You can save money on your phone and plan if you do a bit of homework before you buy.
It’s never fun to pay more than you need to. And that includes your phone and plan you use with it.
Like most things, you can find a balance where you pay for what you actually use and need rather than pay what someone else thinks you need. That’s the real secret to saving money on your phone and the service — your needs. Once you know what you need, what you want and where to get it you can save yourself a nice chunk of cash.
A new phone is the biggest single cash outlay, but only a small part of the total costs. It’s not hard to spend $1,000 or so on a new phone, and there are plenty of folks who need the things a $1,000 phone can offer.
Know what you want, what you need, and the difference between the two.
While I’m not saying those phones aren’t worth $1,000 (that’s for you to decide), I am saying that you can probably find something that does exactly what you need for a lot less cash. The key is knowing what you need, what you don’t need, and the difference between the two.
Make a list of what you expect to do with your phone before you check out what’s available. Some of us only want to make calls and send texts. Others primarily use Facebook. Or love 3D games. You should also look at secondary features that aren’t quite as important but still matter — how fast a critical bug will be fixed or how easy it would be to use the phone abroad. You know how you use the phone you have right now. If you don’t yet have a smartphone, you know why you want one. Pay attention to your needs and…
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