A Quick Guide to Choosing a New Mobile Phone

By: Gary Parsons

Purchasing a new mobile phone can be a difficult decision to make with so many different deals on the market right now. With new mobile phones coming out all the time, half your time is spent weighing up which features are right for you.

When choosing a new phone there are several areas that you should take into consideration:

- Daily Usage

There are many mobile phone deals available, each with a different number of combinations of free minutes and texts. You should mainly consider how often you would use your phone, the time of day and the signal strength of the networks in your area.

- Commitment & Convenience

Whilst contract phones provide convenience, they often require you to commit to a minimum of a 12 or 18-month contract. Pay as you go phones are often considered more expensive and provide less convenience as you will need to top the phone up with credit by purchasing vouchers or calling the provider.

- Features & Durability

You can do practically anything with mobile phones at the moment; including taking a good quality picture or downloading your favourite program and watching it on your phone. You should therefore look at the features available to you and decide which ones will suit your needs best.

- Hidden Extra’s

Be aware that there are many features available that may add extra costs to your monthly bills; including internet usage, international call charges and fees for checking your voicemails.

- Safe & Secure

Insuring your mobile phone is more common at present due to the increase of phone theft. This will generally cover you for excessive usage, replacement handset and other areas.

Use price comparison sites such as moneysupermarket.com to compare the different deals available to you; including customer reviews of your chosen network and retailer.

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