Getting a New Phone Plan? Here’s how To Pick the Right One

If you’ve had your phone plan for a while now, or are looking to buy a new phone, you may want to get a new phone plan. For one, there could be a better plan out there that offers more benefits at a lower price. For another, if you are buying a new phone, it’s likely you’ll need a new plan that offers you more data. But, with the number of options out there, picking the right phone plan can be hard, which is why we’ve put together a simple guide to help you choose a plan that’s right for you. 

  • Take network coverage into account: It doesn’t matter what benefits the plan offers if it has lousy network coverage. So, make sure to pick a carrier that has decent coverage, at least in the city where you reside. You can figure out how good a carrier’s coverage is by checking coverage maps, which you will find on the carrier’s website. 
  • Measure how much data you consume: Most people are not aware of how much data they consume. Given that everyone’s data usage varies, you’ll need to check your monthly data consumption and calculate the daily average based on this. You can visit your carrier’s website and log in to your account to check your data consumption. It’s important that you do this so you don’t pick a plan that offers insufficient data. Also, if you are buying a new smartphone, consider getting more data than what you currently use since it is likely you’ll also consume more data. 
  • Check the fine print: Carriers can offer plans with a lot of attractive perks like unlimited data and free international roaming packages to make you switch over to their network. But, don’t let these perks affect your decision since there will likely always be a few caveats. For instance, a carrier may offer free international roaming, but the speed may be very slow and you’ll need to pay for faster internet. So, make sure to check the fine print before you make your decision. 

Another important thing that you should consider is the price of the plan. You can avoid overspending for a plan by comparing the prices of different plans in relation to the perks they offer.