- Step 1 check cell phone service
SERVICE – do some research and find out which cell phone companies have the best service in your area. you may get a better signal with some companies and some may not even offer service in your area.
- Step 2 compare prices
COST – figure out which plan is best for you and then compare similar plans from different companies. most are pretty similar in cost but you could save a few dollars or one plan may have an additional perk or two, like more minutes, roll over minutes, earlier nights and weekend times, etc. it pays to compare.
- Step 3 check on any discounts
DISCOUNTS – some cell phone companies offer discounts for state employees or if you work for a certain company, so ask around about it. you could save even more money.
- Step 4 ask about free phones
FREE PHONES – cell phone companies often run promotions where you can get a free phone by signing up for a new plan. they will also sometimes offer a free phone as an incentive to renew your contract if your contract is getting ready to expire. cell phones can be pretty expensive, so getting a free phone can be a nice perk to look for.
- Step 5 ask about a money back guarantee
MONEY BACK GUARANTEES – some cell phone companies also offer a money back guarantee or allow you to get out of your contract if you are a new customer. these guarantees often range between 7 and 30 days, depending on the company and not all companies offer these guarantees so it’s best to ask first.