I use a prepaid phone reloaded every other month with $50 of pay-as-you-go minutes, to spare myself the troubles of a billed subscription, and my phone service has gone uninterrupted this whole time. I only found out about the switch today, through Dean’s entry about T-Mobile customer service.
Hmmm, well, my SMS form still works, and I’ve been able to log into AIM. Still, maybe I should upgrade to a subscription when this last prepaid card expires. Their website doesn’t even mention prepaid services anymore, as far as I can tell.
Update: Okay, I just talked to customer service, and they say nothing’s changed for my service other than the name of the company. Yay.