At the dawn of another two-year contract agreement, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve realized that the time is finally here to trade in my well-loved (and broken-down) cell phone for a smartphone. Yes, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m moving on up! Unfortunately, a lot of choices, uncertain post-undergraduate plans, and a small budget are giving me a lot of headaches. After weighing the options, and researching as much as possible online, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m still hopelessly lost.
So, this is when I need a little adviceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I know a lot of people love their BlackBerrys Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and I would happily join their ranks. But is it really the best smartphone? Are there other devices which could provide similar functionality for a smaller price? Should I buy online through Amazon, or through the provider?
What are must-have features?
I honestly donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know how many of these features compare. Essentially, what features do I need and which phone will give me the most for the least amount of money?
Should I trade providers?
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m currently with Verizon, and their coverage in my area is pretty good. But their smartphone plans are the most expensive and I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know how the coverage is in other areas. Is AT&TÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coverage improving? What about Sprint and T-Mobile?
Any and all suggestions are welcome! Help!