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'Doing Good Work with Families'

Remote communities are now getting mobile phone reception. This is good news for keeping in touch with family and friends but can also mean big bills. If you sign a contract for a mobile phone with a company you might end up paying a lot of money  and having really big phone bills. Some of the contracts seem ok but if you can’t read or can’t understand the whole contract then you shouldn’t sign it. Contracts go for maybe two years and if you lose your phone or it is stolen then you still have to pay each month until the contract is finished.

But there is an easier way …

The easier way to stay in touch with your family is to buy a prepaid mobile phone. This means that you have to buy the phone first and then get maybe $10 or $20 or $30 dollar credit once a month or maybe twice a month. This means you wont have any surprise big bills at the end of the month. And if you lose your phone or it is stolen then all you need to do is buy another prepaid phone.