Your current cell phone carrier isn’t cutting it anymore, and you’re ready for a change. But pause before you pull the trigger.
You don’t want to be surprised by hidden costs or merely trade one shoddy carrier for another.
To make sure you end up with a better deal, ask yourself these seven questions before you switch.
1. Am I under contract, and do I need to pay off my phone before switching?
If you’re on a two-year contract and you want to switch before it’s over, look into your carrier’s policy on early termination fees. You’ll usually have to pay several hundred dollars to escape.
Keep an eye out, though: Sometimes your new carrier will pay your early termination fee when you switch. Read more…