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Choosing Your Cell Phone Service Plan

Jul 23, 2008
You've spent many hours researching mobile phones and finally found one that meets all of your needs. Now the tough part begins. With the many facets and features of cell phones service plans, which one is right for you and your family? A good way to begin is by first determining whether you need a plan just for you, or whether a plan encompassing more than one phone may benefit you more. Here are a few pointers to get you started.

Individual Plans

Individual plans vary from carrier to carrier, but there are a couple of issues that are generally core to cell phones service: coverage and value. If you plan to travel with your, you will benefit from looking into what sort of wireless services your carrier offers.

No matter how great the plan seems, it is of absolute no value if you get stranded in an area where your carrier has no service. Roaming charges can be quite substantial. Get an idea of the number minutes you anticipate using during a billing period.

Make sure you choose service that includes enough minutes plus breathing room. Extra charges or "overages" apply once you've talked past your allotted minutes. Many carriers now let you roll over certain minutes from month to month. Find a cell phone carrier with a competitive plan that fits how often and how long you talk.

Family Plans

As with individual plans, family plans can vary by carrier. The two main factors in picking a family's wireless services are shared minutes and network calling. It's pretty essential to find a plan that allows family members to call each other without using up minutes.

This is a great way to use mobile phones as a means of communicating between family members without using up shared minutes. And did you know that plan members don't have to live in the same household. You can set up your aging parents who live nearby or your oldest child who just moved out on her own.

Don't be intimidated by doing some research to help you make your decision regarding cell phones service. Also know that mobile phone carriers are very competitive and want your business. Inquire about what they can do for you. Give them a chance to earn your business.

Take advantage of trial usage periods some providers offer. It is a good way to determine if they can provide the coverage you need and give you flexibility in when and how your minutes are used, along with satisfactory customer service.
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