While conversing with Sir Paul’s cousin the other day at KWGS, the topic of cheap cell phone plans came up.
I modestly mentioned my Tracfone deal that comes in at just under $7/month. But he topped me.
T-Mobile has a “Pay as you go” plan that costs $3/month. To even consider this plan, you should be highly reserved both of speech and text.
You get 30 minutes/month. Should you need extra time, you can buy a $10 refill card (good for 3 months) and use that credit at the rate of $0.10/min for calls or $0.10/text.
You may bring your own phone as long as it is unlocked, GSM-capable, and with a SIM card slot.
(Most if not all Tracfone-purchased phones, like mine, are locked to that carrier with no way to jailbreak them, due to custom firmware. TracFone may unlock the phone for you if it meets the somewhat stringent criteria on this page: Tracfone Wireless, Inc. Unlocking Policy.)
I also found a highly similar “Pay as you go” plan with PagePlus Cellular. Walgreen’s is one place to buy in Tulsa.
When my Tracfone time approaches expiration at the end of this year, I will look into the two deals a bit more.