So right now X and I are getting the divorce. We've had a joint family plan cell phone contract with Verizon that is up in December. I'm trying to figure out what the best option will be from now on because we seriously have to do a bare bones budget. I'm thinking of getting a landline for "household calls" (like calling the bank or the plumber or whatever) and getting a pay-as-you-go phone like the Tracphone. Or should I just get one cheaper cell phone plan? I don't need a fancy cell phone, texting MAY be nice but not required. (I don't text now but most of my friends do and they're always saying they'd rather text than phone. ) The other option is to see how Skype works - is it good enough to be my landline phone? Does it work like that? I already use the teleconferencing and text messaging on it for school but I'm not sure if I can get away with using it for a landline. Man, I've *never* had a landline since I moved out of my parents' house in 2001, so I really don't know how this works. And if I do get a landline, do I get it from Comcast or Skype or someone else? What's the cheapest option, generally?
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8/24/10 at 1:18pm