Internet offers don't always ring bells

Wireless telephone providers often run internet promotions that offer deals with significant savings over other retail outlets. But many people seem to be unaware of the savings potential of ordering their phones online.

In a recent Compete survey of over 2,200 wireless phone users, just 28% felt that the internet offered the best deals on wireless phones and services. People also indicated a reluctance to purchase online, with just 27% indicating that they are at least somewhat likely to buy their next wireless phone via the internet.

The most common reason given for not buying online? “I’m uncomfortable purchasing a phone without holding it.

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In your opinion, which sales channel offers the best deals on wireless phones and services?