Is there any piece of technology more integral to most of our lives than the smartphone? A smartphone is how we work, how we communicate and how we entertain ourselves. Most of us always want to ensure we have an updated, modern smartphone with all the bells and whistles.
Unfortunately, as with most technology, they don’t come cheap.
So what should you know when it’s time to buy a new smartphone?
Check out Amazon
In the past, when people wanted a new smartphone, they would usually go to their service provider, but there are a lot of other options now.
One option is Amazon. There are Amazon mobile phone coupons you can often find and take advantage of. Amazon also tends to have special sales and pricing throughout the year, such as their Amazon Prime Day which is usually in the summer.
When you shop Amazon for a smartphone, there is a big selection of unlocked options, and if you want to go outside the box and get a great phone with all the bells and whistles but a lower price tag, there are phones from smaller brands.
Even if you don’t buy a new phone from Amazon, sometimes finding an unlocked phone can be the thing to do.
Put Your Old Phone To Use
How many of us have a drawer full of old phones we no longer use? Probably most of us.
Put your old phone to use when you’re getting a new one. You can take your old phone to a retailer and carrier, and they might give you a percentage off a new phone. You can also sell your old phone on a site like Gazelle, although they might not give you as much as your old phone is worth.
The best way to maximize how much you get for an old phone is to sell it on your own, to another person.
Go Lower with the Storage
The most expensive phone models are typically the ones with the most storage, but do you really need that much storage? It’s something to think about.
Rather than getting as much storage as possible with a new phone, think about getting less storage and then finding another way to save your pictures and videos. You can transfer them off your phone on a regular basis, and save quite a bit on the cost of your new phone.
Finally, if you’re in the market for a new phone, it might be time to shop around and compare services at the same time. Some companies will pay the early termination fees you might have with another retailer if you switch to them. If your contract is up, you don’t even have to worry about termination fees at all, and many cell phone companies have regular pricing deals going on for new customers. As a final note, the cheapest type of cell phone plan is typically a family plan, if you can manage to make it work.