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104. A Pre-Paid Cell Phone Plan
Nancy was ready to get a cell phone.
had never had one before. She thought that
were too expensive. She worried about the cost
the phone itself. She worried about the monthly
she had to pay. Nancy's credit rating wasn't
good because she had a student loan she
paying off. Nancy heard that cell phone companies
people because they had poor credit. However, she
a phone. She wanted people to be able
get in touch with her no matter where
was; she wanted to have a cell phone
case of an emergency, so he decided to
to a local cell phone company store and
if they would work with her.
the cell phone store was very helpful. He
willing to work with Nancy to find a
phone plan that worked with her budget. He
Nancy's credit and found out that her credit
was not very high. He told Nancy that
didn't mean she couldn't have a cell phone.
could get a no-contract or pre-paid cell phone.
clerk explained to Nancy that her credit would
be checked, and she wouldn't have to sign
contract that tied her to a specific phone
service. With a pre-paid phone, she would pay
same amount of money every month. The cost
on how many minutes she wanted to be
to talk, how much text messaging she planned
doing, and if she was going to use
phone to access the Internet. A pre-paid phone
meant that Nancy would not get a special
on a phone though. She would have to
full price and no special discounts would apply.
had some choices to make.