Things break, but one of the worst feelings in the world is seeing your phone break and knowing you don't have a warranty to cover it. Fewer and fewer people can live efficiently and fully without a phone these days, so what are your options?
Your Phone Doesn't Work and you Have No Warranty
Here are some options to consider when you’re holding a broken phone and no warranty:
- You can take your broken phone back to the dealer and try to negotiate a new phone. Say you have a Galaxy® S6 or S7 or an expensive Samsung® SM G930v; hope the dealer will come up with a plan you can live with, but don't count on it.
- Look for a used cell phone on CraigslistTM. You're sure to find many, but one of the major downsides is that you may have no idea who's trustworthy and who's not.
- Buy another phone that has been discounted through GrouponTM. Often you will see promotions for phone deals. Just hope one is available at the moment that your phone breaks.
- Or, you could find a refurbished phone.
What Exactly Does 'Refurbished' Mean?
The word 'refurbished' seems to be all over the place. It is used to describe 'reconditioned' or 'pre-owned' phones and other devices. Generally, if you’re seeing an advertisement for refurbished phones, it means that the phones were sold as new and now have been returned to the carrier or manufacturer – either because they were damaged, or because someone traded up. They were restored and/or repaired if needed and sent out again to be re-sold.
A refurbished iPhone® or any smartphone could have been returned for many different reasons. Some people open the box, don't like what they see and back it goes. Some phones malfunction and are returned. Others get dropped and cracked. Once a phone has been refurbished, it is placed for sale again, at a potentially great discount to you.
Is MyWiT reliable?
MyWiT is on of the only companies to be certified by some OEMs to refurbish and repair (if needed) our phones. Manufacturers have strict guidelines to follow and we follow every one. Refurbished phones for sale are what we do, so there is no cutting corners.
Every item that MyWiT sells goes through a rigorous process; two automated inspections are done to ensure that all of the buttons, batteries, cameras, and screens are working properly. In addition to that, our engineers perform a manual inspection which means all electronic devices are delivered to our customers in the best possible functional condition.
Great service is what we do best. Check out our MyWiT reviews and see what satisfied customers are saying about our refurbished phones.
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If your phone is broken and you're between warranties; no worries. You're about to be pleasantly surprised.
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