Did you know that it is estimated that 4.7 billion people in the world own a cell phone? If you’re a phone user, you may wonder what on earth we did before the arrival of mobile phones. With technology advancing at a rate of knots, it’s easy to get carried away and want the latest models and makes, but this can be a costly business. If you’re thinking of getting a new cell, this guide should help you to make up your mind.
Replacing an old phone
There are people who are always desperate to get the latest phone and those who are happy to keep the same model until its dying days. The problem with old handsets is that technology becomes dated very quickly today, and even if you think you’ve got a relatively new model, you’ll probably find that a new wave of phones with innovative features has become available. If you have an old phone, and it works well, there’s nothing to say that you have to replace it, but it may be worth your while looking into upgrade options. If you have a contract, and you’ve had the phone for a long time, you may be due an upgrade, and you can get a new phone for free or a small fee depending on the model you choose. It’s a good idea to shop around, compare contracts and packages and see if you could get more for your money.
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If you’ve smashed your screen or you’re constantly fretting that the battery won’t make it through the day, don’t assume that you have to buy a new phone. Contact companies like 802 Mobile and consider getting your phone repaired. If you like the model, you could save yourself a lot of money by repairing an existing phone, rather than buying a replacement. If you have an expensive phone, for example, a brand new iPhone, it’s worth looking into insurance and investing in a hard cover. Water damage is one of the most common problems, so avoid checking your emails while you’re running a bath or leaving your phone close to the sink when you’re washing up.
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Buying a brand new model
We’ve all seen photographs of people queueing outside the Apple store the night before a new iPhone is released. For some people, it’s essential to have the latest phone and to be able to enjoy all the new features as soon as the model hits the shelves. If you’re one of these people, you’re probably not averse to paying large sums of money, but if you want the best phones at a slightly lower price, it is worth waiting a few weeks. It may also be an idea to increase the cost of your monthly contract to reduce the price of the handset or to look for second-hand phones that are in nearly new condition.
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Are you hankering after a shiny new cell phone or are you thinking about replacing an old phone or a handset with a broken screen? Before you make a decision, weigh up the options, and have a look around. You can pay anything from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars, so find a model that gives you what you need and fits within your price range.