Want to Get a New Phone Plan? Read This!
Whether you want to get a new phone plan because you’re buying a new phone or you think you’re overpaying for your cell phone plan, it’s important to pick one that offers the best value for the money you are paying. Here are some tips to help you pick a great cell phone plan.
Focus on network coverage: It does not matter what plan you pick or what extras are offered to you if the network is lousy. So, pick a plan that’s known to offer strong coverage at least in your hometown. How do you know what’s good? One way is to visit the carrier’s website and check out their coverage maps. Another approach is to ask family, neighbors, and friends which plan they recommend.
Measure your data usage: How much data do you need? This is a tough question because most of us are unaware of how much data we actually consume. Everyone’s data consumption varies. So, don’t get a 5GB a month plan just because your aunt says it’s the best. Log into your carrier’s website and check your monthly consumption, and get a plan that offers adequate data.
Compare plans and pricing: If you want an unlimited plan, find a few unlimited plans from different carriers in your area and compare the features you’ll be getting and the cost of the plans. Then, choose the plan that offers the best value.
Read the fine print: Carriers may offer a number of attractive perks, like the so-called unlimited data and free international roaming to persuade you to switch to their network. Don’t let these perks affect your decision because there are usually always caveats. For instance, the carrier may promise you unlimited data, but that data may be throttled when there is network congestion. What use is an unlimited plan if you cannot access the internet when you need to? That’s why it’s important to go through the fine print before signing up for any plan.
We hope these tips help you get a suitable cell phone plan!