27 Mar Is 4G Internet Available on Prepaid Mobile Phones?
Despite the proliferation of cell phone plans in use in the United States, there are some people through the country for what the commitment to a monthly contract does not work. When you sign up for a long term subscription through a cell phone provider, you are forced to pay a minimum amount every month, regardless of how much you use your phone. In addition to this, there is usually a usage limit, and if you go over that limit, you can be faced with some hefty surcharges. When you use a prepaid cell phone, on the other hand, you only pay for what you use, and you are never penalized for using your phone too much – when you run out of credit, your phone simply stops working until you refill it.
For a lot of people, especially those who are not heavy cell phone users, not having to worry about surprisingly large cell phone bills arriving in the mail can be very appealing. But are there other limitations that come with using a prepaid mobile phone? Can you, for example, get 4G Internet with a prepaid phone?
These days, just about everyone in the United States has at least one cell phone – many people have more than one. Of this vast majority of the population, however, only about ten percent opt for a prepaid version. Prepaid cell phones, which can pe purchased in just about any electronic store in the country, as well as in many cell phone retail outlets, are primarily used by women, who for some reason seem to be more drawn to options that come with this type of service.
Rather than being limited by your prepaid phone, you are actually given more freedom to pick and choose the services you want and need, from text messages to mobile broadband Internet access. When you subscribe to a monthly service plan, which tend to be all-inclusive, you run the risk of paying for services that you do not use.
One aspect of using a prepaid mobile phone can be seen as either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on who you ask. Unlike with a monthly plan, when your prepaid phone runs out of credit, it is up to you to add more. Until you do, you will not be able to get mobile broadband access or make phone calls. For some people, this user control equates to flexibility. For other people, it becomes a burdensome hassle. This is part of the reason why these types of devices are more popular among people who do not use their phones that frequently and will not have to spend a lot of time refilling the credit.
At the end of the day, you can do anything with a prepaid phone that you can do with any other cell phone. More and more people these days are using their phones to get mobile broadband Internet access. In order to be able to do this, though, you need to make sure that your cell phone – prepaid or not – is 4G compatible.
By Jason Tandle