For people who don’t want to be tied to a yearly cell phone contract, purchasing a pay as you go phone with T-mobile is a great alternative. This option allows users to buy minutes, talk or text however much they want, and then buy more minutes when needed. There are no monthly payments and no hidden fees.
There are plenty of perks associated with T-Mobile’s pay-as-you-go phones. The phones free users from having to sign a contract and there is no credit check required. There is national coverage with no roaming charges and 24/7 customer care. Other features include voicemail, caller ID and call waiting.
Additional services include international calling, texting and roaming. Directory assistance, including 411 and more, is available for $1.99 per call, plus airtime. Ringtones and wallpaper can also be downloaded for fees started at $1.49.
Refills for T-Mobile pay-as-you-go minutes can be purchased in $10, $25, $50 or $100 denominations. Access to prepaid service is available for 90 days from the date you applied a $10, $25 or $50 refill, or one year if you applied a $100 refill. T-Mobile will send customers a text message when they have less than five days of access remaining.
Refills are sold at more than 90,000 locations. In addition to being sold at T-Mobile retail stores and authorized dealers, stores such as Costco, Circle K, 7-Eleven, Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens carry refills as well. Customers can also buy refills on the T-Mobile website.
For anyone who doesn’t want to be tied down to an annual contract, or be bothered with monthly payments, a pay-as-you-go phone is a perfect solution.