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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 04:55 AM
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16. No Bells, no whistles. I use a tracfone and have been very
Edited on Thu Sep-24-09 04:58 AM by Paper Roses
satisfied with the phone reception and ease of use with my new flip phone. I did have an older model that was not a flip and it was difficult to program, not intuitive at all. The new one, a Motorola
W260g is not only easy to use, it is logical to my non-savvy mind. I too am a senior and technologically challenged. Phone was bought at CVS but is available anywhere. $14.00 with 20 minutes. I have had to buy minutes every 60 days. Buy 60 minutes for $19.00 to keep it active. Simple except I had trouble with the last minute renewal. I did it by phone and had to be in contact several times w/tracfone because the minutes were never credited to my phone.

I have no complaint about the phone capability, it is cheap and the phone is good. You can buy any length of service. Much cheaper to buy longer minute time but the arrangement I have works for me.

Good luck. Isn't it fun to be a non-techie in a technological world?

I am assuming that you mean a prepaid cell phone service, not just a new cell phone
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  - No Bells, no whistles. I use a tracfone and have been very  Paper Roses   Sep-24-09 04:55 AM   #16 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-25-09 11:38 AM   #17 
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