Saving Money on Communications Costs

2 June 2020

woman with the mobile phone

“Refurbished and used devices continue to provide cost-effective alternatives to both consumers and businesses that are looking to save money when purchasing a smartphone” – IDC

We live in uncertain times. Everyone would like to save a few dollars for a rainy day. However, we must stay connected to colleagues, potential employers, and loved ones, whether down the street or around the world. Between your internet, cable, and smartphone bills, your cost to stay connected is constantly growing.

Our devices are an integral part of our daily lives – we take them everywhere and do everything from work and shop to communicate and play games on them – but what happens if a device no longer functions as intended? One of the latest and greatest phones could set you back more than $1,000, or worse, burden you with significant monthly payments for the next 24 months.

There is another option.

Market research firm IDC forecasts that in 2019, shipments of used and refurbished devices grew 17.6% in 2019, stating that “this growth can be attributed to an uptick in demand for used smartphones that offer considerable savings compared with new models.” IDC forecasts that by 2023, more than 26% of smartphone sales in North America will be for certified pre-owned devices.

What is Certified Pre-Owned?

Certified pre-owned devices have been meticulously inspected and, if needed, repaired to like-new working condition. Depending on the cosmetic grading, there may be minor imperfections that don’t interfere with the everyday functionality and enjoyment of the device, or there may be none at all.

When it comes to certified pre-owned devices, we’re the go-to specialists right here at Mobile Klinik, and we have a vast range of refurbished iOS and Android devices readily available. Countless customers have come to us for a new-to-them device at an exceptional price, and we’re happy to make it easier to save on communications costs.

In the case of our pre-owned device certification process, each phone undergoes a rigorous 34-point inspection and is cosmetically graded. Any repairs are completed – often using genuine parts straight from the manufacturer – and the device is backed by our industry-leading one-year warranty. That is the same warranty you would get with a brand-new device!

So How Does this Save Me Money?

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned device from us that has been expertly renewed gives you the benefit of getting the device you want, complete with the same warranty coverage of a new device, at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Depending on the model and carrier pricing for a brand-new version of the same phone compared to our Certified Pre-Owned pricing, you may be able to save as much as 50%!

Freedom & Flexibility

A Certified Pre-Owned device doesn’t require you to sign a contract or any financing agreement. Moreover, you own the device. No giving back to anyone – you are free to do with it what you wish! This makes buying refurbished a great option for those who want to drive down their carrier bill as much as possible. That means no tabs, no need to hand over your phone, and getting the most out of your hard-earned money.

Connection Incentives

Did you know that you can save on your phone bill with a sustainability credit? It can be done exclusively through us, and the process is easy. First, purchase a Certified Pre-Owned phone from us or have your old one repaired at a Mobile Klinik location. Then, perform an activation through us with your carrier. You’ll get a five-dollar sustainability credit applied to your bill each month!

Mobile Klinik is partnered with major carriers including Telus, Koodo, and Public Mobile, meaning you’ll have access to great plans, phones, and pricing all at the same time. It’s a highly convenient option with no need to shop around for repair diagnostics or otherwise.

We’ll Buy Your Device, Even When Others Won’t!

Finally, at Mobile Klinik, we will even buy your old device, offsetting the cost of your “new” phone. Have a broken Samsung Galaxy S10 and want to upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy S21, for instance? No problem! We will buy your device regardless of the condition. Visit a local Mobile Klinik store for a free and quick diagnosis and quote to see how much your device is worth. We’ll provide payment either in store credit or on a pre-paid VISA card.

Want to learn more about our cost-effective options for your smartphone communications needs? Feel free to chat with us online at Mobile Klinik or stop in at one of our many locations across Canada. We’re happy to help with everything from within-the-hour repairs to ensuring you find the ideal Certified Pre-Owned device for your needs!

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