Tips on shopping for cell phones online

Ok so all of us with cell phones have been through it all when it comes to customer service and the annoying line waits, and rude sales reps at the cell phone stores.

The last time I bought a mobile phone plan at a corporate store was 4 years ago.  Once I experienced the convenience of shopping for one online I no longer needed the rude sales rep to help me out, to make me feel stupid and inferior for asking questions and talking me into all kinds of accessories I didn’t need.  When my friend told me about buying one online I was a little timid to the fact. All of the questions I had such as;what is the best site to purchase from? Is it safe? What if something goes  wrong with the phone? What if I don’t like the phone or the plan after I purchase it?

Well here are the facts I have learned. And tips I would like to pass on to those of you out there in search of a new phone/s or plan/s.  It is really simple to purchase  a cell phone and a plan online. The particular site I use time and time again, was recommended to me by a close friend and it has been an amazing experience for me.

All you have to do is go to the website. Then pick a provider you are interested in.  Then you pick the phone. All good websites will have specs on the phones. Don’t hesitate to look up reviews online for that specific device.  Places such as Yahoo answers, or Google “reviews for blank phone”. You will get a list of reviews.  Read them! Ask questions and get insight.

After you pick your new mobile phone, it will take you to the plan options.  You then pick the plan for your specific needs, and then proceed to checkout.  If you do not have service with that provider, they will run a credit check and if you are upgrading a device, they will connect with the providers server right away to make sure you are eligable and to give you the discounted price immediatly.  Do not worry, it is safe and secure. Reputable sites use certain safeguards to protect your identity.  It takes only a matter of minutes. Then all you have to do is checkout.  No more annoying line waits, rude reps or pressurized sales!

Most sites that are well trusted and have a strong background will actually give you most phones free of cost or no mail in rebate and the phones are 50-100 dollars cheaper than any corporate store!! I can go to a website right now, and get the same cell phone you would buy at a retail store for free!! It would cost you $200.00 plus a $50.00 mail in rebate at the store.

Only buy from sites that have a 14-30 day return policy.  I have had to return phones online before, and it is literally effortless.  All you have to do is contact customer support from the website. They will send you a return package to send the device back in.  They even sent me the phone I wanted, before I sent the original one back! So I had the phone I loved right away, and was not without one.

So give it a try! Save time. Save money and save your sanity! No more store rep to push you into something you do not need! Below I have listed the website that my friends and I all use.  Feel free to search for your own site as well. This is just the one I’ve been using for 4 years and remember no matter what carrier you purchase from, if you ever have issues with a phone or service after the 14-30 day return policy, the corporate stores still have to help you with any issues. You are still their customer.