Originally Posted by tube517
I keep a non smartphone (also called feature phones) as a backup. Also, since it's prepaid, it's such a cheap way to keep a backup. Smartphones are the technology of now and of the future but featurephones still are a big part of prepaid. And if the economy remains bleak, I think prepaid will be huge as more people get away from contracts.
I currently use Tmobile's $30 ppd plan for smartphones.
totally agree here. I used to think the FCC needed to step in and do something about the anti-competitive market of cell phones and service. However, I think advent of pre-paid has largely accomplished that. We're finally seeing cell phones that are competitively priced in pre-paid and off-contract avenues. As customers continue to migrate off traditional contract plans, I expect that to continue.