 09:37:22 AM »
If I buy a cheap prepaid phone in Walmart, or at the gas station, can i port my home phone # to it?
And if yes, how is it done. (Currently my land line is thru TWC)
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #661 on: December 22, 2016, 09:43:09 AM »
If I buy a cheap prepaid phone in Walmart, or at the gas station, can i port my home phone # to it?
And if yes, how is it done. (Currently my land line is thru TWC)
All you need to port a number, is the account number and the pin or password of the account

P.s. not sure what your goal is. But you can go to straighttalk.com and buy a home phone connect with the 1st month Services for $15. Works on the Verizon wireless network

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #662 on: December 22, 2016, 09:59:34 AM »
All you need to port a number, is the account number and the pin or password of the account

P.s. not sure what your goal is. But you can go to straighttalk.com and buy a home phone connect with the 1st month Services for $15. Works on the Verizon wireless network
I'm trying to get my home # to Google Voice/Obi.
Thank you.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #663 on: January 01, 2017, 10:47:40 PM »
verizon prepaid did away with there $15 basic plan
I recently bought a kosher phone for my son and wanted the $15 plan
is there any other company that has a plan like that also if I were to buy a $15 refill card
how does that work in terms of minutes?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #664 on: January 01, 2017, 10:51:20 PM »
verizon prepaid did away with there $15 basic plan
I recently bought a kosher phone for my son and wanted the $15 plan
is there any other company that has a plan like that also if I were to buy a $15 refill card
how does that work in terms of minutes?
Page plus has a $12 plan, iinm.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #665 on: January 02, 2017, 05:08:16 AM »
I'm trying to get my home # to Google Voice/Obi.
Thank you.
Google Voice doesn't port from landline phone. What you have to do is first port your home number to a cell phone, and then port from cell phone to Google Voice

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #666 on: January 02, 2017, 03:08:57 PM »
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Page plus has a $12 plan, iinm.
can this be used with his kosher phone that was used on a prepaid verizon plan before?

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #667 on: January 02, 2017, 03:13:01 PM »
can this be used with his kosher phone that was used on a prepaid verizon plan before?
Only If it was used for 6 months on verizon

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #668 on: January 02, 2017, 03:30:59 PM »
he only used it on verizon for 1 month

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #669 on: January 02, 2017, 03:33:18 PM »
he only used it on verizon for 1 month
Then you can't activate it on any other mnvo ,

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #670 on: February 25, 2017, 09:58:05 PM »
Hi - my son is in Yeshiva and really needs a cell phone Bein Hazmanim. Until now I would activate a verizon phone on Red pocket unlimited 7days for $10, or a month on boom for $20. Now he wants to keep the  same number. What is the cheapest way to accomplish this. I assume this could be done by buying a card with a year service and then adding a monthly plan by Bein Hazmanim?

I thought about getting him a google voice number and then fwd to whatever number he gets but the outgoing calls would be a problem as I want him using a dumb phone.

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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #671 on: February 28, 2017, 06:15:06 PM »
Hi - my son is in Yeshiva and really needs a cell phone Bein Hazmanim. Until now I would activate a verizon phone on Red pocket unlimited 7days for $10, or a month on boom for $20. Now he wants to keep the  same number. What is the cheapest way to accomplish this. I assume this could be done by buying a card with a year service and then adding a monthly plan by Bein Hazmanim?

I thought about getting him a google voice number and then fwd to whatever number he gets but the outgoing calls would be a problem as I want him using a dumb phone.

Thank you

If you use GV, it won't come up on the caller Id when calling from the phone.

I used to do a $80 top-up by Page Plus which works for a year, and then purchased a plan off that balance.
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Re: Need help finding a cellphone plan? Post here! US edition (Master thread)
« Reply #672 on: February 28, 2017, 07:29:33 PM »
If you use GV, it won't come up on the caller Id when calling from the phone.

I used to do a $80 top-up by Page Plus which works for a year, and then purchased a plan off that balance.
If you are going with the minute plan. On page plus you pay .04 cents per minute and per text. Expo mobile you pay .02 cents per minute and text.

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Contract/Prepaid:
Amount of lines needed:
Total minutes needed: Unlimited
Need free nights and weekends? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes? Y/N: Y
Need unlimited mobile minutes within a specific carrier? Y/N: N
Total texts needed per line: Unlimiteed
Total data needed per line: 10GB+
Smartphones? Y/N: Y
Carrier: ??
Monthly budget: Currently paying $260/mo with T-Mobile for the phones and plans; would prefer to be close to this.

I am having some customer service issues with T-Mo right now and would love to move on to something else, if there is a carrier offering an excellent deal to lure new customers from another carrier. Any ideas would be welcome.

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If you are going with the minute plan. On page plus you pay .04 cents per minute and per text. Expo mobile you pay .02 cents per minute and text.

You don't have to use it as minutes. You could use it as a cash balance for any other plan.
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Anyone have recommendations for temporary cell service that will work in the black hole that is South Fallsburg NY? So far it looks like I'd get a Cricket sim, any other ideas? I'm on TMobile.

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Anyone have recommendations for temporary cell service that will work in the black hole that is South Fallsburg NY? So far it looks like I'd get a Cricket sim, any other ideas? I'm on TMobile.
What are your needs ?
Talk , text. Data , unlimited ?

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What are your needs ?
Talk , text. Data , unlimited ?

Talk and text, limited data is fine.

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Talk and text, limited data is fine.
Get a h2o preloaded $30 SIM on eBay for around $10 , you will get unlimited talk and text and 3gb 4g LTE ,
I assume your phone is unlocked and has all the required bands that work on AT&T network

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Get a h2o preloaded $30 SIM on eBay for around $10 , you will get unlimited talk and text and 3gb 4g LTE ,
I assume your phone is unlocked and has all the required bands that work on AT&T network

Thanks for the tip. I have an unlocked GSM phone, how do I check what bands are used?