Nowadays, dozens of new cell phones and smartphones are released seemingly every other day, almost all with a host of useful features your current mobile phone may not be capable of taking advantage. If you’re starting to get frustrated with your worn out flip phone from more than three years ago, you may be eligible to upgrade to a much newer, better device. This article offers steps on how to upgrade a cell phone.
Find out if you're eligible to upgrade. Unless you're using a prepaid or no-contract phone, almost all cell phone carriers require you to sign a one or two year service agreement with them. Depending on the date you began service on your current phone, you may or may not be eligible to upgrade without breaking the contract. Visit your carrier's website or any of their retail stores to find out your eligibility. You may have to enter sensitive personal information (i.e. your Social Security Number, home address, etc.) if doing so online.