AT&T To Start Selling LG Thrive, Its First Prepaid Smartphone, Next Week

AT&T To Start Selling LG Thrive, Its First Prepaid Smartphone, Next Week

Starting Sunday, AT&T will get into the prepaid smartphone business when it begins selling the LG Thrive. [More]

Please, Please, Don't Buy Mobile Phone Minutes From Radio Shack

Please, Please, Don't Buy Mobile Phone Minutes From Radio Shack

Sure, you can buy minutes for your prepaid mobile phone at Radio Shack. But that doesn’t mean that you should. Reader Adam’s source for this information: a Shack employee, who told Adam that he should get his minutes elsewhere, claiming that employees get in trouble for selling them. Wha? [More]

Are There Advantages Of Switching To A Prepaid Cell Phone?

Are There Advantages Of Switching To A Prepaid Cell Phone?

Prepaid cell phones aren’t only for drug dealers on the HBO show The Wire. Those who rarely talk or text and would rather not be tied to an electronic leash may want to look into prepaid plans. They could be cheaper than monthly plans, and could work for those who are on a tight budget. [More]

Bipartisan Senate Push Seeks To Expose Owners Of Prepaid Cell Phones

Bipartisan Senate Push Seeks To Expose Owners Of Prepaid Cell Phones

A couple Senators are Voltroning to introduce legislation that would let authorities track identities of prepaid cell phone owners. Anyone who’s seen The Wire knows criminals thrive off of pre-paids. [More]

How I Got T-Mobile To Let Me Off Its Pre-Paid Plan

How I Got T-Mobile To Let Me Off Its Pre-Paid Plan

Michael says T-Mobile stuck him with a costly pre-paid “flex” account because he had poor credit. He agreed with the assurance that if he paid his bills on time for a year he’d be able to switch his service to a more reasonable plan. But when the time came, the tele-CSRs denied him. Just when Michael was about to lose his cool, he went into a T-Mobile store for some face time. And the move paid off. [More]

How Is AT&T's New $60 Prepaid Unlimited Plan A Good Idea?

How Is AT&T's New $60 Prepaid Unlimited Plan A Good Idea?

AT&T put a press release out today about a new plan they’re introducing on Monday, billed as a $60/month unlimited voice and text prepaid plan. While this plan is more competitive with smaller, prepaid-only carriers such as Boost Mobile, it’s also significantly cheaper than similar regular plan options. So what are they thinking?