There are so many different types of cell phones currently available on the market. In addition to all of those cell phone options, there are different types of cell phone plans as well. Since there are quite a few choices, It can often prove a bit challenging to decide which cell phone and cell phone plan will address your needs as well as your budget.
Apple, for instance, has released nine generations of the iPhone since 2007. According to 2015 research estimates, there were 94 million iPhone users in the United States alone.
There were over 24,000 unique Android devices available by August, 2015. In 2016, there were 107.7 million people in the United States that used these devices. Currently, however, 1.5 million Androids are being activated on a daily basis.
Nearly 66% of people in the United States owned some type of smartphone in 2015. During that year, it was estimated that this amounted to 190.5 million smartphone users. Even though they currently own a smartphone, 10% of these users don’t have broadband Internet access in their homes.
Many people can’t imagine a day without having access to their smartphones. A 2012 Time mobility poll showed that this was the case for 84% of the participants. In terms of feeling happy and productive, the Pew Research Center found that 77% feel happy because they have a smartphone and 79% feel productive.
It’s also interesting to note that 50% of smartphone owners of all ages keep their phones by them when they go to sleep. Adults between the ages of 18 to 24, however, sleep with their phones nearby even more often. This amounts to 80% of the smartphone users within this age group.
When it comes to the different types of cell phone plans, smartphone users tend to want unlimited texting and calls. They also want to be able to access the Internet with ease and to have the sites they visit compatibles with their devices. Then there are all those fun and convenient apps along with Twitter and other social media platforms which smartphone users can’t seem to live without.
If you’re not sure what type of smartphone or cell phone plan you want or need, it may help to read online reviews. Chances are that you have family, friends, and/or colleagues that have different types of cell phone plans, so you can ask them for advice as well. You may also want to visit a few stores that cell new and used smartphones to learn more about the different types of plans that they have available.