Some Advice for Occasional Cell Phone Users

By: Joem Hughes

Mobile phones have even evolved into more than just communication devices. People now use it to listen to music or to play games. However, communication remains as the most common use of cellphones. People use it to connect with friends and families by signing up for wireless plans or by purchasing prepaid cards.

In my observation, there is a group of people who do not have a huge place for mobile phones in their lifestyles. They use cellphones but it is not a regular part of their routine. I call this group the occasional users. These users are mostly old folks or young people who want to use a mobile phone for emergency and safety purposes. But there also some people who choose not to use their mobile phones frequently for a variety of reasons.



Are you an occasional wireless phone user? If you are then let me give you some tips on the type of phone, wireless plan or accessory that might suit your life style. If you use your phones mainly for emergencies and other occasional uses then I think you should not invest in a monthly service plan. I think that you will be better off by purchasing prepaid plans instead of a postpaid plan.

It does not make sense for you to pay a monthly fee if you only plan to use your phone for emergency situations. Remember that contract wireless plans have a fixed monthly payment and a fixed amount of allotted minutes. If you sign up for a plan with 200 minutes, but you only consume about ninety five minutes per month then you will obviously lose money. The better option would be to get prepaid wireless plans. Look for prepaid plans that are geared specifically toward occasional users. These plans offer a modest number of anytime calling minutes and an equally modest fee.

Before you purchase a prepaid wireless plan to provide you with minutes you need to remember a few things. It would be a good idea to look at coverage maps to make sure that you will have service in the places where you might need to use your phone. You also have to check if your network covers highways and roads you drive on frequently.

Free or very affordable phones will serve the needs of occasional users perfectly because emergency situations are relatively infrequent. Look for wireless networks that offer prepaid wireless plans that are bundled with inexpensive phones. Occasional users should also go for mobile phones with long battery standby times. A power source may not always be available for these users so a phone with long-lasting batteries is ideal.

Occasional users should also consider getting a car charger. Your mobile phone will always be always be charged and ready for any eventuality on the road if you have this accessory. If you can't afford a car charger or you don't have a car of your own then carrying an extra battery is a good plan. You can simply switch batteries and breathe new life to your device if your initial battery runs out of power.

Those are just some useful advice on the best wireless plan and cellphone for occasional users. If you are still unsure on this topic then you can simply go the web and do some research. Just remember to take your time and compare products to find the most appropriate one for your needs and lifestyle.

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