I have or may be had an brokerage account with etrade. And every trade like buy or sell order used to cost me around 10 bucks. So I was looking for free brokerage account, or a brokerage account that would not charge me no brokerage fee for buy or sell order.
I found Robinhood, it is not exactly like etrade or any other brokerage platform. They do not charge you any money when you are buying stocks. They charge you very little when you sell.
But I guess they are available on phone as app. I am not entirely sure if you will get them on any other platforms. But it does the work for me. I am not an active trader. I buy stocks and hold. And robinhood works just fine for me. Since I save on brokerage fee my profit margin is better.
I get dividends and tax documents. The fund transfer is kind of seamless. So everything should be fine if your situation is like mine. If you want to buy and hold, this free brokerage account might work just as fine for you. Give it a try, signup for robinhood today.