Buying a refurbished phone is a great way to save money and reduce your e-waste footprint — but how can you make sure you’re getting a quality device? Will it work the way it should?

Everything You Need to Know About Refurbished Phones

Buying a refurbished phone is a great way to save money and reduce your e-waste footprint — but how can you make sure you’re getting a quality device? Will it work the way it should?

We’ve put together everything you need to know about buying a reused phone so that you can decide.

They’re a sustainable choice

We all love saving money, but how about doing it in an environmentally-conscious way? Old phones are constantly discarded to make way for new models, and the result is that the materials used in these devices end up in the landfill.

Mobile phone parts contain toxic chemicals such as arsenic, lead and mercury but, when disposed of thoughtfully, e-waste can be recycled and repurposed.

Enter refurbished phones. By choosing a refurbished phone you are reusing a device that would otherwise have been disposed of — and reducing unnecessary e-waste.

They’re in good condition

Besides having a lower eco-footprint, refurbished phones are just as reliable as new ones and much cheaper. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a phone that works well.

OzMobiles phones are graded as either New, Ex-Demo, Good, Average or Fair condition, so you know exactly what you’re in for. You can feel confident about your new phone without having to rely on individual online sellers of second-hand devices and misleading information. Second-hand phones, as opposed to refurbished, may or may not have been tested, so they might be defective.

Cheaper and just as efficient

Contrary to what you might think, refurbished smartphones can have a fast operating system. All phones sold at OzMobiles are thoroughly tested for functionality, so there are no hidden surprises. Battery life, physical damage, buttons and the operating system are all tested before reselling.

Unlocked, ready to go and fully covered

Devices sold at OzMobiles are always unlocked and ready to be used with any SIM card or service provider. They are reliably sourced and IMEIs are checked before every purchase. We offer our customers free returns within the first 30-days for any phones that appear damaged or faulty — and our phones automatically come with a 12-month warranty for software faults or physical damage.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our range of refurbished smartphones now.  

 

 

How we rate our devices

Never used and come with their full Australian Manufacturer's Warranty. Some might have been opened for quality checks, but they have never been activated.

100% Fully Functional.

The device is in 'As New' condition with very faint to no marks on the device.

A refurbished device that is 100% fully functional.

Screen in good condition, with very minor scratches/scuffs visible at arm's length.

A refurbished device that is 100% fully functional.

Scratches may be visible on the screen from arm's length, plus minor dents. Exceptional value.

These devices are refurbished and renewed by Apple. They are in “like new” condition, refurbished
with genuine Apple replacement parts and come with 12 month
Apple warranty.