In the beginning, there were only a few choices of phones. They were simple, easy, and basic. Then came the advent of bigger, better phones with more features and abilities. Now, we’re in the age of smartphones. Hundreds of styles, features, and options can be baffling to the first time – or noob – buyer. How does one filter through the myriad of options and choices without losing his or her sanity? Perhaps a simple and easy to follow plan might be in order. Wouldn’t you know, we just happen to have one for you.
First off, choose a service provider. Research the areas of coverage and see if the providers cover places you frequent. The last thing you want to do is find yourself in an area without coverage during an emergency, or drop that ever important call from the object of your affection. Simply put, if you don’t have coverage, you’re not covered.
Next, determine if you’re the type of person who’s able to commit long term or if you need something more flexible. If you’re a long-term relationship kind of person, getting a contract with the provider should be a match made in heaven. If not, consider hooking up with a prepaid phone. Just watch out for your minutes and usage so you don’t run into problems later. Prepaid is also a bit more pricey, but you know exactly what you’re getting into and won’t have to worry about being trapped in a relationship you don’t want to be in.
Now that you have the basics, hit up the incredibly helpful infographic below to see what phone will suit your needs best.