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    Mods-- please feel free to move this thread to where it should be..

    OK I am going to visit my sister and I want my own cell phone and want to leave it with her and refill the minutes on it. WHAT phone and prepaid plan should I get? Does anyone know of any cell phone plan in the US that does NOT charge for incoming international calls? thanks

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    The only one that comes to mind is the Go Phone from AT&T. You can add minutes as needed.

    I don't know of any major phone company that doesn't charge time/minutes for incoming calls, regardless of where they come from.

    MetroPCS has an add-on international plan [free calls to DR landlines] for $5 a month, but their service sucks big time from most locations.

    AE

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    Would a Samsung R451C help?
    It works with Straighttalk and I understand it works on prepaid cards.
    I sent you a message.

    donP

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    US Cellular is the only American carrier I know of with free incoming calls, and as far as I know, this includes calls from overseas.

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    Get a phone with Dual SIM cards so you can have a US Chip in it and another from Claro or whoever so you can call yourself when you want to and receive the call in the US

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    Check this link. Prepaid wireless with free incoming calls.

    U.S. Cellular

    They have a range of monthy prepaid and pay as you go plans and phones as cheap as...................... free (after rebate) with no contract.

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    I usually go to slickdeals.net and find discounts that someone wiser than me or who has more time has found on a refurb net10.com phone. I then go to net10.com, order it and send it to where I am staying in the states. Typically I get a refurb phone + 600 minutes for around $20. I have been looking for a phone number that I can renew year after year for when I go to the states a few times a year without high monthly charges and heard you can get a TMobile number and plan with no minimum for around $100 year. I'm going to see what net10 would run for the year. Not sure about how international incoming calls are charged on net10.

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    As many mentioned by others, AT PayAsYouGo... about 10cents a minute plus a few hidden fees here and there. A $100.oo bulk time purchase guarantees your phone number for ONE year and the remaining time rolls over into the next year.

    There are also other pay as you go companies which offer packages with a basic phone for around 29.99 at Walmart which usually includes about it's worth in calling minutes (also around 10c/min). Refills can be bought at Walmart too.

    ... J-D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donP View Post
    Would a Samsung R451C help?
    It works with Straighttalk and I understand it works on prepaid cards.
    I sent you a message.

    donP
    Yes, Right now this is the best prepay cellphone plan here in US. I have been trying all the different companies and this is the one I'm using now...

    You have two options with this prepay plan:

    A- a $ 30. card that give you 17 hours talk + 1000 Text messages and some ks. of internet usages per month...

    B- a $ 45. card for unlimited talk and text and some internet ks / month.

    no contract at all, they use the Verizon network it works really fine.

    Oh, and the most important about this plan is that you can switch from option A to option B and vis versa...

    You can get it at any Walmart stores.

    JJ

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    thanks all!

    I will check them out.. I had no idea you would all know so much!!

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