Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Net10 Motorola cellphone

Target : Net10 Motorola Prepaid Cellular Phone - Blue (NTGC139).
- Simply $0.10 a minute, nationwide with no daily fees (international long distance for $.05 more)
- Single rate for every call: local, long distance and no roaming charges

This phone and plan sounds too good to be true for my mom. Only 10 cents/minute with no daily fees?

Just visited the provider of this plan, Net10.

From their site:
To keep your NET10 Service active, you need to purchase and add a NET10 Airtime card before the due date displayed on your NET10 phone screen when the phone is on. If your NET10 phone runs out of minutes, you will also need to purchase and add NET10 Airtime cards. Your minutes are also displayed on your NET10 phone. The amount of minutes you use is entirely up to you. The adding of additional NET10 Airtime cards extends your active service up to 60, 90, 180 or 365 days from the date the card is added depending on the denomination of the airtime card.
How to keep the phone active:
Purchase a 1,000-minute card to keep service active for 6 months or a 1,500-minute card to keep your service active for 1 year. Please see cards for further details.
Virgin Mobile K10 is a better deal if you don't make many calls. That one is $6.99/month, $83.88/year. And if you make any calls at all, they cost you .10 cents each. If you make one hours worth of calls per month, it'll cost you an additional $72 per year, for a total of $155.88.

This phone, on the other hand, is $150/year on the prepaid 1,500 minute plan. They do give you a free 300 minutes to start, but if you make no calls, it doesn't matter to you.

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