OK, I have been doing some research on the pay to go cell phones aka paygo phones, and I find them a bit confusing and yet better than a 2 year contract with a cellular company.
The benefits of a paygo cell phone lets you have control of your minutes without getting trapped into a 2 year contract with your local cellular companies.
First there is the AT&T paygo cells, but they are a bit tricky. The $50 plan reads that you have unlimited everything, but when you read the fine print, you have to pay out for the more with a data plan, but wait... a data plan fee on your cell. When it reads that you get everything included, they say, texting, calling, web, emails, and then there is that data plan.
So your $50 amth paygo with AT&T has now gone up to $65 + tax which rings you to about $70 a mth.
"AT&T has a spoiler in their fine print: “Data services are not available for Smartphones with the Monthly Unlimited Talk, Text and Web plan without the purchase of a data package.”
Then there is the T-Mobile: hmmmm, making me wonder about that plan as well. If it sounds to good to be true, then it most likely is.
Yep, that T-Mobile ad, everything on their prepaid/paygo phones will cost you more than you think, and when they say unlimited everything, read the fine print. The internet is limited, and they will hit you up with more fees that will literally break your bank account.
$50 per month:Talk unlimited, text unlimited, Web unlimited for 1st 100 mb
-Well lets look at Verizon now.
$50 Monthly Unlimited Plan (Basic Phones)
Unlimited Talk, Text and Web
Anytime Minutes Monthly Access
Messages Monthly Access
Data Allowance Monthly Access
Per-Minute Rate After Allowance: If you have sufficient balance for your $50 Monthly Access, get unlimited calling, messaging and
Mobile Web for 30 days. If you don’t have the enough funds to cover the monthly access, you will be charged 25¢ per minute, 20¢
per text, 25¢ per picture or video message, and 99¢ per day for Mobile Web.
WTF! How much more confusing can these plans get? If everything is included, then why are there all these extra charges, and why are the people being forced to buy crappy phones and cannot use the iPhone or other so-called smart phones for these services.
For me, when they say everything included, then that means there should be no restriction on web, emails, texting, or calls, and I
do not understand how these companies get away with these kinds of programs that rip the people off imo.
Something needs to be done to make these contracts more simplified without all the little other things added in the small print bottom of their ads, and they need to stop advertising that everything is included, and then hit you up with restrictions. It's either everything is included or it's not.
Advertise honestly, don't do it in the underhanded ways these companies are doing.