Making sense of cell phone minutesWritten by Tim Gorman
Cellular phones are different from your land-line home phone in that youíll need to determine in advance how many minutes youíll use in any given month. Deciding how many minutes youíll need and making sure you donít go over your allotted minutes is one of trickiest parts of using a cellular phone.
The most common arrangement for cellular phones is a block minute plan. With a block minute plan, youíll pay a flat fee to purchase as set number of minutes each month. The disadvantage of this plan is that if you purchase 200 minutes per month, youíll be billed same amount whether you actually talked for 199 minutes or 60 minutes.
Something that many new cellular phone users donít realize is that youíll also be charged to receive calls. If youíre worried about going over your allotted minutes, itís best not to give out your phone number to any more people than absolutely necessary.
Recognizing common cellular phone problemsWritten by Tim Gorman
Cellular phones are in schools, banks, malls, and homes across country. While cellular phones have been an important technological advancement, theyíre not without their drawbacks.
Reliability is one of most significant disadvantages of cellular phones. Many people have replaced their land-line home phones with cellular phones, but this could prove problematic in a true emergency. If your house is on fire, dead batteries and weak signals are last things you should be worrying about. Dropping your land-line service may seem like an easy way to save a few dollars, but in most cases itís not worth risk.
Cell phones can also be easily damaged by improper handling and storage. Non-repairable corrosion can result if you expose your cellular phone to water or use wet hands to push buttons. Exposing your cellular phone to excessive heat can damage battery or internal components. Leaving your cell phone in extremely cold temperatures could possibly cause a temporary loss of screen display.