I have used a pre-paid phone now for years. In fact, I really wouldn't have a cell phone otherwise. I love that I just pay for my minutes, use them, and buy more. It really couldn't be easier. I'm actually looking to upgrade and the one phone and plan I continue to be drawn to is Straight Talk.
Everything you need in a phone service is included for an amazing price. For just $45 a month you can have unlimited calls, text, and data. There is no contract at all. If you want to save a bit more money, you can limit your calls to 1000 minutes, your texts to 1000, and your data to 30MB and you will pay only $30 a month. It really can't get better than that.
Android on Straight Talk is even joining the Straight Talk family. My hubby has a smart Android enabled phone and I am completely jealous of it! In fact, whenever we are out together, I will typically snag it so I can check my email or browse the web for a bit. If I had my own Android powered phone, I wouldn't have to keep taking his!
Call a friend - it's super easy to do. It doesn't matter if they live in the US or not. If you add an international calling plan to the phone, you can call anywhere in the world.
Phones range in price - the one I've been eyeing is under $100. Most come equipped with a camera, MP3 player and more. Simply because it's a pre-paid phone, doesn't mean you can't have all the bells and whistles. It just means yours is more budget friendly. Hook, line and sinker - Straight Talk covers it all.