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All The Secrets About Getting The Right Plan For You

Aug 17, 2007
In this day and age it is hard to even dream about living without a cell phone. Over the last few years, cell phone have begun to advance not just in the area of technology but also in terms of the particular types of plans now available to consumers today. In fact there are literally hundreds of different types of plans available on the market and they can all be categorized into three groups: Multiple-account plans, single person plans and prepaid.

Multiple Account Plans

Multiple account plans are designed to save money for people with either families or couples looking to create a joint account. Usually these particular plans save people a lot of money in the long run, especially family plans. Family plans are great for parents who are looking to keep tabs on how much their children are spending each month. You can actually create a limit that will stop the user from making any more calls once they have surpassed it.

Most couples these days are opting for a joint user plan, as it saves the hassle of having to pay for two separate accounts. Also there are usually deals that go along with signing up for these accounts and they usually include things like 'buy one phone, get one free' or sometimes they allow you extra free minutes every month. If you are in a family or a long-term relationship, these deals are definitely the best ones to go for.

Single Person Cell Phone Plans

Single person plans are for people who have no need for more than one cell phone. Most plans have a contract of around 24 months and include a free cell phone. The reason why people choose to go for these particular plans is because all the payments are automated. There are lots of different plans, all with different rates and features.

For example if you decide to go on a $49 per month plan, you may get around $230 worth of calls. However you must be careful because if you exceed this limit, the charges increase ten-fold and you may get caught with an enormous bill at the end of the month. Most services allow you to keep tabs on how much you have spent so far.

Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

Prepaid plans are probably the most popular plans on the market. They allow you to only pay for what you spend. If you buy $30 worth of 'credit' then you will have $30 worth of calls. If you buy $50 worth of credit, you will have $50 worth of calls, however this is not always the case, as most providers offer free incentives for different plans.

For example if you buy $30 worth of credit, you may have a choice to go on a plan that will give you 'so many' free calls per month. Therefore you might even receive $100 worth of calls just from paying $30. These plans are great for people who do not want to commit to a long term plan as there are no contracts. The only thing these plans don't provide is a reduction in the price of cell phones.

Whatever plan you decide to choose, make sure it suits your lifestyle and is most financially viable for your current circumstances. Good Luck!
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