(WTOL) - When you're trying to meet your budget, even your wireless plan is on the chopping block. So how can you save money and still keep your cell? Try pre-paid.
Cell, mobile, wireless device -- the names are different, but the cost is the same. That is, until now.
Doug Kreinbrink owns a discount cellular store in Toledo. He says 2-year contracts and overage charges are being quickly replaced by cheaper plans offering unlimited minutes for one low cost and no surprises. "Because of the unlimited plans coming out on pre-paid, its blown up. I took every contract carrier that I ever sold and I put them out of the store. All I sell now is pre-paid. It's that good."
Traditionally, you use your cell phone for a month, then you're billed for it.
Pre-paid phones require you to pay one fee, up front. Ten, there are no overages, no unexpected charges and the cost is considerably lower.