MODULE 10: Mobile Phones - being a wise consumer

Module 10 aims to provide students with an overview of all aspects involved in being a responsible mobile phone user.

Last Updated: 15/5/2016

Students should be able to:

  • identify the range of charges associated with the ownership of a mobile phone
  • make informed decisions when selecting a phone
  • make informed decision when opting for a prepaid or post-paid method of payment
  • understand the implications of entering into a mobile phone contract
  • understand the implications of mobile phone debt and strategies to address this
  • analyse marketing approaches to mobile phone ownership and selection of mobile carriers
  • understand the potential for scams and security issues associated with mobile phone ownership
  • There is a wide range of mobile phones with various features to choose from.
  • Choosing the best mobile phone plan for your call patterns can save money.
  • There are serious consequences for consumers who experience high mobile phone debt.
  • Advertising and marketing are used to encourage consumers to spend more on their phones.
  • Consumers need to be wary of scams that can be very costly.
  • Mobile phone security is an important issue.

1G
2G
3G
4G
Analogue
Airtime
ADSL
AGPS
Android
Bandwidth
Billing increment
Blue tooth
Call barring
Cap
Carrier
Cellular
Contract
Connection fee
Coverage
Digital
Flagfall
Global roaming
GPS
GAN
Insurance
Java
Landline
MMS
Platform
Prepaid
PUK
Service provider
SIM
SMS
Telco
TIO
WAP
SIM
SMS
Telco

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