Cell Phones

Shopping for a Cell Phone and Wireless Plan

Many people these days own a smartphone and are very tech savvy. However, there are also individuals who don’t know as much about technology. Not everyone owns a wireless phone, but if you are in that category and want to purchase one, it is helpful to know that cell phones are no longer a luxury but a necessity. With a wireless phone, you have the freedom to go wherever you want and can call anyone, whether you want to make a call to a friend, family member, or if you have an emergency. Here are some great examples of best cell phone and cell phone plans.

Straight Talk is one of the top companies that offers a prepaid cell phone. There are plans that start at as low as $45 and as high as $60. Both offer unlimited talk and text, although the data plans differ. With one of these, you can get a great smartphone like the LG Optimus Dynamic for just $80. It includes a 3.2-inch touchscreen and a 3 megapixel camera that doubles as a video recorder and runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The phone is 3G capable and connects to Wi-Fi, has a microSD slot to expand its memory and an 800 MHz processor.

A great wireless plan through Virgin Mobile is the Beyond Talk Unlimited Data and Messaging, which offers choices that are $35, $45, or $55 per month respectively. The cheapest plan includes 300 talk minutes, while the other two offer 1200. You can enjoy unlimited text messaging and data while using a great phone such as the HTC One V, which is a free web exclusive device. It runs on Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, sports a 3.7-inch touchscreen and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that doubles as a camcorder. Music is enhanced by Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio technology. The smartphone has an interestingly curved chin to make for a more comfortable user experience when engaged in phone calls.

A great no contract cell phone you can get through T-Mobile is the HTC 8X, which is a Windows Phone 8 device. It is available in a bluish purple color and can be acquired for no down payment and then $18 per month in addition to your monthly plan fee until fully paid off. It has a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels and 342 pixels per inch, an 8-megapixel camera with a dedicated HTC ImageChip and a dual-core 1.5 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The phone has 16GB of internal storage and runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system, which provides you with the People Hub and live tiles that are fun, interesting, and refreshing. You can also personalize the device by pinning apps of your choice to the Home screen and selecting a tile color to match your mood or preferences.