Choosing a Wireless Service Provider

Are you happy with your mobile phone service? It might be time to shop around.

First, ask about your coverage area. Where can your phone beused? Is the service local, regional or national? Compare that toyour needs. What are the additional charges, if any, for roaming?Don't pay for what you don't need.

What about the equipment? Is size a factor? Generally, thesmaller the phone, the shorter the talk time between recharges.

Is the sound quality consistent throughout the country? Somephones sound great locally but weaken when roaming in certainareas.

Finally, examine the service contract. Look for the bestcombination of air time, monthly fee, additional-minute charges andcontract length.

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