How to Save Money on Cell Phones and Smartphones

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Here are some quick tips on how to save money when you buy a cell phone or smartphone from Wireless and Mobile News.

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How to Save Money on Cell Phones and Smartphones

  1. 1. From Wireless and Mobile News How to Save Money When You Buy a Cell Phone
  2. 2. What Do You Need the Phone For? <ul><li>Figure all the reasons why you need the wireless phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Include only the features you really need. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of all the features. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research Online <ul><li>Check third partly online retailers for specials. </li></ul><ul><li>Check reviews and multiple reviews as Wireless and Mobile News’ Reviews . </li></ul><ul><li>Check carrier’s websites for online special deals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wait Longer for Better Deals <ul><li>In just few months a cell phone’s price can drop significantly – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The LG Vu, when it came out sold for $400 on eBay and now many retailers offer it for free with a contract and rebates. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bundle It with Other Services <ul><li>Buying your cell phone service along with high speed Internet, subscription TV and or phone services can decrease your monthly rate. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also get cash and rebate offers for bundles . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pay In Advance / Pay As You Go <ul><li>Taxes and added fees can add as much as 20% to a wireless bills, prepaid services already include those fees.  </li></ul><ul><li>There are even unlimited prepaid plans, which may not have the newest phones but are sufficient if you don't use your wireless phone all the time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unlocked and Used Cell Phones Unlock Contracts <ul><li>Unlocked cell phones will save on Early Termination Fees and are often available on eBay or directly from the maker. </li></ul><ul><li>Used cell phones can also save you money. </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone recyclers often sell slightly used cells that work fine. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Test Drive <ul><li>Most carriers have retail stores where you can try out your phone. </li></ul><ul><li>You may find that you don’t like the phone that is on TV, but a simpler model is easier to use. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Take Your Time Check Return Policies <ul><li>Most carriers will allow you to return your phone within in 30 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to check the carrier’s return policy. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not sure, wait there will be a new faster better wireless phone available in a few months with better offers. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Find More Smartphone and Wireless Information at : <ul><li>Wireless and Mobile News </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wirelessandmobilenews.com </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll find breaking news and reviews of </li></ul><ul><li>cell phones, wireless and industry news . </li></ul>

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