For the people who hate long term commitments and contracts there is an option called pay-as-you-go cell phone service.The top 5 advantages of prepaid cell phones:1. No long term commitment2. No credit check3. No ongoing monthly fees4. No cancellation costs5. No risk of over spending your budgetThe more minutes you buy the lower the per-minute charge.Be careful because purchased minutes expire within a specific amount of time if they go unused for too long depending on the carrier.