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Where to get this phone deal...?

by bradleyheathhays / April 5, 2016 7:58 PM PDT

I'm looking to get into the cheapest what I'll call 'wake-up phone' I can get. Until I let the payment lapse a few months back I kept a cheap boost phone just for a bedside wake up phone in case my regular phone was on silent. Only a couple people had the number and it never got used except for rare emergencies when I needed to be woke up. So because there was never any talk time on it keeping it on was cheap as I only paid $5 every 90 days. Now that my service is permanently off I'm trying to get into another similarly cheap pre-pay phone like that one. I'd like to get back into the same deal, but when I go online or in their store boost tells me they only have like $35/mo deals now and apparently I was 'grandfathered' into the deal I was getting.
Anybody know how I can get back into boost or any other similar pre-paid phone deal for as cheap as I used to have?
Or if there's a better place to ask this question please direct.
Thanks

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the alarm should still work on it.
by James Denison / April 5, 2016 8:06 PM PDT

You just won't have phone service, but the rest of it will work.

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?
by bradleyheathhays / April 5, 2016 8:10 PM PDT

Not sure what you mean. I'm looking for a second phone to use as a wake up phone in case some of my family needs to contact me in the case of an emergency.

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oh i see...
by bradleyheathhays / April 5, 2016 9:28 PM PDT
In reply to: ?

I see...I wasn't clear in my first post. What I'm looking for is an active phone I can keep by my bed and use as a point of contact in case my family needs to get in touch with me while I'm sleeping and my other phone is on silent.

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Oh
by James Denison / April 6, 2016 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: oh i see...

Here in the USA the go to phone like that is Tracfone. You can order direct or pick up one in Walmart and some other stores. I use one for about $105 per year. Any long conversations I do at home using my Magic Jack Plus on VOIP.

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My cheap is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2016 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: oh i see...

My cheaps are the BLU under 20 dollar BLU TANK II with service by Ting.com. Since it's mostly in the car the cost for the first year was in total:

BLU TANK II 20
TING GSM card 10
Since it's just a car phone. Service for the year was 72 to 99 bucks.

It does have an alarm clock function too.

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