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Smart Phones - Pay as you Go?

by chit_n_chat / February 10, 2006 12:32 AM PST

I've seen a few smart phones but really only want to go on pay as you go?

Is there anywhere that does Pay as you go smartphones appart from buying off ebay? Is it risky buying it off ebay?

Will buying an old smartphone off ebay and then putting my old Pay As you go SIM card on there work?

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really not sure??
by madeformotorola / February 10, 2006 12:03 PM PST

smart phones ---- hmm with prepaid ??? wow, thats something new. well smallfry, you cant use data features with prepaid. too bad, so sad

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smart phone
by birdmantd Forum moderator / February 10, 2006 10:09 PM PST

Which carrier do you use? Yes the smart phone should work but data charges might eat you alive if you do use those features (email, internet browsing, etc).

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If you don't mind.....
by smarte92 / February 12, 2006 4:04 AM PST

T-Mobile-To-Go is a pretty good Pay as you Go service. They offer the Sidekick II as a prepaid option, too. While the Sidekick II isn't really the "smartest" phone, I would give it a try.

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Pay as you go smart phones are coming. its inevitable.
by tedleski / May 19, 2010 1:02 AM PDT

I know this reply is a little late. but better late than never.

check this out.

as far as i know its only available in europe right now, but i remember waay back about three years ago i was signed up with Sprint and then the economy tanked about the time i was living in New York City and metro pcs (first major pay as you go service), came out. I got it. just a few years prior to that It was unheard of to get a flat rate of 40 bucks a month and recieve full text, and cell service.

My point is that the same is going to happen with smart phones, as people get tired of "data plan webs of confusion". In other words you will be able to go into any mobile phone store with a 100 bucks and walk out with an awesome smart phone with full functionality internet, email, touchscreen and everything.


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It's already here- Page Plus
by Pepe7 / May 20, 2010 4:39 AM PDT

You can bring in at least some of the Verizon branded smartphones and activate them on Page Plus prepaid service. Some of the smartphones are prohibited though. For a relatively modest user wanting to use a smartphone it's a good choice perhaps.

There should be some discussion on which handsets are allowed at I'd also poke around at the Page Plus site to see what the current terms are.

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Virgin Mobile prepaid phone/data plans
by StefanLasiewski / June 11, 2010 10:00 AM PDT

Virgin Mobile now offers the Blackberry 8530 Smartphone, on a prepaid phone/data plan of $30 per month. A 'prepaid' plan isn't quite the same as a pay-as-you-go plan, but this might be worth considering.

I've heard there are other smartphones from other pay-as-you-go providers.

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