Ok so this year I had to take a plunge and get a new phone. Why you might ask? Well my current phone is busted, it won't stay on and shuts down after 10 min. the only way it stays on is when it is plugged into the wall jack. Yeah not possible to be plugged in at all times. By the end the phone just froze, shut down and died..Boohooo
I tried to get my phone company to help me out since I have been with them for about 10 years. You would think they would do something. Nope, not a darn thing. They told me to get myself a new phone...Urm...well the phones they had were bad and the only 2 good phones were between $400 to $800 dollars. Do I look like I have that much to shell out on a cell phone right now? No I do not. Plus phones now don't last more than 2 years and that is a proven fact for many.
since my company was not willing to help I decided to check out the other companies out there and the deals they had. Mind you I am on a contract that still has a year left so I can't even extend it to get a new phone for less. I need a phone and now.
I found out another company could buy out my current contract and give me a way better phone for a small price. You know how it is when you are with one place for so long and time comes to switch you are a bit iffy. It is like a divorce coming your way. I kept putting it off until my phone died for good. That was the last nail in the coffin. I went to the mall and got the store to hook me up with a new phone, a better plan and they saved me over $200 bucks.
I came to the conclusion there tons of different phones and companies that will offer you the moon to sign you up but when it comes down to it most of the current phones are not doing what I need them to do. so that meas I gotta go for the option and get a better phone. So now I am set up and I hope this phone will last me. I am feeling a bit better since the mall shop gave me four years warranty for the phone and when you get it from the cell company kiosk you only get 1 year.
The phone I ended up getting I made sure to check out what people said online and talk to friends who owned one. That helped me make my move a lot more smoother.
What do you look for when you are about to purchase something new like a cell phone?