When you want to get a new phone or if you are looking to upgrade your current device, getting the best deal can be done by ensuring you research properly before making a purchase. Utilize these few tips before you buy a new phone to get the best phone possible with little investment.
Check Local Ads
First be sure to check local ads to compare the various models and sales that may be available near you. Local ads often include new deals for first-time customers if you are searching for a brand new plan for yourself or for your entire household. Also, at times the local prices are different from the online ones, so it’s important to investigate both local and online sources. Try walking into a store and asking directly for deals. Sometimes you can find retailers willing to negotiate on prices.
Review Contract Deals
Be sure to review contract deals that you have available with different phone carriers in your area. Some contract deals for new customers or renewals allow you to get phones at discounted prices and in some cases entirely free of cost. With a two year contract, some carriers even offer the iPhone 4 for free, so don’t discount the benefit of signing a contract. Furthermore, most carriers offer family discounts, so you can save some money by convincing your entire household to join the same plan.
Compare Your Options Online
Whether you are interested in Bell phone plans or those of any other provider, you can compare all of the available packages and prices currently being offered online. When you look online to find the new phone you want to buy, you also have the ability to browse through different colors and skins before placing your order. Viewing photos and reading real reviews online can help you make the right decision regardless of the type of phone you are interested in. Check out reviews on third party sites that do not directly benefit from the review. This way you are more likely to get unbiased information. Whether you are looking for a single phone or phones for an entire household, browsing online is the ideal solution.
Shop During the Holidays
Shopping during the holidays is another way to save money on any type of phone you want to purchase, including smartphones. Holiday deals help to attract new customers while getting current customers to renew contracts for even better deals on phone upgrades, so every year there are deals to be had.
Check for Launch Deals
Often companies offer sales during a model’s initial launch. These launches are a great way to get value on high-end smartphones. Also, right after the launch of an improved model, the older version drops drastically in price. Use this time to scoop up the slightly-dated, yet still incredibly functional high tech phones.
Knowing how to save money when shopping for new phones can help with getting you the device you want at a lower cost, even if you are not looking for a new phone plan or service provider.
Guest Post written by Anica. A recent college graduate from University of San Francisco, Anica Oaks is breaking her way into freelance writing. She has already done articles for a variety of industries, ranging from technology to beauty to health. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. You can connect with her here.
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