Getting a Cheap Mobile Phone

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

When looking for mobile phone services, you need to keep in mind that most cell phone plans are going to offer just about the same features, for the same price. So if Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all offer service in your area, then the deal maker or breaker to look at is what kind of phone are they offering to give you with your service contract.

Most of the big 5 cell phone providers will give you a cheap $100 phone if you sign their two year contract, and their website’s and store’s usually offer about the same thing. So, what you want to do is go to an online discount retailer. These types of online cell phone stores will usually give you a phone that’s worth up to $700 when you sign the 2-year contract, instead of the cheap $100 phone that the providers offer.

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Finding Cell Phones on a Budget

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Although it may not seem possible with the high-tech status of cell phones today, cheap cellular phones are still available. Knowing where and what to look for is the key to a successful search. Almost everyone uses a cellular phone now and there are almost no age barriers for their use. So let’s discuss how to find a cheap cell phone if you are on a budget.

Although it seems great to have a phone with all the options, not all of us need or will use every feature. As long as you know the limitations it will have, you won’t be disappointed. If all you need is a phone that can make and receive calls then there isn’t much point in buying anything fancy with a range of functions you will never use. Just remember, while it may be a basic phone, that does not mean you should skimp on its ability to receive and send calls as this should possibly be the most important reason for having your cell phone in the first place.

Just about every model around the world can send text messages but don’t expect it to have the same functionality of more exotic models. However, the likes of sending and receiving emails may not be possible and when you think about it, how often would you use it anyway? If this is a function you need to have, it will probably be worth your while reconsidering your budget as a cheap cellular phone will not be the type that will serve you best.

If you can afford a cell phone plan that provides a free phone, you may not need to search for an inexpensive model because the free phone may have a reasonable range of features. This is a viable option as special cell phone deals are announced all the time, especially when providers want to make room for the latest models. You could upgrade very inexpensively if this sort of package becomes available.

It doesn’t matter what you intend to purchase, the internet is a great place to research, compare and find what you are looking for. Plus you will usually find whatever you want within the budget you set for yourself.