Aura_Kitten Have you checked to see what kind of reception the Go Phones from Cingular/AT&T have? We couldn't afford the deposit on a cell phone either, but really needed one when we were living in a hotel for far too long. We ended up with dh picking out a Go Phone online and getting a monthly plan on it. The money comes out of the bank account monthly, but you can also buy a card to refill the minutes on it. We had cell phones with BellSouth that became Cingular then didn't renew the contract. A couple years later we ended up with the Go Phone and it has worked really well for us. It's really a must for dh now with work although I still wish we could get by on less minutes, but I think we are on the cheapest monthly plan they have.
OK come to think of it I don't remember if mine was a GoPhone or a tracfone (at the time only one type was available in my area at all), I just remember it was the tiny little one that you pay for the card to charge the minutes on.... and that it had terrible service. And I remember I couldn't get a refund on it either.
Thanks for the input though. But the $ is already spent.
Lanky ~ major congrats on the Yard Sale!! I didn't see your post before. -- good for you!
sandy ~ on expedited food stamps and medi-caid, call the office and put pressure on them, let them know you need the stuff NOW not two weeks from now. Sometimes it takes a LOT of pressuring for them to cave and actually do their job. But there's no reason why you shouldn't get help when you need it!
OK ~ off to work on one of two fun yet incredibly long midterms that are due this coming week..............
OH btw anyone have any ideas for Hallowe'en costumes - ?? For myself not my kids, they're set but I'm out of ideas. I know I want to be a male.... something I was going to be Captain Jack Sparrow but never pulled together the stuff, and anyway that seems really cliche. Any ideas???