Phone Plans: Six Factors You Need to Consider

Nowadays, everyone has a cell phone. With so many carriers and plans to choose from, no one could point out which one is the best of all. However, we can figure out which phone or plan suits our needs best, based on six factors including coverage, speed, usage, international use, phone choices and customer service.

1.Coverage. Make sure that your living area is covered by a network. If you live in remote areas, you may need to choose a service provider with strong network data coverage. On the other hand, if the reception of your local places is great, there is no necessary to consider this matter.

2.Speed. Today, most people use smartphones to play with a variety of applications, watch movies, download music and more. If your network speed is low, you may go crazy. Therefore, speed is an important factor when you choose cell phone plans. However, if you take most of your time calling and texting, you can ignore this point.

3.Usage. This factor is similar to the second one. If you frequently make calls and send text messages but rarely surf the internet, then you need to choose a phone plan with unlimited talk and text rather than data plans. Instead, if you often download movies or use apps, common talk and text plans could not satisfy your needs and a unlimited data plan will work best for you.

4.International Use. If you often travel abroad or make calls to friends abroad, then you need to choose a plan that includes international calling. That will save you a lot, because overseas talking is so expensive. Some service provider’s network is strong in United States but weak elsewhere.

5.Phone Choices. If you like a specific cell phone very much, then you need to find a carrier which supports your phone. Nevertheless, some users may switch their cell phones to get low monthly rate. Certain carriers, Republic Wireless, for example, also offers a series of affordable options.

6.Customer Service. Phone service provider’s customer service is also an essential point you need to keep in mind. A new survey indicates that customer support of Consumer Cellular is very outstanding and other carriers, such as Cricket and Page Plus, also get good ratings.

Choosing major carriers, to some degree, could get more savings and cost less. There are four big service providers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. Each carrier has many affordable prepaid cell phone plans, no contract phone plans, family phone plans and more. If you want to save money, prepaid cell phone plan may be a good choice for you. Take AT&T as an example, its’ monthly prepaid plans are starting at just $30 per month for unlimited talk and text.

In addition to these factors, you may need to consider some other things such as budget. We could not exactly summarize all things before you choose phone plans. All above is just a reference. In a word, keep your needs in mind and you will finally find the plan that works best.

Posted on May 18, 2023