What To Buy When Buying A Phone

07 Dec

We at Express Wireless understand a phone purchase can be confusing. For many, they haven’t gotten  a new phone for 2 years, so much has changed since the last time you got a new device. How do you know what to buy for accessories? Protection and functionality, those are the main reasons people buy accessories for their cell phones. Being decorative and individualizing your phone are the other causes for purchasing something on the side. Express Wireless understands that it can be difficult to judge what you need to go with your new phone and what you can do without. The challenge is that every phone is different. How do you know what each requires? I will try to categorize as much as possible so you end up with what is right for you.

Getting a car charger for your new device is one of the most important accessories. Why? Well, your gizmo is great but, how awesome will it be if it’s dead and your car breaks down or you get lost? In today’s world, there aren’t any pay-phones in sight; if you need to make a call the cell phone has to be up and running. Luckily, phone chargers are becoming much more universalize. Almost all of the phones out are charged with whats called a micro charger. If you already own one of these from a previous phone it should still be compatible with the new equipment.

Is your phone a touch screen? If so, screen protectors are highly recommended. Losing accessibility to your phone due to wear and tear is very frustrating. Protect your electronic investment. A pack of screen protectors are relatively inexpensive and, for most users will last for a long period of time.

You can find many different cases to keep the rest of your phone safe. The main groups are cases that fit to the phone, pouches that phones slide into, and holsters to hold the phone on your belt. Then it breaks into more subcategories. Every device is different and every person wants to carry their phone in a different way. When you make a purchase in our Express Wireless store, we are happy to go over the options for what you are buying and they ways that you can encase  it. It is important to keep the phone in some kind of case, not only for the convenience of carrying it but, phones will break if they are not protected correctly. Remember, this is a piece of equipment that we carry with us every day! It comes into contact with all sorts of trouble and needs to be shielded from being snapped, cracked, dropped, or broken.

Bluetooth is a critical component. Driving and talking on the phone is dangerous. Bluetooth devices are mostly universal and come in all kinds of styles. They aren’t as expensive as they used to be and tend to work much better. The tickets for driving while on your phone are more expensive than most of our Bluetooths. You don’t have to carry it everywhere with you, leave it in the car for when you need it, only occasionally taking it out for charging. Some people also use them for when they are working on a project that requires their hands. This way, the earpiece can increase your productivity.

Some people like to get spare batteries for their phones at purchase. Not a bad idea because by the time the battery really does stop working, we might not carry that model any more and it can be more difficult to track down a battery to replace yours. If you haven’t purchased a backup power source, don’t worry too much. If we do not have one in stock, Express Wireless is happy to special order a replacement.

After these main categories, there may be specific items that work well with your particular phone. For expample, many devices in the Droid lineup have an optional car mount to use when utilizing the GPS or multimedia mounts for use as a media gallery and alarm clock.

Don’t forget to have fun with your new phone! Buy a colorful case, personalize it, make it your own!  Make sure you check out the options when purchasing a phone. Often, the Express Wireless team in Enfield, Ellington, Stafford or Vernon, Connecticut can work out a deal for accessories at the time of purchasing a phone. Know what is offered and ask one of our team members why it would be important to have for your new phone.

Happy Shopping!

– Sarah and your friends at Express Wireless


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