There are many facts and figures that provide support to the theory that a close knit family that communicates on a regular basis is more likely to enjoy happiness and success more often then a family that talks infrequently. It wasn’t to long ago that many families lost regular communication because one or both spouses were busy with work and the children were doing things that children normally do at their age, making communication between everyone difficult at best. Fortunately, with the advent of the cell phone staying in touch is as simple as dialing a few numbers, or is it?
With new technology lowering the overall price for cell phones the reality of every family member owning their own phone has never been easier and cheaper. Sadly, many cell phone plans didn’t follow suit and the cost to make calls among family members was still out of the reach for many families. The good news is this situation has been rectified by many of the cell phone providers. As if a sleeping giant had awakened, you can now find many different family cell phone plans with quite a few that will fit within any budget.
As you can imagine many cell phone providers advertise that they possess the best family cellular phone plan but the truth is what may be acceptable as the best option for other families may not be right for the calling needs of your family. One way to find out is to spend some time researching the cellular companies to see what type of family cell phone plans they offer. If you already have an individual cell phone plan with a company chances are good that they will offer a decent rate on a cell plan for your family as a way to keep you a satisfied customer. Even if you’ve never owned a cell phone you’re still in luck. Due to the recent emerging of many different cell phone plan providers it’s a good bet you will find one of the cell phone carriers willing to offer a family plan on a budget you can comfortably afford.
In order to determine what the best cellular family plan available for your needs is you must consider a few things. First and foremost, need to decide how many cell phones you will require. Will every family member (this includes kids) need a phone or will it just be for yourself and your spouse. Setting up a cell plan that accommodates every family member is relatively cheap unless you start adding some additional features that will be highlighted later. Another consideration you will need to take into account is whether or not you intend to let these cell phones replace the long distance usage on your normal home phone or landline as it’s sometimes referred to.
The costs for a family cell plan don’t really start to add up until you start adding on features such as voice mail, caller ID, three-way calling, text messaging and call waiting. With many cell phone providers offering unlimited night and weekend minutes as well as free mobile-to-mobile minutes you may not require a large amount of anytime minutes but keep in mind that every family member with a cell phone will be calling from the same amount of anytime minutes your plan offers. In many cases the anytime minutes are the primary factor when it comes to deciding on which family cell plan you choose.
You’re best bet when it comes to finding the best family cell plan is to compile all of the features and needs you have (as described above) and then do a comparison between the many cellular phone providers in order to determine which family plan fits the calling patterns for your family without breaking your budget.