December 21, 2007, Newsletter Issue #129: Hometown Plan: Local Cell Phone Calling Plans

Tip of the Week

Happy in your own backyard in Kansas? If you don't want to call Oz, a local cell phone calling plan provides basic area coverage and is very limited in calls. It is the low end cell phone plan for those who don't want to spend a lot on a phone bill every month. Downside for Dorothys: local cell phone plans do not tend to include long distance or roaming coverage.

If you want to call the Wizard from Kansas, a local plan may not be for you. Also, if you do a lot of traveling, for example if you're whisked to Oz, you'll incur roaming charges every time you travel out of the local service area. And you though the Wicked Witch of the West was scary!

If you say, "There's no place like home," a local plan will work for them.

Ruby Slippers Tip: You need to be cautious with this plan or low monthly payment can become sky high due to the additional charges that can accrue with long distance and roaming charges. Review the plan carefully and keep track of exactly where you can call and how far you can travel with the phone. You can't click your hee;s three times and make your cell phone charges disappear!

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