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What's The Right Cell Phone Plan?

Apr 11, 2008
If you haven't arranged a cell phone plan before, you may be forgiven for being confused with the vast array of schemes and cell phones on offer; it is a good idea to only focus on cell phones that suit your particular needs and budget. A little research is the key to finding the best plan; something that may take a short while but is well worth the effort; if care is not taken, a contract could cost more than a customer reckoned with.

If you are keen to use a monthly cell phone plan then you have the option of being charged by the minute or by the second. So before you make that decision you need to sit down and work out how many minutes you will use, approximately, per month.

There are different plans for family, national and regional use which should give plenty of scope when making that decision. You will need to take into account that these plans have disadvantages as well.

One downside to prepaid cellular phones is that they often have watered down functionality compared to those that are paid for monthly. Plans created for small businesses and families would not be suitable for large companies that have very specific criteria.

For the family user, cellular phone usage discounts are included if you call members of the family that you list on the same bill. There are also discounts for the airtime usage of family members using this particular scheme.

For businesses with operatives around the country then free calls are normally available with National cell phone plans and are a real incentive to large organizations. The other advantage to this plan is the lack of roaming charges which can mount up if you are someone who is a regular traveler.

For regional use, this type of plan may require you to pay long-distance charges but the airtime rates may be cheaper. Whilst prepaid cell phone plans are generally the best option for most people, this is not usually the case for people who travel a great deal as part of their business.

One final note; your health is more important than the fact that people can reach you whenever they feel the need, so do yourself a favor and do not let people disturb you when you are having quality private time so switch your cell phone off occasionally.

Of course national cell phone plans will include free calls anywhere in the country. There are no roaming charges for this type scheme which is another advantage that many business people find will actually win them over.

If you only require a regional plan then be aware that if you make national calls then these will be chargeable but probably at a discounted rate. Although the prepaid option is very popular, business people and those that travel a great deal won't really benefit from this type of cell phone plan.

One last thing to remember is it is not healthy being at everyone's beck and call as it can cause stress and resentment, so don't leave your cell phone switched on 24 hours a day.
About the Author
Michael Hehn is the webmaster of http://www.mobilephoneaccessoriessite.com/, a site that offers a wide range of useful and helpful information about cell phone plans. Visit his site for more free tips to choose the right cell phone plan for you and your family.
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