The T-Mobile Pay As You Go is the perfect plan for someone who uses their cell-phone seldom, makes mainly brief 1-5 minute calls or has it only for emergencies. I get 1000 minutes which stay good for a year for $100 plus state tax. No other fees at all! I never use them all up, and if I buy another 1000 minutes before 365 days, the remaining minutes roll over. Another bonus is this works with a large number of unlocked cell phones, so when you get a new phone you just take the SIM card from old phone and put it in the new one. This has saved me hundreds of dollars over the past 3+ years. Obviously this plan isn't for everyone, but if you are looking to cut costs and don't spend much time on your cell, then it is worth looking in to.
For seven years I sold cell phones for a living. Because I was first a store manager and then a regional manager as part of my compensation I got a line with virtually unlimited minutes. I could have cared less. I used my phone primarily for business and made an occasional call home or to a friend. I found that for me a cell phone was a nice thing to have but in no way shape or form did I ever become hooked on the darn thing. As soon as I left … more
T Mobile Pay as You Go is a service that allows customers to use a pre paid cell phone without signing any contract.
As the cost of these typically seem high per minute, consumers who don't want to sign a contract or don't use their mobile device often enough can often get great deals.
T Mobile Pay as You Go costs average about $0.10/minute (if you purchase $100 of credit at once, $10 of credit will only get you 30 minutes) regardless if you call or receive, $0.05 for each received text and $0.10 for each out going text.
T Mobile Pay as You Go also provides a "Pay by Day" plan - $1.00 for each day you use the phone, then $0.10/minute for each call.