There are lots of options when it comes to getting a mobile phone. With many different handsets and manufacturers to choose from, as well as deciding what plan to go on, it can be an incredibly daunting task. It is important that you find a plan that not only suits your budget but also suits your needs in terms of the data and usage allowance that you have.
Here are some things that you might want to consider when looking at your mobile plan options:
Data Usage – it is a good idea to think about how much data you think you are going to need. If you stream a lot of programs, browse the internet or spend a lot of time on social media, you will want to ensure that you have a plan that has ample data usage.
Calling and Texts – many plans come with unlimited calls and texts, but it is always worth checking whether there are any limits. There may be additional charges for calling 0800 or international numbers on your standard plan.
Network coverage – think about what your travel habits are. It is important to ensure that you have reliable network coverage wherever you are. If you travel internationally, you may want to consider a Multi Network Sim Card, which will allow you to switch between networks whilst you travel.
Contract or Pay-as-you-go – you need to consider whether you want to have a contract phone that you will be tied into for (usually) two years or whether you want to have a pay-as-you-go SIM option instead.