Deciding on what type of phone to buy or what type of phone service to depend on is a big decision. Whether it's a cell phone you are purchasing or a landline for your house, there are many different services to check into, and many different types of phones to look at.
Cellular phones have become so popular today that there are many people, if not, the majority, that use their cellular phones as their main line. Some people even use a cell phone as their only phone line, phasing out a landline altogether.
Cellular phones can range from as low as free (for new subscribers) to several hundred dollars for the latest smartphones. AT&T the latest email-optimized device from the Nokia E-series. It is called the Nokia E71x, is sleek and slender. The phone is thin but wide, because it has a QWERTY keyboard, and features support for corporate communication for Microsoft Exchange. If you are someone that checks email a lot this is the phone for you. This phone can rapidly download music, video and more. And AT&T's service is reliable.
There are many different types of phones to fit your needs and lifestyle. Some people like get online and check email a lot with their phones, some people primarily text, and some just want a phone to make simple calls. Whatever it is that you do, there are many phones out there that will suit your needs. Since a lot of people text, there are phones today that slide open sideways (horizontally) with what a keyboard to text on. An example of one of these phones is the Sidekick 3 made by T-mobile. The Sideckick 3 even has an Mp3 player. This phone, brand new, costs roughly between $299.99 and $399.99.
If you are looking for a simple phone, there are also many of those out there. All cellular providers offer simple phones. AT&T has a basic phone they offer called the Pantech Breeze that only costs $50.00 after a mail-in rebate. It has large numeric and navigation keys. The Pantech Breeze has a VGA camera, Instant Messenger, and phonebook capacity of 500 entries.
Many cellular providers will try to lock you into a contract of 1 to 2 years with their company in order to get certain phones, or in order to have phone service with them at all. If you do not like contracts, you can opt for a pre-paid cell phone. This enables you to purchas a phone from a cellular or convenience store without locking into a long contract. You simply pay a certain amount for a number of minutes. When the minutes are up, you can reload the phone or just turn it back into the store.