One of Johnny’s favorite toys is my cell phone. His face just brightens up any time I get it out. If I’m talking with one of his grandparents, I put it on speaker and he just smiles and smiles. Sometimes, I let him munch on it a little. I shouldn’t have.
The mic broke and I could no longer use the phone.
Since we don’t have a landline, I definitely needed a new phone pronto.
Shane’s parents let me know that they bought a GoPhone from AT&T, didn’t activate it, and put their old SIM card inside. It worked! Much cheaper than buying a new phone from AT&T.
Since I also have AT&T for my service provider, I gave it a try. I went to Walmart and picked out a $29 option.
“ATTENTION: If you are a current AT&T wireless customer, simply charge the battery and move your existing SIM,” it stated on the box.
And sure enough, it worked.
If I had gone through AT&T directly, my options would have been much more expensive. Since I have several months until I’m eligible for a discounted upgrade, I’d have to spend $100-$150 for a phone. No thanks!
Some people have found success buying phones on eBay or craigslist. I just didn’t have the time to do that.
When my contract expires in April, I think I’ll weigh our options. I have heard that you don’t have to sign and renew the contract — you can just keep going month to month. Can anyone confirm this? It would be really nice not to be tied to a two-year contract, ya know?
Maybe at that time, we’ll get the cheapest landline we can and use a few GoPhones for their original purpose — pay as you go.