Consumer expert Clark Howard’s column appears here each Thursday in conjunction with Deal Spotter, a weekly print section in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In one of my recent columns, I told you about a cellular service called Republic Wireless offering unlimited talk, text and web for $19 a month. But that’s for people who want a fancy Android smartphone.
Most people just want a simple phone that calls and texts. Now there’s a $12/month plan from Page Plus called “The 12,” where you get 250 voice minutes, 250 text messages and a small amount of data for very light web surfing every month — a great deal for moderate users. Visit PagePlusCellular.com for more details.
Page Plus has a number of other low-cost plans available. They tend to price a little lower than mega-competitor Straight Talk, which starts at $30/month for 1,000 texts and 1,000 voice minutes. By comparison, Page Plus’ $30/month plan bests them by offering 1,200 minutes and 3,000 text
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