Cell phones forum: New to Cell phones

by: Boothbay March 6, 2012 6:55 AM PST

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by Boothbay - 3/6/12 6:55 AM

Guess i am what they call a Johnny come lately sort. I finally bit the bullet and bought a Samsung T301G prepaid plan, to try it out. Getting "LIVE" support is next to nil...so I hope I can get some insight in cellphones here. If not, perhaps you can steer me in the right direction. As for the phone, i mainly keep it for emergency's, as a senior. ..hoping of course never to need it. No one has the phone number that i have with it..no one. Now, that being said, I keep hearing it ring from time to time and when i check to see the call wait number, they are of course not familiar. The one rare moment i was able to get a live support and mentioned this, the girl said perhaps giving me another number may help. it didn't..Out of curiosity i called one of those numbers and it was coming from Tracfone ( my company ) trying to get me to buy more minutes. ..so i am assuming that is why i keep getting calls. I also see when i do try to see the time on my phone, I see that i have to unlock it. It seems when not in use, it locks itself. If that is what is happening, then how can someone call me, including Tracfone? Also I found that if I should ever use it, I am being charged minutes not only for my call, which is understandable, but I am also paying the recipient's time. That is a bummer. Is this true for all cellphones? Finally, those more expensive phones that have many app's as they are called...do you use up minutes by utilizing them? Thank you.

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