iPhones do not usually go on sale, and they aren’t cheap either. This is why many Apple fans may invest in a used one.
Try buying a used iPhone from someone you know, like a relative or a friend. You’ll have a better idea about its usage. Be careful while buying a used or refurbished phone from unknown sellers.
Here are certain important considerations when purchasing:
The right carrier
All iPhones after iPhone 5 generally work on all networks, but there are certain differences. The AT&T network utilizes an extra LTE signal, which many others do not, which provides faster speed and performance in certain areas.
So if you get an iPhone that was designed for Verizon and use AT&T network, you may not be able to utilize that extra fast speed.
Inquire about the iPhone’s model from the seller; it will be something like A1633, A1634, A1688 and so on. Search about the model number to know the specifications and see if it is well-suited for your carrier.
Ensure that the iPhone isn’t stolen
Before you make the payment, you will need to make sure that the phone isn’t stolen. Apple provides an Activation Lock status tool which prevents new users from activating the phone. Get the IMEI number of the iPhone and check the phone’s status. If the seller is legit, he/she will not have any problem handing over the information.
You will also need to call your carrier company and give them the IMEI number of the phone to ensure that the phone isn’t carrier locked. You carrier company will be able to guide you accordingly and prevent any problem from arising.
Once everything is in order, it all comes down to the condition of the phone.
Ask the seller when it was purchased and when its warranty ran out. Also ask about any repairs that were performed on the phone, as it can make a big difference on the hardware. Minor scratches on the body and screen are fine, but there shouldn’t be any cracks.
If the phone is more than a year old, the battery can cause a lot of problems. Ask the seller whether they are considering changing the battery before selling; otherwise you will have to do it yourself. In this case, you should ask for concessions.
Conduct a thorough check on the screen to ensure that there are no dead pixels and that all sensors are working appropriately.
The SIM card slot has a water damage indicator inside which can tell you if the iPhone has ever been dropped in water. Make sure to check that too.
Selling your old phone
You may now be planning to sell your old phone and wondering how you can get a good bargain on it. The best way to get a good price is to change its screen and battery. A manufacturer’s warranty on those replaced parts will increase the price of your phone even further.
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