Justin Ditched His iPhone For A TracFone!

We got a big laugh from reading Justin Wright's awesome blog post, "6 Reasons Why I Ditched My iPhone." It's funny, outrageous -- and true.

As cool as iPhones are, he paid way too much for the privilege of owning one -- every month! He also had some "issues" in dealing with AT&T, so he's very pleased to not have to interact with them again.

But the thing that really knocked us out was the 4th item on his list: "I Bought A Tracfone".

Here's what Justin wrote: "You read the right. I’ve upgraded from an iPhone to a Tracfone. Look how badass my new Motorola phone is. Not only is it lighter than my old iPhone, but it’s smaller. It even traveled forward in time from 1997. Best of all, it even has the one application I constantly used on my iPhone: a calculator.

I did a ton of research before canceling my iPhone plan because I wanted to keep the phone number just in case people still call it. So I knew that getting a prepaid cell phone was my best option. When I went to the store I wasn’t sure which phone I was going to get but I ended up with the Tracfone. The main reason being that I only need to add 20 bucks every three months to keep the phone active. That comes out at roughly $6.67 a month for my cell phone.

I also opted for one of the phones that doubles your minutes for life. Even better, I also managed to find a promo code online for some extra minutes and an extra month worth of service. I now have over 280 minutes and don’t have to add any until April of next year. Those minutes will easily cover the call and text messages I make while not at home. It will mainly be used for emergencies or when I really need to get in touch with someone.

Porting my number was really simple. I just went on to Tracfone’s website and started the port process. They automatically canceled my AT&T account once the port came over to this phone."


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