Disadvantages of Prepaid Plans

So, right now, you’re probably thinking, “Cool! No contract, cheap plans…this is awesome!” I definitely don’t want to rain on your parade or confuse you anymore, however, I do want to share the disadvantages so you are fully aware of what you’re getting into.

You know when something breaks and you call a 1-800 number to find a solution? Well…with prepaid phone’s you might as well prepare yourself for some of the worst service! I’m not saying the people are evil scum of the universe (they are actually a very nice people), but their ability to help with a problem and come up with a solution everyone likes is vastly reduced. Since you’re not bound by a contract, the company isn’t bound by contract either. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and they will send you a new phone, but don’t count on it.

Another disadvantage would be phone service. While some prepaid phones work alright in most areas, the majority of prepaid phones are have horrible reception and are not usable in the middle of Daftville, Montana (if you know what I mean).

The average minute in a prepaid phone plan is WAY more than in a contract…be prepared to pay two or three times the amount per minute. Also, on the topic of minutes, you need to keep track of your plan usage! The last thing you want is to run out of minutes when you need them most.

All prepaid phones will still be able to contact 911 even if there are no more minutes on the phone…Emergency lines are free.