If one has to go in for a cell phone plan that is based on billing systems, one has to go a lot of scrutiny. Since this is more or less like a credit that the cell phone company is offering its user, the credit history of the individual is checked to find out whether the person has a good history of paying credit. It becomes very difficult for someone who has a bad credit history to get a good cell phone deal for himself.
The option for such people who have bad or no credit history or those that do not want their credit histories to be checked is to go in for prepaid connection. This is one of the best ways of beginning to use a cell phone and understanding the nuances of both the cell phone usage and the cost pattern of one's usage.
There are no credit checks required with most cell phone companies that give prepaid connection. One can just pay for the upfront money to get the phone and connection and one can get the minutes loaded into one's phone and one is ready to go mobile.
Besides this, the other advantage of a prepaid connection is that there is also no deposit that is required on such a phone. There are also no monthly rentals required to be paid for using the prepaid services of a cell phone company. If someday one decides not to use the services of a cell phone company, one can choose to forgo the mobile connection and no termination fees will be charged from the user.
Apart from this, since one can use the phone only till such time that it has credit on it, one can not excessively use the phone and cause one's costs to go up exponentially. So one of the budget on making calls is in control and one can make amends to the same depending on how much one has already spent on the phone.
Prepaid phone deals are best for those people that do not plan to use mobile phones extensively and those that have a bad credit history.