You've probably heard me rave about Virgin Mobile cellphone company or Virgin anything before. Let me suggest to you that if you are considering switching your cellphone company, consider Virgin Mobile. The best reason? NO CONTRACT! And they donate lots of money to charity. What about those 2 year contracts? And if you want to change your plan-- they'll start that 2 year plan all over again.
I came to Virgin after trying out two previous companies that are all pretty much the same but Virgin is the only one that doesn't have contracts. You just set up a monthly plan or pay by the minute. If you decide another plan is better suited to your needs, that's just fine. Skyler first used them and then I switched over after a contract ran out with Cingular and then yesterday I took the first step in porting Mother's landline over to Virgin Mobile.
To "port" a phone from one company to another takes 30 to 45 days. It's all FCC regulated and has to go through all that, I suppose. Mother wanted to keep the same phone number that she's had all these years and switching over her home line to a cellphone will also save her at least $50 a month. It's not that easy to introduce electronic gizmos to the elderly but I'm hoping she'll soon be comfortable with using her new cellphone.