Unemployed, Homeless Needs a Prepaid Phone
I'm unemployed, living on someone's couch and NEVER had/used a cell phone before. I need a cell phone for job interviews.
I need the cheapest phone that is A) a phone
and B) has voicemail. I don't want texting, video, Internet, to have it make me a meal, etc.
A phone and voicemail - period.
Has to be prepaid since I have no credit cards left, and would like it to be unlimited time on the minutes. i.e. 200 minutes good any time from now until the end of the world (Isn't that supposed to happen 12/21/2012?).
I was mailed back my TracFone. The worst customer service I've ever seen for any product/any company. Their CS is located in India. They don't speak or understand English. The "instruction manual" was merely a couple of pages of pictures pointing out the buttons.
Never told me how to answer the phone, how to retrieve voicemails, how to know I had a voicemail, how to set the ringtone, how to set vibrate. I'd ask these questions in an email and all I get was "Call our customer support at 888-blah-blah" so I use up all my minutes on CS.
I had hope for Straight Talk at Walmart and/or Net10 but just found out they are TracFone subsidiaries.