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Used phone?

Have any of you ever gotten a used one? Or know how it works...
my son's phone is about 4 yrs old and kind of dying- beat to hell and not charging well, and we bought a new battery a few months ago because it wasn't then.
don't want a smart phone or anything

how does it work if you get one? *like do they make you have a service agreement still? do they charge to activate and all that stuff? *I'm sure they probably do... is there anything I should know before I consider getting one? *we have Verizon-if it mattters

 
charlotsomtimes

Asked by charlotsomtimes at 7:00 PM on Jul. 5, 2013 in Technology

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Answers (6)
  • Look up cell phone reapair places, I got a used refurbished phone Samsung smart phone, for $100 they will fix anything that goes wrong with it for 1 year for free.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 7:25 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • yup- they charge you for everything
    have you considered a pre paid?
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 7:04 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • You should be eligible for a free upgrade after 4 years.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:05 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • Verizon will screw you at every turn, believe me. But I would think the important things to know about a used phone are what the warranty covers and for how long.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 7:05 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • You should be eligible for a free upgrade after 4 years.

    yeah -that's true- but free is never actually free ;)
    not sure if hubby will want to do another 2 years since son will be 17 in about a week ...
    *no he cannot afford his own- it's all he can do right now to get through high school without a job interfering ;)
    charlotsomtimes

    Comment by charlotsomtimes (original poster) at 7:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • I think with AT&T an upgrade/activation charge is $32.
    BUT often times they'll offer you a better deal online than in the store. OR if you call and them them you want to cancel all your phones they'll offer you an upgrade and waive the fee.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

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