Ok, PureTalkUSA decided they didnt really need my business. So been looking at alternatives. The thing is I havent made nor received a call in last 7 months since my ex died. I only need phone for emergency use or occasional dealings with various customer service matters. I only have cell hotspot internet so VOIP is kinda iffy. Even so I looked at Google Voice and it might work except it requires I have a current working phone to get a Google Voice number. Ok, not sure I understand logic of that but I might be able to "borrow" a phone to get the Google number. Alternatively found Tracfone offers a 365 day, 800 minute plan for $100. $8.33 a month for emergency service availability seems reasonable. Half what I was paying PureTalk. No real details on whether I can use a 2G flip phone with their BYOP setup. I actually like the old Samsung flip phone PureTalk GAVE me when I signed up under the old owners. Should be able to just replace SIM in it. Left turned off, battery charge lasts forever. I truly dont want a cheap candy bar smart phone. I did find a new $22 unlocked GSM flip phone on ebay that should work. Some noname brand, so dont know quality. I really liked the Samsung as it had very good speaker. I've had phones in past that sound like the speakers at fast food drive up, sounds like they are talking through a blanket. I am sure some of you have minimalist uses for a phone but still need it around for emergencies. What do you use?