Why choose a refurbished phone?
That’s the question of every budget-minded person who’s looking to buy a functional device while saving money. Better tech for less money is the dream!
People turn to refurbished cell phones when they lose their cell phone or they need to buy a new device since the old one is not reliable anymore. Another common case we see a lot of is that of parents who decide their kids should get their very one phone. They don’t want to break the bank for a new flagship device, so a refurbished option fits the bill perfectly.
💡 Certified refurbished devices are previously used items that customers have returned due to a defect or simply because they’ve changed their minds.
Nevertheless, not all refurbished devices are created equally – some were not even faulty, to begin with.
Can I trust certified refurbished mobiles?
Since the prices are significantly lower than the new ones, you can save tons on the cost of getting a device, so, basically, it’s a smart money move. But can they be trusted?
🔩 According to Refurbdepot.com, refurbished phones have a much lower defect rate than new phones because they are inspected, serviced, tested and repackaged by the manufacturer to meet original product specifications.
A warranty is another positive spin of buying a non-new phone. If buying from a reputable retailer, you’ll probably be offered a 90-day warranty period, which gives you the choice to get your refurbished phone repaired, should it have any malfunctions.
If apart from the financial cost of buying a new device, you’re also focused on the environmental toll you’re paying, know that a refurbished phone is an environmentally friendly option. Refurbished phones are literally recycled products, meaning they stay out of landfills and consequently do not contribute to environmental damage.
How to make sure you choose the right kind of refurbished device? What Are Refurbished Grades?
Refurbished items are graded depending on how many cosmetic imperfections they have – scratches, nicks, scuffs, and other blemishes – as well as how much the product has been used by its previous owner and what packaging it comes in.
📚 Refurbished grades run on a scale from refurbished Grade A all the way to refurbished Grade C, in which, just as in school, refurbished Grade A offers the best quality and refurbished Grade C the lowest quality of a refurbished device.
According to Refurb.me, here’s a breakdown on what to expect from each:
- Refurbished Grade A: The best quality of refurbished device: near-mint condition, excellent cosmetic level, and little signs of previous use.
- Refurbished Grade B: The second-best quality of refurbished device: light scuffing on the bezel and light scratches on the case or body as a result of gentle use.
- Refurbished Grade C: The lowest-quality of refurbished device: 100% in working order but will have more scratches and signs of wear and tear as a result of daily use.
Some retailers even include a Grade D that means the device was in some way broken and will most certainly look like a second-hand used phone.
Tello’s only has Refurbished Grade A phones
Just like anything else about our service, we are committed to offering our customers the best experience and best value for money. This being said, our refurbished phone selection only includes Refurbished Grade A devices at awesome prices.
Our refurb phones are of high quality, have been thoroughly tested by experts, and are, of course, fully functional. That’s a promise there are no cracks on the screen, the battery life is like-new, and no major scratches are on the phone’s body.
Take a look on our site to see if any of our devices scream out your name: