Recommendations for a Cell Phone Carrier for Heavy Texting Usage

What is the most reliable (best coverage, good customer service), inexpensive cell phone carrier for someone who wants unlimited texting and few talking minutes?


By Lisa from Seattle, WA

August 25, 20100 found this helpful

I have a Tracfone, coverage is very good. No contracts to sign.

At one time I had a Verizon cell phone. I had the pay as you go plan, but it was much more expensive than a Tracfone.

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August 27, 20100 found this helpful

I just recently switched from AT&T to a Tracphone (saving eighty bucks per month!), they have coverage, literally, just about everywhere and you get three texts per minute. If you get the "double minutes" card or buy a phone that comes with double minutes, every time you buy minutes, they'll be doubled! A 60 minute card is $20, but with the double minutes, you'd get 120, which translates to 360 texts (3 texts per minute) for 20 bucks! The variety of phones are limited, but they are inexpensive and do the job. My husband has only ever had a Tracphone and he can go into the deepest , darkest woods with his hunting buddies and he's always the only one who has cell service.

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August 27, 20100 found this helpful

I bought a $45 card with straight talk from Walmart and Tracphone. It is unlimited everything for 30 days. It can also reload automatically every month. Good deal. I bought their phone with the Querty keyboard too. I love it.

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September 4, 20100 found this helpful

Cricket or boost. Cricket is 35.00 a month for text and phone unlimited. Around Christmas it is offered for 25.00 a month. And boost everything for 50.00 per month. Cricket gives you the phone for as little as 30 dollars plus the first month free and boost charges a arm and a leg for their phones.

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful

I recommend Straight Talk cellphone because I have it and have had no problems with it, no dropped calls and no contracts to sign. The savings are seen on the first month comparing to your old cellphone company. I have the $30 a month plan w/1000 min. of talk, text, free 411 calls and 30mb of data and for me is more than enough per month. I am pleased I switched to Straight Talk.

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March 8, 20110 found this helpful

I recommend Straight Talk cellphone for Heavy Texting usage and for your regular use as your provider. No contract to sign, and no hidden surprises like I had with the cell company with contract. I text a lot because of my home base business to know all, plus texting my son to check where he is at, his pretty good at answering back. But with my $45 a month all texting, talking, and everything is unlimited. Wal-mart has Straight Talk for you to check it out.

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Heavy texting usage is great with Straight Talk cellphone. It is unlimited $45 a month. The best plan I've had, no contract to sign, no bills and just lots of time and unlimited minutes to call your friends and family. I switched to ST for it's reputation of been great, and also for the savings. IF you need more information (I like to find out every little detail) log in to Wal-mart and search for information, or directly to Straight Talk site. Good luck.

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

I totally agree with Karilu. Straight Talk is the way to go. The $45 a month deal with unlimited messaging is probably just what you need. It's the package I have and I really looked around a lot before getting it, to discover that is is really the best out there right now. So impressed :)

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March 31, 20110 found this helpful

I thought it was the most simple thing to do when selecting a cell phone provider. I discovered I was totally wrong, A) do not select a contract as you will never pay what you agreed to originally, B) you struggle with overages, C) struggle with bad connectivity and cannot just changed because you signed a contract, D) if you want to get out of the contract early you will be required to pay a penalty. I learnt the hard way! I opted for Straight Talk $45 unlimited plan and held my breath as I did not know what to expect. I am exceptionally happy with ST and cannot believe that I had to go through a contract hell before I discovered what I was looking for.

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