If you go strictly by their advertisements, you might think every single cellphone service provider was the best thing since sliced bread. Depending on what your own needs are, some may be.
Still, there are a lot of things to consider when selecting a company. One size does not fit all.
Here is some advice for those looking to find the right service provider.
Know what to ask
If your lawn is tiny you don’t buy a riding mower. If your family is huge you don’t buy a subcompact car.
Similarly, be aware of what you require of your cellphone service. It will be up to you to ask the right questions of the salespeople as you shop around.
Decide what factors matter the most to you before you deal with them. They are trained to tout the bells and whistles of their plans. You have to be your own advocate as you discuss what you are looking for in a cellphone plan.
Here are some factors you may want to take into consideration:Service area – Trial period –
Remember to read up on the different companies that offer cellphone plans. Consumer Reports is always a reliable source of information, and it rates the large providers based on survey results from its readers. Of course, a good source of information is always your own friends’ and relatives’ experiences with different providers.
Consider whether a prepaid option is better for your needs. With those you purchase the phone and the service separately. Prepaid carriers have been rated higher than the big major cell-phone carriers for service and value, so they are worth checking out.