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1. Get to Know Your Phone > Pick a Voice Plan

Pick a Voice Plan

Given a choice between CDMA and GSM wireless network operators, how do you decide which kind of network, let alone which operator, to trust with your calls and mobile data?

We all love the gadgetry and cool factor of new equipment coming out these days. However, gizmophilia shouldn’t be your primary deciding factor when picking a wireless network operator (a.k.a. carrier). Unless you live in a major market comprising at least a couple million people and choices and coverage galore, there are more important considerations than the quality of the onboard PIM or the choice of downloadable games. A mobile phone is simply no good without service, and it’s fairly useless and more than a little irritating with spotty or iffy service. You should focus first and foremost on the available coverage and spectrum in your most frequent markets of use. Use the operator’s web site to look up your home and your office, and if you regularly visit another city or town, check that out too. Make sure the coverage map of the netw....


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