2) Get her on a prepaid phone.
#1 I am familiar with. #2, not so much. I'm especially looking for "gotchas" to be aware of. For example, my assumption on "daily" plans, would be that an incoming wrong number or tele-marketer is going to force you to pay for that day. Same for incoming spam text messages. Expiring blocks of minutes are ok and are what she thinks of for prepaid plans anyway.
Nothing on the Sprint network (Boost, Virgin, etc). Coverage just isn't there. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile networks are all viable.
Like I said, I'm interested in gotchas and things people wish they had thought about ahead of time.
Thanks for the input.
I am in Canada so the facts may not be quite right, but my best friend and my girlfriend have both had prepaid (with Virgin)
Prepaid is basically just like having a contract except you pay up front and it can only be 1 month at a time.
I've never heard of daily, but that could be a quirk of your carrier. I would assume if the phone is on and connects to the network you would be charged.
The better idea may be a pay as you go and make sure that the cards you put on don't expire (as long as you add a card in time your balance does not expire, I know people who have nearly $1000 on their pay as you go and converted to prepaid to use it up)
as for SPAM do you have the option of forwarding them to SPAM (7726) like we do here so you do not get charged?