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Best pre paid phone for kids
« on: January 31, 2017, 11:13:38 PM »
I'm looking for a prepaid cell phone to give my kids when they go on trips etc. I would like text and that the minutes don't expire since I won't be using so often. Any ideas ?

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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 11:14:44 PM »
I'm looking for a prepaid cell phone to give my kids when they go on trips etc. I would like text and that the minutes don't expire since I won't be using so often. Any ideas ?
If you qualify for the obamaphone that may be an option as they have a rollover minutes plan

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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 11:36:57 PM »
I'm looking for a prepaid cell phone to give my kids when they go on trips etc. I would like text and that the minutes don't expire since I won't be using so often. Any ideas ?
Check out Ting, they charge you a different amount every month depending on how much you use
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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 09:47:11 AM »
Check out Ting, they charge you a different amount every month depending on how much you use

Thanks, I dont really want a "plan" , more like a preloadable phone

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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 11:20:47 PM »
I'm looking for a prepaid cell phone to give my kids when they go on trips etc. I would like text and that the minutes don't expire since I won't be using so often. Any ideas ?
Texting on such phones are usually grossly improportionate to the minutes (3:1 usually). I'd advise maybe getting them a kosher phone with 2000 minutes for a whole year for around $80. If you shop around you might be able to find for cheaper, but it costs the company to keep a line open each month even if you don't use minutes.
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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2017, 10:47:29 AM »
Texting on such phones are usually grossly improportionate to the minutes (3:1 usually). I'd advise maybe getting them a kosher phone with 2000 minutes for a whole year for around $80. If you shop around you might be able to find for cheaper, but it costs the company to keep a line open each month even if you don't use minutes.

+1 PagePlus pay as you go plans, is a great option.

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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 12:20:17 PM »
Tello has pay as you go with low rates, I think it's 3 cents per minute and 1 cent per text.
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Re: Best pre paid phone for kids
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 12:56:54 AM »
You can choose any phone from tracfone. Select the airtime you need and you are good to go.