Question by  pyrate (14)

What should I consider before buying used cell phones?


Answer by  bigcub (95)

There are a few different things that should be considered when purchasing a used cell phone. You should take into account the previous owner, and how well it was maintained. One other very important thing to look at when buying a used cell phone is whether it is compatible with your carrier.


Answer by  salvi (148)

You should consider the brand name of your mobile, sound, memory support, features, VGA resolution, picture quality, number of phone books,battery life, internet - EDGE, 3G, WI-FI and so on.


Answer by  Hongyuan (25)

First what type of function you want to have in your phone. Second you have to check the phone to see if there is any crack or scratch on the surface of the phone. Lastly check the phone code to see if it is a stolen phone or sold phone.


Answer by  sneezy10 (151)

Before buying, consider the number of years or months the previous owner has had the phone. Also, consider its condition and the price for a new one.


Answer by  visira779 (269)

You should consider if the phone is still in good condition. You should also consider how reliable the seller of this phone is. Check out the seller's reputation.


Answer by  nikit (92)

You want to consider that a used cell phone does not have any warranty so if your phone is or becomes defective then you may have to purchase another phone.


Answer by  AmandaRae (102)

Many things should be considered when buying a used cell phone. First, I would recommend that you stay away from buying a used phone but if you do make sure it is from someone you know. It is nice to have an idea of how the phone was used.


Answer by  tim133 (34)

Used cell phones are always risky to purchase. First, you should consider whether or not you know anybody with an old cell phone. This could end up saving you some money. Also, make sure the seller offers a long warranty.


Answer by  Lisa50 (493)

When you are buying something used, you are buying someone's headache. Some people just collect cell phones and don't even use them, so that is a good thing to consider. But when you're buying a used cell phone, there may be a couple glitches that you need to look out for. For example, cracked screen, bad buttons, horrible battery life.


Answer by  ewam (403)

Test it out before you buy it for sure. Also, check to see if the entire memory is wiped out. You don't want their stuff! Next, try calling someone. Press ALL the buttons to verify that they work too. Basically, check all the big points of the phone. And the camera if it has one!


Answer by  pmm62 (243)

Before buying a used cell phone, you need to ensure that the phone is either unlocked or locked to your present wireless carrier.


Answer by  Jonah14 (640)

The condition in which they're in, how old they are, how many owners they have had, battery duration in standby and talking time.

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