Advantages to Standard Long Term Cell Contracts
Fixed monthly rates for minutes unless you go over your minimum.
A huge variety of Phones and devices available.
Many features like Data, TV feeds, Email, Picture phones, are only available for long term Contracts or are very expensive Prepaid phone plans.
Free calls to others in the same network in many plans
(this feature is now available on a couple of Prepaid monthly plans Alltel U Prepaid, Virgin Mobile, Verizon Prepaid, Cricket, Cingular-Go).
Lots of minutes per month on some plans.
Often when you sign a 2 year contract you can get a FREE or very nice Phone cheap. Compare Prepaid-Cell-Phones from T-mobile, Alltel U Prepaid, Virgin-Cell, Verizon-Prepaid, Net10 Cellular, Boost Prepaid, Simple Freedom, Walmart Prepaid phones, Cricket, Tracfone and others that may come along.
Ask almost anyone, and they’ll tell you that cell phone etiquette — or lack thereof — is a problem. For that matter, telephone etiquette hasn’t been entirely sorted out yet, as encounters with sales clerks and receptionists constantly remind me. It’s just that it’s harder to escape cell phone users. I’m constantly irritated by some of the inane conversations I hear on the bus or train, or just walking down the street, and sometimes astonished at how some people broadcast some pretty personal details because they forget they’re in public.