Cell phones have long past the day that they were nearly a luxury, they are now very much a necessity. However, in this time of recession and high unemployment rates, not everyone needs or wants to lay out the cash and get locked into high rate cell phone bills, that seem to just keep increasing with each new “smartphone” that hits the market. Now you're not only locked into your contract for your normal talk and texting rate, but a data plan as well. There are many consumers that have no need for the latest App that turns their phone into a drawing tablet. What if your simply a Talk n' Texter? Isn’t there a better option out there?
This year a whole new dilemma arose for me. My oldest son started asking for a cell phone. For him he was just tired of being the only on in his class without a phone. For myself, I figured the time had come due to problems with school transportation and situations we could have avoided, if only he could have called home.
As much as I thought it might be time for him to have a phone, I did not think I trusted him enough not to lose or break his phone - or stay within family plan limits. I myself have a no contract plan, and thought this was the best route to take with him as well.
Virgin Mobiles new payLo plan combines their latest new phone— Samsung M575 with a plan designed to make it even easier for budget-conscious customers to talk and text, and save. payLo’s Talk & Text plan now offers more messaging and data for the same low price of $30 a month. Customers who choose the Talk & Text plan receive: 1,500 domestic voice minutes, 1,500 messages (text, picture, e-mail and/or IM) and 30mb of web access per month. This was a wonderful option for not only my son but myself as well – and I don’t have to worry about overage.
OK, so we all don’t have use for some of the features of the Smartphone, but I think we all still want a phone that looks good, right? Well, the Samsung M575 offers payLo customers cutting-edge design, quality service and reliability. The Samsung M575 also offers plenty of function and features; with a 2.4-inch LCD screen offering both portrait and landscape orientation, a slideout QWERTY keyboard, a 2.0MP camera and camcorder, and Bluetooth®. With the addition of a microSD card you can safely store and transfer music, photo and video. Still want the option of Web browsing, no problem. With the M575, you can access the Internet at no extra charge – since 30MB of Internet time is already included in the payLo plan. Addicted to Social Media? The M575 give you easy access to your favorites like Facebook and Twitter along with on the go email and Instant messaging.
If your in a jam simply turn to the Virgin Mobile Navigation for turn by turn voice directions or use google maps to find the nearest ATM and avoid traffic.
I have to say, I might have went wrong by giving my son this phone only because it looks and preforms way better then my own phone - and with Virgin Mobiles payLo plan I don’t even have to worry about activation fees.
Phones can be topped up via Internet with a credit/debit card or PayPal account online at www.virginmobileusa.com or you can purchase Top-up cards at many of your favorite retailers - payLo offers $10, $20 or $30 Top-Up cards, which can be used to purchase monthly service and additional items, such as ringtones and downloads.
If your looking for a service that will save you money, while still offering reliable and quality service with no contract and added fees – look no further then Sprints prepaid brand Virgin Mobile and don’t forget to choose payLo!
Buy It: Available today for $49.99 (excluding taxes) at Best Buy stores nationwide and online via www.virginmobileusa.com