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How to Use an Android Phone Without a Two Year Contract

You can use an Android phone without having to be on a two-year contract and without having to pay for an expensive data plan.

The Benefits

Inexpensive monthly cost for an Android phone.

The Drawbacks

You have to pay more to buy a phone outright.
You don't get as much data.
No nights/weekends.

The Steps

Purchase a Verizon Android phone without a contract. I suggest getting a used one on an auction website or find one on a classified ads website.
Register with PagePlusCellular.
Sign up for a prepaid plan that fits your needs. (There are many pricing options available, but there is no yearly contract.)

As far as I know, PagePlus doesn't officially provide support for people who use Android phones on their service, but I have used successfully used the following with their service: Droid 1, Droid Eris, Droid Incredible, Droid 2 and Samsung Fascinate. I was not able to get the HTC Thunderbolt (which is a 4G phone with a SIM card) to work on PagePlus.

How to Get Free Blog Hosting

Follow these instructions to get free blog hosting:

Go to and sign up for the free plan.
Login to your account.
At the top choose: Web Tools > Elefante Free Scripts.
Scroll down to the header title "Blog" and click "WordPress".
Click the Install WordPress link.
Fill out and submit the form.

With FreeHostia you can also install the other scripts you will see listed and you can make your own custom website as well.