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Types of Cell Phone Plans

A mobile subscription plan means either a postpaid plan or a prepaid plan that is subscribed to with specific minutes, SMS, and assigned data terms. You also need to consider who has the best coverage in your area and whether they support the phone you plan to use.

Price is a big consideration, especially if you are getting multiple lines for other family members. For most carriers, adding a line will increase the discount your service provider gives you.

Types of Cell Phone Plans

Prepaid Plan

Prepaid mobile phones are mobile phones with monthly services that are not covered by the contract. Instead, purchase the required broadcast time and data on a monthly basis. If you don’t want to buy one month, you can skip it and extend it to the next month if needed.

Pros of Prepaid Plan

Lower Monthly Cost.


No Credit Check.

No Overage Fees.

Cons of Prepaid Services

Expensive for family use.

International restrictions.

Initial hardware cost. 

The Internet slows down after certain data usage.

Postpay Services

A postpaid service is a contract that uses the services included in the fee and agrees to pay the set price, usually on a monthly basis, at the end of the billing period. The service will be terminated when the amount of data you have paid is used up. Often it’s worth the money, and you have the option to include your mobile phone in your monthly invoice.

Pros of Post-pay Services

You don't have to worry about running out of credit or not being able to replenish.

No more expensive phone.

Discounts on internet service provided.

The convenience of automatic renewal.

Extras and bonuses. 

The best option for family usage.

Cons of Post-pay Services

High roaming charges. 

Users tend to spend more than planned.

Mobile phone disconnection due to late payment. 

It’s a good idea to estimate your mobile phone usage and purpose. This will help you choose a plan to ensure that you do not end up with a plan that gives you more than you need or spend more than you should not.