Wendy needs to buy a new smartphone. Suggestions? Leo says that the first thing to do is look at your carrier. It impacts what phone you get because you may not have a choice of the phone you want. And Third party carriers like TING ties into Sprint. Page Plus has Verizon. Metro PCS is T-Mobile. So it's important to pay attention to coverage maps. And you won't be able to subsidize if you're not going under contract and that means full price.
Android may be too complicated. The iPhone is always a good entry phone, but third party carriers may not carry it. A good choice for Wendy would be a Windows Phone like the HTC 8XT. Very nice.
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