New 2011 Smartphones Increase Cost of Smartphone Plans

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2011 Smartphone use advances technologies such as video calling, phone hotspots, apps, HD video recording, video on demand, 3D, and NFC, yet now require expensive data plans that increase the total cost of smartphone ownership according to SmartPhonePlans.com.

Today’s smartphones require metered smartphone data plans that weren’t required before 2011, which are driving up the total cost of smartphone ownership over the 2-year life of a smartphone plan.

2011 smartphones are the catalyst for a new era of mobile computing. The smartphone is the handheld alternative to the traditional laptop due to advanced technologies such as video calling, phone hotspots, and smartphone apps. The new phone features are enabled by the new high speed mobile broadband networks such as 4G and LTE. These networks combine with faster phone processors to deliver seamless video, photo, and communications that are driving growing data use and higher total cost of smartphone ownership according to SmartPhonePlans.com.

Many advanced phone technologies, such as phone hotspots and video calling, consume more data than previous smartphones when connected to the Internet. The same is true for many smartphone apps which enable photo and video sharing on social networks, are location aware, or enable mulitplayer gaming. “Smartphone shoppers should learn about the newer 2011 technologies a given smartphone or app offers before buying. By identifying the smartphone features they will actually use, as well as those apps which may inadvertently drive up data usage, shoppers may be able to select lower priced data plans which may actually meet their needs,” said SmartPhonePlans.com President Curtis Broome. “Today’s smartphones require metered smartphone data plans that weren’t required by the wireless carriers before 2011, which are driving up the total cost of smartphone ownership over the 2-year life of a smartphone plan”.

When shopping for one of the top smartphones on a limited budget today, shoppers should seek the best smartphones which have been discounted due to the introduction of the latest hot new smartphones. Price drops frequently occur within the first 30 to 45 days after a smartphone hits the market. This is often the case for top android phones, as well as many popular blackberry models due to competition in the marketplace. “SmartPhonePlans.com offers free 4G phones that feature android, the blackberry operating system, and Windows Phone 7. Many of these free 4G phones offers most if not all of the advanced smartphone features buyers seek today. We also make it easy to compare smartphone features and buy the one which best suits the user’s needs,” Broome said. SmartPhonePlans.com also recommends selecting free apps which cache data onto the smartphone without the need to maintain an ongoing connection to the Internet. “Technologies and apps such as video calling or video streaming which require a constant connection are great overall, but over time data usage is likely to exceed the most affordable 250MB or 1GB data plan limits that wireless carriers set today. The data overages will significantly drive up the total cost of smartphone ownership over the 2-year life of the smartphone data plan. Smart consumers should use free WiFi networks when out and about and feel the need to video chat with their spouses or update their social network status,” added Broome.

SmartPhonePlans.com just launched and features all new android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. Shoppers can purchase affordable smartphones with 2-year data plans, prepaid smartphones, or unlocked smartphones. For more information, please visit http://www.smartphoneplans.com.

About SmartPhonePlans.com

SmartPhonePlans.com simplifies the buying experience for advanced smartphones. SmartPhonePlans.com enables consumers to compare a wide selection of the best smartphones, and select the best smartphone and smartphone data plan that best meets their needs. SmartPhonePlans.com was founded in 2011.

If you’d like more information about smartphones, smartphone data plans, smartphone technology, or to schedule an interview with Curtis Broome, please send an email to pr(at)smartphoneplans(dot)com.

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