Sixty-four percent of the adults in the United States of America own a Smart Phone. I have no idea what the count is when it comes to how many of those Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Phones are broken, have cracked screens or are need of an upgrade but my guess is A LOT. For certain there is an iPhone 6 with a cracked screen and an iPhone 5s with a worn battery & not enough space in need replacement at my house.
The device that has become a norm in society does not come without a cost. Recently a cell phone service provider changed the way they do business when it comes to cellular service contracts. Smart move. For them. And smart for the service providers who will soon follow the ‘no contract’ model. This brilliant idea includes charging a higher product price to the 64% of adult Americans who own smart phones and will undoubtedly require a repair or replacement at some point.
Good news. Bad news. Being without an annual contract is great when it comes to the flexibility of switching cellular service providers for better coverage or switching for a less expensive monthly plan, however, with the good comes the bad. There will no longer be a discounted cell phone price for those waiting to upgrade their old phone for a newer model or one with more space. That manageable $200 phone charge with a renewed contract will no longer be an option.
To quote a good friend of mine, “owning a smartphone does not make you smart”. Fair enough. But what if I told you there is a smarter way to own a smartphone?
The answer to the changes in the ways cellular service companies will soon be operating is, in one word, Gazelle.
Gazelle is a smarter way to own smart devices. This certified pre-owned store offers high quality smartphones and tablets for a discount. A SUBSTANTIAL discount. Gazelle’s pre-owned devices go through a 30-point full functionality inspection before they are ever listed for sale. Each device is also rated on it’s cosmetic condition.
Gazelle offers an easy way to save, as well as, an easy way to upgrade your current device. They offer a risk-free 30-day guarantee return on all products. This purchase option is by far better than purchasing a new device for full price or taking the chance on any of those online sell sites that do not offer guarantees. Plus, you can trade in your old device to Gazelle for cash towards a new one!
I am no quitter when it comes to the iPhone. Since 2007 my house has been in continual (never-ending) contracts for three iPhone user wireless numbers. Starting with the original iPhone all the way up to the iPhone 6. We love this Apple product. And even with the 23 struggles of iPhone users that I shared on my Facebook page earlier this week, I am not going anywhere. Well, not anywhere other than Gazelle.
* Gazelle is currently offering an additional $10 off for those who buy a new device or subscribe to Gazelle’s mailing list.
*First time visitors to the Gazelle website will receive $10 off when they make a purchase! The $10 credit will automatically be applied to cart. If visitors are not quite ready to buy, they can also subscribe to the Gazelle email list to receive a $10 voucher when they buy within 2 weeks. Please note: a pop-up will appear during the first visit to the Gazelle website. This is the only time visitors can subscribe to the newsletter for a $10 credit. Wait on the page until the pop-up appears & enter email address without closing out of the box.