Deciding upon the best phone and call plan can be problematic for many of us as mobile competitors proffer a diverse range of handsets and packages, all declaring they have the best offer available and the lowest rates.
As customers we are often confused as generally we dont know what is the best option for the price advertised and, although we try not to be, are easily influenced by an endless stream of advertising in publications and on TV, which often leads to selecting the most popular even though its not necessarily the best one for our needs.
There are an abundance of websites selling mobile plans and phones and just as many offers to sort through, most have a billing structure that needs a degree in math to understand! Its often not until you receive the first bill that you realize there are hidden extras involved or its simply not suited for your purposes.
Below are some basic guidelines that will help in your call plan selection taking into account budget and what you want from a call package.
The best way to go about choosing is to first select up to 5 that seem to fit your requirements, then take the time to evaluate each and compare it with other service providers before making any definite decision. Research is important as otherwise youll only end up throwing away good money for no other reason than that you didnt spend time checking the options out properly.
We all want to cut down on our monthly bills and phone calls can add up considerably over the month, so if you can find a package that fits in with your calling habits the money saved will be worth the effort that goes into the search.
There are 2 main types of phone users – those who use it for texting and to chat with family or friends during off peak hours, and those who need it for business and are making calls in peak hours.
When checking out the different types of plans available you also need to be aware of the destination since prices will vary considerably between calls made locally, nationally or internationally. Those who regularly go abroad on business trips will benefit from a plan that offers great discounts on international calls.
Look online and it can seem as if there are an endless number of service providers declaring they have the best service and offers. Study their prices carefully as you dont want to be paying for a service that you dont actually need, or will never use. With prepaid plans you pay the same amount each month with unlimited free calls and text messages to the same network.
An idea of how much you are prepared to pay on Mobile Phone will give some guidance as to which plan will suit. Each providers website has all the information for you to read through at your leisure, or better still go to a site that compares each mobile phone and call plans of various providers and then you can be sure the information you get is unbiased.
Forums and review sites are also a good source of information as they are honest opinions from people who have tested the phones themselves and can give advice and information on different kinds of call plans, such as a prepaid plan. Its all very well being impressed by a TV commercial from a leading service provider, but you need to consider if the plan is affordable for you and if there are any hidden elements to be aware of.