How I got a smartphone with 3500mb/txt/minutes for under $40 and no monthly fees.

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  1. xeene

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    Last year I purchased LG VOLT LS740 Virgin Mobile: Smartphone with 4.7 inch Display | LG USA for $10 from best buy. It's a prepaid phone, they always have deals on these like this one or moto e 2015 that I flipped on eBay for profit.
    Gave it to my 4 year old as a youtube player, game device.
    This year i subscribed to ringplus+ service(sprint network) with one time $27 charge and no monthly fees except federal service charge(approximately $4). Plan gives me 3750 minutes, 3.66gb of data and 3750 texts.
    There are deals on ringplus all the time on slickdeals.net, you just need a CDMA compatible device.
    Catch is when you call someone, it doesn't play a typical ring tone but an advertisement message till it connects to other line.
    Just something for people to consider who are on the budget or want cheap kids tracking device ;)
     
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    Very interesting. So it's using the time you wait for your party to answer (or a forced delay), and playing advertisement for which it receives an advertising fee from the advertiser. This is clever and is a great way to cut costs for cellular service to the consumer on a budget.

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    To be honest, I've yet to listen to full ad. Half of them are just songs from radio that play for like 5-10 seconds.
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    Too bad Sprint doesn't exist up here. I'd be interested in checking something like this out for sure in another few years when my stepson is old enough to warrant being home alone and having his own phone.
     
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    Too bad sprint sucks here. Horrible service.

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