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Where can I get a pre-paid cell phone? Does 7-11 still have them?

Redwingsguy

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I guess these would be easier to manage, anyone know how ruffly how much a minute they are?

thanks
 

Spicollidriver1

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The experience I have had is that they are usually $20 for 50-60 minutes. Also you can get them at Best Buy,Target,Walmart,and other places like that. Reason why that would be better then say 7-11 is that you can get accessories and usually a better phone.
 

Redwingsguy

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what section of bestbuy would they be at? I dont think I've seen them before, how much do I have to pay for the phone?
 

CrimsonKing

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I was looking at BB the other day and this was their deal:
Nokia 5160 with AT&T service: $150, includes setup fees (regular AT&T is $99 + $25 activation).
The service is nationwide, no roaming or long distance. The rates were the strange part: the 30 minute card was cheaper than the hour card, and the 15 minute card was even cheaper (on a per-minute basis). I believe the rates were $12 for an hour, $5.50 for a half hour and $2 for 15 minutes. I know it sounds strange, but the salesman used the register and actually scanned each one for the price.

Hope that helps.

 

Redwingsguy

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thnaks crimeson! Do you know if there are cheaper phones or if thats the only one, thanks!
 

CrimsonKing

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I might have those prices wrong. I was just over at Office Depot and they actually had the AT&T cards out. $39.99 for an hour, $69.99. Not quite the same deal. So either the guy at Best Buy was an idiot, or. . .I dunno. . .

They also offer the Ericsson 588 (not sure of the letters). Didn't catch a price on that one, though. It's usually cheaper than the Nokia.
 

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