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Cell Phone Buying Guide
I dare say that the average lifespan of a cell phone is barely the length of the popular two-year contracts that dominate the market today. This means that the millions of cell phone users will be upgrading to a new phone within a year! So, as the time comes for you to upgrade your phone, or get your very first, which are you to choose?
In order to help you decide on a phone, let’s ask some questions about your cell phone habits:
How comfortable are you with a cell phone? If this will be your first cell phone or you’re still intimidated by them and the many features some models include, a budget cell phone may suit you well. If you’re very comfortable with cell phones you may still want a budget phone for its simplicity or your familiarity with the T9 text scheme.
How often will you text message? If you’re one to type faster on a phone than a computer, or fail to understand that there was life before unlimited texting plans, you could get away with a traditional budget phone if you prefer the T9 keypad, but you’re likely to lean towards a multimedia phone which may have a full QWERTY keyboard.
Will your phone double as a digital camera? Sure, many phones have cameras these days, but if you ever want to save and print those photos, be sure you choose carefully amongst the multimedia phones. Some lenses provide higher picture quality than others.
Would you like to use custom ringtones? Many cell phone users like to show their style and individuality by selecting songs from their favorite bands or a band that represents the incoming caller. If you’re one of them, a multimedia or music phone is right up your alley. These phones also allow you to listen to your favorite tunes when you encounter some unplanned downtime at work, on the bus, in the car, or just because.
Do you have the need to send and receive emails wherever you go? It’s more than convenience, its productivity at its best. Light day at work? Take a client out to lunch or go play a round of golf and never miss a memo from the office. Smartphones allow you to send and receive emails from multiple accounts so you can be in the know, wherever you go. Not to mention the plethora of applications available for these ingenious devices.
Do you have a fear of exceeding your monthly minutes? Well, there’s a lot less to worry about now thanks to prepaid cell phones. With this pay-as-you-go scheme, managing minutes has never been easier. Teach a teen the responsibilities of owning a cell phone, or carry a prepaid phone with you in case of an emergency.
Are you a digital packrat? Videos, pictures, music, and files--these all take up space and you’re likely not going to find it on a phone’s internal memory. You’ll require a Smartphone or Multimedia cell phone with expandable memory to be able to hold all your data. Music phones may also have an expandable memory slot, allowing you to increase the size of your mobile library.
As you can see, there are lots of features to choose from when deciding on your mobile companion. By answering the questions above, hopefully you were able to narrow your selection. If you’re still undecided, click on the following categories to browse TopTenREVIEWS’ favorite picks.
See a word you don’t recognize? For a list of comprehensive cell phone jargon, visit our definitions page.
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