Alltel is one of the top cellphone service providers and have a service plan for everyone. Many companies charge a huge amount for deposit ($300-$1000) for people with bad credit. Due to credit issues is most likely how the pre-paid service got started for cell phones.
When getting a pre-paid cellphone you have to continuously recharge your minutes or barely use it, not to mention you pay $25 for a short amount of time. Not just that, but what other features do you get is the question?
With Alltel, they have several different pre-paid plans to fit every life style. The plan that I have is the monthly plan. With the monthly plan you get 700 anytime minutes, unlimited text, as well as free nights and weekends. They don't let you choose a large circle of friends to call free, but you can choose one, and one is better than none. You also get free mobile to mobile. I definitely feel the price is worth is worth everything that comes with it. And you just pay your monthly bill the same day each month, based on what day of the month you signed up.