I’ve managed to avoid cell phones so far (we don’t even have caller ID or call waiting on our regular phone), but I’m due to have our first child in February (mid-snow season), and I guess it’s time to give in. Based on where I live, my options seem to be AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, and maybe Sprint.
I want to get the cheapest plan that doesn’t suck, doesn’t charge me roaming charges when I step 500 feet west of my house (I seem to be on the edge of a major calling area, if I understand the maps at all), and has decent reception. How do I begin to shop? I can’t understand most of the terminology. I am truly a cell phone n00b.
Also, MrValley wants to get pre-paid cards (I’m leaning toward plans), but how do we know what’s going to be financially logical for us?
I am so overwhelmed! Can anyone provide guidance?