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The process of purchasing a new mobile phone can be a very exciting experience for any lover of mobile phone technology. The ‘unboxing’ of a new handset has become a ritual for millions. However, a brave, more pragmatic mobile enthusiast is now enjoying a new experience – with refurbished handsets.
Refurbished handsets don’t, on the whole, ignite passion in the hearts of mobile aficionados. However, this article will explore the positives of buying a refurbished handset and illustrate beneficial outcomes of choosing a refurbished handset.
What is a refurbished handset? People often mix-up refurbished and second hand – they’re not the same. Second-hand handsets are used devices. Refurbished handsets are handsets that were once used but have been reconditioned. This ensures that each handset is in tip top condition and as close to brand new as you’ll get just without that pricey price tag. However, let us explain the difference in some detail between used and refurbished handsets.
The difference between used and refurbished
A used handset is usually sold in the condition it is in – predominantly without guarantee and may come with some faults. However, refurbished handsets have been tested by engineers and have undergone a process of repair and reconditioning to help improve both the functionality and appearance. This is the marked difference between used handsets and refurbished handsets.
The Benefits Explained
The single biggest benefit of purchasing a refurbished handset is that you literally save money (who doesn't like that?). Just looking at refurbished handset prices in comparison to brand new handsets you can save hundreds from the leading premium flagship devices. All refurbished handsets are graded on condition and when you purchase a pristine condition flagship handset device, you’ll see the savings in comparison to a brand-new handset.
Another key benefit of refurbished handsets is that they come unlocked. They are not locked to any mobile network provider. This means you can keep you current SIM and save money on your monthly mobile phone bill. Refurbished handsets mean no costly mobile contracts – grab a SIM only deal that could see you save literally tens of pounds every month. In addition, as the phone is yours and you’ll end up saving money in the long-term, you don’t have to wait 24 months to upgrade.
Our refurbished handsets comparison lists devices with warranty. If you are not satisfied with your refurbished device or if it’s not in the state as advertised or even broken upon delivery, it is eligible for a refund or replacement.
The Refurbishment Process – What you need to know
Refurbished handsets are fully tested. Before being dispatched, each handset undergoes a thorough and exhaustive evaluation by a team of trained mobile phone engineers in the UK. Their task is to ensure the handset meets highest standards of refurbishment quality. This means all handsets are quality refurbished devices – we display a wide range of handsets from a plethora of different manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Google, HTC and LG. We have a range of graded handsets – from A to C. Our merchants' evaluation, refurbishment and stock management practices mean they handle every device with tender, loving care – making sure the device reaches you in condition as advertised.
Our engineers only use the best parts and our suppliers are verified stockists of premium quality parts – so top graded devices listed on our comparison are refurbished to the highest possible standard.
If You Need A Bit More Convincing
Furthermore, refurbished handsets are good for the environment. The amount of electronic waste generated annually by mobile phone waste is gigantic. By purchasing a refurbished handset, you are doing your part to help improve Britain’s overall environmental carbon waste footprint. You’re saving money and the planet in one go!
All our products come with a full refurbishment warranty – dependent on handset grade – they range from 30/60/90 days to twelve months depending on handset specifics. This can give extra piece of mind to refurbished handset owners as you can trust the quality craftsmanship of the work whilst having the security that any faults can be repaired.
Why not get in touch with us today or visit our comparison and see how you could save money on your handset, your SIM deal and help save the planet too?