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Smartphones Without Contracts

Smartphones without contracts are phones that are not locked into a two-year plan. When you need a new phone or want to switch to a lower monthly plan, phones without service plans are a good option. You may pay more for your initial phone, but you can benefit from lower costs with pay-as-you-go plans.

What are the benefits of a month-to-month phone service?

There are many ways that pay-as-you-go plans differ from traditional ones:

  • Affordable - These plans allow you to get quality service for less every month.
  • Convenient - You can use whatever phone you’d like and simply avoid renewing your service if you choose to stop using it.
  • No Unexpected Fees - You pay at the beginning of the cycle and never have to worry about overage costs. You won’t get a surprise bill because you used more wireless data than you intended.
How do you avoid phone contracts?

Many of the well-known cell phone carriers like Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile offer prepaid phone services. You can either buy a prepaid cell phone from the company of your choice or get a smartphone unlocked and replace the sim card.

What is an unlocked phone?

When a phone is locked, it can only be used with the designated phone carrier. If you purchased an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy directly through your wireless provider, they can only be used with the carrier you bought it from. Once you’ve unlocked your phone, you are free to use whichever phone company you’d prefer, including month to month wireless providers. Some companies will allow you to unlock a phone for free, but there are plenty of services that will assist you in getting your phone unlocked for a price. This is especially helpful if you plan to travel overseas. You won't be stuck with a carrier's foreign affiliates if you don't like them.

How do your make a phone a prepaid phone?

If you find a really good deal on an iPhone, Samsung, or any other type of Android phone, you just need to find a carrier that allows you to pay month to month. Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, and AT&T all offer these options, but they usually avoid advertising them or use different names for their month to month services. After you’ve selected your preferred phone company, simply purchase a prepaid sim card from that company, put it in your Samsung Galaxy or an eligible smartphone, and you won't have to worry about overages. Just double-check that the cell phone is no longer tied to a specific provider first.

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