by Trish Williams
In today’s fast-paced world, most people have cellular
phones, but some, still don’t. If you’re among the
thousands who have not yet taken that step to get a cellular phone,
for whatever reason, maybe the time has come for you to jump in.
Perhaps wireless prepaid phones are just what you need to get
Wireless prepaid phones are a growing trend, especially for short-term
use during vacations and business trips. They provide flexibility
in the sense that they’re already pre-paid and one less
thing to worry about on your trip. Wireless prepaid phones also
offer financial control, being that you can pay for them in advance
and not worry about additional costs. A wireless prepaid phone
is also a great asset for emergency use.
Many wireless phone companies offer great savings and packages
on wireless prepaid phones. Business people, as well as parents
of concerned teenagers, have purchased these phones and have found
them to come in quite handy.
Wireless prepaid phones offer decent add-ons such as glow-in-the-dark
faceplates and all types of gadgets (buttons and antennas) that
colorfully light up when the phone rings. They even have fashionable
handsets. Many come with up-to-date software packages and information
on news and entertainment. They also offer instant messaging so
you can keep in touch with family. Instant messaging can be quite
fun, especially when on a wireless unit.
Another reason some choose to use wireless prepaid phones is to
avoid long-term contracts. Also, if you have bad credit, it won’t
affect your purchase of these phones in the least.
Wireless prepaid phones can vary in price. They can begin under
$10 and get higher with extra features and packages. All the major
wireless companies features these phones: At&T Wireless, Cellular
One, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, TracFone Wireless, and Verizon,
to name a few.
How cell phones work
If you’ve ever wondered how cell phones and wireless technology
work, Cellular One has a good description, “Cell phones
use low-energy FM radio waves to transmit voice to the nearest
antenna site connected with the local phone network. The call
goes through either a regular phone line, or by radio signal to
another cell phone, depending on the service. Wireless technology
uses individual radio frequencies over and over by dividing service
areas into different geographic zones. These zones are called
‘cells.’” Wireless prepaid phones offer the
The difference between digital and analogy technology
Ever wondered the difference between digital and analogy technology?
Once again, Cellular One says, “Analog means voice transmission
is carried ‘as-is’ on the airwaves, while digital
changes voice data to binary, or computer code, then back to voice
again. Analog is the original form of cellular service using waveform
transmissions and operates in the 800MHz frequency range. Although
digital is fast replacing analog service, analog still has the
largest coverage area and can be used in rural locations where
digital service is not available. Digital service has significant
advantages over analog and can multiply a network’s capacity
So, are wireless prepaid phones for you? Truly, in this age of
technology, there’s no reason to be without a convenient
way to make a phone call, whether for business, pleasure or during