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Cell phone for visiting Canada

I have a Virgin Mobile USA phone, which is useless outside the US. I'll be in Canada (Nova Scotia and Ontario) for two weeks, and while the idea of taking a break from little electronic devices is tempting, it actually would be kind of helpful to have a phone. What's my best (ie, cheapest) option? [more inside]
posted by neroli on Jul 17, 2014 - 2 answers

Switching cell phones from Cincinnati Bell to another carrier

My wife and I got HTC Sensation cell phones from Cincinnati Bell in Nov 2011. The contract will expire shortly, and I'd like to find alternatives that would save us some money. We're generally happy with the hardware, so I see little incentive at this point to get rid of the phones. Does anyone have any experiences, good or bad, that they can share regarding switching from Cincinnati Bell to a prepaid or other budget carrier? We would both need voice and data (though not a huge data plan), and my wife needs SMS messaging (I use Google Voice). Thanks!
posted by zainsubani on Oct 15, 2013 - 1 answer

Disbanding the family plan

My mom, my brother and I share a cell phone plan. It's not quite working for us any more. What's the best solution for three somewhat different users? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Sep 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Find me cheap month-to-month or prepaid cellphone plans!

I recently came back from Japan. I will be staying in Cleveland, Ohio for the next few months and need a cheap-ish smartphone but would not like to lock into a contract. Month-to-Month or prepaid seem to be the only viable options, but the only one I really know about is T-Mobile. Are there any better options? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Aug 29, 2013 - 16 answers

Cheapest way to get UK cell service with US phone

My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Cell phone options for a short trip to Canada

We're driving from NY to Montreal for a short 5-day trip, and we'll need to be able to make a few calls and/or send and receive texts while on the road. I've found a bunch of older answers to very similar questions (for example) but surely things are better by now? What are my cheap prepaid (I assume) options for a short trip to Canada? Is there a simple way to pick up a prepaid SIM card over the border and use it for the trip? [more inside]
posted by RedOrGreen on Apr 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Is there a catch to MVNOs?

Are there any drawbacks to using an MVNO/prepaid cell carrier? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Feb 19, 2013 - 19 answers

Sacramento Friends: What are your experiences with Page Plus, Virgin Mobile, and StraightTalk?

Sacramento, CA Filter: What are your experiences with Page Plus, Virgin Mobile, and StraightTalk? Leaning toward Page Plus for their coverage map and price point. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Mar 11, 2012 - 10 answers

So many droids, which to choose?

My husband is very interested in getting an Android phone that can do the Swype texting (I think that's any Android, actually, but I could be wrong). What is the best option for him? [more inside]
posted by litnerd on Jul 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Best prepaid cellphone service for travelling around northern europe?

I have a friend who will be travelling in Europe this summer. She'll be in Iceland for a few days, then Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and finally Stockholm. She'll be travelling with an unlocked iphone 3GS. What are her best options for prepaid cellphone service? There wouldn't happen to be a single company that could cover her for most of northern europe, would there?
posted by heathkit on Jun 12, 2011 - 6 answers

I want a clever dumbphone.

I'm mostly happy with my Nokia 2330 (weeklong battery life, ultraslim and light candybar, disappears in my pocket, holds up to light abuse), but am getting tired of the slow messaging. The inbox and other sections/menus take forever to load, and I seem to type faster than the phone's little processor can handle. If the messaging was speedier, it would be perfect. But it isn't, and I'd like to upgrade. What should I be looking at next? I'd like to keep the features I like, but have a speedier phone. I only text and (barely) call. I will be prepaid with AT&T or T-Mobile.
posted by Xere on Jan 4, 2011 - 2 answers

I just want to organize my time, not spend it shopping for phones

A world of mobile choices, and none of them fits. How can I find an affordable basic camera phone without a data plan that lets me back up its data? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Nov 28, 2010 - 17 answers

Prepaid cell phone in the US?

Looking for a prepaid phone in the US. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Cheap cellphone + travel = family not freaking out = profit!

What are the cheapest options for pre-paid cellphones for a traveler in the US and UK? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Sep 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Disposable cell phone

I'm a Canadian planning a trip to the Disney World this fall. My current cell phone has ridiculous roaming rates, so I won't be bringing it with me. I live very close to the border, and thought I would go over the border and buy a cheap prepaid phone a few weeks before my trip, so that I can activate it, and give the number out to people before I go. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by MagicEightBall on Jun 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I use Google Voice for voicemail without a real phone number?

Another ditch-the-cell-phone-bill/Google Voice question: Google Voice made me give them my cell phone number (800-OLD-CELL) when I signed up, and then assigned me a new number (800-GGL-VOIC). However, I don't have calls forwarded from the Google Voice number to my actual cell phone - Instead, everything goes to voicemail. What happens if I cancel my old cell phone number? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on May 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Good Prepaid Cellphone for Austin, Tx?

Hey there, I hate dealing with credit cards, signing contracts. Need a good simple and reliable Prepaid cell phone. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Nov 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Prepaid Cellphone For NYC That Is Not Virgin Mobile?

I need a prepaid cellphone service in NYC that is NOT Virgin Mobile. Looking to pay about $10 a month. Don't need lots of fancy telecom doo-dads. Just need decent reception and reliable service and voicemail. What are my options? How about Verizon? Are they any good? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Cheapify my cellie

cell plan change suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Oct 22, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me find a prepaid cell that iSyncs

What cellphone can I get to use with a prepaid plan that will work with iSync? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Jun 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Which prepaid cell company to use?

PrepaidCellFilter: Two questions about prepaid cell plans: 1. Can I use a phone I buy off eBay with one of these plans, or is it essential to use the phones provided by the carrier? 2. If I'm mostly interested in texting, which prepaid cell provider would be the best for me? [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Cellular Seoul

s. korea filter: in seoul for two weeks and wondering about pay-as-you-go phones. existent? procurable? where? how? i sure could use one while i'm there...
posted by artof.mulata on Oct 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Pay-as-you-go unlimited data for first-gen iPhone in the UK?

I've got an unlocked iPhone (first-gen) running 1.1.4. Currently, I use AT&T's PAYG w/ Unlimited MediaNet to get unlimited data for $20/month. I'll soon be going to the UK, and I'd like to set up a similar arrangement. I'd like some advice as to how to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by -1 on Sep 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Keitai no koto ga wakaranai!

Please help a fellow gaijin make sense of Softbank mobile phone plans. [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno on Jul 24, 2008 - 6 answers

Simple prepaid cell phone

Best simple, prepaid cell phone [more inside]
posted by KRS on Apr 23, 2008 - 17 answers

Prepaid MP3-capable cellphone

Looking for recommendations for a prepaid cellular service that has a cellphone that can play mp3s. [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Apr 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Getting on the cellphone bandwagon (at last).

I live on a quiet, forested country lane with no cellphone service. If I purchase a prepaid "burner" cellphone from T-Mobile, will I be able to use it and add minutes to it as needed? Or am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Apr 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Smartphone on a prepaid plan, is it possible?

Seeing the answers to previous questions has made me want to get a smartphone so that I don't have to carry both a PDA and a cellphone. The problem: I have T mobile's prepaid plan. How do I find a phone with good organization features that is compatible with my plan? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Feb 17, 2008 - 9 answers

How should I get connected in the U.S. again?

I'm probably moving back to the U.S. in August or September. I'm visiting this week and again in late March/early April. I already have a UK tri-band GSM phone. What should I do to get mobile phone coverage in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Dec 18, 2007 - 8 answers

SIM card in downtown Seattle?

Where can I get a prepaid SIM card in downtown Seattle? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Nov 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Prepaid Cell Phone with net access

I need a prepaid US cellphone for use in Western Pennsylvania that I can use to get online perhaps via bluetooth. Any recommendations? Thanks.
posted by libertaduno on Oct 30, 2007 - 1 answer

"Disposable" phone options for 2 weeks in Vancouver, BC?

I'll soon be in Vancouver, BC for about 2 weeks, and it would be helpful for me to have a cell phone while I'm out there - but only while I'm out there. Would a prepaid cell phone be my best bet? If so, any suggestions as to where to pick one up? If not, what else might work? [more inside]
posted by zeph on May 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Cell phone for elderly man

My father needs a cell phone. It has to be simple to use, inexpensive, and the bills must come to me. I know this question was asked and answered early last year, but I can't find it.
posted by goofyfoot on Feb 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Best pre-paid cellular access in LS?

Pre-paid cellular access? (More inside!) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 26, 2004 - 5 answers

prepaid cell phone advice

Anyone have experience with pay-as-you-go cell phones in the US? Recommendations? [MI] [more inside]
posted by me3dia on Jun 2, 2004 - 17 answers

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