Today my Lord, there are way too many choices to make when deciding which phone is best for you. With hundreds of choices, which phone is the best for the money?
Smart phones have been the newest craze since blackberries. The world thought” this is it, we’ve hit the future”. Little did they know Apple was just peaking around ready to corner the market.
With so many choices, where do you begin? Well let’s first decide what options you want in a phone. For example there are a lot of just main stream smart phones out there. You have your choice between different platforms such as android, Microsoft Mobile Windows or Mac OS X (iPhone) and Blackberry OS. Androids currently hold the platform market; however they are just recently over trumping the Apple iPhone.
You’re probably wondering if I myself ever used such a phone. Who on earth has time to play with an iPhone when the hunk across the street is eating his own apple? All joking aside though, Apple iPhones were a great phone to introduce the capability of an easy to use app phone. Consumers rushed out to get iPhones because of App’s like Angry Birds and Words Free, and social networking like Facebook accessibility. But now all platforms carry those apps. Phone manufactures’ don’t always offer the same apps, but the extremely popular one’s like that they do in order to get the consumers to buy their phone.
With so many choices how in the world would you be able to make a decision? For most products the higher the price the better it is; well in this instance that is not always the case. There are so many phones and so many different phone makers that now host platforms, that just because a phone manufacturer company comes out with a new phone, that doesn’t mean it’s any better than one made last month or last season. The phone manufacturer company may offer slightly different options, but it’s mainly just a new design. And as more phone manufactures are now making smart phones, consumers may rush to pay the high end price for that particular phone manufactures name.
If you do not care on how much you spend on your phone, then make a list of all the options you want the phone and pick the one you like the most. If you’re on a budget like most consumers, you want a phone that is pretty similar to the high end phones, without the high end price right? The best thing to do is compare the prices. Ask your phone carrier if there are any extra data fees for certain phones. For example most carriers charge more for the iPhone. Why is it? Originally, it was because iPhone users would spend so much time on the internet, the phone carriers felt that they needed unlimited data plans. And therefore charging an arm and a leg for them because they knew the consumer would pay for it in order to own an iPhone. Now a lot of that is still true, but this is of course is true with any phone not just an iPhone. But since people are still willing to pay for the “gotta have” phone, then the some carriers still choose to charge the ridiculous “unlimited data plan” price.
I won’t bash those who ridiculously pay those fees, but I for one like to save my pennies for polka-dot knickers. With so many smart phone options, I picked the one that had the biggest bang for my buck. A phone that not only is has all the same apps as an iPhone but cost a lot less too.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to find the right phone for you. Do as much research on the internet as possible. Compare the ones that interest you with your phone carrier. Most companies will offer competitive prices with a two year contract. But if you have trouble with commitments, then websites like eBay sell a huge variety of phones new and used for much cheaper. Sellers are not always forth coming though about the condition of the phone. They may claim it is new when it is not or they may say it’s used but in working condition when it is really broken. Just beware buyers, sometimes pinching pennies leads to soggy biscuits!