Help your parents or an older friend set up
wireless service. There are many ways you can assist:
- BUY THEM A PHONE AND SET UP THEIR PLAN:
a phone, get them started, and they can take care of the plan payments
themselves. If you sign them up for an account that requires a
contract, you'll need to get their permission and provide their Social
Security Number. Better, consider one of many Pay-As-You-Go
- ADD A SENIOR TO YOUR FAMILY PLAN:
current wireless customer can add a phone to their own wireless plan
for a senior friend or relative for as little as $10 a month. The
senior shares the monthly minutes and, in most cases, you can call each
other without any per-minute charges at all. If the family subscribes
to a "Push-to-Talk" plan, each member of the family to call another
with the push of just one button, nationwide.
- GET YOUR SENIOR A SEPARATE ACCOUNT,
BILLED TO YOU:
hand them a phone and show them how to use it. Their usage won't affect
your own service. You can get them a new phone, or a get a new one for
yourself and give your Senior your old phone, or re-activate one
of your older phones. You handle the bills and can choose
whether the account is Prepaid,
Postpaid, added to a company account or a Shared plan. Bills can be
automatically paid with your credit card or checking account, and most
accounts can be managed online.
- SET UP A PREPAID WIRELESS PHONE FOR A
SENIOR AND YOU REFILL IT:
it, manage usage, and refill it,
all online, and your Senior doesn't need to remember it. We can provide
you with Discount
Prepaid Refills or you can set it up to charge a credit card
or checking account automatically.
YOUR OLD PHONE TO A SENIOR:
set it up with one of the methods shown above, or, at the least, any
modern digital phone can be used to call 911 in a true life or death
emergency, as outlined in FREE,
Emergency-Only Cellular Service, Below.
& Recommendations and guide a Senior through the
YOUR SENIOR ON A GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM?
They could be eligible for a subsidized wireless phone with a FREE or
very low cost wireless plan. Check our LifeLine
Page to see if they qualify.
Strategies to keep in touch at the lowest price.
- Switch to a Cheaper Wireless
you're already a wireless customer ask your current carrier for a
cheaper plan. You already know how many Minutes or Data you use. Ask
for a plan that fits your usage better and inquire about any 'Senior'
plans. You may qualify for inexpensive "LifeLine"
service from your current carrier.
are many ways to switch your phone to a much cheaper Prepaid
plan, and, in most cases, you can use your current phone. Once you've
decided to switch, the new carrier will do all the work for you. Here
are some examples:
paying Verizon $40 per month (plus taxes and fees!)
just for Talk and Text. You can switch the phone to Page Plus and
get 250 Minutes and 250 Texts for only $12 a month (plus tax), or add
500 Mb of Data to the same phone for a total of only $30/mo.
paying AT&T $90 per month for several
features including Internet and email access. You can switch that same
phone to Straight Talk Wireless and get Unlimited Talk, Text,
Internet and 411 for just $45 a month (taxes are charged but the rate
depends on where you live) using the same networks. There are ways to
get discounts even on that rate.
conversions are available if you have a Sprint or T-Mobile
phone. Complete switching instructions are available at Mountain
- FREE Wireless!
you can find wireless service at Little or NO cost.
there are limits, but FREE wireless does exist. There are multiple
choices so there's
no reason to be un-connected unless you want. You may be able to
benefit from a government-supported program or something as simple as a
friend's leftover phone. Go to our FREE Wireless Page.
- More Cheaper Wireless Resources
a whole web page dedicated to negotiating, switching
or sneaking your way to a lower wireless bill.