Mobiles phones aren’t just for talking these days. We stay connected in a host of ways. We can text, tweet, snap, post, chat, like and share to our heart’s content!
And great news – iiNet now sells smartphones and 4G mobile SIM plans to non-broadband customers. That’s right, now everyone can get mobiilised with iiNet!
We’ve got a great range including the latest Samsung and Apple smartphones. Plus, you’ll be making a marriage made in heaven when you also take out an iiNet 4G mobile SIM plan.
But with so many smartphones around these days, how do you pick the right one?
Here’s a quick checklist of things to consider when choosing your next smartphone.
The operating system or OS is the brains of your smartphone. Most people will stick to the same operating system as their current phone, as it’s definitely easier than trying to learn how to use a new system. But buying a new phone is a good chance to explore whether a new operating system might be good for you.
iOS is Apple’s operating system exclusively for use with Apple products like iPhones and iPads. Applications or apps are purchased through Apple’s App store.
Android is Google’s mobile operating system and works on many different types of phones including Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Sony – making Android the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. Apps are purchased through the Google Play store. (Quick factoid: The different versions of Android have had cute names like Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat, including the current version – Lollipop!)
It’s a good idea to think about the apps and services you currently enjoy. If you use a host of Google services like Google Plus, Google Drive or Google Calendar, using Android will give you better functionality. And don’t forget all your current content – we’re talking apps, music, movies – the whole shebang! Will you be able to access all that if you change operating systems? For example, if you have an iTunes account and have already purchased a lot of movies and music, it might be better to stick with an iPhone.
Some people feel very loyal to one type of brand of phone. Others are happy to revaluate the market with each new purchase. We sell both Samsung and Apple smartphones – both are very popular, reliable and have loads of bells and whistles – it’s just a matter of taste.
Would you like a comfortable fit in your hand or pocket? Or do you enjoy watching movies and videos and like the idea of a bigger screen? Remember the size of the display or screen is provided as the “diagonal” as you would measure from one corner to the diagonal opposite corner. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is our biggest phone with a whopping 5.7 inch screen!
The technical nitty gritty
Touch ID fingerprint sensor, wireless connectivity, connectors – there’s a lot of smarts behind every smartphone. But don’t worry we’ve compiled all this information for each phone in an easy to read summary. When browsing smartphones on the iiNet website you’ll see a little link that says “Download Full Tech Specs” just like in the image below. Just hit that link and you’ll see the full summary – easy!
We have the latest and greatest smartphones but we also stock reliable phones for the budget conscious or for those who just don’t use those extra features. (No need to pay for something you’re not going to use.) For example, the Samsung Galaxy ACE 3 is available from $12 per month while the Samsung Galaxy Express is only $16 per month.
Plus you also have the option to buy your handset outright, or in monthly repayments – the choice is yours. Just like yoga – we’re nice and flexible!
Would you like a plan with that?
Want to combine great coverage with cutting-edge technology? We have a range of 4G mobile SIM plans that you can buddy with any of our smartphones.
Alternatively, take the SIM-only option and get connected with us while using your own smartphone. You can keep your existing mobile number too!
Our plans will work on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, depending on coverage in your area and your handset’s capabilities. (Tip: check out the iiNet mobile coverage map.)
So stay connected and get mobiilised – thanks to iiNet!