Posts Tagged ‘ Refurbished Cell Phones

What Role Might Unlocked Cell Phones Play In Net Neutrality?

If recent Google/Verizon news has you thinking and worried about Net Neutrality, here’s another selling point for unlocked cell phones: the ability to abandon ship when necessary. With cell phone internet use rising dramatically from year to year, guarding your cell phone’s ability to quickly access the site of you want may be an increasingly important choice when choosing a cell phone service provider.

Buying used cell phones allows you to avoid the contract lock-in carriers require without paying outrageous fees, and buying unlocked cell phones allows you to jump carriers as you see fit without having to buy a new phone.

From brands including Apple, Samsung, and Blackberry, refurbished cell phones save you money, and unlocked cell phones give you freedom.

A Girlier Phone: A Pink or Purple Refurbished Blackberry

If you’re looking at refurbished cell phones, consider displaying some personality. There are many colorful options available (especially if you’re considering a refurbished Blackberry), but specifically, I’d like to point out the purple Blackberry 8530, and the pink Blackberry Curve.

Why? Because even with the increasing dominance of smartphones and rising popularity of Blackberry, Blackberry still has a bit of a reputation for being business-y. However, a colorful refurbished Blackberry has all the personality of an artist with the amazing functionality that Blackberry has to offer. Pink and purple have that long associated femininity add a cheeky touch for a gift for a recent grad starting her first office job or for an over-achieving daughter.

Choosing used cell phones not only give you access to unbeatable prices, but give you the added bragging right of having made a “green” choice–you’re keeping electronics and toxic metals out of landfills, and you’re more likely to remember to repurpose or recycle your cell phone later on!

What Does Adding FM To Cell Phones Mean For You?

Mostly, a more expensive cell phone.

With all the features that smartphones offer (syncing with your computer to function like an MP3 player, apps like Pandora, full internet access) there’s no reason to need FM radio with its commercials, talk shows, and lack of direct interaction (seeding a Pandora station with your favorite band, going directly to the song you want to hear, getting a recommendation from someone with similar taste on Twitter or Facebook).

An FM chip will, however, cost more, even if you don’t want it/never use it, take up room in the phone–creating a limitation on possible future technologies–and would be the result of an unnecessary law (something no one ever really needs); there are already phones with FM chips available for those interested.

So what to do? Advocate to your representatives that you oppose it. If it does pass, you can always avoid paying the increased cost by choosing among used cell phones or refurbished cell phones. Refurbished cell phones offer an environmentally friendly option that saves you money.

Touch Screen or Full Keyboard?

When choosing among used cell phones, you may get hung up on the numerous options available to you. Picking between a touchscreen and a qwerty keyboard is one decision that is not as hard as it used to be, with many used cell phones integrating both options (often in a sliding keyboard). Here are some great used cell phones that give you the option to either use touchscreen or keyboard: Palm Treo 755P, the HTC Wing, and the Audiovox XV6700 all make great use of touchscreen-keyboard integration (Plus the Audiovox comes at different price points!).

A touchscreen is great not just for the novelty, but because there are lots of great apps that use the touchscreen feature to expand game play and interaction. This feature is best if you’re going to be using your phone mostly for pleasure. Another great aspect of using a touchscreen is that it’s quieter than a clicky-keyboard, so it’s great for places where you don’t want to be distracting.

Their are some great refurbished cell phones that feature a touch screen, most prominently the HTC Touch which has a beautiful touchscreen.

Finally, a full qwerty keyboard is a great feature for refurbished cell phones whether you’re a constant texter, or whether you have business needs that you need to meet promptly from any location. A refurbished Blackberry is a great option for those looking for this feature; not only do refurbished blackberries have great keyboards, they have great organization of conversations between different mediums (email, text, chat…).

Recent Accidents Occurred When Drivers Used Cell Phones

It’s already illegal in most states to talk or text while driving, but with recent accidents having been caused by drivers who had used cell phones (either to talk without a hands-free device or text) state police are cracking down.

Now, with a maritime accident that caused the death of a child making news, policies against those who have used cell phones while driving are becoming wider, with attention being drawn to the fact that wireless devices are a dangerous distraction regardless of the vehicle being operated. Many of those who favor the most stringent laws against talking and driving cite that many teen deaths are caused by teen drivers having used cell phones while driving. It is important to note, however, that other distractions can be just as dangerous: eating, applying makeup, fussing with the radio… however, even if you’ve used cell phones while driving without swerving and appearing dangerous, it’s not worth the ticket.

If you’ve used cell phones or other wireless devices while driving, now is the time to break the habit. Invest in a headset for talking, and if you have to text or use an app, pull over. It may be helpful to invest in a smartphone (refurbished cell phones come at a great price if you’re reluctant to make the upgrade); smartphones have loads of features that make it easy to avoid looking at the cell phone while driving: there’s voice command for dialing, and you can set up your GPS to speak to you while you drive rather than read a map.

Used Cell Phones For Back To School

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!

Constantly Replacing Your Lost Or Broken Cell Phone?

Hard to read what's on your screen?

It seems at least once a week some friend is asking if everyone can give them their cell phone number again because they’ve gone and lost or destroyed their old cell phone. It’s such a common problem, and many cell phone carriers won’t replace phones for free if it’s damaged a certain way (like dropped in water).

So What To Do?

Well, first, see if it’s repairable. Cellular Trendz has a great repair service with quick turn around, and comes with a guarantee. Visit their repair page for a quote on your damage. If the damage is beyond repair, make sure to recycle your used cell phones anyway, to keep the metal and plastic they’re made of out of land fills.

Next, consider buying refurbished cell phones. Refurbished cell phones are a great option for people who want to have an expensive phone but tend to destroy them. Used cell phones are refurbished to like new, so it’s a great way to stay on top of the latest cell phone trend without spending an arm and a leg.

There are tons of great used cell phones to choose from, whether your mobile carrier is AT&T, Verizon, Cricket, Sprint, or one of many others. Consider the refurbished Blackberry 8530, the Treo Centro, or a refurbished Blackberry storm.

I’m Done With My Used Cell Phone–Now What?

Don’t know what to do with your used cell phones? Do you have several generations of used cell phones sitting in a closet? Don’t throw your used cell phones away! Re-purposing used cell phones is the best option, keeping them out of landfills.

There are many charities that take used cell phones. You can find a local charity that you want to support by donating your used cell phones, or you can choose from this selection of national ones:

  • By donating your used cell phones to Shelter Alliance, you help raise funds to aid victims of domestic abuse.
  • Cell Phones for Soldiers uses used cell phones to raise money for calling cards and cell phones for soldiers so that they can keep in touch with their loved ones.
  • Phones for Haiti donates money from the used cell phones it collects, as well as the used cell phones themselves, to support Haiti relief through the Red Cross.
  • There are also organizations that use the 911 function of used cell phones (which works even if the phone is not on any network) to give the poor, domestic abuse victims, the elderly, and others in situations where they lack power the ability to call for help.

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Three Reasons Why Refurbished Cell Phones Are A Great Choice

A colorful refurbished Blackberry curve is a great choice!

1) You’re keeping used cell phones out of landfills. Most cell phones are made of plastic and metal, which can take a long time to biodegrade. Some metals (like mercury) can even pollute the ground, poisoning plants and rivers. When you buy used cell phones, you’re extending the life of the cell phone, creating less waste, and you’re more likely to remember to recycle it when you’re done, keeping used cell phones out of landfills!

2) You don’t have to wait two-three years to upgrade your current used cell phone. When you choose a refurbished cell phone, there are many that go with all sorts of carriers–Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Boost Mobile, and more that would normally make you pay more to upgrade your used cell phone before the plan allows. Buying a refurbished cell phone saves you that money and trouble!

3) And, of course, refurbished cell phones are a great bargain! Used cell phones don’t cost as much as new ones, even though most are refurbished to be as good as new! If you love having the latest tech toy, or you’re just fickle, then choosing refurbished cell phones is a great plan, and there are loads of refurbished cell phones to choose from, such as the Palm Treo, Blackberry Curve, and Samsung 700 series!

And Hey! Our great used cell phones summer discount is still going on! With every purchase over $30 enter the keyword “Summer” and get %10 off your used cell phones!

Looking For Cool Used Phones This Summer? Try The Colorful Refurbished Blackberry 8330!

BB-8330-Sprint-Green.jpgThere’s always a lot to gain from choosing among used cell phones, whether you’re looking at used cell phones because they’re better for the environment, don’t require a contract extension with your service provider, or are a great bargain! But choosing between all the used cell phones available can be tricky.

Since it’s summer, why not go with a colorful refurbished Blackberry curve 8330? A refurbished Verizon Blackberry is available for $115.95 plus shipping–used cell phones reconditioned to be like new are a great deal! Refurbished Verizon Blackberries come in great colors like purple, red, white, titanium, green, and, of course, classic.

You can also get a refurbished Blackberry 8330 on Cricket or US Cellular for 159.95 plus shipping.

What else makes a refurbished Blackberry awesome? A full QWERTY keyboard, the ability to surf the web, manage (and sync up) tasks, calenders, and contacts, and to choose from all the great Blackberry apps! Plus, use your refurbished Blackberry to take great pictures of all your summer fun with it’s built in camera and LED flash. Why not use the bluetooth feature of your refurbished Blackberry for roadtrips? Among used cell phones, refurbished Blackberries are always popular since they’re such a great deal, so don’t wait long to pick up your colorful refurbished Blackberry!

Plus, when you choose among our great refurbished cell phones right now, you can take advantage of our current used cell phones promotion! Just type in “Summer” into the discount box at checkout, and receive 10% off any order (used cell phones or accessories, etc.) over $30 through the end of August!

Are you reluctant to buy a cell phone because you’re always breaking them? Check out our great repair service, in most cases there’s a fast turn around, and we back our work with a 30 day warranty!

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