In Reality Check, I Am Not Part of the New Tech Savvy Generation, James R. Stoup shares his experience in getting a new Verizon cell phone. My wife and I have switched over to prepaid Tracfone phones. Other than getting lots of calls from the previous owner of my phone number, it’s been a lot less expensive than Cingular. We only call each other, it’s pretty rare to need to call someone else. But if we need to, we have that option. We went from $35/month to $120 for 6 months. Not bad at all. It has been working well for us.