Choosing a Mobile Phone

Corbett, Terry
January 1996
Management Services;Jan1996, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p26
The mobile phone has eliminated the problem of communication for those who are not at one location all of the time. As many business people have to travel to carry out their job the use of the mobile phone means that these people do not lose business because they cannot be contacted. There is a wide range of options to be considered when choosing a mobile phone. There are four net works, analogue and digital services and a number of different tariffs. Your choice of service will depend on the cost of connection, line rental, call charges and the geographical area in which you need to make and receive calls. Points to be considered while choosing a mobile phone include: usage of the phone; network that offers the best coverage for this area; travel area of the user; Estimation of how many calls the user will make each month and the relevant tariffs involved; and the need for messaging services and the cost of these services. The four networks are Vodafone, Cellnet, Orange and Mercury One-2-One.


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