September 6, 2007

Cell Phone and Accessories

Posted by: admin @ 10:48 am

If you’re thinking about buying a new cell phone, you’re not alone. It’s important to purchase a phone that meets your needs. However, deciding on the right cell phone and accessories can sometimes be a little tricky. It’s easy to imagine yourself with the latest shiny, super-skinny phone, whether it’s bubble-gum pink, gunmetal gray, or even the phone that you saw Jason Bourne using to taunt power-mad government officials in his latest movie. Cell phones still possess a little of that spy-gadget aura (in spite of the fact that every twelve-year old has one) so it’s tempting to choose a cell phone and accessories based on looks alone.

However, it’s important to consider other features of a new cell phone and accessories. For instance, if you travel a lot, you’ll want to choose a carrier with wide coverage and a tri- or quad-band phone. Some carriers offer better international rates than others, so that’s also something to consider. These days, it’s easy to find cell phones with camera and video features. It’s a good idea to make sure that pictures, video, and your address book can be easily uploaded and downloaded between your cell phone and computer. Some cell phones also offer a headset with a radio receiver; if you’re an FM addict, this feature might be for you.

A feature-heavy cellphone and accessories usually costs more money, so think about what your requirements really are and plan accordingly. Offers of accessory-loaded phones can be tempting, but be sure to examine potential service plans carefully. It may sometimes be more cost-effective to pay more up front for a phone and get better terms of service, or get a free phone with fewer features. If you rarely use your cell phone, a prepaid plan might be right for you. But make sure you have the option to upgrade your service if you want. Reliability is the most important element of a cell phone and accessories, so choose wisely, even if you’re a rogue government operative.

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