Choosing The Right Cell Phone Service Plan

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When people say a cell phone plan is good, they mean that it is good for 'them,' and the same might not suit your needs. Therefore, the correct approach would be to first assess your requirements. Read on how to select a suitable cell phone service plan.

Isn't it just delightful to find a special offer, discount, freebie or a service that perfectly fits your criteria and fulfills your needs or allows you to save. However, have you ever thought about how product manufacturers and service providers adopt new marketing strategies to compete with each other in offering you the best of their products and services? Such marketing strategies are very common today, and can be found rampantly in the market. They also influence our decision while we buy a product or hire a service from professionals. Cell phone service plans is one area where you can find the most varied options and choice.

While choosing a cell phone plan that is most suitable for you; coverage area, maximum choice, low rates, payment mode and flexibility etc., are some factors on which you base your search on. An upscale cell phone loaded with features and functions cannot alone bring you the best communication. It does but half the work when it boils down to ensuring a seamless communication. The quality and ease of your communication are determined by the kind of service plan that you choose.

To get the best service plan, you should do a little more than just select the cheapest plan or what other people say is good. When other people say a cell phone plan is good, they mean that it is good for 'them,' and the same might not be true for you. Therefore, the correct approach would be to first assess your requirements. By first knowing what you need, selecting a service plan would be a lot easier.

Contract and Pre paid

For people who do not communicate too often, a pre paid service plan could be the ideal choice. You can refill your account whenever and as much you need, avoiding any excess usage. Pre paid plans give you freedom as to how much or less you want to spend on your phone, adding flexibility. On the other hand, contract plans usually have fixed charges. It could be suitable if you make numerous calls daily and prefer a one time bill payment instead of re-filling your account from time to time. However, for an average user, pre-paid plans are always better.

Domestic and International

Not all the cell phone service providers offer services worldwide. Sou can select your service plan according to the types of communication you mostly make. If you make only domestic calls, you can go for plans that have special deals on domestic network. Yet, some providers offer special international call or SMS packages you can choose according to your requirements.

More Messages and More Calls

There are people who prefer messaging over making calls. Messaging options like group messaging (where you send the same message to multiple people) could save more time and money than calling each one and conveying the same message. Cell phone plans with lower messaging rates or sometimes free messages (certain number of messages) or with lower call rates are available.

Limited and Unlimited

Service providers often offer plans that give the users specific benefits when calling or messaging on the network of the same service provider. For instance, a service provider could offer unlimited calls plan if a person is calling on the same network as her own in night. For people, who often call people having subscription to the same service provider, such unlimited plans suit well. You might pay more initially for subscribing to an unlimited plan, but you benefit in the long run. However, if your case is different, a limited plan would suit you better.

You can also use plans where you pay for what you use only. Such plans are usually offered as standard packages by some service providers. Also, if you surf the web regularly, you would want to go for networks and service plans that offer better WAP connection and larger data transfer options. It is also important to ensure that the service provider has a good customer support for any problem, regardless of the plan, limited or unlimited cell phone plans etc.

The writer is currently associated with Page Plus, a quality Pre paid cell phone service provider with various Pageplus cellular Pre paid plans.

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