Having a cell phone is just a basic thing for anyone anymore. It is hard to see someone who does not have one type of phone or another. Even my 3 three year old (who does not have one) knows how to use my iPhone when I have seen much older people not even understand how to use it to make a phone call.
While the smart phones can be great they are not always the best thing to have for people who want nothing more than to text message or call up someone when they want to talk. They have no desire to play games, listen to music, and surf the web. If all you need is a simple phone and a low bill than consider getting the pay as you go cell phones.
These are pre paid phones that you are able to pick up at any of the grocery stores you go to. These are very simple looking and most are not even able to get on the Internet, though there are some that do. The best thing about these is that you will be the one to decide how much you want to spend each month because there is no contract you are bound to.
So pay as you go cell phones work by buying the phone that you want and than purchasing a card that is full of minutes. The phone will often cost around $50 – $100 depending on what you want. The card will not cost as much depending on how many minutes you get.
You will need to purchase a separate card if you have the type of phone that will allow text messages or Internet access. Obviously the more features it has the more money you will have to spend. However, you still might only spend $50 a month if you use it wisely.
Once you have the card it will have a code on the back that you will need to use to refill the minutes. These minutes will last for as long as you want them to be. However, once you run out you will need to buy more in order to make any calls or text messages on your pay as you go cell phone.