01 Jul Compare Cell Phone Plans For Your Specific Needs
With so many different cell phone plans and contracts available, it is important to have a fool proof method for comparing them to make sure you end up with a service that best suits your needs. Many people fall victim to choosing price over a package and end up paying much more than they would if they had looked at the packages comparatively and chose based on that.
If you know that you will be under a certain amount of cell phone minutes and a certain amount of texts, that should be the basis that you use to choose a particular plan, not based on the price out the gate. If your usage is higher than the option you chose, the price that you thought was perfect would immediately become obsolese due to additional minute charges and additional text charges you could have avoided.
Keep in mind that your initial comparison of cell phone plans based on the way you use your device does not mean that you will scrap price alike. You need a starting place to begin the comparison so that you can pick out the best value for the device you purchase.
For example, if you figure out that you are using 1000 cell phone minutes per month and you're staying under 200 texts per month, you will be able to look at other plans that have comparable options and price them based on your need.
Be sure not to undercut your option because you have found a decent price for less minutes, those additional minute overages could cost you an arm and a leg and put your right back in your original position of paying way too much money.
There are cell phone plans that allow you to do away with unnecessary fees and surcharges as well, so be sure to inquire with your carrier about additional fees, taxes and other costs that may be tacked onto your bill at any time.
Another huge issue can be proration, cancellations, and restored services.
These inconveniences can also tack on substantial additional costs and even change the date that your bill is due, causing a lot of temporary mayhem. Asking the right questions will protect you from spending money beyond your budget while providing you with the perfect place to begin comparing your new cell phone plan for your specific needs.
Create a list of questions to help you stay organized and keep track of the features you are most interested in. Most sales associates will do whatever they can to help you.
By Ilango Chokalingam