Speakeasy forum

General discussion

Cell phone rebel?

by Willy / March 1, 2007 1:28 AM PST

Do you want just a cell phone? Don't need the MP3 player, camera, text messenger, database, gawd a plain old cellphone. Well, he's my story... Cry

Boy was I surprised at the results of requesting my minutes. It seems, I did an online transaction that got flawed and I dropped the connection as the online s/w warned me the "certificates, didn't match". However, not before my account was billed via the credit card. The credit card bill came showing the debit, but I didn't receive the minutes. Though, a day after the online transaction, I did buy minutes at a local store. Today, after calling the 800#, I got all this corrected. After applying umpteen numbers to access and update my cell phone, it was all corrected. Now, trying to do this to research my acct. online got me into endless loops and never seemed to get to the right place to online correct. While, I'm happy its all resolved, do any of you experienced similar woes?

FYI - I use TracFone, as I got so frustrated on other cell providers of misc. charges, taxes, dropped calls, X number of plans, changing companies, too much going on in general. Finally, I went to TracFone as a flat rate makes sense, at least to me. -----Willy Happy <-----forced happy face

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Cell phone rebel?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Cell phone rebel?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
(NT) Based on recent personal experience, I say T-Mobile.
by drpruner / March 1, 2007 2:07 AM PST
In reply to: Cell phone rebel?
Collapse -
I went along with T-Mobile .....
by Tony Holmes / March 1, 2007 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: Cell phone rebel?

a good pre-paid plan and excellent customer service.I like the idea of a camera though,never know when you might need one at a crime or accident scene.

After buying/activating a phone and spending $100 for refills at the local T-Mobile store,I walked out with 1180min which are good until '08.You also get 15% more free with additional time purchased once you spend $100.


Collapse -
9cents a minute??
by jonah jones / March 1, 2007 3:37 AM PST

now i see why pre-paid calling cards are so popular


Collapse -
Yup,the phone came with...
by Tony Holmes / March 1, 2007 3:57 AM PST
In reply to: 9cents a minute??

30 min free,I spent $100 for 1000min and got 15% more free=1180min and I'm good 'til '08.

Collapse -
I like it, too
by Dragon / March 1, 2007 8:49 AM PST

My wife got it after I'd done a bit of research, but unfortunately, there's not a strong signal where she works. T-mobile doesn't have plans to do anything about it. Other than that, I like it.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!