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  • ekrabs

    I don’t know anything about buying cellphones online, but if you don’t have any preferences as to what kind of cellphone you want, then they can be had for very cheap if you look hard enough.

    My personal favorite is this Motorola flip phone that is essentially “free” from TracPhone. Well, ok, it costs $40, but it also includes the double minutes rate plan, which is $50 if you had to buy it separately. So, you end up spending $40 for $90 worth of cellphone and rates.

    Why is that good? With the double minutes… and with the larger minutes deals such as their one-year plan, I once calculated the rate to be around $0.11 per minute. To me, that’s an extremely good deal since you’ll be saving from then on past the up-front cost of the cellphone and double minutes….

    From what I can tell, the minutes and the rate plan is the hardest part in keeping your cellphone cost down. Many practically give away their cellphones, but more than make up for it the rate plans. Class razor / razor blade model.

    For those that don’t care about their cellphones anyway, I think focusing on the rates per minute is the best way to go. However, I think you have specific cellphone tastes, so… perhaps this won’t help you after all.

  • http://madsaver.com Mac

    Sounds good, and something we’ve done as well. My last phone (before my iPhone) I purchased via LetsTalk which had the best deal around and though the rebate was a pain, it was worth it in the end. These days Amazon.com has just as good of deals too. We also bought a phone outright on ebay to replace another that somehow went through the wash. Painless and worked w/o a hitch with our sim card.

    • http://madsaver.com Mac

      Also wanted to mention that sometimes there are really good deals available that may save up to 35% off any phone. When I bought my iPhone, I purchased through Bing Cashback (http://bing.com/cashback) as they were having a 35% off sale if you clicked through their link. Saved $105! Sure hope they offer the same deal when I’m in the market for a new phone again. I also save 15% off my bill each month via a corporate discount my company has with AT&T.

  • Sam Soong

    Great post!

    I’ve been looking for ways to economize and when my cell contract was up, I got a Net10 phone. I pay 10¢ a minute and 3¢ for texts. It’s a terrific value and there’s no contract or overages.

    Check it out! You can get ‘em online at net10.com or at Target, Walmart, Best Buy etc.

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