Phone Cards vs. a Cell Phone
College Countdown: 24 days
Listening To: Mirah – Jerusalem
First of all, let me say: I’ve never had a cell phone of my own and I’ve only used a calling card once. I know, I’m so old-fashioned and behind in the times. I get it. I just have never been a big fan of talking on the phone so I didn’t see a point in getting one. (Plus, all those little teeny-boppers in the mall, texting their little teeny-bopper friends from dawn ’til dusk- it just annoys me to no end.)
For the past year or so, I’ve been planning on getting a cell phone upon moving away from home and starting college. I was planning to go with a pay-as-you-go plan so I wouldn’t be paying for more than I’m actually using it. Recently, however, someone came into the store I work at and asked to buy a phone card. Apparently, this particular customer doesn’t own a phone or a cell phone- so she buys a phone card. That got me thinking- buying phone cards could be a potential option for me, as well. That way, I wouldn’t have to buy a phone at all or pay for any minutes I use.
Here are some pros and cons for cell phones and phone cards. Know of any pros/cons I should add? Comment and I’ll add them. (Also, if you use phone cards, let me know which kind you use most.)
PRO (for cell phones): Convenient. Always with you. Good for emergency situations when away from a land line.
CON (for cell phones): Sometimes cannot get a signal on a cell phone.
PRO (for phone cards): Good for people who don’t talk on the phone a lot.
CON (for phone cards): Have to be used on a home phone or pay phone.
PRO (for cell phones): Many cell phones are now multi-purpose: texting, camera phones, voice mail, mp3 players, etc.
CONS (for cell phones): You have to pay extra for all these extra goodies.
PRO (for phone cards): Talking on these phone cards often times costs you less than talking on a cell.
CON (for cell phones): You have to buy a new card whenever you run out of minutes, rather than having the option of your bill coming to you.
Okay, kiddies. I wanna know your thoughts on this situation- cell phone or phone card?