A look at the common myths about mobile phones

A look at the common myths about mobile phones
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The unfortunate thing about myths is that majority of people tend to take them as gospel truth. So common are the myths that people have difficulty accepting the truth. That notwithstanding, there is no denying that the internet has since its advent become the perfect place for certain individuals to spread lies. Unfortunately these lies are taken as gospel truth by various individuals who simply are too lazy to learn the truth or simply do not take measures to verify how true information being peddled on the internet is. It is for this reason that today we are going to take a look at some of the common myths regarding mobile phones.

Mobile phone contracts are fixed term contracts

Granted, a good number of people apply for mobile phone contracts in the belief that they are fixed term contracts. While this is always the major selling point of many mobile phone contract providers, the reality of the matter is that this is not always the case. In certain cases, the devil is always in the details. We’ve also seen instances where various mobile phone contract providers increase prices to the existing customers on the pretext of inflation or as a result of any other factor which by all means might be a surprise to a customer who had a fixed budget. It is therefore important that you carefully read the fine print prior to appending your signature on the dotted line of a phone contract.

Phone unlocking is illegal

You might feel as if unlocking your phone for the purposes of using it on another network is illegal but that is not always the case. Those who propagate this myth are simply trying to create unnecessary tension. The fact of the matter is phone unlocking is perfectly legal and therefore there are no consequences to it. The only thing you need to do prior to unlocking your phone is go through your warranty to see if you are invalidating it. If your warranty is not affected, you can go ahead to unlock your mobile phone.

Mobile phone insurance is worth every money you pay

While insurance companies would want you to believe this, the truth of the matter is that it’s not the case. No doubt, given the fact that your mobile phone might be a tad expensive, it’s natural if you feel inclined to insure it. However, given the fact that a mobile phone is a depreciating asset, you might not get value for your money through phone insurance. In any case, chances are that your phone is already covered under home insurance and therefore you need to take this into consideration prior to taking out mobile insurance.

High phone specifications means having a better mobile phone

The assumption out there is that a phone with better specifications means better performance. However, this is not always the case as phones that boast of having the largest battery or the most GHz do not always give the best performance. While most phone manufacturers try to outdo each other on the basis of specifications that does not always translate to better performance. Understand what you need, read reviews and seek a second opinion prior to buying a given mobile phone.

A smartphone is essential

Given the fact that smartphones are the in thing, it might be easy to believe that everyone needs a smartphone. However, this is not the case. If a person is not interested in mobile phone apps or generally access the internet through a PC, having a smartphone is not essential. They are better off with having a phone that performs basic functions!

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