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Help me get rid of my police state cell phone...

looking for some advice on a good prepaid cell service. I never use my phone much...certainly well less than 100 minutes a month. I'm currently paying $80...and would like a prepaid plan under $20.

Ideas?

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How about

T-mobile "pay as you go" plan. $100 for 1,000 minutes that don't expire for a year, and then if you haven't used them up you can just put another $10 on it and roll the minutes over for another year. If 1,000 minutes is about what you use in a year that's $100 for minutes and $50 for the phone = $150/12 = $12.50 per month. Less if you look around for a compatible used phone.

If you buy it in person you can pay cash get it without ever having your name or credit card number associated with it, in case that matters. I've got one that I paid $30 for four years ago, and it's been my primary phone for most of that time and more recently just a backup phone, for $100 the first year and $10 each year after that.

I use NetTen

Net Ten is a pay-in-advance thing just like Trac Phone. Available at WalMart et al. They have different time cards you can buy from $20 on up...heck, 750 minutes of talk or text is $25...you can buy the card at a CVS or whatever for cash, so not traceable that way. The issue I have is that Like Trac Phone, Net Ten piggy-backs on Verizon towers. The calls are recorded...your location can be triangulated...the alphabets can reverse-activate your phone in your pocket and listen to your private conversation ANYWHERE, ANYTIME...even if the battery is taken out of the phone. Don't ask me how that's done, but I've been educated by a very credible, ex-spook.

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bought a tracfone for under

bought a tracfone for under $20, triple minutes, and a 400 minute air card with a one year expiration. Should last me all year for under $100.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

this older thread is worthy

this older thread is worthy of a bump. I'm still enjoying my Tracfone and the 1200 minutes for $80. I take the battery out when I'm not using it. No more state tracking device for me, thank you very much!

When my year is up, I'll buy another throw away phone, new phone number, and a new batch of minutes...all for under $100 and it will last me all year.

Also, get the MagicJack plus! I've been using it for a couple years now and it is KILLER! Just plug into your router and it's as good as any home phone service...all for $2-$3 a month!

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I have an older phone

nothing fancy. Straight Talk, 30.00 a month and you just go into Wally world and buy them off a rack. I only buy minutes when I plan to travel. Otherwise, no phone thanks.

skippy

I dont mean to sound negative

but if Big Brother wants to track your phone...They will no matter what phone or service you have.

His name is Edward Snowden

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http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

funny how we perceive the

funny how we perceive the government as being this all knowing entity...yet on the other hand we're SUPPOSED to believe NORAD couldn't even scuttle planes to stop attacks on the 2 WTC buildings and the Pentagon.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I feel yah

but that was Ten Years ago. Times are very different in the Post 9/11 era. Never forget the innocent citizens who died not in vain. NDAA, Homeland Security, & Patriot Act only leads more pain.

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. ~Albert Einstein

His name is Edward Snowden

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http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

The mobile network that runs on freedom =D

I pay $19 a month for unlimited everything.

http://www.republicwireless.com/

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Rumor has it that the FEDs

Rumor has it that the FEDs own sprint straight up.

Not sure if its true, but they do own GM...

I reserve the right to govern myself.

You also might want to consider this:

https://silentcircle.com/web/home/

It protects you from anyone being able to spy on your phone calls/sms/email

Tracfone for cell service.Magicjack Plus for home.$10/month

I only use my dumbphone(only does calls and text) Tracfone prepaid cell about 50-60 minutes a month.I add a $20 prepaid card about every 3 months.I only use it when I am not home for important calls.For a home phone I use a magicjack plus which works just like a regular land line if you have high speed internet and you get unlimited minutes for $30 a year.So it only costs $2.50 a month for my home phone with unlimited minutes and about $7 a month for my pre paid cell with minimal minutes.Pretty happy with that combo for about $10 a month.

that's what i'm talking

that's what i'm talking about. the tracfone site shows not available in my area though!

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Virgin Mobile?

Has a $14.99 Phone (Samsung Entro™) & $20/mo/400 min talk only.
At virginmobileusa.com/Best Buy/Target/KMart.
They use the Sprint network. I use them and it's O.K.

If "they" want to listen to my phone...
I hope they are enjoying Alex Jones! ;-)
(I listen on my phone)

Most providers have prepaid plans now.

Even Verizon and AT&T. I use AT&T, buy my phones outright (they are more expensive but no contract), you can just take the phone and sign up at home. You can buy refill cards at the grocery store with cash. I buy the cheapest phones and keep em' as long as I can. My phone is five years old now. Also, they sell these signal blocking bags if you are worried about the gps.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=mobile+phone+signal+bloc...

not sure about those bags. A

not sure about those bags. A friend had one...I called his number while standing beside him...and his phone rang.

Think I'd rather just pull the battery out when not in use.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

I have the one from Identity Stronghold.

It works, but they wear out. They are good for up to 6 months, or 500 openings. I replaced mine recently after my old one quit working. New one works fine.

http://www.idstronghold.com/Cell-Phone-Shielded-Bags/product...

Learn how to ROOT your phone

and you can disable any 'smart' feature you want to. ;)

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Go for Straight Talk MVNO. Flat $45 Unlimited Talk/Text/Data

prepaid (I'm on it). I use my unlocked Android using their gsm T-Mobile network. I utilize the HSPA+ data (I get download speeds between 6-7Mbps in my area of Los Angeles, includes tethering/"hot-spotting" for my Mac & Xoom tablet). GSM AT&T or CDMA Verizon or Sprint network is also available. Sim card is only $15+$45 for the prepaid card (plus tax) for the 1st month...the succeeding, I only pay flat $45 (no utility tax, etc) using email refill card service via Walmart.com.

SCREW THE CONTRACTS!!!

Oh btw, just turn off all Android tracking apps running under "Manage Apps"...and you're good to go.

How much

Personal information do you have to give to Straight Talk when you activate your cards? They require some kind of registration, don't they?

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Pay cash for the cheapest Tracfone model, no GPS,

that comes with "doubled" minutes.

Pay cash for prepaid cards to extend service (yearly is the cheapest per minute price.

Sometimes a dumb phone can be the smartest choice.

yeah, all I want is a dumb

yeah, all I want is a dumb basic phone. I don't want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere when my battery won't start, or some other urgent need...but for all intents and purposes...I don't need a phone. My dad is almost 70 and has never used a cell phone. I don't think I'm gonna miss much.

These damn things are starting to make people inhuman. I was at a family Christmas party and there sat 5 people on a sofa and loveseat steadily texting and staring at their phones...like a bunch of damn zombies. Get out and live!

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

People say put down the

People say put down the phone, pick up a book, but what difference is there? I see none. Being a technology zombie is no different than being a book zombie. Both are suspending your mind in state not connected to reality. What does get out and live mean? Some people are introverts and hate outdoors and traveling.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

I only have a cell phone to

I only have a cell phone to make sure I don't have to walk 10 miles down a pitch black road at 3 am because my truck broke down.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

"starting to make people inhuman" yes!

I found myself turning into a phone zombie and I didn't like it one bit. I smashed my sim card, and went totally back to the future with an awesome pink rotary phone.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

I've been wondering the same thing

And not upgrading my phones so that the contracts would expire. I think you have to set up some kind of account with Straight Talk... not sure about other carriers.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie

Can you get a phone without a GPS?

Can the carrier (Verison) get orders to turn on the speakerphone and bug you anytime?

Does FISA and the Patriot Act enable such unconstitutional infringement of our rights.

Although my Congressmen won 58% of the vote (Mike Roger MI-8) what percentage of the vote did he get of registered voters.

Of the total voters I estimate that he won 37% of the vote. 35% voted for nobody. Sixty three percent of registered voters did not vote for Mike.

The situation was worse in 2010.

Tyranny of the minority is rampant in Congress if not total.

Free includes debt-free!

bump

I'm interested too. At this point they probably have us all pegged by voice recognition and our usage patterns, but still...

Where I'm at

you can buy a prepaid phone in the grocery store... I bought one once and they asked for a store membership discount card, which I just said I didn't have. Paid cash and walked out.

thanks...I didn't know if new

thanks...I didn't know if new laws had been passed regarding an ID. I'm finding conflicting info and various state laws.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul