Just a note on how I am using the $30 1500 minute/text prepaid to get a lot of use for little money. First of all, I have to say that I am using a Nokia E73 Mode. This phone, while it is a little outmoded, has several advantages. One - it's cheap to buy a good used one. It is a full smart phone with good GPS capabilities. It has UMA (more about that later). And, it's rugged/dependable/well-made *Nokia/Blackberry* style phone.
The $30/mo 1500 minutes or text is enough for me in that department... if you're one with a cauliflower ear from having the phone pasted there all day ... stop reading now. It won't work for you. Most unlimited plans don't easily show you how many minutes you use each month, but you may be surplriwed that this is enough. Then, becase there this is a smart phone, you need to decide how much time you spend near a Wifi access point. With the addition of SmartConnect, available on the Nokia Store, you can automatically connect to wifi when available and save your 30Mb for when you need them. I have wifi at home, of course and most of the time at work... so ... no problem. I avoid data hogs like streaming this and that when I am on 3g. Next UMA takes care of many of the coverage issues with T-Mobile. Look it up and see what it can do. I have used UMA in other countries, and in the deep woods where no one has coverage, but ther is a Wifi connection... Paris to New York, just a local call!!! Next I to CallingMart to buy my refill cards and get 5% off with no sales tax, and usually have a savings code available on-line for additional savings and the $30 refill costs $28.50! Thats it. No other problems and good to great coverage
Born over 64 years ago, naked and helpless, I have overcome these handicaps with the help of many others.