Where can I buy a CDMA phone compatible with Tello?
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We know you were wondering where to get a CDMA phone compatible with Tello at a decent price, so we’ve done some research. Apparently, there are multiple ways to buy a CDMA phone that you can easily enroll into Tello through the Bring Your Own Phone process and the prices available cover all budgets and needs.
So… let’s get this party started! Check out the list we’ve put together: 5 most convenient & accessible ways to buy a CDMA phone compatible with Tello.
1. Tello phone collection
We offer a dozen phones, new or refurbished, regular phones or smartphones at prices ranging from $29 to $619. You get to pick from many brands or models available, like: Alcatel, Kyocera, HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and of course iPhone.
If you decide to buy a CDMA phone from Tello, you get a number of benefits like:
- you’ll get your phone by mail
- free shipping
- no settings are required, except for activating your device
- no need to purchase a CDMA 4G LTE SIM card
Another choice would be to get your iPhone from an Apple Store and later enroll it into our network. This is another valid option if you need a CDMA phone compatible with Tello, but you need to watch out and make sure that:
- you get an unlocked device
- the iPhone is not tied to any contract
- it’s a CDMA, and not a GSM device
Still, there are a few phones or tablets that can be purchased from any Apple stores and are ready to join Tello right away. These are:
- iPhones purchased through Apple stores, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
- AT&T and T-Mobile: 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE
- Verizon: 5S, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE
- iPads purchased through Apple stores, big box stores or carrier retail channels:
- AT&T and T-Mobile: iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2
- Verizon: iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
If you decide to get your iPhone from an Apple Store, we’ve got extra good news for you: the CDMA 4G LTE SIM card will be offered to you for FREE.
There are numerous options to buy, sell, or exchange your phone. For example: Swappa is a user-to-user marketplace for gently used mobile devices. Ebay can be another option for you as it’s the place where the entire world goes to shop, sell, and give… online. Whatever online or offline seller you choose to buy a CDMA phone compatible with Tello, you need to make sure the phone you buy is:
- unlocked and Sprint ready
- free of contract
- CDMA, and not a GSM device
If you enroll in the upgrading program, you have the chance to get a new iPhone every year and you get the coverage you want from AppleCare+ ($32.41/month if you subscribe to their 2 year installment agreement).
It’s true the program is only available for iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, but iPhone 7’s launch is just around the corner so it’s never too late to subscribe to that 2 year installment plan.
Besides upgrading your iPhone every year, the iPhone Upgrade Program offers you the freedom to choose the carrier and rate plan that work for you.
Freedom is what we cherish the most, so you are 100% free to buy your phone from any shop, store, online or offline site you find convenient. You just need to make sure the phone you want to purchase is compatible with Tello so it can be enrolled into the network without any problems or glitches.
If you wonder if the device you had your eyes on is a CDMA phone compatible with Tello or not, here is a list of attributes it should have:
- CDMA device free of contract, developed for Sprint or for other carriers
- unlocked iPhones from 5S to SE and Nexus 5 to 6P
Whatever you decide, we’re here for you. If you have any questions, please let us know. Our customer service team is eager to help you and clear out any doubts you may have in regards to CDMA compatible devices, the bring your own phone process, activation steps, etc. Don’t be shy, we’re open 24/7.