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Books online, insurance online...now, cell phones online. If there's a product, chances are you'll find it on the Internet.
Buying cell phones online is one of the most convenient methods of purchase available. You can search for the most popular carriers, phones, and plans. Cell phone comparison shopping sites, as well as online shopping portals such as BizRate.com and Epinions.com, offer up-to-the-minute specials available from all carriers and the best phones to ensure that the consumer is getting the best deal available.
Hot tip: Buy through a site with consumer reviews. Although people online tend to mouth off, you'll get frank assessments of the cell phone you're considering.
Online shopping makes it possible to browse through phones and options without the hassle of a salesman trying to talk the consumer into something that they don't want or need. Buying online is unbiased and inexpensive--not to mention safe. Most sites are secure to ensure that transactions will go smoothly.
Safety, convenience, reviews...and discounts. Many of the top cell phones can be purchased at lower prices than the carrier offers directly, plus some sites offer free shipping. Credit approvals can be processed through multiple carriers at one time rather than one carrier at a time (which puts more marks on a person's credit report). Plus, some online sites are able to offer discounts, rebates, and additional savings that carriers cannot--this makes them even more competitive.
While shopping for mobile phones online is great, nothing beats "kicking tires" and holding the cell phone in your hand, especially if you're buying a Blackberry. You want to make sure you can use your cell phone with no frustration. Try in the store, then buy online.