Getting a new phone each year doesn’t have to be expensive if you’re willing to go prepaid and buy online.
There is nothing more annoying than a slow, or poorly functioning smartphone. It doesn’t take too long, or too many accidentally drops, for smartphone performance to decline.
While, postpaid plans lock you into a long-term contract, going prepaid gives you the option to upgrade whenever you want. Here’s how to upgrade your smartphone every year.
First and foremost, you need to be on a prepaid plan.
Prepaid means you are not locked into a contract or have a fixed monthly payment. Your SIM can be transferred between phones as you please. The main benefit is that you only pay for what you actually use, or can use less and pay less if you need to.
All the major telecommunications companies offer prepaid plans, but the new low-cost providers are usually just as good at a fraction of the cost.
Do your research
Check mobile phone reviews online to find one which has the features you need and use. Smartphones have come a long way in the last couple of years. New low-cost smartphones are incredibly powerful and feature packed. While the top of the line models are great products, they are also overkill for most users.
Once you know what phone you want, search online to find the best price. eBay and Amazon are great to start because they will have competitive prices. However, it is worth check a few traditional electronic stores as they can have good sales sometimes. Be wary of overseas stores as they may not have the same model as the Australia version.
Sell your old phone
The beauty of buying a phone out right is that it’s your phone. You can sell it as you please. Gumtree and eBay are both good options to sell your old phone. Just make sure you do a full factory reset to remove any personal information before you sell it. Also, take out any external memory cards.
You should be able to get a reasonable price for a one-year-old phone if you have taken good care of it, and it was a popular model. A cheap case and screen protector will keep your phone in like new condition.
Upgrading your smartphone each year is easy if you are willing to buy and sell online. Doing so will mean you always have the most up to date technology, without paying costly monthly contract fees.Read More →