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How To Choose a Prepaid Cellphone

Watch more How to Make the Most of Your Cellphone videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these tips to choose a prepaid cell phone at the price you want, and with a service plan that meets your needs. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Find carrier Find a prepaid cellphone carrier that offers a range of phones and service plans. Step 2: Decide on price range Decide on your price range for the cellphone. Prices can range from free -- with the purchase of minutes -- to a couple hundred dollars. Tip Prepaid cellphone models are available online from the carriers and at walk-in stores. Step 3: Consider usability Consider the phone's usability. Determine whether it is small, functional, durable, and includes a long-lasting battery. Step 4: Consider voice features Consider the voice features you need. Prepaid cellphone voice features may include three-way calling, speakerphones, voicemail, call waiting, and caller ID. Step 5: Consider multimedia features Consider the multimedia features you need. Prepaid cellphone multimedia features may include text messaging, instant messaging, a camera, recording capabilities, audio/video playback, games, ringtones, and a radio. Step 6: Consider extra features Consider any extra features that come with the phone, including a calendar, phonebook, task list, or note pad. Step 7: Select service plan Select a service plan that meets your needs. Look at your recent cellular phone bills to determine whether a particular prepaid plan would be a cheaper option for you. Tip Prepaid cellphone plans may require you to pay a set monthly fee for a fixed number of minutes, pay a fixed rate per minute without a monthly fee, pay a daily access charge each day you use the phone, or pay a monthly fee for unlimited calling. Step 8: Look for free calling options Consider whether the plan offers free calling on nights, weekends, and with in-network calls. Did You Know? An early version of the cellphone was introduced in 1947.
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