The world is going crazy for smartphones at the moment, with people seemingly obsessed with having the ability to send messages, make phone calls, send emails, Tweet, take photographs and download music from one small, stylish device.
It’s difficult to walk into a room today without seeing someone with a cell phone on the table in front of them or in their hand, which is a huge difference to as little as ten years ago when they were still huge, brick-like devices that you could barely lift to your ear let alone slide into a handbag.
But with so many on the market, what makes one cell phone stand out from the other, and how do you choose between them all? Here is a quick guide to making your decision much simpler:
- Cell plans. First of all, you should work out what sort of plan you want to go on. You have the option of contractual or prepaid plans so you need to decide whether you can afford to pay a set figure per month for a set period of time, or whether you would prefer to pay as you use your cell. You also have to choose between the carriers, as a T-Mobile cell phone would differ in a number of ways to all of the others for example, in terms of the packages available.
- Bolt on deals. In addition to your cell plan, many providers will give you the option of adding certain amounts of data usage, call time or messages, so you may be able to request fewer of your chosen ‘bolt on’ in your initial package, potentially reducing the amount you pay for your cell plan.
- Technologies. If technology is something that doesn’t interest you – stay away from smartphones and stick with a standard, simple to use cell. If technology is your thing, then weight up the pros and cons of each of your options in terms of the camera quality, sound, and the built-in options available to you before making your choice – you don’t want to miss out on your dream gadget by failing to do your research
- Business. Many customers look for a cell phone to help them with work. If they spend a lot of time travelling or out of the office, the ability to check emails on the go is essential. For that reason, it pays to ensure that the phones you look at have good quality Internet access and that you can do everything you need to in order to do your job wherever you are.