What are the disadvantages of pre-paid services?

Rebecca Atwood
Vice President from  Charleston, SC
| December 5, 2006

There are many reason why some people benefit from a pre-paid service plan, but there are still some disadvantages that we want for everyone to be aware of.  The following is a list of five disadvantages to using a pre-paid calling plan instead of a post-paid plan.

  • Higher per minute rates
  • Service and coverage area may not be the same as a post-paid plan
  • Higher purchase price for the phone
  • Must re-charge your phone when your minutes are exhausted
  • Possible surcharges for inactivity, READ the fine print