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David and Alexa Lemstra sort out wireless confusion by answering questions about cellphone plans

 
David and Alexa Lemstra sort out wireless confusion by answering questions about cellphone plans
No matter what your age, you need a guide to discover the best, most economical cellphone plan (with no "time bombs")

Demystifying Cellphone Plans : Expecting an important call ? You don't have to sit at home waiting beside the phone any more. Neither do you have to boot up your computer to use the internet or turn on the TV to watch certain shows.
If audio or visual information can be digitized, someone is eager to deliver it to your cellphone.
For a price. And that's where it gets tricky.
While there are more than a hundred plans offered in each of the Maritime Provinces, all that does is create what psychologist Barry Schwartz dubbed "The Paradox of Choice".
That is, while it's desirable to have choices, too many choices can paralyze you.
From the cellphone providers, you have data plans, texting options, and call minute packages. Cellphone manufacturers are competing for your loyalty with Blackberries & iPhones. And even those phones have competing platforms.
And with all the players spending millions on slick sales pitches, no matter what you decide, you can end up feeling that you might have made the wrong choice.
David and Alexa Lemstra are trying to help consumers through this jungle. The brother and sister team run cellplanexpert.ca
David & Alexa answered questions about how to make the best choice the next time you're in the market for a cellphone and/or a cellphone plan.

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