Cell phones! We can not live with out them it could seem; and yet often times we hate them due to the problems we have with the telephone, the service, or the business we have service with. I work in the Cell phone industry and have lots of experience with the problems that folks face when it come to making decisions like what carrier to select, what plans to have, or features to use. Things even I myself face. That is a competitive industry that we live in.
All the ads, and stories we hear; make you wonder what to do at times. If you choose a carrier that says they can present you with good service you tend to believe them; but when a problem arises sometimes it is hard to get anything done about it. Even though something is performed you sometimes find yourself wondering if everything you went through was even worth the trouble. So I am going to share some things that can help relieve a number of the stress. This will be the initial part of a 4 part series.
The first topic I’ll discuss is the question which carrier to use for the cell phone needs. In all honesty here; there is only one statement that will hold true. The service you choose is only as effective as you ensure it is by staying within the rules of how it works. What does that mean? It means that no matter which carrier you choose the experience you have with them is as good as you will make it; not the business. Each carrier really offers the same things.
There is not much difference between them. Each of them offer calling plans to fit your needs; they all have a number of phones for you to pick from that do different things; each of them provide great features to create your cell phone experience unique! The major carriers like Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-mobile all want you to believe that they alone are the best option for your needs. In reality though there isn’t many difference between them. Sure some like AT&T will be the only ones to own Iphone or T-Mobile the Android; but even those phones are not that not the same as most others anymore.
So what one do you choose? Here are a few facts. The first decision you have to make may not seem as important nonetheless it will make an enormous difference depending on the way you opt for your phone. Do you want to choose CDMA (Code division multiple access) or GSM (Global System for Mobile communications)? Verizon and Sprint use CDMA. AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM. What exactly are they and what do they mean? They are technology types. Both offer the same sort of services but GSM has a huge advantage over CDMA. Probably a good 85% of the world now uses GSM; CDMA is just about only used here in the US by Verizon and Sprint.
The advantage of GSM is that it uses what is called a Sim card. The Sim card is a small chip which can be placed right into a GSM device that provides you service. Several things that are good about this is you could keep all your contacts onto it and move it easily from phone to phone. Also since this Sim card can be your actual service you can change phones easily provided that they are unlocked. Most phones in the US are locked to a particular carrier, but in all of those other world people change their phones and carriers daily.
In some countries you can buy phones which have multiple Sim card slots. This enables you to use more than one carrier at a time. Think about the power that will give you! Choosing GSM also gives some other advantages to think about. Because the rest of the world uses this technology it creates it possible for AT&T and T-mobile to include new services and features into their service that is developed elsewhere in the world.
For example in Asia there’s full video conferencing capabilities. vivo y20a I’ve used this service myself; where I could both talk and see the person I am speaking with at the same time just like you might on Skype or Yahoo YM with web cams. This service had been out in Asia since 2005. AT&T has been slowly implementing this same capability in it’s phones and service for quite some time now.
Although at current it is just a one way experience rather than two way video. T-mobile also has some great services they’re bringing to the united states. T-mobile itself can be an European company. This is one of the reasons they were in a position to adopt the Andriod so quickly to their line of devices.
I guess to put all this simply; when it comes down to choosing your carrier as far as what they can give you for technology all you need to decide is where do you want your cellular phone experience to take you and how fast do you want to get there. While each one of these companies will come out with services and services; both AT&T and T-mobile is going to be ahead of the game in the end.
Verizon and Sprint will always come out with new services as well; but they have limitations when it comes to their ability to connect to the rest of the world. All will continue to work great so that really should not be a factor in your choice. Many people choose a carrier due to some phone it has. That has been probably an unhealthy decision if the services behind that phone won’t give you the best experience with it. In the end you will end up unhappy and want to head to something else.