I know there's a stigma with using prepaid cell phones. A few years back I was using Sprint. For two phones on a family plan I was paying about $90/month. When we had kids this became too expensive for us. We started using TRACFONE to save money on the cell phone bill. We're now spending about $60 for every 3 months. The drawback with using the prepaid phones is that you won't have the latest and greatest phones. But, the upside is that you can have a cell that works Nationwide with texting for a very low price. There's several services to go with I went with Tracfone just because that's what my in-laws were using. If you're looking for ways to save money. You might want to consider this as an option.