Back in the early 1990s, Sam and I took the kids on a trip to Yellowstone. Because of his uber-popularity, the university couldn’t fathom a week without talking to him every four minutes. The solution was to send us packing (literally) with a doctor’s-satchel-sized phone-in-a-suitcase.
The relatives could not believe how cutting edge we were. And the faculty had us on call 24/7. Heaven forbid we should Call a friend even to show off our accessibility right next to Old Faithful. This phone was all business.
These days, my kids laugh and mock old movies that feature any cell phone larger than a dollar bill or with antennas. Simply archaic! Today we have phones that do everything under the sun. They aren’t just telephones, they are mini-computers that certainly do more than our first desktop Mac. But that function comes with a price. Often a hefty price.
If you’re really just looking for an affordable plan, that allows you to actually call people around the country without exorbitant fees and extra charges, look into getting an Android on Straight Talk.
My favorite features of the Straight Talk service are:
No contract. You won’t be locked in (for years and years!) when your service needs change or when you find something that suits you better.
Free activation, deactivation, and termination. Really. They aren’t going to try to hornswoggle you into keeping a plan that you no longer need or want.
Multiple, straight forward, affordable plans are available to meet your needs.
Selection of truly affordable phones with solid features.
Now that I’ve got you Hook, line and sinker, check out Straight Talk. It’s a no-nonsense phone without all the double speak (and triple charges). It’s available at Walmart.