That's the only way you can be sure you are getting the whole story without the sugar-coating - especially when it comes to the little things. For example, finding out that the LG Venus won't vibrate as expected with user-created ring tones was a deal breaker for me. The only way you can get that kind of information is from someone who has actually owned the phone for two years.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2009
Less than two weeks after it announced its re-launch, the roster of Cell-Phone-Plans.net's registered forum users has skyrocketed to nearly 15,000. Attracted by the forum's no-nonsense, yet friendly atmosphere, many cell phone users originally flocked to the Web forum in order to determine which plan or phone suited them best. Thanks to the conspicuous absence of paid advertisements and affiliate marketing links on the forum (both are forbidden), new and experienced cell phone users found it easy to find unbiased customer reviews and firsthand testimonials. After deciding on the ideal cell phone package, many posters continue to frequent the forum in order to tap into the community's collective resourcefulness.
"The activity in the forums is really quite impressive," says Bryan Bradshaw of Cell-Phone-Plans.net. "It's not uncommon to see forum users get better, faster answers to their questions on specific cell phone plans and models than they would from the customer support at the manufacturer or provider. The community is extremely vibrant and responsive."
The popularity of the forum at Cell-Phone-Plans.net is explainable by recent trends in consumer trust. According to a recent study by Forrester Research, Inc., consumer product ratings and reviews were the second most trustworthy source of information, outranked only by direct recommendations from friends or family. The mobile forum at Cell-Phone-Plans.net is a hub for precisely this kind of information. With hundreds of active threads, forum-goers have access to discussions on lesser known features for cell phones, job openings in the wireless industry and discounted deals for used cell phones. The mobile forum also provides tips and tricks and technical guidance for nearly every model of phone with dedicated forums for such brands as LG, Kyocera, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Panasonic and more, as well as smart phones from Microsoft, Palm and Blackberry.
"Before making a decision to purchase, I always check the forums for user reviews," says registered forum member Jack B. "That's the only way you can be sure you are getting the whole story without the sugar-coating - especially when it comes to the little things. For example, finding out that the LG Venus won't vibrate as expected with user-created ring tones was a deal breaker for me. The only way you can get that kind of information is from someone who has actually owned the phone for two years."
Guests at Cell-Phone-Plans.net's forum can view all the threads without registering, but membership is required in order to post questions and reviews. Registration is free and takes less than sixty seconds. The rules for the forum are delineated in a succinct, one page post and are geared towards creating a conducive, navigable environment, with regulations such as bans on redundant and meaningless posts, blatant self-serving advertisements, discussion of illegal activity and offensive language or behavior. The result is a highly legible resource with a high percentage of salient information and quality postings. To register or read threads, simply visit http://www.cell-phone-plans.net and click on "Mobile Forums."