A guide to phone companies

Things to consider when picking a cell phone provider.
When looking for someone to take care of your phone services needs theres a lot to take into consideration.

In this guide to cell phone providers we will try to shed some light into the things you should consider before picking your provider. Before you make up your mind please remember to take your time. This choice is something you will most likely have to live with for a while.

how to pick your a phone company

The single most important thing to take into consideration when picking a service provider is the companies coverage in the areas that you are likely to need your phone.

It wont do you much good to have the cheapest phone service if you cant use your phone to place a call when you need to. So how do you find out if the company you have picked has coverage in the area you live and use your cell phone?

The answer is that you will have to visit the home page of the company and look for the word coverage. If you can’t se it try doing a search for the word on their page.

Here are some links to coverage maps for the biggest US providers.

T-mobile coverage map

AT&T coverage map

VerizonWireless coverage map

Sprint coverage map

check out wikipedia for a list of all known US wireless communication service providers


Comparing Prices

Possibly the second most important thing when facing this choice is to consider which one is going to let you pay the least amount of money to have you as a customer. This is also the hardest thing to write something really helpfull about as the phone conpanies constantly tries to reinvent their plans to keep it fresh and competative.

Either I suggest you visit those providers one by one and compare their prices or you could use a service like whistleout.com to help you pick the plan that gets you the cheapest service that suits your needs.

Also take into consideration that most of them will give big discounts if you sign up to one of their family plans. Lots of maoney to be saved here if you get your family to sign up with you.


If you are getting a new phone

If you plan to get a new cell phone in the near future take into consideration that you will get great discounts on a new phone with most cell phone companies if you sign up to use their service for a year or two. To investigate this option more closely visit their homepages and go to their shop before choosing a plan. From there you can pick a phone with a plan and save big.

Strangely in the US all carriers does not sell you all the phones you might want to buy. If you are looking for a spesific phone you are going to have to spend some time figuring out which carrier supplies the phone of your dreams.


Customer support

Are you the kind of person who fixes things youself no matter what the issue might be ? If the answer to this question is no then you might want to check out which companies gives the best customer support. Should you get stuck on issues related to your new phone or your new data plan it’s good to know that you have someone who is available and willing to help you get it sorted.

I found this article about the consumer satisfaction that gives you something to stat with if you want a provider that likes to help it’s customers.


3G, 4G, LTE

Take into consideration that the different suppliers does not nessesarily get you the same download speeds on your phone. If 3G, 4G and LTE is looking like a foreign language to you I suggest you read this piece of useful information I found for you. The fastes mobile networks 2013.

That’s it. Hopefully you are now better prepared to choose a new service plan. If you found this usefull why not share it with your friends by hitting those social media buttons.

About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

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