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Cell Phones - Advancing Faster Than Computers

Apr 16, 2008
About the only piece of technology that now advances faster than that of computers is the cell phone but this can annoy many buyers; additional services and features have transformed this very popular device. Education is the key to successfully buying or arranging a contract; there are some important but basic facts, which every buyer should know, in this article.

With the advancements in battery technology, batteries last much longer than they did when they were first invented but waiting until the last possible moment to recharge is not a good idea. 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.

Some cell phones have an automatic back light facility which only comes on when buttons are pressed which saves unnecessary power drain from your battery. If your phone does not have this function, turn the back light off when you are not using the phone or turn down the brightness if this cannot be done.

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. Cell phones today have so many features, all of which drain power even though no conversation is taking place so keeping these to a minimum will increase the battery life.

Whilst downloading new ring tones and wallpaper is a great idea, many people are given free sample but forget they will be charged for the rest that are download automatically, sometimes without their knowledge. If you purchase one for your child, find out if you can block these features or find out if there's a way that you as a parent can order features, but your child cannot.

Customers of cell phone companies usually arrange their plans on a monthly basis. 1 to 2 years is the common contract period. This is usually for people who use their cell phones regularly. People who don't, may be better off with a pay per use option.

Only you will know how often you make calls and how long they are on average but the pay-per use agreement is probably not going to be the most cost effective if you are someone who uses the phone a great deal. Many features are specific to certain plans so you will need to think about how you intend to use the phone to have the best features you require as part of your contract.

It is always a good idea once you are happy that your plan supplies everything you need so check the small print in case there are any further costs not immediately apparent that will be payable once you have signed on the dotted line.

Don't forget to find out what insurance cover you have if your new phone is lost or damaged. An insurance warranty is something that brings pace of mind when the chance of damaging or losing something so small is so easily done.

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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