While researching cell phone reviews, it was learned that just the use of wireless services alone in the US generated a mind-boggling $157 billion in 2004. This was achieved by the industry while propping up 3.6 million jobs.
It has been estimated that the wireless services will further generate between two and three million more jobs. Undaunted, this industry continues to surge ahead at 15% per year.
As this industry continues to roll on like some out of control behemoth it has become known for not taking prisoners when it comes to carrier plans. If you are signing, it is binding. No getting away from it.
Due diligence must be your watch word before you sign on the dotted line.
The more investigating and questions you ask, the more you reduce the risk of ending up embroiled in a nasty situation. A contract that gives you what you need at the price you can afford is what you are after.
Whenever an employee terminates their professional services, management should always consider whether they really need to hire someone to fill the vacated position. So too with your carrier. When your contract is up use the opportunity to survey other carriers. Do not just hop right back on the same old horse.
It is vital that you understand what you are signing for beforehand. My particular mantra is check the grapevine. Chances are if people are being burnt by a particular carrier the grapevine will know. Word of mouth is so much better or worse than the professional media.
Having ascertained that the carrier you are homing in on has passed the grapevine test lets consider your needs. How many calls do you plan on making? Who will you be calling? Will you be calling landlines or cell phones? How about local, interstate or international?
It is critical that you marry as best you can your calling needs with the rates offered by your intended mobile carrier. Requiring more minutes is far and away the chief reason for giving up one plan for another. Going over your monthly allotment usually brings hefty penalties.
The worst thing that can happen is for the fine print to trip you up. Do not let that happen to you. Read it carefully! If you are unsure of the feel of the contract hold off signing. Wait for the fog to lift, you will be glad that you did.
If you are a quiet, easily persuaded person do your business on the internet if that is an option. If it is not, then take your loud-mouth, say-the-first-thing-that-comes-to-her-mind cousin. You know, the one who gives you the hand in your face bit.
Talk to the majority of your friends. Where are they signed up? That may be something to consider. It is cheaper to call phones that are on the same network. However, some calls are more expensive than others. Put a block perm on them.
Look down the road a bit before signing. Sometimes switching horses in the same stable may mean fresh activation fees, certainly rollover losses and a longer new contract. Doing your homework can help you avoid headaches.