Prepaid cell phones are great alternatives to long-term contracts. They free you from multi-year commitments, so you have more flexibility and more control over how much you spend. When choosing a prepaid phone, consider network coverage, network speed and what type of phone you want.
CDMA phones offer thorough coverage in most urban areas in the United States. But if you want to use your phone in rural areas or overseas, you may be best off with a GSM phone. Alternatively, some CDMA phones now provide international access as an add-on.
If you want to use your phone for more than calls and text, a fast network can be valuable. LTE and HSPA platforms provide extra speed.
You'll find many prepaid smartphones, which let you check email, listen to MP3s, navigate maps and more. Many smartphones also have excellent cameras. However, if you don't need these features and just want your phone for talk and text, a basic model can be a good, budget-friendly choice. An advantage to basic cell phones is that they can last a long time, since there isn't much to update.
Finally, consider refurbished prepaid cell phones. These are usually in like-new condition and can offer great savings.
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