Why buy a refurbished phone?
In today’s world, having a smartphone is a must. Smartphones have developed and have also become more expensive for the everyday person to buy.
If you want an all-singing, all-dancing top model phone, you’ll have to pay.
The better the phone, the more you’ll pay over the contract term because there is no such thing as a free £600 smartphone. At Blue Whale Eco, we guarantee that you buy exactly what is shown without tying you down to a contract.
What if you could have a phone that’s new to you for much less?
Buying a refurbished phone can dramatically cut the cost of your new handset or your new contract, but will the phone be any good? Before being put on sale, all refurbished phones have been thoroughly tested to ensure they’re in full working order.
In keeping with the Data Protection Act, the seller will securely wipe any data on the phone, so you’ll be starting afresh.
What are the pros of a refurbished phone, and is one right for you?
- It’s cheaper – A refurbished phone can save you hundreds of pounds upfront or over the lifetime of the contract.
- It’s been professionally checked and repaired, unlike a second-hand phone.
- There will be a warranty period (although it’s essential to check how long).
- It’s more affordable if you want to buy the phone outright and use a cheaper, less restrictive SIM-only or pay-as-you-go contract.
- As well as extensive testing, the company has to wipe any data left by the previous owner or risk falling foul of the Data Protection Act.
Know What You’re Buying
Not every company defines refurbished the same way. Buying a refurbished phone can come with all the perks you would expect to buy new.
A refurbished device will be put through rigorous tests to ensure it is in full working order. Suppliers will grade the phone on its physical appearance alone. A device that is a ‘Good’ standard will have some minor wear and tear, whereas ‘As New’ does what it says on the tin.
Phones have a longer life cycle than is commonly thought
One of the most common misconceptions is that phones have a short life cycle. Phones work just like new ones when they are repaired professionally. When bad parts are replaced with entirely new ones and batteries are replaced, for example, the phones’ lifespans rise to a whole new level. Simply put: the age of the phone no longer matters when it has been thoroughly repaired.
Environmental conservation has become a centre of attention over the past few years because of various concerns. If you care about the environment, buying refurbished rather than brand new is a great way to help the planet. Reusing rather than recycling a phone for its parts is a great way to prolong its lifespan.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why we feel like it makes sense to opt for a refurbished phone. Why not head to our homepage to see our latest deals on the best models of mobile phones?