A cheap one.
pay as you go phone...........keep the # on the receipt........in case of emergencies.......like i do, in case the car breaks down on the highway
get a pre-paid basic package
I had net10 for several years before I moved up to a smartphone, was always happy with them. Right now they have 3 different basic (reconditioned) phones priced at $25. Includes free shipping and 750 minutes+ 30 days service. If you setup autopay online you can get 200 minutes per month for $15 and your minutes don't disappear at the end of the month. I bought several recondition phones from them at one time because it was actually cheaper than buying minutes. Never had a problem with the phones.
a picture of a cell phone