So you’ve been hearing all the buzz around customers leaving the major wireless companies and are opting for smaller, less expensive, no contract cell phone service. You’re interested in finding out more information on making the switch yourself, but you’re not sure what you need to know.
No worries. We’ve got some information and tips to get you “in the know.” For starters, here are a couple reasons why making the switch is such an attractive idea.
1. You can BYOP
BYOP is the abbreviation for the bring your own phone revolution. With most no contract cell phone service providers, you can purchase an unlocked GSM phone of your choice (i.e. phones made for AT&T or T-Mobile) and then simply insert their SIM card to connect to the network. You’ll get the same quality of service that you would get from the major carriers. After all, it’s the same network.
And with more and more popular phones and smartphones making it to the market, the prices on devices are continually dropping. Sure, you may pay more up front for a popular phone than you would if you got a discounted phone from one of the major carriers. But the long term savings will add up quickly. Not to mention, unlocked phones have a higher resale value because they can be used with different providers.
2. Faster flowing phone updates
Occasional software updates for your smartphone are important. They improve performance and kill bugs that infect the operating system. One of the big problems with phones that are distributed by the major carriers is that they are often slow to receive software updates. Many times the delay is due to the fact that the new update is incompatible with one of the carrier installed apps that they try to force on you.
With BYOP providers, that is not an issue. When you don’t have to worry about branded, pre-installed apps to slow your system down, the updates come much faster and more frequently.
Hopefully this information has been helpful. Stay tuned to the Pure TalkUSA blog, as were putting together some tips that will help you get out of your current cell phone contract for as little cost as possible.