allow 911 calls. Get a junker at the flea market for $5.
I am looking for the right cell phone plan for someone who, nominally, would never use it i.e., emergencies only. I want to keep it in my trunk and forget about it for say, a year and a half, until I break down and need a tow truck (not just 911) in the boonies.
I have looked at pre-paid and pay as you go plans, but they all appear to have minimum usage requirements, such as buying at least x minutes every 60 days.
I am willing to pay almost any per-minute rate, in exchange for going long periods without monthly charges or minimum frequency top-ups.
Since I need it to work in an emergency, when I have no access to another phone, I surmise the phone will have to remain activated for these long periods. If that's untrue, and there are plans that can be self-activated when needed (using only the cellphone itself), I'd be grateful to anyone who might point one out.
In short, I don't want to pay monthly charges for this phone. I want TRUE pay-as-you-go, where I may use ten minutes some stormy night a year from now, or three years from now.