can you just buy a phone in radio shack or do you have to make a plan . ?

//can you just buy a phone in radio shack or do you have to make a plan . ?

can you just buy a phone in radio shack or do you have to make a plan . ?

Question by Marque Johnson: can you just buy a phone in radio shack or do you have to make a plan . ?
I want to buy a smart phone with some money I saved up , but I don’t wanna go through the trouble of making a plan. i am 14 yrs old
i forgot to mention that im already on a tmobile plan.

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Answer by Kaitlyn McPartlin
If you don’t get a plan, it will cost about $ 400 or so. I doubt you have that much money saved up at 14. I’m 14 myself, and I don’t have more than $ 100 to my name. Besides, it won’t do anything without a plan and a contract, so you will be just throwing your money away on something you can’t use. Please learn about things before you think about buying them.

You wouldn’t be able to get a contract anyway, because you have to be 18 to enter into any legal contract. Nobody will give one to a child.

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By | 2012-12-10T12:24:37+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Todays Smart Phone Technologies|2 Comments

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  1. BlkBear December 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    You can buy any phone without a contract from any carrier, as long as you pay FULL RETAIL for the phone.

    To get the phone at a cheap discounted price, you will be forced to get a voice and data plan for smartphones, no matter what your age was, 14 or 109.

    So if you have $ 400+ saved up, you can walk into any carrier store and buy the phone outright, and not have to deal with a contract, but to use the phone to make phone calls) you will need a voice plan, and will have to go through the trouble of setting that up, even if it was prepaid.

  2. Deborah December 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You do not have to purchase a plan but not doing so is very expensive. You can buy a Go Phone where you purchase the phone and minutes in advance of using the phone. The phone is not at all a fancy one. Also you may not be old enough to buy one of these. The jail broken or unlocked phones come with a bunch of problems like you can not upgrade them or download apps without locking up the phone so it is pretty much a mistake to go this route. Big waste of money!

    It is much more cost effective to be added to your parent’s plan and save up for a smart phone. Besides the way technology is changing, the phone you buy today will be outdated shortly.

    Check with your parents on this as they know the ins and outs of this stuff. You are not old enough to have your own plan anyway. They do a credit check and you need a job or some kind of income when you sign up for a plan or your parents can sign you up.

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