Why don’t any Mobile Providers offer a Prepay plan for emergency kits?
Buy a SIM, register it.
(Save emergency contacts on it)
Load say $50 on it.
Each year (As it has a positive balance) deduct an annual fee (Say $10) to keep it “alive” with the same number. And don’t delete any balance.
(Remember on normal prepay you don’t actually have to spend – just do a minimum top up each year)
People like me have a mobile in their kit and a SIM or 3 that may or may not have expired by the time the “annual” replace the food / water / batteries etc rolls around.
This way you could put $$$ on it whenever you liked – just keep a balance large enough for annual fee and emergency use.
This would solve that problem and be a GREAT marketing tool for whichever Telco offered it.
What do you think?