With so many mobile plans available now on the market, it can be quite challenging to figure out which one is right for you. But if you’re planning on signing up for a postpaid contract, you can expect to never run out of data, SMS, and voice call allocations.
What is a postpaid plan?
A postpaid plan is more like an arrangement you make with your chosen phone service provider. You select a certain phone plan that suits your needs and, each month, your service provider will bill you for it. In case you use up all the credit on your account, you may still use the services in exchange for an extra fee.
Below are the primary reasons why most people find it convenient to have a postpaid contract:
1. You don’t need to be anxious about having a low balance
Heading somewhere far and away from the city? You don’t have to tirelessly search for a store to reload credit your phone. With a postpaid plan, you pay for your contract monthly so there’s no need to keep recharging and worry about having a low balance when you’re in the middle of nowhere.
Manually reloading your phone each time you send a text or make a phone call can be a hassle. A postpaid plan ensures that you never lose touch with your friends, family, and colleagues wherever they may be.
2. You get a better deal
Most phone service providers give better deals to postpaid subscribers in exchange for a long-term contract. This includes solid services like Internet postpaid packages that can save you tons of money on data.
If you think you can afford to invest in a 1 year contract or for longer, a postpaid plan will be beneficial for you. However, make sure to get to know your service provider first and review the contract thoroughly before signing up.
No more expensive phone calls
Another benefit to a postpaid plan is that you don’t have to pay for expensive phone calls every time you make international calls.
The thing is, your plan will be computed according to minutes and not on vouchers. This means, as long as the country is supported by your chosen service provider, you’ll be allocated the same minutes as the ones you use for making normal calls.
3. You never run out of data
Do you need to be online 24/7?
A postpaid plan has got you covered as no matter how much data allotment you have, you can get extra. You can choose a bigger data postpaid plan to avoid extra charges or simply pay for anything that exceeds your monthly data limit.
4. You can take advantage of a family plan
Group or family postpaid plans are significantly cheaper than prepaid.
Most service providers offer this type of plan which has several lines connected to a single account and under one monthly bill. If you’re someone who makes a lot of phone calls and your children surf the net all the time, taking advantage of a postpaid family plan would be a wise choice.
5. You can avail of the newest phone models
Most phone service providers offer phone upgrades to postpaid subscribers nearing the end of their 1-year payment plan. So if you want to stay updated on cutting-edge mobile devices, a postpaid plan gives you this perk. You may even avail of early upgrading as long as you never miss out on your monthly payments.
Are the reasons above enough for you to commit to a postpaid contract?
Before you start placing your signature on the dotted line, make sure to consider the following so that you’ll get the best value for your money.
- Smartphone preference – The plan you get can greatly depend on the phone you need as most postpaid plans often come with a mobile device.
- Reputation – Consider popular service providers as they tend to have better network coverage and good customer service.
- Usage – You should at least know where and for what you intend to use the postpaid plan and phone to get the best out of them.
- Contract – Postpaid plans vary so make sure you read thoroughly the FAQs and terms and conditions so you don’t end up with a bad contract that locks you in for a year.
Postpaid plans come with a lot of benefits. What’s most important is to choose the best one that you can use to your advantage.
Al-moottil P Antony is a C-Suite Executive Support Professional for Zain, a leading mobile and data services operator with a commercial footprint in 8 Middle Eastern and African countries.