A row of people staring down at their smartphones.

So you’ve found the perfect phone: it has the camera you want, enough storage for your needs, and a powerful processor. There’s only one problem: it’s expensive. A little too expensive. Brand-new flagship phones frequently command high prices to go with their quality, particularly from popular, highly sought-after brands like Apple and Samsung.

There’s an obvious way to beat the high cost, and that’s to buy a second-hand smartphone. But that tends to present another problem. One of the perks of new phones (apart from how shiny and mint-condition they are) is that they come with warranties. If a problem with your phone occurs due to a manufacturing defect, you’re usually covered for at least 12 months. The most common place to buy used smartphones is online, where the kind of warranty you get depends on the seller. If you buy directly from an individual on an online marketplace, you’re likely to walk away with no warranty at all. Used mobile phones can also be a real gamble in terms of the quality you get.

Can you get a warranty on a second-hand phone? There’s a way to ensure you receive a high standard of quality while being covered in case anything goes wrong. The answer lies in refurbished mobile phones.

Most commonly sold in various grades according to what kind of condition they’re in, refurbished smartphones offer a genuine alternative. When you buy one, you get a phone at a second-hand price that’s often close to new in terms of quality – with a warranty as well!

We’ll explore how to get a warranty with a second-hand phone by buying a refurbished one. If you’re looking for refurbished phones with warranties that suit your needs, OzMobiles has a vast selection in stock – and we’re happy to answer your questions too.

Difference Between Used, Second-Hand, and Refurbished

The terms ‘used’ and ‘second-hand’ are often used interchangeably, but there are differences – subtle as they may be. A second-hand phone has had a previous owner, but they haven’t necessarily used it. Used phones have been taken out of their boxes, but they haven’t always had previous owners. One example is ex-demo phones, which have previously been put on display in retail stores for prospective customers to try.

Refurbished phones present the best opportunity for you to receive a used phone with a warranty. A refurbished smartphone is a used or second-hand phone that a manufacturer or professional refurbisher has checked and tested extensively before resale. The pro has run background checks on the refurbished phone to make sure it isn’t stolen or lost, the previous owner’s data has been erased, and a factory reset has been applied, and every part of the phone from the mic to the battery has been tested to make sure it still works – and repaired if not.

If you’re wondering how to get a warranty on a second-hand phone, refurbished mobile phones offer the best possible opportunity – and that’s far from the only advantage they provide. 

Benefits of Refurbished Mobile Phones

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Why should you specifically choose a refurbished device instead of another kind of second-hand smartphone? Some of the greatest advantages of buying refurbished include:

Refurbished phones come with warranties

Refurbished smartphones offer the most effective option to get warranties on second-hand phones. When you buy refurbished phones with warranties, you’re usually covered for at least 12 months if there are any faults. That’s more than you can expect from a lot of used phones, particularly from private sellers.

Refurbished phones come unlocked

Unlike a lot of models that sell brand new at affordable prices, refurbished phones are generally not locked to any particular provider. There’s no need to wait it out until the end of a contract – just pop your SIM card in, and you’re ready to start using your new refurbished phone.

Refurbished phones offer a lot of variety

The Internet provides endless options for you to search through, but sometimes it’s difficult to sort the quality models from the low-grade. Not only do refurbished phones come with warranties through websites like OzMobiles, but they also allow you to choose from a high number of top brands easily. Right here on the OzMobiles website, you can take your pick from a massive variety of iPhones, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and other excellent brands like Google, Oppo, and Huawei.

They’re better for the environment

You may have heard about the problem of e-waste, the fastest-growing form of waste in the world. Smartphones alone make up 10% of all e-waste and are notorious for leaking dangerous chemicals like lead and cadmium into the surrounding environment. On top of being the best way to get a warranty on a second-hand phone, refurbished phones support recycling and provide a more sustainable approach to smartphone shopping. When you buy one, you save a used phone from landfill while making sure one less phone needs to be produced.

How do you get a warranty on a second-hand phone through OzMobiles? The next couple of sections cover the different kinds of warranties on second-hand phones we have on offer.

OzMobiles’ Warranty on all Devices

At OzMobiles, we only sell refurbished phones with warranties that have been checked and tested to ensure they meet the high standards you’d expect. All of our devices are certified as fully functional and sold with 12-month warranties and 30-day money-back guarantees. This includes the battery life of smartphones, which we ensure is at least at 80% capacity.

All of our latest smartphone models are covered by the Australian manufacturer’s warranty.

OzMobiles Extended Warranty & Return Policy

While all of our refurbished phones have warranties of at least 12 months, we also offer extended warranties for 24 months total on some products during the checkout process.

It’s easy to request a return if you find faults, and we provide a free express return label to cover the cost of the shipping. The return has to be authorised prior to sending the phone back, and you should include as many details as possible for a speedy process.

Quality Refurbished Devices at OzMobiles

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The best place to find refurbished phones with warranties is right here on the OzMobiles website.

No matter what you’re looking for in a refurbished smartphone, we have huge savings on a range of great brands. You can pick up a second-hand Samsung Galaxy smartphone, score the perfect refurbished iPhone or browse our range of other cool Android phones like Google Pixel, as well as accessories.

We get your new phone to you cheaply, and we get it to you quickly, which is why we provide free and fast shipping. Even better, if you order your phone with Express Post between 12.30 pm on a weekday, we’ll dispatch it on the same day.

Even if you’re on a tight budget, there’s plenty of opportunity to get your hands on the smartphone you want with OzMobiles. If you’ve found a better deal elsewhere online, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you can’t afford to pay full price all at once, we offer payment plans through providers like AfterPay, ZipPay, and PayPal Pay in 4 instalments.

For more information on how to get a warranty on a second-hand phone or our massive collection of refurbished phones with warranties, contact the OzMobiles team!

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