The Technology Tailor's cheaper phone picks

March 31, 2011 4:35:16 AM PDT
You don't have to sign up for a long service contract to have a smart phone. The Technology Tailor, Alex Goldfayn, visits ABC7 to share less expensive options with no long-term commitment.


Break free of the communications contract and stay connected on the cheap.

Most people pay $100 per month or more for an iPhone or Android phones. And nearly all of us have to commit to a two-year contract for the privilege. The Technology Tailor, Alex Goldfayn, will tell you about a top-notch Android phone that costs just $25 per month -- with no two-year-contract! He'll also cover his favorite high-speed Internet connectivity products to keep you connected when you're away from your home or office. And -- get this! -- Alex will feature an affordable phone and service plan designed just for making phone calls - great for the tweens and seniors in your life!

None of the following products come with a two-year contract. ou pay for one month at a time -- and pay only for as many minutes/ data as you think you need that month.

The Technology Tailor Breaks You Free of the Communications Contract!
Great Smart Phones Don't Have to Cost $100 Per Month!

LG Optimus V -- $149
A terrific Android phone with a 3.2-inch touch screen and full thumb keyboard, this smart phone is everything that's great about Android -- phone, e-mail, text messaging, Twitter, You Tube, Netflix, etc. But the magic is in the plan: $25 per month buys 300 minutes and unlimited data! $40 monthly gets you 1200 minutes and unlimited texts and data! All with no contract, and no commitments.

Broadband 2 Go MiFi -- $149
Alex uses this device when he's on the road all the time. It's a mobile wireless router, which can connect up to five devices -- think laptop, phone and tablet -- to the Internet simultaneously. And it's just $50 per month for unlimited data.

Novatel MC Ovation Wireless Modem -- $79
Same plan, but for your laptop. $50 per month gets you unlimited Internet browsing through a high-speed cellular connection.

payLo Kyocera 2300 -- $40
A basic handset designed for people who want a phone for making calls with their voice! The price is right, and $30 per month gets you 1,500 minutes, 500 text messages and 10 megabytes of Web access. Again, no contract.

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