These days it’s not surprising to see a young kid with a cell phone to call their own. Parents can pre-program themselves, grandparents, and a trusted neighbor or friend onto the speed dial so that help is just a call away in an emergency, or so that kids can check in after school if they are going to a friend’s house. Conveniently, phone carriers have numerous plans so that parents can pick one that works for their kids and their budget. For young kids, most parents choose pay-as-you-go plans so they can control the cost.
When it comes to choosing a cell phone, the most economically (and environmentally) friendly choice is to choose used cell phones. Used cell phones are refurbished to be like new, so your kid can rock a trendy phone for back to school without anyone being the wiser. Here are some popular used cell phones that your kids will love:
1) A refurbished Blackberry is perfect to help an over-achiever keep track of their assignments and after-school schedules. A white or pink refurbished Blackberry from Cricket is perfect for the girly-girl, and affordably priced at $107.90.
2) Even more economical is the Palm Treo at $65.95. It has both a touch screen (all the rage!) as well as a full QWERTY keyboard, so they can text as fast as ever. Like many used cell phones it’s in excellent condition. Plus, if you get a plan that supports it, it comes with Google Maps, so your teen driver will never get lost.
3) If you’re looking for used cell phones that can work with multiple carriers, look for ones marked “unlocked”. Unlocked used cell phones like the HTC Dash ($107.90) make great gifts if you don’t know the recipient’s carrier.
What’s great is all these refurbished cell phones come with the Cellular Trendz 30 day warranty, so you don’t have to worry. Plus, still in time for Back-to-School is our summer promotion: type in “Summer” and get 10% off your purchase over $30!
If you break your cell phone, be sure to check out our warrantied repair service!