Do you need to change your phone? Do you want to see if you can get a better contract with your mobile phone company? Before doing anything, make sure that you learn how to properly shop for a new agreement. By doing so, you will find perfect monthly plan to suit your needs at a price you are willing to pay.

In addition, we strongly suggest that you shop for new contracts and agreements on a regular basis, whether it is for telecom services in general, insurance coverage – home, healthcare, vehicle or life – or house maintenance services. Many companies change their rates every year and you should take advantage of this in order to get a better price for your services.

Assess your needs properly

Do you talk a lot over the phone? Do you intend to use your phone to stream videos or do you simply wish to use it to check your e-mails and stay in touch with social media? What is the maximum amount of money you are willing to pay monthly? All of these questions should be part of your thinking process before shopping for a new contract.

Write down the answers clearly to establish how you intend to use your phone and use these criteria to make your choice. This way of doing things seems very simple and obvious, but this step is crucial in properly understand your needs and to avoid paying for services you will not even use.

Shop at more than one place

You might already know which phone company you want to do business with. But before making your final decision and signing your new agreement, you should take a look around and see what the competitors have to offer. Compare all the plans that correspond to your criteria and see where you could save the most money.

If you are also buying a new phone, you should check if your company of choice allows you to choose any plan or if you need to sign for a specific plan in order to get your device at a reduced price. Some companies have a very little selection of plans that are compatible with smartphones and you might end up paying a lot just to get your phone at a cheaper price.

Do not hesitate to ask if your favourite mobile phone company can match a competitor’s prices. Many businesses will choose to keep you as their client by doing you this kind of favour. It will cost them a lot less to reduce the cost of your monthly plan than lose you as their faithful client. It has been proven – finding new clients is up to 10 times more expensive than keeping your current clients. Take advantage of this. Become a smart shopper and save on your new plan.

Keep your freedom

Shopping for a new monthly agreement sometimes means signing a two-year contract. If you do not wish to be committed to the same company for this long of a period, you can also choose to buy a used cell phone. By doing so, you will avoid being tied up to the same company without being changed heavy fees for breaching your contract, and you will not be limited to a very small selection of expensive plans to get the phone you want at the price you are willing to pay.

Go ahead and browse our iPhone 4 and used iPhone 5 devices, as well as our great Samsung smartphones. With one of these on hand, will be able to shop for your perfect monthly plan without any limitations.