If you haven't arranged a cell phone plan before, you may be forgiven for being confused with the vast array of schemes and cell phones on offer; plans that best suit your budget may be an important factor. Don't worry though if you are confused by the types of plans available because there are web sites that can give you complete comparisons very quickly; rushing this can cost more in the long term if a customer is tied to a contract they doesn't suit them.
Of course if you are a heavy user then a monthly cell phone plan may be a better option for you. There are many plans available today, in fact some change by the day so you would be wise to look carefully, especially at those with a monthly agreement.
Just to confuse you more packages that are designed for your geographic location are available in addition to those based on families. All of these have their own benefits although there are also disadvantages.
You will often find that monthly schemes provide a better specification phone than the prepaid cellular phones, with more services available to them. If you run a large business, you would not want a family type package as you might find it to restrictive for what you require.
For the family user, cellular phone usage discounts are included if you call members of the family that you list on the same bill. Special rates for family members are sometimes part of the contract and for those who use their phones a great deal, savings can be made.
The national cell phone plan usually attracts large businesses and organizations with offices and operatives Nationwide. Roaming charges on this type of plan are usually included as part of the agreement and anyone that travels around the country will see the obvious benefits of this type of scheme.
For regional use, this type of plan may require you to pay long-distance charges but the airtime rates may be cheaper. Although most individuals prefer the prepaid option, this is not always the best cell phone plan option for travelers and business people.
If you want to stay healthy and sane, allow yourself some free time without the cell phone.
Francisco Segura owns and operates At-t Phone Systems