What is a good place to buy a no contract phone?
I have virgin mobile (and had them for almost 10 years now). Currently I have 1200 minutes, unlimited text and web for $45 month. I got the phone at target for under $100 a year ago. They seem to run off the sprint network if I remember correctly and I've never had a problem with them. Traveled all over the US and things were fine. I think you can get unlimited minutes for $55 a month but I honestly dont talk that much.
I have StraightTalk..My parents got me a $60 slide phone about 4 years ago for my birthday and it is still going strong..I usually buy the $30 a month plan and have never had a problem with them at all..The $45 plan is the way to go if you are endless with talking,texting and love being on the net..I don't talk much...Text fairy often and mainly use the net when downloading a pic and I never run out of time before I have to buy another card...I have free WiFi where I live so I don't need it on the phone much...So the smaller plan works for me..
I think the only place that sells the cards is Walmart or you can get them online using autofill...
You can find used phones on ebay and I have had great luck finding them on a local facebook group, check to see if your area has a buy/sell/trade page. I got an ATT iphone 3 for 30.00 :) it worked great until I dropped it, then the screen cracked, still worked well though. I got my husband a used phone on ebay, the seller had good ratings and you can also get a warranty added from square trade for about 20.00. Just search for AT&T or unlocked GSM phone