Signing up for a pre-paid cell phone is one of the best investments you can make. If you’re not interested in having all the bells and whistles that come with a smartphone, a prepaid plan that allows you decide how many minutes and texts you will use in the month is a great option and surprisingly affordable.
The benefits to using a prepaid phone include;
- No contract
- More control over your costs
- No credit check or security deposit
- Top up whenever you need, there is no monthly bill
If you are considering getting a pre-paid cell, you should ask yourself a few questions to clear up what it is you need it for – will you need to send text messages? Will you be leaving the country? Will you be calling long distance? Will you need access to the internet or data? Once you have figured these things out you can go into any cell phone provider, or large retail store such as Walmart and check out which phone is the right fit for you.
When choosing a phone, check out things like memory, if there’s an SD card slot, the battery life, if you can get a cover for it, and how navigational it is. If the phone is the right fit for you in all of these terms check out prices in different stores.
Finally, shop around for the best deals on things like minutes and data. Some cell phone providers have great promotional offers that you could make use of to save money in the long run. If you are set on a particular network, make sure their coverage or signal covers where you live, work and spend the majority of your time!
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