Do you top up your mobile regularly? Are you often without credits?

mobile - Are you often without credits?
@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
January 26, 2009 8:56am CST
Our local company provides top up of €5 and €10 which expire every three months. Do you wait until the last day to top up your mobile? I am the type that often ends up without credit. I use most of my credits on sms’s to colleagues or relatives and it is not the first time that I spend them all during the first few weeks. Do you top up your mobile regularly? Are you often without credits? (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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17 responses
@oldboy46 (2133)
• Australia
30 Jan 09
The mobile/cell phone that I take with me in the truck belongs to the company I work for and so they are responsible for making sure it works etc. To the best of my knowledge they get a monthly account for all the mobile phones as there is one in every truck although we can only phone certain numbers of them, i.e. emergency and the company depots. Other than that we have to phone the company and they pass messages on for us. All that means is that nobody can use the company phone for personal calls and I have no doubt it saves them a small fortune too. My partner has a mobile phone and that is on a plan and linked to our home phone (landline) which means we get an account for it every quarter. For some people that might not work but it does for us because she can call me for so long at certain times of the day and providing we do not exceed the time limit, those calls are free. However we also have it set up so that we can check the account in the internet so we never manage to get any nasty surprises when the account comes. Once the monthly allowance has been used, then she makes no more calls from the mobile till the new month, except for the free ones to me that is. We did consider getting a pre-paid mobile but then found out that we do not get the same benefits as we do on the plan we chose. For example not only do we get the free time but also get a discount on the entire account (mobile plus landline) as they are on the one account.
@oldboy46 (2133)
• Australia
1 Feb 09
Thanks very much for giving me best response to your discussion and it is very much appreciated.
@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Jan 09
I have three mobile phones.I just top up them on time and never got stranded anywhere without balance over the years.
@mariposaman (2968)
• Canada
27 Jan 09
I rarely use my cell phone so I have a pay as you go and get it topped up automatically through my credit card every month. It costs me 10$ canadian and the minutes roll over if you top it up on time each month which I do because the top up is automatic. I have a large amount of credit accumulated now because I rarely use it. I live in Canada.
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
I only top up once a month, and it costs under US$4--it's Php150. We have a network provider here that let's us send SMS all we want--totally unlimited. The only restraint is the calls. You get 4 hours of calls in a month, but when you top up it accrues. Right now I got unlimited SMS and 700++ minutes of calls.
@yanzalong (7771)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 09
Many times, I am without creditsm but can still get phone calls or sms for a month to go. Making phone calls is very expensive especially if connected to other providers. To save credits I often play tricks: I give him/her a missed call and wait till they call me. This trick works.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
27 Jan 09
my mobile home is miss me so much.its been long time did not use so i dont have credit.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I use a billing option. I don't buy credits. I just have so many minutes in my plan and pay a monthly fee.
27 Jan 09
I used to top up every month 10.00 but since late last year money has been very tight and i have no job right now - other than my self employed things which don't pay me much right now, so i havent had any credit on my phone since november last year, it doesnt really bother me only when im out and i really could do with sending a text but if im in i just use the internet. I used to top up 10.00 a month to get my free texts which was enough for me for the month.
@littleowl (7157)
26 Jan 09
Hi ronald, my mobile is paid monthly my daughter has one she has to top up and often times she doesn't have credit mainly cos she has to wait for her weekly money before toppig it up again...littleowl
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
Yes I top up my mobile regularly because I work abroad and communication is really important. . . = )
@Humbug25 (12552)
26 Jan 09
Hello ronaldinu You surprise me ronaldinu! I would have thought you were the type of person to be very vigilant about such things!! LOL I hardly ever let mine get too low as I am a single woman with 3 kids in the car and I fear breaking down and getting stuck in the middle of nowhere at night. I usually only need to top up twice a month, sometimes less often, to the amount of £5/$7/5.30 Euro, not much eh?
@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
26 Jan 09
I'm a 'phone hater', and only bought a mobile to keep track of my daughter when she was doing a 4,000km trip alone in her car. The phone sits on my desk and isn't checked for weeks at a time, and I buy $30 credit online on a 365 day plan. It tends to last me nearly that long, too! If I'm going on holiday I check it and make sure it has credit so we can call our son at home and make sure everything's okay - but last time it ran out I did get caught ... whoops!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
26 Jan 09
My first cellphone was prepaid and I would often go without any minutes on the phone because of me using it so regularly. It was my first cell, so I guess you could say it was an addiction. This was a cheap and simple phone though, not of a regular company I don't believe. It was virgin mobile, if you'd like to know.
26 Jan 09
Hi ronaldinu, I just top up my mobile when I need to and that is about every two months or more because I hardley use the phone. Tamara
@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
26 Jan 09
If you're talking of cell phones, I wait till the last day. I pay ten cents per minute and I have 1800 minutes saved up! I rarely use my cell phone, it's just for emergencies, so the minutes keep rolling over. It only costs me $15 a month and I got the phone for free.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Jan 09
When i first started using cell phones, i was on credits, and i often find myself topping it up once every 2 weeks to almost once every few days.. lol =D It's because i was excited about my cellphone and thus i din manage my usage of the credits.. lol =D That's why i gave up after the initial 2 months and opt for post paid instead.. hehe ^_^ IN a way, it's more advantageous to me and i will never run out of credits.. haha
@djemba (767)
• India
26 Jan 09
Yes, I often end up without credits I really hate to top-up my card. I really do sometimes feel that the network provider should reduce calling rates, it is mobile phones that burn the biggest hole in my pocket at the end of the month. Its because I have a girlfriend and I end up talking whole nights I guess.