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Picking The Best Cell Phones

The Experience Itself Is Half The Fun

No matter what cell phone you pick, the experience of selecting the options you want is half the fun. That's the experience this article explores.

It's easy these days to decide you need a cell phone. With friends and family already joining the 21st century, the pressure to buy rises for those who are not yet mobile to get connected, if for no other reason that to have the peace of mind that a cell phone for emergency purposes brings. So what features do you want? How do you want to use it? These are the factors you must weigh in your mind.

You have a lot of options available to you. Nokia is the largest cell phone manufacturer in the world, but they are by no means the only one. The iPod and iPhones from Apple have also attained a tremendous level of popularity, as have Blackberries, iPads, and many other hand-held devices that include cell phone capabilities. With hundreds of manufacturers, your choices are almost limitless.

Cameras with digital cameras continue be highly popular, and they have evolved to the point where they also provide video capabilities. Some of the accessories available include chargers, headsets, hands-free (Bluetooth) operation, and data migration to your PC or laptop. Other features include stereo FM radio, podcasts, high speed data transmission, built-in calendars, selectable and downloadable ring tones, image sharing, Java games and applications (also known as "apps"), text messaging, and note keeping. Some people love to connect their phones to their computers in order to manage and coordinate their address and phone books.

Most brick-and-mortar stores only carry a handful of the best selling phones, but you can find a much wider variety online. Some of the most popular places to shop and buy include Amazon, Ebay, Best Buy, WalMart, and a plethora of online boutiques that specialize in small electronic devices of all kinds. Also, many cell plan providers such as Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, NexTel, and T-Mobile often offer free or discounted phone models when you agree to take a one or two year contract with the plan provider. In essence, they are underwriting the cost of the phone via the funds they anticipate collecting from you over the life of the contract.

Most phones also allow you to express your personality by selecting your choice of colored covers, so-called "wallpapers", and themes for the menu structure of your phone. The bottom line is this. You can select the phone that suits your personal style while you enjoy the flexibility to talk about any time, anywhere! So congratulations on your decision to buy your first cell phone. You won't regret it.

Oh, by the way, did I mention that cell phones are a great way to make phone calls?

Last Update: 7/21/2011
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