If you do not use the web or need a fancy phone, check out pre-paid wireless options. IMHO - they are a valid option for the following groups of people:
- People with bad credit. For them, it may be the only option.
- People with low usage. Combined, my parents do not burn through 200 minutes per month. For them, it is an emergency phone.
- Tiger Woods – had he used a "burner" phone, he might have avoided a lot of pain.