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5 Reasons Pay-As-You-Go Phone Plans Aren’t Going Anywhere

Find out more about why pay-as-you-go mobile phone plans are more affordable and convenient than contract plans with this blog from SmartMove.

These days, it’s nearly impossible to hold a steady job, follow current events, keep up with your favorite shows, and stay connected to family and friends without a mobile device. Since its invention a few decades ago, owning a cell phone has become commonplace with the advent of smartphones quickly securing their place in everyday life in the U.S.

What if you want all of the perks of owning a cell phone but don’t want to deal with extra fees, contracts, and paying for data or other services you don’t end up using?

Let’s dive into some of the reasons why the pay-as-you-go phone plan still holds appeal — even in the age of smartphones.

1. There’s No Contract Required

When you purchase a traditional data plan for a mobile phone, it’s not unusual to get roped into a multi-year contract that makes it difficult to switch services or even purchase a new cell phone. Pay-as-you-go plans, however, never require users to sign a contract. Plus, in most instances, you can replace your device whenever you want as long as it’s compatible with your mobile service provider.

2. They Are Great for Users with Poor Credit

Mobile service providers want to mitigate the risk of users not paying their cell phone bills on time. That’s why many mobile service providers require a credit check.

When you purchase a pay-as-you-go phone plan, you pay for the phone service and the amount of data you’ll need up front. As you use the service and data, you buy more up front as you go. That means the seller doesn’t have to worry about collecting a monthly bill from you, because you’re always paying ahead of time for the service and data you use. This setup makes pay-as-you-go phone plans a great option for low-credit, bad credit, or no-credit users.

3. They Let You Only Pay for What You Need

Cell phone bills can get expensive, especially with unlimited data plans and extra fees. The fact is, many cell phone users don’t need access to unlimited data or even huge amounts of data on a regular basis.

A pay-as-you-go cell phone plan will allow you to pay for the exact amount of data you need up front. As you use it, you just buy more. Customers with pay-as-you-go plans never have to pay for more than they use or need.

4. They Are Affordable

Pay-as-you-go services are some of the most affordable options available when it comes to cell phone and data use. In addition to never having to pay for data or services you don’t use, pay-as-you-go plans often have less expensive offerings than carriers who require contracts and monthly billing.

5. It’s Easy to Grab and Go

With all of the credit checks and paperwork to fill out for a standard phone plan, you could end up spending hours in the electronics store. With a pay-as-you-go cell phone plan, you can grab your device and be out the door in minutes.

GCI Mobile Offers FastPhone Data Plans

GCI offers a pay-as-you-go option through their FastPhone data plan. Basically, customers purchase a FastPhone and pay for a certain amount of data—1 G through 15 G. Then, as the data gets low or is used, a GCI customer can simply pay for more data by logging into their GCI account or visiting a GCI store.

Learn More About Mobile Plans in Your Area with SmartMove

Pay-as-you-go phone plans offer many of the same benefits as traditional plans including unlimited talk and text, WiFi capabilities, high-speed data, and more.

Let SmartMove help find the best mobile carriers in your area.

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