Smartphones VS Non-Smartphones

Not to compare smartphones against smartphones, you must answer two basic questions:

1) What do you need your phone to do? And

2) How much are you willing to pay?

In fact, you get what you pay for and more capacity will cost you more money. For some users, it may be a decision in black and white without shades of gray: if the standard telephone service or they want a phone that will do everything.

No smartphones that do a great job of just making calls.

There is no expandable memory slot for music storage. If you need the capacity of all other than calling, you will not find on this phone.

There are some non-smartphones that have additional capacity, such as email, text messages and other functions such as a camera. These devices are generally designed to run on proprietary firmware that is connected to the phone itself.

The main factor not considered smartphones smartphones is that they generally can not run third-party applications. This is important because if the phone manufacturer decides later to include an additional function in a "firmware update", you can not add additional functionality to the phone. Now consider the cost of the devices.

C
ost of the device

The price of a purchase phone depends if purchased with or without a service contract. Without telephone service contract is usually for a base from month to month and can be canceled by the user, without penalty.

Smartphone without contract are generally quoted in the range of $ 400 - $ 750, depending on capacity and memory resources. smartphones recovered from previous generations can be purchased for significantly less.Non smartphones without contracts are usually priced in the range of $ 50 - $ 150, but some may be higher.

Once the phone is sold to the user with a discount, the carrier absorbs the cost of restoring and retrieving it on the contract. For this reason, the carrier bills early termination fee.

No smartphones with a 2 year contract are usually priced in the range of (no charge out-of-pocket) "free" to $ 50- $ 75, some more. Smartphones with a 2 year contract are sold in the range of $ 100 - $ 300 depending on memory capacity and resources to the latest model. previous refurbished models are available for much less.

Once the contract is in effect for a period of time, most carriers allow customers to upgrade to a newer model (usually at a significantly reduced price) if the customer agrees to extend the service contract for two additional years after the update.

Costs for telephone

The cost for the basic telephone service is about the same for non-smart phones and smart phones. Competition is fierce among carriers, so that the main differences between the carriers is in the quality of coverage in the user area instead of the service charge.

Most carriers offer combined plans "family" with a basic fee for the first phone, then additional charges discounts for additional phones. Today, many operators offer plans with unlimited calls and text messages without long distance charges.

The plans can be difficult, so it is well worth the effort to compare the details of the cost structure.

Data and Internet

These costs apply only to smartphones contracts, and may be in the range of $ 30 - $ 100 per month or more depending on the amount of data used. As in the case of calling plans, data plans are staggered, with a base cost for a maximum amount of data usage and additional fees if the minimum is exceeded.

By "family plans", where two or more smartphones are covered, operators began to allow participants to share a pool of data usage. Most applications cost between $ 0.99 and $ 9.99, although there are applications that are highly specialized, which are much more expensive. Most applications have one time fee when they are downloaded and activated. Some applications require a monthly fee to continue using the application, or to continue to be able to access data that is stored in the application or the Internet.
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