Need a new smartphone? Thanks to manufacturers and carriers who will stop at nothing to have you sign on that magical dotted line at the bottom of a 2-year contract, it can be nigh impossible to tell what you should actually care about when it’s time to shop for a new phone. Carriers in particular have a tendency to play up select features while downplaying the stuff that matters, making it easy to get tangled up in the intricate web of marketing buzzwords and pseudo-selling points that any company rep would be happy to assault you with. Read on for our tips on some smartphone features that might be worth skipping.
1. The biggest data plan
You’re on your smartphone constantly. You check email, make calls all day, and update your Facebook status with a fervor bordering on religious. You’re probably burning through your data plan, right? Wrong…
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