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What mobile phone to use while in Lauderdale?

Discussion in 'Yacht Crews' started by Rod11, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. Rod11

    Rod11 New Member

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    Hi,

    I will spend about a month in Ft. Lauderdale, and I will need a phone during my stay.

    What are the options for such a short period of time?

    I heard that you can buy a phone from Metro PCS for about $100. Don't know if there are any other cheaper alternatives.

    I have a tri band phone that I can use anywhere in the world, but not sure how or where I can buy a chip for it and if I need to make a contract for it.

    Thank you for your answers.
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    I am not sure if you have to buy a phone from Metro or can just use their SIM card or etc. But they have no contract and like $40 for unlimited calls, data, texts per month......
  3. wscott52

    wscott52 Senior Member

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    You can get a cheap Tracfone and 60 minutes airtime at Walmart for about $40


    You can also get a $10.00 phone from MetroPCS and unlimited text and talk for $40.00.
  4. Rod11

    Rod11 New Member

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    Capt. J and wscott52,

    I know for sure that you can not use Metro chips on another phone, even tri bands.
    I think they sell the phone for $40 + $40 for the plan you mentioned.

    $10 is the price after mail rebates.

    Thanks for replying.
  5. CapLady

    CapLady Senior Member

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    There is a cell phone shop on 17th Street on the mainland side of the bridge. It's on the north side next to Georgio's restaurant. They help a lot of yacht crew. You can get a T-Mobile sim card there for your phone for a good price.
  6. directorbman

    directorbman New Member

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    straighttalk has Nokia smartphones with full keyboards, unlimited talk, text, and internet for $45 a month, you can go to the nearest walmart and browse or go to the websites and get shipped to your door in 2 weeks.

    EDIT: forgot to say it's prepay no contract. This is the new hot one people are dropping their contracts for.
  7. wscott52

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    Saw that. Didn't realize your concern was more out of pocket expense than ultimate cost.