Amazon has added a new service to their website called Amazon Wireless. This is kind of neat because you can choose your wireless company, which by the way they only have 2 so far which are AT&T and Verizon Wireless, then choose a phone then choose whether you want a new individual account or if you are already part of an existing individual account or family account.
Most of the phones are only a penny and so you basically get a free phone but when you click that you already have an existing account the price may go up to about $50-$75 or more depending on the phone. I found that certain phones you still get for just a penny with an already existing plan.
I think that’s great that they will give you a free phone if you are upgrading your cell phone but not your plan because it just makes it easier to get a new phone. I’m sure people don’t want to upgrade because they just can’t afford to so this makes it easier.
I didn’t see any iPhones listed but I did see Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Bold. They also have some other well known companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony to name a few.
Now here is my question and I hope someone will find this via google blog search so they can answer. I have a pre-paid cell phone with T-Mobile. Of course they don’t offer T-Mobile yet but it says coming soon. But when they do get T-Mobile I wonder if I can buy a new phone for my pre-paid plan with GPS and Mp3 capability. I wonder if it would work. I don’t need internet, I just want to be able to have the GPS and Mp3 along with being able to call people.
I currently have a Nokia 3390 cell phone pre-paid plan with T-Mobile that I’ve had since 2002. The reason I got a pre-paid plan is for 2 reasons. #1 being that a friend of ours in Hollywood was always driving to Malibu to visit her mom (this was 1997-1999, she passed away in 2000) and she couldn’t get reception and she was having nothing but problems but to be fair she knows that she didn’t have reception due to the mountains that she was driving through but she blamed it on the cell phone company anyway. She insisted on getting out of her contract to go with another company and she had to pay big bucks to get out of it which was dumb because she had the same issue with another company lol. So it’s for this very reason that Darrin forbade me, yes, I said forbade, from getting a contract.
Reason number 2 is that I have a little to no credit score since I never really established credit in my late teens. No credit cards means bad credit score which means the cell phone companies will only give me a cell phone with the highest paid plan which makes absolutely no sense to me. They should offer me their cheapest plan so they know they get their money every month. Also, I’m on disability so I can’t really afford a monthly plan fee. All I really can afford is the pre-paid because I only pay for minutes when I need them and I don’t use it that much to warrant buying a lot of minutes.
Darrin has taken over the phone though because he needs a phone at work so when he’s driving if he needs to make a call to AAA for a tow or whatever then he has a phone. Also if he has to call 911 then he has a phone. He usually uses it to call me at the house on his way home. But he’s always asking me to go to map quest and tell him the directions that he writes down and I think it would be much easier if he had a GPS on the phone.
Sorry I rambled on but you have to know the full story of why I’m asking lol. Thanks for your response in advance.