To compare smart phones not smartphones, you need to answer two key questions:
1) What you need to do your phone? And-
2) How much are you willing to pay?
Basically, you get what you pay for and more capacity will cost more money. or want a simple phone service, or want a phone that does it all: For some users, it may be a decision in black and white without shades of gray.
Not smart phones that do a great job of just making calls.
For example, the Samsung M370 does one thing, but does it well. This is a simple phone that offers great voice capabilities, has a large keypad and a familiar clamshell design that performs makes it very convenient. The call quality is excellent, and can help you keep your monthly bills as low call is all it does.
However, the phone does not have additional features. No expandable memory slot for storing music. If you need a different capacity than calling, you will not find on this phone.
There are some smart phones that do not have extra power, such as e-mail, text messages and some other features like a camera. These devices are usually designed to run on its own firmware which is connected to the phone itself.
The main factor that does not discriminate smartphones smartphone that can not run third party applications in general, this is important because, unless the phone manufacturer later decides an additional function in a “firmware update” you can not add additional features to include on the phone. It has no way to new opportunities to add a non-smartphone.
Cost of the unit:
The purchase of a phone depends on whether purchased with or without a maintenance contract. The telephone service is usually monthly and may be canceled by the user at no cost.
Smartphones without contract cost is usually between 400 and $ 750, depending on the capacity and the characteristics of the memory. Refurbished smartphones of the first generation can be bought considerably. Smartphones without contract usually priced between 50 and 150 dollars, but some may be higher.
Most service contracts for a period of 2 years and have almost always a penalty for early termination. Because the phone is sold to the user at a discount, the carrier bears the costs of the discount and recovered during the term of the contract. For that reason, the carrier will charge a penalty for early termination.
Smart phones not with a 2 year contract price usually have a “free” (free-of-pocket) to $ 50- $ 75, which is higher. Overhauled previous models are available for much less.
After the agreement is in force for a period of time, most companies allow customers to upgrade to a newer model (usually at a significantly reduced rate) if the customer agrees to extend the service contract with two additional years after upgrading.
The cost of the basic telephone service is almost the same for smart phones and smartphones. Competition is fierce among carriers, so that the main differences between the operators in the quality of coverage in the user area, rather than service.
Most carriers offer combined “family” plans with a simple rate for the first phone and then an additional discount rate for the additional phones. There are different levels of planning in general, based on the maximum usage amount of minutes per month, with an additional application if the limit exceeded. On the other hand, there are no additional charges for long distance, and there is not a big difference in cost for nights and weekends versus daytime usage. Nowadays, many airlines offer plans with unlimited calls and texting and no long distance rates.
Plans can be complicated, so it is definitely worth comparing the details of the cost structure. For example, one of the carriers allows used minutes to be “desynchronized” from one month to the next month.
Data and Internet:
These costs for smartphone contracts, and can be in the range of $ 30 – $ 100 per month or more, depending on the amount of data used. As with the call packets of the data plans a step was taken with a base cost for a maximum amount of usage data and exceeded additional minimum.
For the “family plan,” by which two or more smartphones fall, companies have started members in the plan to share a pool of data usage. This will generally reduce family expenses, since not all family members use the same amount of data.
These costs apply only to smartphones, and are associated with third-party applications running on the phone. Some are free, but most require you to pay a kind of tax to access the functions. Most applications cost between $ 0.99 and $ 9.99, but there are applications that are highly specialized that are much more expensive. Most applications have a request rate when they are downloaded and activated. Some applications require a monthly subscription fee to continue using the application, or to continue accessing data stored in the application or the Internet.