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Cell Phone Tips for Shopping For and Using Cell Phones

Apr 2, 2008
Cell phones are one of the fastest moving areas of modern technology; with all the functions available on the latest models, choosing the right one just becomes harder. Buyers need help with this problem so they make the correct choice and not end up with a phone they don't need; some interesting buying facts are supplied in this article.

Many people use up every last drop of energy before they recharge and this really is to be avoided. Leaving the recharging to last minute like this, over an extended period means the battery will need to be replaced earlier than it needs to be, and these cell phone batteries are quite expensive.

While there are a number of methods that can help extend the life of your cell phone battery, one really easy way is to lower the brightness of the screen back light. It doesn't normally have to be at full intensity for you to see what's on the screen. When the phone is operational, it is constantly searching for a signal which is ok when there is good signal strength but if this is lost, it still tries to find a signal using more power and draining the cell phone battery in the process; the same way that long conversations do. The longer you talk the more power you will use; limit your usage of cell phone games or Internet browsing as these are high users of battery power even though you're not actually talking.

You will often find that wallpapers, ring tones and images that are downloaded automatically will have a charge even though this is not mentioned at the start so be aware. As far as children are concerned, parents should look for a facility where they can disable this feature or ensure that only the parent can order them.

Cell phone plans are generally available where you pay only when it is used or through a contract that supplies a pre-agreed amount of minutes per month. It really does depend on the type of user you are as infrequent users benefit from the 'pay per use' plans. Users who make frequent calls will undoubtedly find a contact with a set amount of minutes the better of the two options available. Consider the features you want, as long-term plans often have more features for less money or even as a bonus, at no charge; so ask if all your features, such as caller ID, will work when roaming.

Some plans do not include roaming charges which is something to consider if you travel a great deal as it could dramatically increase the cost. Steer clear of a contract that does not supply the phone with an insurance warranty as you could be liable for any costs if it were stolen or inadvertently damaged.

If you decide to buy your cell phone on the Internet, make sure it is not an old or outgoing model unless you do not mind of course; otherwise you may find it doesn't have all the features you want included.
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