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Do you remember the good old days? The ones where you had a house phone with a curly wire and you begged your parents to pay the extra $15 a month so you could get your own private line?
Hardly. I had to dig for that memory, because now all I know is $1,000 phones. And fighting to keep your cell phone number when you switch mobile plans. And sorting through all the techy jargon — “unlocked,” “unlimited” and “5G.”
With all the options out there, how do you find the best phone deals? There’s no one website you can use to aggregate all your options and make it easy to compare cell phone deals — or is there?
A website called Navi is the first of its kind. It’s like the Kayak of cell phone deals, helping you to find the best deals on your next cell phone. It scours the internet for you, saving you time — and more importantly — money.
How much? About $500 on average on your new phone. Yes — five hundred dollars. If you did it yourself, you might be lucky to save 5 to 10%. But Navi’s technology compares cell phone deals quickly and can save you hundreds on your next new phone.
How to Save Hundreds of Dollars On Your Next New Phone
Here’s how it works: Go to Navi’s website and sign up for a free account. Enter your information, including what cell phone and cell phone carrier you have now. If you know what phone you want, enter that into the search bar and Navi will show you the best deals on that phone from the top retailers in the market.
If you haven’t done your research yet, Navi will help you figure out what phone matches your needs. Take a five-question quiz about preferred phone brands like Samsung, Google or Apple and the specs you’re looking for.
Then Navi will show you some new phone options, with all their features side-by-side so it’s super easy for you to compare and make a decision. And front and center is the amount of money you could be saving depending on where you buy your phone.
That could be directly from the phone’s manufacturer or by switching cell phone plans. For example, I currently have an Apple iPhone 11 — Navi’s website shows that I could upgrade to a 13 Pro for $200 and stay on my same Verizon plan .
If I wanted to switch phones, I could land a Samsung Galaxy ZFold3 for $800 on a new carrier — $950 less than if I bought it outright. These savings took one minute to find, saving likely hours of research and hundreds of dollars.
Still Waiting on the Right Deal? Navi Keeps Searching For You
If the right cell phone deal doesn’t pop up now, don’t fret: If you opt in to tracking, Navi will keep searching for the best phone deals and notify you when they show up.
It’s totally free and is all done in the background, so you don’t even have to think about it. When prices drop on the phone you’re looking for, Navi will let you know it’s time to buy!
Finding the best cell phone deals has never been easier. When you sign up for a free account with Navi, you’ll have access to the simplest way of finding deals on new phones. How much could you save on your next phone?
Kari Faber is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.
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