Wed 14 Nov 2012
Recently we uploaded information’s about the evolution of the mobile phones, and then I came up with the increasing popularity of the mobile phones, those who did not get a chance to read the same, are requested to read them as well. Now here we go with something about the mobile phone upgrades.
An easy term, but hard to understand by many people are the mobile phone upgrades. If you know exactly that where and how to upgrade your mobile phone, then it will be quite an interesting affair for you.
Generally mobile phone upgrades are considered as a free upgrade. Normally, a mobile phone upgrade program works in this manner: if you are using a mobile phone from around last one year with a network like Vodafone, Orange, etc. then your network will provide you a new mobile phone, either for free or for a cheap and discounted price. You might ask why?
See, the situation is that every network wants to expand its user base, as well as they also want to retain their existing customers too. Thus, they provide you the free mobile phone or the discounted mobile phone, in exchange of an agreement that you will at least remain stay with them for another year.
The benefit which the user will get is that they will have a new mobile phone, but remain with the same old number, and network.
Now here comes the trick of the network companies. It is a general trend that when you are purchasing a new connection, the company will always show more interest for you than the person who is upgrading the old connection. The network company will provide the more amounts to the mobile dealer in case of the new customers, while they will show less interest for the existing customers. We all are familiar that despite companies claiming different than this, the scenario is still the same from last many years.
Now this is the situation in which any one can annoy and become disloyal to their existing network. The same situation has cost many customers leaving their networks during last few years, but still the networks companies are not changing their mindset.
If you see the same situation from the eyes of the network providers, then you can understand that from a new customers company can be able to gain more amount, than from the renewal of an existing customer. Now the user would not try to change the network, as doing so, he/she might have to change the number, which becomes difficult for them. Am I right?
No my dear friends, I am not, actually now you can switch to a new and different network provider and can also keep the same number which you are using. Thus, mobile number portability provides you the opportunity to get the best offer from the mobile phone networks.
Thus keeping the same number you can become a new customer to a different network, and the different network will provide you the entire bonus which they were providing to a new customers like the new mobile phone, or some gifts, etc.
As I said already that changing to a new network will allow you to get the best upgrades, but here comes the trick which can provide you the better deal without changing your network too. Only quality which you need is the bargaining power, and you can be able to get the best deal.
You must be thinking about, how is that possible? Let me give you an idea.
Once you decided to change your network and you called your network that I want to switch to a new network, they will try you to stay with them only. The executives are bound to get bonus from the companies, if they can be able to stop you to change the network. Thus the executive will try it’s best to stop you from changing the network, and you can take advantage of the same.
Simple trick is that, you can say the executive that other network is providing me these many benefits, and I am sure, they will provide you at least somehow better deal than the other network, as they would not love that you are leaving them.
Simple thing is that, how you can bargain with them to get at least equal to the offer of the other network. Better if you can settle for better deal from the other network, but my suggestion would be to stay with them only if they are offering the equal too.
Thus my dear friends, those were some of the tips which might help you to gain the maximum benefits from the mobile phone upgrades. Stay tune to us for some more tips in the coming days. By the way, we are coming up with a post on what to do if the dealer would not repaired your mobile phone, despite being the fact that it is under warranty.