Boost Mobile is now selling refurbished smartphones
A new way to grab a cheap iPhone or Samsung Galaxy handset.
Buying a second-hand smartphone is an easy way to save money, but you typically have to make a lot of sacrifices in the process. Depending on where or who you're buying it from, you may miss out on a warranty, basic accessories or even certain functionality.
Aussie telco Boost Mobile is looking to change all that. As of today, the company is entering the second-hand smartphone business by partnering with Alegre, a well-established name in the Australian refurbished electronics space. Head to the Boost Mobile website right now, and you can browse a range of refurbished handsets from Samsung, Apple and Google selling for a fraction of their retail prices.
Key to Boost Mobile's new venture are the guarantees that come with each of its refurbished handsets. Every phone must pass a 72-point inspection check to ensure it's in good working order, with nothing more serious than minor scratches or scuff marks that don't impact the phone's functionality. Additionally, you get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee plus a 12-month warranty, so you're protected in the event something goes wrong.
As an extra bonus, all refurbished phones come with a $30 Boost Mobile SIM card, so you can start making calls and browsing the Internet right from the get-go.
If you're a little wary about buying a refurbished device, you'll want to check out our guide to buying a second-hand smartphone for some valuable tips on getting a good deal.