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Author: Rose Li

So your job seems to be going nowhere and this current recession has you worried. What are your options?

You could look for yet another position at yet another firm, with the hope that it will be marginally better than the one you have now and that you will actually move up the corporate ladder instead of sideways. Or you could start to build your own business on the side and have something to go to when you are ready.

Becoming self-employed has been the dream of many people for a very long time. After all, when there's millions willing to join the rat race there must be an equally large group who want to leave it behind.

So how do you do that and what field do you choose? Which money making venture you chose depends on what you think you will do well at. There are almost as many different ways of starting your own business as there are people in the world.

Selling things online or through bricks and mortar businesses has often been the way many people choose to make money for themselves. One good product line to select could be the cell phone. In short, start a mobile phone business.

Why start a mobile phone business?

While the world is in recession right now and consumers aren't buying as much as they used to consumer electronics have managed to buck this trend... handset sales will grow by 3% in the US and Europe next year with developing markets like South America, Asia and Africa achieving much stronger growth in wireless cell phone sales.

People still want to keep in touch with each other when times are tough and if you" target="blank" title="start a mobile phone business">start a mobile phone business that is online or through eBay then phones are fairly easy to ship to different countries due to their small size and light weight and cellular phones will not incur the huge duties that some other, higher profile items attract.

How can I sell mobile phones?

You can sell cellular phones any number of ways. By opening up your very own bricks and mortar cell phone store, stocking GSM phones, CDMA phones and cell phone accessories or utilize the classified section in newspapers and magazine.

There are also a number of ways online to start a mobile phone business, including opening your own online cell phone shop, marketing cellular phones through online classified sites like or through online auction sites like eBay and Amazon.

How do I know which cell phones you should sell?

Selecting the unlocked cell phone to stock on your online store when you start a mobile phone business is a difficult job as there is such a wide range of unlocked mobiles available these days.

While I will talk about the different shapes and types of unlocked phone, their various benefits and problems and the types of people who buys each type of mobile in another article it very much depend on the types of people who use your service.

It doesn't matter whether you choose to stock a bar phone, flip phone, clamshell phone, ladies phone, slide cellular phone, flip cell phone or PDA. And you will succeed just as well if you get a movie phone, a music phone or one that lets you watch videos on phone. There are two things to make sure of... that you get phones that will work in the markets that you are selling them to and you buy unlocked cell phones.

All cellular networks around the world work within the frequencies 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz and 1900MHz with some networks operating on two or more frequencies. As a result most phones available wholesale operate on two, three or four bands.

Matching the ideal phone band to the market is essential for people who want to start a mobile phone business as it will be the difference between a phone that works and a phone that doesn't. If you have people buying unlocked phones from all over the world you are better selling quad band cell phones as these international phones will give you the coverage you need.

What is the difference between a locked and unlocked phone and why should I buy unlocked cell phones?

A locked cell phone is one that is sold by a particular carrier and cannot be changed to another server unless the carrier themselves do it. For example, if you have an iPhone or a Blackberry, you are an AT&T customer and you want to use Verizon's service then you have to call up AT&T and ask them to switch you to Verizon. Most locked cell phones are CDMA phones.

Unlocked cellphones don't come attached to a carrier so you can select which carrier you use. These are almost always GSM phones as the GSM SIM can be removed from unlocked GSM phones allowing another to be put in.

So why choose to sell unlocked cell phones over locked cell phones? The simple answer is when you start a mobile phone business then you're not going to have much money and you won't want to pay the licensing fee necessary to buy network-approved phones. And with unlocked phones you're able to buy phones wholesale which give you more profit and more freedom to run the business the way you want.

Where can I find cell phones to sell?

Sourcing products is one of the biggest headaches of anybody involved in e-commerce and buying unlocked cell phones is no different.

If you want to find unlocked cell phones you can look in several areas, from a local wholesale company, from a wholesale importer in bulk lots on sites like eBay and overstock or through wholesale dropship companies that stock China cellphones wholesale. As cellphones and most electronics come from China these days this would probably be a logical step. Thankfully many of these wholesale dropship firms are online these days.

It doesn't matter if you want a bluetooth phone, music phone, WAP phone or a flip cell phone you will probably have to look through the same types of sources. How can I get phones from my supplier to my customer?

When you want to start a mobile phone business online then you need to ask yourself one question which supply chain management method will I use, traditional bulk purchasing or dropshipping?

Both methods have their plusses and minuses but as you are unlikely to have little in working capital one good option might be to choose the dropshipping means of fulfillment.

Dropshipping is where you transfer the customer's order directly to your supplier and they fill the order and you use their payment to pay for the phone after first taking off your profit.

While this may seem like an e-commerce retailer's dream come true there are still some problems with this and you will need to source new phones carefully, make sure you have sturdy and active communications lines with your wholesale dropship supplier of China cellphones wholesale phones and have an excellent customer services system set up to make sure you don't get left with unhappy customers.

What should I watch out for when I buy cell phones wholesale and then sell them?

One of the most important things to be sure of is that you have a reliable wholesale cellphone supplier that will fill orders on time with the phones you ordered. It often takes some time to find the right China cellphones wholesale supplier so it might pay to shop around and get several samples before you decide who to give your business to.

It is especially important to get a sample of the phones and test them for yourself for this very reason.

It is also important to make sure that you get the phones with the right frequencies to the right markets.

It doesn't matter if you think you have found the coolest movie phone on the market with the best cell phone camera you have seen and incredible multimedia message functions.

If it is a dual band phone using the frequencies 900MHz and 1800MHz and you are trying to sell it in the US then you are just going to have a whole lot of unhappy customers.

This will end up with you getting many returns and a large number of multimedia phone paperweights on your hands.

This is why tri band phones and quad band phones work best for people who start a mobile phone business online as they are true international phones and will work anywhere.

This is just the start of your journey which may very well lead you to China cellphone wholesale suppliers and dropship wholesale companies. Just be sure to do your home work for as Chinese General once said "the enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources."

Ready to start a mobile phone business? Check out for a fantastic range of phones that will bring in strong sales, healthy returns and happy customers.

About the Author:

Rose Li is the PR Manager for Chinavasion, China's premier dropshipper for wholesale consumer electronics

Article Source: - How to Start a Mobile Phone Business, an Introduction


Author: Dharmendra Chaudhary

Mobiles are no longer a luxury. They are an absolute necessity. A Cell phone is
also a fashion statement. The kind of phone a person carries speaks volumes about the person. The Vodafone 810 is a unique mobile brought to you by the world leader of mobile phone manufacturers. Vodafone has successfully managed to blend looks and usability in its new range of mobile handsets.

The new Vodafone 810 is an ultra stylish new slider phone with a rich metallic silver or black finish. It sports a 2 Mega Pixel camera therefore you can click stunning pictures. You can view the pictures on the phone's 2.2 inch TFT display screen. It has a Micro SD Card slot and a USB cable. You can transfer the music from your computer and store it too.

Apart from being sleek and stylish, the Vodafone 810 also supports the latest 3G technology which enables fast and easy Internet surfing. It also supports features such as Bluetooth, MP3 player, video calling and a video recorder. It also boasts of a 3 hour battery backup and a 300 hour standby time. The Vodafone 810 is fully equipped to give the user a truly unique customer experience.

The Vodafone 810 uses Qualcomm technology making it a very high performance phone at a very reasonable price. The phone is tri-band and can work in countries like UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, much of South America, USA and Canada.

The Vodafone 810 coupled with amazing tariffs from the leaders themselves makes this phone an awesome buy. It is also very light on the pocket both in terms of its weight and its monetary value.

The phone is 98 mm in height, 48 mm in width and 16.5 mm thick. It weighs a mere 110 grams. The Vodafone 810 is truly ideal for those who seek nothing but the best. It is an ideal blend of good looks and features. It has everything that you could expect from a latest mobile phone. This phone is surely the best buy in this segment.

About the Author:

Free iPod Touch and Free Laptop are the popular offers and these mobile phone contracts are available on Mobile Phone Shop UK.

Dharmendra Chaudhary is a Content optimiser for Chums IT Systems PVT LTD.

Article Source: - The Vodafone 810 - Blending Looks With Usability


Nokia E72 review

Author: Brienne

Technical Profile
System: WCDMA 850/1900/2100,WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900
User Interface: S60 platform
Size: 114 mm x 58 mm x 10 mm
Weight: 128 g
Standby time: up to 20 days (GSM), up to 24 days (WCDMA)
Time to talk: up to 12,5 jam (GSM), up to 6 hour (WCDMA)
Main Screen: 2.4” QVGA (320×240), up to 16 million colors
Baterry: BP-4L, 1500 mAh, Li-Po
Memory: Memory internal 250 MB, 4GB micro SD up to 16GB microSD memory card


Image capture: 5 megapixels (2592×1944)
Video capture: Video recording VGA quality
Video calls: VGA camera
Data Services & Connectivity
• HSDPA up to 10.2Mbits
• HSUPA up to 2Mbits
• WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g)
• EGPRS multislot class 32 class A
• High Speed USB
• Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates (EDR)
• 3.5 mm audio connector

Another Features
•A-GPS with compass and Maps
•Music player, Media player, FM Radio
•Shortcut key(Home, Calendar, Contacts, Email)
•Social networking
•Voice Functions to control handphone without touch it.
•Built-in mobile VPN (Internet Access)
•One touch modem access
•Security protection: HW accelerated data encryption, remote lock and data removing
•Quickoffice 5.3 with Office 2007


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