November 22, 2013 4:09 am
Whether you are a savvy, resourceful consumer, someone looking for an inexpensive way to become a first time smartphone user, or a budget-focused head of household, you need to find the right smartphone that fits your lifestyle. Here are a few tips to get you pointed in the right direction towards a satisfactory purchase:
What will you use it for?
Before you are enticed by a shiny television advertisement for the hottest new device, decide what the primary functions will be. If you want the ability to search the Internet or communicate through social media apps, a smartphone with a user friendly keyboard and an extensive data plan may be what you’re after. Consider if you will need the phone for work, play or both.
Contract plans, and even some non-contract plans, force you to pay for data, minutes or texts that you may not need or want. But some providers allow you to pay only for what you use, and any unused talk, text and data carryover as long as you keep your service active.
Where will you use it?
It’s important to choose a carrier that offers reliable coverage for the areas where you will be using your phone the most. Look for nationwide coverage deals across America largest and most dependable networks.
What’s your budget?
In your research, be sure to look at both the cost for the phone and the monthly contract. It’s also important to ask about any extra fees associated with the device, including activation or termination fees. Smartphones can be expensive devices, but with a little research you should be able to find a deal for one that can help you do more, without spending more.
Published with permission from RISMedia.