Things to Remember When Shopping for a New Phone

Sansung Galaxy S5Last week was a pretty jammed packed week, I had a lot on my plate, same with this week. When you work in the social media worlds this truly is the busiest time of the year. But there is one thing I needed to do. Get to Target Mobile to get my new phone. As a Community Manager and blogger I needed a great one and well the Samsung Galaxy S5 fit the bill for me. So far I am loving the new phone. Just a side note here did you know even when you are shopping at Target Mobile your Target Red Card works to save you more.

I really loved this shopping experience at Target as I wasn’t just picking up a phone, I had to switch my phone number from my old iPhone to my new phone, and on the other phone get a new phone number for it, and shop for cases for both.

If you are shopping for a phone this holiday season, here are some things to remember

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Who is the phone for?

For me, my new phone was for me, someone who uses it for work and play. If I was shopping for my teen I would of picked something different, at Target Mobile there where plenty to choose from.

Prepaid vs Plan

For a number of years my teen daughter has had a pay as you go (prepaid) phone. This was great for when she was younger but as she matured it was time to get her a phone with a plan. It also saved me 10% for adding a plan with same company I am with and we saved another 10% by bringing a device. If you buy a phone outright this works too. Research what deal or plan works best for who you are getting the phone for–remember this weeks promo might not be the best plan for you.

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Protect the Phone.

When I was at Target I could not leave the store without cases for the phones. Target Mobile had a great selection and now clumsy me doesn’t need to worry if I accidently drop my phone, which I have been known to do on occasion. I really love my whilte case that matches my white phone right now.

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One of the things I love about my new phone is the fingerprint scanner. No one is getting to the information stored on my phone unless its me. Having a passcode on your phone or your child’s phone is important, set it up as soon as you get the phone. My teen and I do know the passcodes on each others phones in case of something urgent.

Bina, from my local Target Mobile made my experience wonderful and easy, without a wait, which I found incredible this time of the year. If you are out phone hunting this weekend or in the days before Christmas you might want to check them out. For me more and more this year our house has become a Samsung house. TV, tablet and phone are all Samsung and I heard from Santa there might even be a Samsung Blue Ray player under the tree.

Tell me are you shopping for a new phone this holiday season?

2 thoughts to “Things to Remember When Shopping for a New Phone”

  1. Great tips , i am soon gonna be looking to up grade not sure what i want yet tho , i always have a protective case on mine as ite to expensive to replace 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. I think it's so neat how you can go prepaid or have a plan. I remember the days when you absolutely HAD to sign a contract.

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