The Cell Phone Buyer's Guide: Choosing Your Wireless Phone with Confidence!

The Cell Phone Buyer's Guide: Choosing Your Wireless Phone with Confidence!

by Penelope Stetz

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The Cell Phone Buyer's Guide: Choosing Your Wireless Phone with Confidence! by Penelope Stetz

Are you intimidated when you shop for a cell phone? With as many as twelve carriers and three digital technologies in each market, it has never been more of a challenge. Use this book to:
-Learn the three basic elements to consider when shopping for a phone.
-Find out the top ten questions to ask.
-Master the jargon so you can talk the same language as the cellular sales rep.
-Decide which features you want in your phone and service before you get to the wireless phone store.
-Understand the nuances of the wireless phone industry with lots of pointers and illustrations.

AUTHORBIO: After selling phones to consumers for ten years, Penelope Stetz decided to write this book, which answers the questions she was asked again and again. She is also the author of The Cell Phone Handbook, a bestseller that offers an in-depth, nontechnical explanation of wireless telephony. Today, Penny operates her consulting firm, PhoneTech Wireless Consultants, and resides in Euclid, Ohio.

AUTHORCOMMENTS: The cell phone store can tell you the current rate plans and latest models of phones. This book will help you decide what's important to you before you get to the store. You will be able to ask and answer questions with assurance, whether you are buying a phone for the first time, or buying a second- or third-generation phone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781890154462
Publisher: Aegis Publishing Group, Ltd.
Publication date: 01/30/2002
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Read an Excerpt

regarding Coverage--

Before committing to a carrier, see if it has coverage where you will use your phone. Ask your friends which service they have and how they like it. See if you can borrow a phone to test it, either from a friend or from the carrier. You don¹t want to be locked into a two-year contract only to find out that your phone doesn¹t work in the places that are important to you.

A cheap monthly plan or lots of free minutes won¹t mean anything if your phone doesn¹t work where you need it to. You can buy the fanciest, most expensive phone and still have dropped calls if the carrier¹s coverage is lousy.

Table of Contents

Service
-The Confusing Part
-...And It¹s Going to Get Worse
-Coverage
-Contract
-Long Distance and Roaming
-Calling Features
-Rate Plans
-One-Rate, Anytime, Anywhere Plans
-Prepaid Plans
-A Plan for Your Lifestyle
-Safe and Secure
-Where the Buffalo Roam
-Torn Between Two Cities
-My One and Only
-Mommy and Me‹Light User
-Like, Message Me, Dude!
-May I Help You?‹Heavy User
-The Big Kahuna‹Power User
-Where to Shop
-Top Ten Questions
Equipment
-Phones
-Features
-Accessories
-Batteries
-Chargers
-Cigarette lighter adapters
-Headsets
-Car kits
Xtras
-Safety
-Health Concerns
-Etiquette
-Emergency Calls & E-9-1-1
-Future Technology
Glossary
Index

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