By Lisa Monroe
It seems like everyone out there has a cell phone these days and there are many companies to choose from. You may find a certain type of phone you like or know where you can have service that covers your common area of travel. Make sure you really look closely at the mobile contract before you sign it. There may be fees and clauses that you aren’t going to be happy with.
Most mobile phone contracts are for a period of two years. That is a long time to be committed to a company you aren’t happy with. This is why you need to make sure you know what you are getting from the very start. Take the time to read information about certain phones and the quality of customer service from the mobile phone provider.
Some cell phone companies require you to pay a deposit for your service. You will generally get this back at the end of the first year if your account is still in good standing. Should you decide to cancel your phone service before the contract is done they can keep that deposit. They can also charge you an early cancellation fee that is generally around $500. These fees apply if they end up having to shut off your cell phone for non payment as well.
You will notice many cell phone companies offer newer phones and better plans as time goes by. Most of them will allow you to take advantage of such upgrades. The catch though is your two year mobile contract will start all over. Keep this in mind if you aren’t sure if you want to continue with the same cell phone company for a length of time.
Due to the many gray areas in these mobile contracts many consumers find themselves in a mess. Make sure you carefully read all of the details and that you understand them before you sign up for cell phone service with a certain company. If you don’t want to go this route you should consider buying a prepaid cell phone that you can end service on at any time due to there not being any type of contract. For more information about contracts go to http://tinyurl.com/ljbjtb
“Lisa Monroe is a Prolific Writer, Forensic Editor & respected Instructor in Social Sciences & Humanities. She enthusiastically studies past and current behavior & interaction, is a dedicated teacher & married mother of three children living in Sugar Land, Texas.” More of Lisa’s articles can be found here http://www.txrus.com