Blog Navigation

The Cheapest Android Cell Phone Plan

With technological advancements, innovations increase exponentially. As a result new cell phone service providers are entering the markets. I have been using smart phones for the last 3 years and they come with many convenient features. The tariff comparison of different smart phones reveals that VOIP is the cheapest but they currently have poor service. I live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and VOIP (voice over internet protocol) is still not available here because the leading telecom companies like Etisalat and DU do not have licenses with other VOIP companies. With the introduction of smart phones by various cellular service providers, call rates have become cheaper than ever before by the use of VOIP services.

The apple iPhone has become one of the most popular phones in the UAE, as it provides its VOIP users with endless applications. One of the more popular applications is Skype, which can be used for land line calls, video, and instant messaging. Other VOIP services like Fringe are also becoming very popular with consumers. People have also been using VOIP through Yahoo! and Windows Live Messenger. With this fast growing trend, the UAE telecommunication authority (TRA) has announced that soon all VOIP services would become regulated in the UAE.

Android based devices are also becoming very popular, creating tough competition for the Apple iPhone. With the recent launch of Google’s Android phone, there is renewed rivalry between VOIP service providers. One of the leading cellular companies, HTC has introduced android based phones with pre-installed VOIP applications and people are generously buying these devices with lots of enthusiasm.

Currently the cheapest Android phone plan is provided by DU, but it is encountering problems. Yet the company is giving tough competition to its rival company Etisalat. Moreover, Android based devices are comparatively cheaper than most of the Nokia smart phone and the Apple iPhone thus creating a good niche for android market in this part of the world.

I have some friends in USA who have informed me that in the USA, the cheapest android plan is provided by Verizon which is around 39$ per month. Packages usually include benefits like free text messaging and free long distance calls. Two months ago I was in UK and I saw some good Android based devices like Samsung Galaxy and the HTC Hero with good call rates and cheaper plans.

Here in the UAE, I have mostly been using Skype for VOIP and have occasionally used Fringe for long distance calls. The call rates of these services are much cheaper when compared to local telecom companies. Making calls to family and friends in different countries has become much cheaper than local telecom companies.

Recently, a friend of mine informed me of a new VOIP company known as Jet calls. It is becoming quite popular among the majority working class community in India and Pakistan. These people often find ways to bypass local telecom companies in order to call their loved ones and gossip about the latest buzz at cheaper call rates. The Google’s Android is planning to launch a much cheaper plan.

Related posts:

  1. What Is a Hybrid Cell Phone Plan?
  2. Is VoIP Accessible On Free Government Cell Phones
  3. Cheap Cellular Phone Plans: Is VOIP Really an Option for the Masses?
  4. Overview of the Android Market
  5. AT&T Nation 450 w/ Rollover, An Affordable Cell Phone Plan
  6. Android OS Looks Set To Win the Smart Phone OS Race
  7. VOIP – Voice Over Internet Protocol
  8. Options in International Cell Phone Use
  9. The Keys to Buying a Smartphone: Carrier coverage, Price Plan and Operating System
  10. How to Choose a Cell Phone Plan

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).

Additional Blog Links


  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • March 2013
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • September 2009
  • August 2009
  • July 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • March 2009
  • February 2009
  • October 2008
  • August 2008
  • April 2008
  • December 2007
  • November 2007
  • Categories
  • 2048 Bit SSL Certificate