Choosing a Cell Phone
If Alexander Graham Bell were alive
today he would be amazed. It wasn't that long ago when he
made the first telephone call to his assistant from another
room in his laboratory. At the time they had been working
on a device to help deaf people hear. Bell patented the telephone
in 1876. Now, 130 years later, people are walking around with
tiny but powerful computers held to their years. These wireless
devices can be used to browse the Internet, play games, text
message, manage schedules… and even to use a telephone!
Question: I am looking to buy a phone
but I don't know which plan to get
There are many plans available if you
would like to buy cell phone. The best way to figure it which
plan is right for you is to buy a pre-paid phone before you
make a decision and commit to any long-term plans offered
by cell phone companies. The prepaid plan lets you put a certain
amount of money toward telephone usage and you can use your
cell phone for as long as you have money available.
This is a great first option because
many people who are first looking into getting a cell phone
are not sure about when they would typically use it. Having
a prepaid phone lets you sample your usage and get a good
idea about the times of the day and the days of the week you
make calls on your cell phone.
For the first month or so that you have
a prepaid plan, you'll want to keep an eye on these four things,
which will help you determine which cell phone plan you'll
- What time of the day to you make
most of your calls?
- How long do your phone calls last?
- What days of the week do you make
most of your calls?
- Are they local or long distance calls?
- Where do you use the phone most often?
(for example, if you travel or just around town)
Once you have used up your prepaid amounts,
you'll probably have a good idea about your calling profile
and this will help you accurately select a play.
Having a cell phone is a highly convenient
tool to stay in touch. Having information to make a wise purchase
will help you get a cell phone and a cell phone plan that
provides the best value to you.
Jeff Lakie is the founder of http://www.my-cell-phones.info
websites providing information on Cell phones.