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Where to get this deal...?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by bradleyheathhays, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. bradleyheathhays

    bradleyheathhays New Member

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    I'm looking to get into the cheapest what I'll call 'wake-up phone' I can get. My regular phone gets calls all the time so when I go to sleep I put it on silent. In case of an emergency I need a second 'wake-up phone' for my close friends and family to call to wake me up. This second phone would never get any talk time put on it as it would only be used to wake me up, at which point I would revert to my regular phone. Actually I had a pre-paid phone like this for a number of years through boost. It only cost me $5 every 90 days to keep it active. That was the minimum amount to keep an account open, and the re-boosts bought online were good for 90 days. Since I forgot and let my service lapse they won't let me get back into it now, said I was grandfathered into that 'plan' since I opened the line a few years ago. Now they say I have to start a $35/mo plan to get back with them.

    Anybody know how I can get back into boost or any other similar pre-paid phone deal for as cheap as I used to have?

    Or if there's a better place to ask this question please direct.

    Thanks
     
  2. M in LA

    M in LA Mobile 25 Years Plus
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    Do you have a fairly recent phone with a "Do Not Disturb" option? If so, you can set up a time frame not to be disturbed. You can also add contacts you want to contact you, breaking through DND. I have this set up on both phones I have (iOS and Android).
     
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  3. KevinJames

    KevinJames WA's 1st retired mod
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    You didn't indicate what type of phone or OS you use. If you are using an Android phone, there is no need to get another device. Watch the video in the following link and see if this app will serve your needs:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cabooze.buzzoff

    Addendum: I noticed when I pressed the "post" button that "M in LA" had beat me to the punch. We both essentially spot the same app.
     

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