With a prepaid cell phone plan, you have the ability to keep track of your minutes on your phone or your online account. Some people may prefer a prepaid plan to a contract. When purchasing a prepaid phone and plan, you will have access to many offers and discounts. One of the offers may be free texting. Many wireless providers will give you the option to include unlimited or free texting to your plan.
Choose a prepaid wireless provider. Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint offer wireless prepaid plans. Alternatively, you may want to purchase an Alltel or Tracfone prepaid phone from a participating retail store. Compare the prices of the phones, the prepaid plans and features.
Navigate to the website of the prepaid wireless provide you want. Click "Shop" to browse for cell phones. Search for phones that fit your needs and your budget.
Choose the phone you want. You may want a feature (basic) cell phone, a smart phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA). You may also choose between a flip style and a slide out phone.
Choose a plan for your phone. Upon purchasing a phone for the first time, your wireless provider may offer free texting. You may also search for a plan that includes unlimited text messaging.
Tips & Warnings
- Unlimited texting may only apply to friends and family members that have the same plan.
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