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Wed, Nov. 18th, 2009, 01:53 pm
Prepaid mobile phone plans in America

As many of you already know, I am intending to be at FC 2010 next year. (If anyone is looking for a cute rat for a skit for FNL, let me know. And, yes, of course I'm bringing both Rattus and Ziggy with me!)

I am getting sick of getting a disposable prepaid mobile phone plan every year, meaning I have a different phone number I have to distribute every time I go to America. Does anyone know of a prepaid mobile phone plan (or any plan that I don't have to pay monthly fees on while I'm not using it for most of the year) that I can keep alive for over a year, thus saving me the trouble of getting a new number every year?

Wed, Nov. 18th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)

Get a google voice account. Then you'll have a permanenet US phone number. You'd get a new prepaid phone each time you visit, but just forward your google voice number to it while you're in the country. That way you can get a new phone each time, but keep the same number.

Wed, Nov. 18th, 2009 04:53 am (UTC)

What a good idea! Except, what will other people see when I try to call them? I know some people have a policy of not answering a call from any number they don't recognise because of telemarketers. I think I'd still have to SMS everyone with my new number so they'll know to trust it if I call them.

Wed, Nov. 18th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)

virgin mobile keeps for a year , 90$ on it and the number keeps
for a full year, so you'd have the same number