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    Anybody use a backup prepaid phone for voice?

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    I am thinking of getting a small prepaid phone for voice minutes only. I am trying to choose between getting a TracFone phone or a T-Mobile To Go phone. Anybody wanna help me choose? I'm not giving up the BlackBerry, just want something for voice only without tacking minutes onto my BB plan.
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    Re: Anybody use a backup prepaid phone for voice?

    I don't have a backup but I would look at both plans and see which are cheaper... I would pick Tmo, but that is because I like my plan and BB
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    Re: Anybody use a backup prepaid phone for voice?

    Here's the comparison of the 2 services:

    1) I can get more minutes with TracFone cards (up to 800 minutes vs T-Mo's 400)

    2) TracFone refill cards are cheaper (with the exception of their $129.42 double minutes card, their highest is $99.84; T-Mo's highest refill card is $100)

    3) TracFone's phones are cheaper than T-Mobile's Pay As You Go phones (TracFone's most expensive phone is $100; T-Mo's highest is $330). I like TracFone's Nokia 1100.

    4) Both give the option to get up to a year's worth of service. T-Mo Instant Gold Rewards requires a refills totalling $100; TracFone's Double Minutes services starts off with a 400 minute refill card worth $129.42 and I can get cards with up to 800 minutes but I may not get those due to price.

    5) TracFone offers 3 options to keep my service from being deactivated if I forget to add minutes. T-Mo doesn't.

    6) Both offer reminders to keep me from forgetting to add minutes.

    7) One of TracFone's phones comes with either a 60 or a 250 minute card in the box. T-Mo's phones don't.

    8) Upon activation online, I can get an additional 10 minutes with TracFone. Nothing like that with T-Mo.

    I am leaning towards TracFone because I activated a phone for a friend of my mom's because she didn't have a cell phone and I like what they offer.

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    Re: Anybody use a backup prepaid phone for voice?

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    I use my BB for phone too. But I have used Tracphone too. Tracphones work well in my area and you can't get TMO, or most other services here.

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