March 16, 2016

Be honest… Can you really say you know exactly how to choose the perfect cellphone contract for yourself?

… Or do you just think you do?

Ever tried to play darts blindfolded? Trust me, it’s not too much fun – for you, or anyone else in the room! You may think you can hit the bulls-eye but you don’t really stand much of a chance.

And that’s quite similar to how you might feel when you’re trying to choose a new cellphone contract for yourself. There are over 10,000 combinations of cellphone contracts and bundles in the market, so how do you even know where to start? The more choice there is, the harder it is to make a decision.

In today’s modern world, we have so much choice available. Of course, choice is a good thing, but in excess it’s just confusing and overwhelming! And the decision starts to become more of a guess.

Well, there is finally a tool to help you make the right decision, so you can stop guessing.

We’re all unique

And this goes for our cellphone usage too. Which is why it’s so important for cellphone users to realise that there is no ‘’one-size-fits-all solution’’. When mobile networks advertise things like ‘’best contract in market’’ – this isn’t strictly true… as really, you need the ‘’best contract for me’’, not the best contract for everyone. The same applies for networks. There’s no such thing as ‘’the best network’’…. Rather, it’s the ‘’best network for me’’ based on the signal, the service, and the savings you can achieve.

You are unique! (Just like everyone else!) And you have to find a contract that is perfectly suited to the way in which you use your phone. Your usage is going to differ from another person’s usage based on things like:

  • The type of phone you have (some phones use more data than others)
  • Who you call, where you call, when you call and how long you speak for
  • What apps you use and for how long
  • Whether you use an internet connection through your phone? Or rely entirely on mobile data.
  • Whether you travel much? Do you use international roaming?
  • And so much more!

So, how do you choose which is the most suitable contract for you? Especially when there are over 10,000 to choose from!

Your choice of contract should be based on:

  • The network(s) you want to be on
  • The handset you’re looking for (or a SIM-only deal if you prefer)
  • How you actually use your phone: who you call, when you call, how much data you use, and all the other points mentioned earlier.

So what are the golden rules?

  • Don’t be fooled into choosing a contract based on the price per month or the phone it comes with without considering whether it is suitable to your usage. It could end up much more expensive especially if you use more minutes or data than what the contract actually provides.
  • Do choose your own contract based on your real-life usage.

What else should I consider when choosing my perfect contract?

  • Use add-on bundles. An easy way to manage your cellular spend is to make sure you have the right add-on bundles based on your requirements.
  • Manage your out of bundle spend. Sometimes going out-of-bundle is not a bad thing (it may be cheaper than getting the next level of add-on bundle), but you need to be careful, and it has to be done scientifically (as there is a fine balance between using the optimal amount of out-of-bundle data and adding the next level of add-on bundle).
  • Choose a network with good international travel and calling rates if you know you are going to be travelling a lot. Some networks have better international dialing and roaming rates than others.

If you are ready to take out your next contract, now is the perfect time to use Tariffic! While you can use all of our tips above, the MOST ACCURATE way of finding the undoubtedly perfect contract for you is to use the Tariffic tool. This could save you up to 40% off your regular cellphone bill.

By using Tariffic, you’ll:

  • Find your perfect cellphone contract based on your usage, the phone you want, and the networks you’re interested in.
  • Find the best bundles to add-on to your contract based on your real-time usage.
  • Save money by finding the best contract.

The Tariffic tool is free for a limited period, try it out now – you have nothing to lose!

We can help you save up to 40% off your corporate cellphone spend

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