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Signing a cell phone contract: advantages and disadvantages

Nowadays, almost everyone has a cell phone with which they can contact other people at any time and from anywhere, either by phone or message.



Even children often have a cell phone, which enables parents to contact their child more quickly when they are not at home. A cell phone can be of great help, especially for older people. This is the case, for example, when a small accident happens in the household and the person who has suffered the accident has to call for help quickly. The cell phone is practical and you can always have it with you. Before you get a cell phone, however, you have to ask yourself whether you want a cell phone with a contract or whether you want to buy a cell phone that you can use to top up your credit as needed.

On the one hand, it is very convenient to choose a cell phone that can be purchased with a contract. The money that you have to pay monthly for phone calls, texting or paying for using the Internet is debited directly from your account and the customer does not have to worry about anything else. You can get the latest cell phone models when you sign a contract and sometimes you don't even have to pay for the cell phone at all. After a certain time, you can even choose a new cell phone so that you have a newer model that was launched a year or two later. With a mobile phone contract, you pay a fixed quota each month and either receive a limited number of free minutes to make calls, SMS and mobile data, or you have a flat rate for calling, writing messages and surfing the Internet. A disadvantage of a cell phone contract is that you are bound by the contract and have to adhere to certain notice periods if you want to change providers, for example, because you have found a cheaper one. Furthermore, the quota of free minutes or SMS expires if you haven't used it up within a month.

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