Do prepaid smartphone plans make any sense?
“Right now, consumers don’t do the math, and they have a lot of resistance to paying $500 to $600 upfront, and they’d rather pay $100 upfront and then overspend,” says Tero Kuittinen, an analyst with Alekstra, a company that helps customers manage their cellphone bills. “That psychology has worked for hundreds of years, and it’s still working."
But, as usual, the options on this side of the border aren't as varied. While Telus and other major brands do offer prepaid plans, they like to see customers on contract plans and are generally slow to offer in-demand handsets this way.
But if you already have a phone then matchmaking sites like MyCellMyterms might give you a few choices.
Have you've gone prepaid recently? Did you have a phone to begin with? Are the $$ still making sense?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money