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Lycamobile is great for pay-as-you-go voice
on September 4, 2013
I decided that I don't need a data plan since I can get by nicely using WiFi. With Lycamobile pay as you go, voice calls are 2 cents per minute so as a light to moderate user, I can easily get by for a lot less than $20 a month. Incoming texts are free, and outgoing texts are a manageable 4 cents.
I've turned off mobile data connectivity in my phone settings, so there's no chance of unwittingly getting charged for data.
Lycamobile is a T-Mobile airtime reseller (MVNO), so if you get decent T-Mobile coverage in your area (it's perfectly fine here in Seattle) it'll work great for you. Your phone will need to be an unlocked GSM phone - my understanding is that even a T-Mobile phone won't work unless it's been unlocked.
The other nice thing about the Lycamobile pay-as-you-go plan is that the money in your account doesn't expire as long as you use *something* from the account within two or three months (I forget what the cutoff is). In other words the funds rollover perpetually in actual use. Many other pay-as-you-go plans expire your funds after 30 days or something.