What are the key things to bear in mind when looking for a cell phone service provider?

Written By Steps To Faculty Published July 12th, 2010

It sounds like such a simple matter at first glance: get an efficient and effective and cost-effective cell phone or comparable mobile technology and life becomes a simpler task. However, there are actually a few subtle things that many people – whether they be people in business or people who are simply consumers looking for the best arrangement – conveniently overlook at their peril. In the ensuing few paragraphs, we are going to highlight a few common-sense things that a consumer should always keep in mind when looking for the provider that is right for him or for her. Finding the right cell phone service provider is not rocket science – but it is not something that should be taken lightly, either.

Step 1 Which service provider offers the most economical long distance plans?

The truth of the matter is that, if you travel a fair bit, you are going to be in locations where you will be dialling long distance; it cannot be avoided. If you have a service provider with a good long distance plan, however, you can spare yourself plenty in the way of money and a transient existence (which is the existence led by many business people as they sell products or oversee operations) becomes a whole lot easier.

Step 2 are you travelling overseas a lot? If so, GSM may be the way to go

It all depends, but GSM service really does have a larger global footprint than the CDMA coverage in the United States and GSM phones use SIM cards – which means that you can switch phones easily. Finally, at the global level, GSM users will find a wider selection of handsets. If you are overseas a lot, then GSM is the way to go.

Step 3 What do they offer in terms of services – and how much do those services cost?

This one is pretty easy: if you are looking for a service provider, consider what they are offering versus what their competitors are offering. When you have done that, consider the costs of the comparable services; if you are uncertain as to what a service really means, then ask a technician at a local retail store. When all is said and done, you can eventually get a sense of who is offering real value and who is not.

Finding the best phone service provider for you can be a real pain – but it must be done and you must know what your own peculiar needs are before you can do the job right. However, if you do the job right, then you will save yourself money and needless hassle while making your daily workday much more tolerable and enjoyable.


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