Foreign companies’ cell phones, such as Motorola RAZR and its various models (GSM), are popular in China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Get a Great Deal on Cell Phones
Some people on the hunt for cell phones may be mistaken in thinking they will have to pay a large amount just to get the mobile phone they want. In actuality, it is fairly easy to find inexpensive cell phones if you know where to look and what exactly to look for. Here are some tips for finding the best deals on cell phones.
Take Advantage of Free Phone Offers
One of the most popular ways to get cheap cell phones is to look with different phone companies and see if any of them are offering free cell phones upon signing a contact or switching services. Often times phone companies have several models of phones that are free or very inexpensive compared to what they would normally cost if you paid out-of-pocket for the phones. Even if you have your service with a company already, often times phone companies will offer free phones as a way to get mobile users to switch over as well as waiving activation fees. Be sure to read into each offer and even if there are no free phone offers, ask if they have any inexpensive phones or refurbished phones.
Look for Gently Used Phones
With phones being upgraded all the time, some mobile users are always looking for the newest models and upgrading frequently selling their barely used cell phones. This is a great opportunity to find cheap cell phones that are in excellent condition. Look for gently used phones in local classifieds as well as online auction sites. Just be sure to read the description carefully to make sure you understand exactly what condition the phone is in. If at all possible, ask for several pictures of the actual phone and try it out first.
Ask About Refurbished Phones
Getting a refurbished phone from the phone company is also an excellent way to get a good deal on a cell phone. Refurbished phones have been specially tested and made to be in excellent condition. Most of these cell phones are in like new condition or extremely good condition and are in perfect working order. Many cell phone companies have photos and descriptions of their refurbished cell phones on their websites where you can see what features they have. They are often very inexpensive compared to brand new cell phones and it makes for an excellent option if you are not eligible for a phone upgrade any time soon.