Top Tips For When Buying A Refurbished Phone
You’re thinking about buying a new phone and potentially considering a refurbished version rather than brand new one, but you’re unsure how reliable a refurbished phone really is, the cost or where to even start.
Let’s start at the beginning and take you through everything you need to know when going refurbished with your next mobile device
What is a refurbished phone?
Refurbished phones are not like your normal 2nd-hand phones. The are generally used phones that have been been either traded in for a newer model, or sent back to the manufacturer due to a minor fault.
Look out for a Grading System or Certification
Refurbished phone retailers normally use the grading system to categorise the state of which the phone is in. However, we use Phonecheck - an industry standard software solution that tests each device for up to 90 potential faults. Phonecheck is renowned for its accuracy, helping us to identify and fix any potential issues during the refurbishment process.
This means that every smartphone Swycha sells is in excellent condition, works perfectly, unlocked to use on any network, and free from any after-market parts.
Make Sure There’s a Warranty
With any refurbished item, it's good to know what warranty it's partnered with. This protects you if the handset develops a fault. Typically, you have a 1 year warranty and with us we even throw in a 21-day money-back guarantee from purchase!
Does a refurbished phone come ‘unlocked’?
Buying any phone locked to a specific network isn’t just a pain, it's also an inconvenience - we’re not living in the early noughties anymore folks! Buying a refurbished, unlocked handset allows you to put any SIM card in, and away you go.
Whether you’re looking to purchase a first phone for your child, a second phone purely for work, or you’ve just broken your handset and don’t want to pay the earth for your next device - it's time to SWYCH-on and try one of our smartphones.
Our refurbished phones
Refurbished iPhone 7
Refurbished iPhone 8
Refurbished iPhone XR
Refurbished iPhone 11