Cheap Cell Phone Deals

By: Eric Morris

Cheap cell phone deals are everywhere, and if you know how to spot the best from the rest, you can score a couple of good deals like a phone with great features, and a mobile plan with the best rates. Here are some tips.

Know what you need. Most of the cellular phone features can be over the top, and if you just need a phone to make calls, you can do away with these features. Do not sign up for wireless Internet, for example, if you don't need to check your emails. The cellular phone company may charge you a few dollars monthly just for subscribing to special promos even if you don't use them, so do not sign up for discount long distance rates, if you rarely make them. Sticking to the basics can keep your cell phone deals cheap, so never subscribe to any service unless you absolutely need it.

Get the most out of the cheapest deals. Why settle for an inferior phone if you can get more? Competition is forcing cellular phone companies to offer everything at low rates – even their handhelds. Compare cheap cell phones before you buy any. Look at handy extras like conference call capability, call holding and barring, speakerphone, and a built-in FM radio or digital camera.

The cheapest cell phone deals are still prepaid deals, which are great for students and other people who want to limit their monthly phone bills. Prepaid are much easier to manage – you only use up what you've already paid for, so you don't risk big monthly bills. Prepaid packages also allow you to move from one cellular service provider to another without the hassle of paperwork. If you find one service unsatisfactory, you simply switch until you find the best one for you.

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