Cell Phone Buying Guide Grand Rapids MI

I dare say that the average lifespan of a cell phone in Grand Rapids is barely the length of the popular two-year contracts that dominate the market today. This means that the millions of cell phone users will be upgrading to a new phone within a year! So, as the time comes for you to upgrade your phone, or get your very first, which are you to choose?

Moss Telecom
(616) 451-9933
561 Century Ave Sw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Ascom Inc
(616) 538-9850
2417 Porter St Sw
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Control Communications
(616) 942-0600
6115 28th St Se Ste 126
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Aladdin Communications Inc
(616) 248-4950
1540 28th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
First Telecommunications
(616) 942-7500
3663 Broadmoor Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Voice Data Systems
(317) 813-3519
2350 Oak Industrial Dr Ne Ste B
Grand Rapids, MI
 
All Cellular
(616) 940-9122
2360 Valleywood Dr Se Apt O1
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Genius Phone Repair
(616) 551-3082
2090 Celebration Drive Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI
Products & Services
cell phone and mobile device repair
Store Type
retail

Highway Cellular
(616) 988-2211
805 28th St Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Van Belkum Voice & Data Svcs
(616) 971-1064
4345 44th St Se Ste C
Grand Rapids, MI
 

Cell Phone Buying Guide

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I dare say that the average lifespan of a cell phone is barely the length of the popular two-year contracts that dominate the market today. This means that the millions of cell phone users will be upgrading to a new phone within a year! So, as the time comes for you to upgrade your phone, or get your very first, which are you to choose?

In order to help you decide on a phone, let’s ask some questions about your cell phone habits:

How comfortable are you with a cell phone? If this will be your first cell phone or you’re still intimidated by them and the many features some models include, a budget cell phone may suit you well. If you’re very comfortable with cell phones you may still want a budget phone for its simplicity or your familiarity with the T9 text scheme.

How often will you text message? If you’re one to type faster on a phone than a computer, or fail to understand that there was life before unlimited texting plans, you could get away with a traditional budget phone if you prefer the T9 keypad, but you’re likely to lean towards a multimedia phone which may have a full QWERTY keyboard.

Will your phone double as a digital camera? Sure, many phones have cameras these days, but if you ever want to save and print those photos, be sure you choose carefully amongst the multimedia phones. Some lenses provide higher picture quality than others.

Would you like to use custom ringtones? Many cell phone users like to show their style and individuality by selecting songs from their favorite bands or a band that represents the incoming caller. If you’re one of them, a multimedia or music phone is right up your alley. These phones also allow you to listen to your favorite tunes when you encounter some unplanned downtime at work, on the bus, in the car, or just because.

Do you have the need to send and receive emails wherever you go? It’s more than convenience, its productivity at its best. Light day at work? Take a client out to lunch or go play a round of golf and never miss a memo from the office. Smartphones allow you to send and receive emails from multiple accounts so you can be in the know, wherever you go. Not to mention the plethora of applications available for these ingenious devices.

Do you have a fear of exceeding your monthly minutes? Well, there’s a lot less to worry about now thanks to prepaid cell phones. With this pay-as-you-go scheme, managing minutes has never been easier. Teach a teen the responsibilities of owning a cell phone, or carry a prepaid phone with you in case of an emergency.

Are you a digital packrat? Videos, pictures, music, and files--these all take up space and you’re likely not going to find it on a phone’s internal memory. You’ll require a Smartphone or Multimedia cell phone with expandable memory to be able to hold all your data. Music phones may also have an expandable memory slot, allowing you to increase the size of your mobile library.

As you can see, there are lots of features to choose from when deciding on your mobile companion. By answering the questions above, hopefully you were able to narrow your selection. If you’re still undecided, click on the following categories to browse TopTenREVIEWS’ favorite picks.

• Budget
• Multimedia
• Music
• Smartphone
• Prepaid

See a word you don’t recognize? For a list of comprehensive cell phone jargon, visit our definitions page.

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