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I heard that you get penalized for in state calls on ATT's 2000 minute rechargeable phone card. I've heard that you only get 666 actual minutes in state. Is this correct? Also,how does T-Mobile handle prepaid cards for in state calls? I'm looking for a card with either unexpiring minutes or a year's worth of unexpired minutes for about 98 percent in state calls. I would like a card that does'nt penalize you for in state calls.We are seniors and use very few minutes a month.  

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Beverly

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There is absolutely no truth whatsoever to this. AT&T does not penalize for instate minutes nor so they give you less minutes than you pay for. None of the carriers do this. Also none of the carriers have prepaid cards that don't expire. If you get $100 of prepaid minutes with AT&T, they are good for a year. This is true with most carriers. I'm not sure who told you the story about instate versus outbid state hut I can assure a you it is not true. Thanks.  

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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