Choosing a Mobile Phone, Getting it Right

By: Mark Hirst

When it comes to choosing a mobile phone there are so many different aspects to consider. Technology moves forward at such an incredible pace it is often difficult to keep up. It wasn't that long ago that mobile phones had mono screens. Today's phones are a world away from that, who knows what they will be like in the future?

Most people in the UK take out a contract when purchasing a mobile phone. This is usually for a minimum of 12 months and includes a free handset. This is good news for the consumer as it means that they get a new handset every year.

When you choose a mobile phone it is important to consider the features that are included. Do you need a mobile phone that will replace your Mp3 player? Perhaps you need a phone that can take excellent quality pictures? Perhaps battery life is important, especially if you are away from a charger for long periods of time.

With so many mobile phones in the marketplace there is bound to be a mobile phone that is right for you. Before choosing one, make sure that you have read some reviews on a number of popular mobile phone review websites. Many websites provide honest consumer reviews and their experiences of using a mobile phone.

When taking out your mobile phone contract the general rule is that the higher the monthly cost of your contract, the more heavily discounted your mobile phone will be. In most cases the mobile phone will be free, although there are certain circumstances where you will have to pay. PDA phones and communicators are a good example of this as the unit cost is extraordinarily high.

If you are looking for a middle of the road mobile phone, that will text, call and take average photographs then you may qualify to receive a free gift with your contract or even cash back. These deals have become more popular in recent years, with some retailers offering Xbox 360's and PS3's as an incentive for signing up.

Cash back deals will often require you to send in your mobile phone bills at certain times. They often have quite strict requirements so make sure that you read the small print before signing up. As long as you follow the rules and adhere to the terms and conditions this can be an excellent way to get a fantastic deal.

Overall it is important to shop around and find the best deal. There is so much choice out there that you are bound to find a deal and mobile phone that is right for you.

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