Cell Phone Buying Guide

Advanced Mobile Phone Service: AMPS represents the original technology system used for wireless networks.  It is currently only being utilized by...
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Customer Acquisition cost Running a cellular network costs the service providers quite a bit of money.  On top of the massive infrastructure costs,...
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Fixed Monthly Cost While only some major carriers offer "no contract," pre-paid cellular service, almost all of them offer fixed monthly cost plans...
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Whether it's on TV or in print, wireless service companies are constantly touting the advantages of their "100 Percent All-Digital Networks."  But...
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Throughout the world, different frequencies are used to send and receive wireless calls within each country. The phone manufacturers (Nokia, Motorola...
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The Phone Think of a cellular phone as an advanced radio, since it operates by sending and receiving radio waves, although the waves travel on...
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The United States cellular market is an open market subject to little government regulation, as is the case with many industries in the U.S.  This...
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Pre-paid/no-contract services are available from many independent providers and from the major carriers themselves.  There are many reasons why some...
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The Truth about Insurance? Do I need it? How much are we really paying for cell phone insurance? Most people don't realize that along with the $3-$5...
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Cell Phones have become such a way of life ? and even extensions of our personalities ? that people are often looking to replace a broken phone, or...
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When shopping for a deal on cellular service, the first thing to remember is that carriers set their monthly rate plan prices, and those prices don't...
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Nationwide Carriers Alltel recently acquired Western Wireless making Alltel the 5th largest carrier in the U.S.  Alltel operates the largest carrier...
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This chapter covers the most important aspects of starting cellular service: choosing your phone, carrier, and rate plan. Each person needs to base...
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The cellular industry in the U.S. is currently dominated by a handful of national and regional carriers as described in Chapter 3.  National...
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