Cheap Unlocked Cell Phones
Fixit Phone Repair is not just an awesome repair store they also sell unlocked cell phones. When buying any cellphone it’s very important to make sure the phone is unlocked. An unlocked cell phone means it free to use on any carrier and in any country. When you get a new phone as part of a contract the cell phone is locked to that carrier. In order to use the phone you need to have a contract or plan with that carrier or one of its affiliates. Even though the phone is in your possession you don’t actually own it until the contract is fulfilled. The actual cost of the phone is spread out over the length of the contract and is not unlocked until the contract is completed. Most carriers give the option to purchase the phone upfront or pay it off early. But until that happens, you don’t have a unlocked cell phone that’s usable with any carrier or in any country.
How to buy a unlocked cell phone?
The best way to check if you buying an unlocked cell phone is to try a sim card from a different carrier. If the phone is unlocked than any sim that is inserted will work, unless that carrier has a stipulation. Some carriers require any phone you use on your plan to be added by submitting the imei number, which is easy enough. Once you determine the phone is unlocked than you are free to use it anywhere and for any carrier. There is a high demand for unlocked cell phones especially in countries outside of the US. Fixit Phone Repair offers a large variety of unlocked cell phones that are usually purchased by individuals form S. America and the Caribbean islands. If you’re in the market for a good unlocked cell phone than come see us at Fixit Phone Repair, 1941 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL. At any given time we offer many unlocked iPhones and Samsung phones, all of which are unlocked. We use social media like, OfferUp and Facebook Marketplace to market our phones for sale. All of our prices are at or below market value and we guarantee the phone is unlocked or your money back. If you need an affordable unlocked cell phone today than try us out.
At our cellphone store many customers ask for buy unlocked phones. We usually sell a number of phones at any given time but unlocked phones are always in demand. It’s not a problem if the phone is locked to a specific carrier but it limits the potential customer base. The benefit of unlocked phones is the phone can be used for any carrier and anywhere in the world.
At Phonecrib in Boca Raton, FL we see many customers from different parts of the world. Most of the customers from S. America and the Caribbean are interested in unlocked phones for family. We see a lot of customers looking to buy for relatives in countries that can’t find good reliable devices. We make it a priority to keep as many unlocked phones on hand as we can to meet this need.
The easiest way to purchase an unlocked phone is to buy it from a reliable source. Many phones on the market are locked to a specific carrier, like sprint which you can’t unlock. The major GSM carriers in the US, which is T-Mobile & AT&T can be unlocked for a cost. If you can find a device from Verizon than you’re golden because all of these are unlocked phones. The best way to make sure the phone is unlocked is to try a sim card from a different carrier. If you can make a call using the different sim card that means the phone is unlocked.
Another factor to consider if you buy a phone is to make sure it’s paid off. If you plan on using the device in the US and the original owner never paid it off than it will become blacklisted. This is a different scenario when looking for unlocked phones as many unscrupulous sellers will never tell you it’s not paid off. It takes about ninety days for the carrier to blacklist the phone since the last payment received.
When is it time to buy a new Apple iPhone?
So, you’ve been using the same iPhone 6 for the past five years and you keep telling yourself, “should I get a new apple iPhone?“
The short answer is, YES, your phone is old, in phone years that is. The technology is constantly changing and unlike computers there is no way to upgrade the phone. The phone is static with regards to hardware but even software updates have limitations. When a new iOS is introduced it’s designed for the newest phone model. Using iOS 13 on your iPhone 6 isn’t going to make it run faster, and it might just make it slower.
Another reason to upgrade your device is battery life. Lithium cell batteries have a limited life span eventually they are incapable of holding a charge or the maximum capacity is diminished. Sure, you can go to the Genius Bar and get a new battery but that costs time & money. If you try a third party store for iPhone repair you’re limited to the aftermarket batteries. These batteries tend to come up short wattage hours they provide. This is the primary reason most carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile offer two year contract with eligible upgrades. Under normal use, most users get two good years of battery life. Considering we spend almost every waking moment on these things, that’s pushing it.
New iPhone cost too much, how can I make my old one last?
The best way to keep your iPhone working at its best is too take care of it. Make sure you use original cable and charger hardware. This will really make a difference when it comes to battery life and charging habits. Use a case and tempered glass. We all drop our phones and keeping them safe is paramount.
Try and limit the screen time and lower the brightness as much as you can. Screen brightness uses the most battery life so lower it for longer battery life. And here’s an obvious but infrequent method to prolong the life of your phone, turn it off everyday for at least an hour. Think about the last time you actually voluntarily turned your phone off. Would you keep your car on all the time?
Should I buy a new iPhone XR or a Samsung Galaxy 10?
The newest smartphones offer customers the best in cellphone technology. Both brands have a great reputation for making the best wireless devices on the market. The iPhone X series of phones include the X, XR, XS, and XS max. The Samsung galaxy 10 series includes the 10, 10e, and the 10 plus.
The new iPhone finally stepped up their technology by using the superior OLED’. The XR still uses the LCD which makes it the cheapest of the lot. Besides this difference all of the models offer the same processor speeds and camera qualities. There is very little difference between the size of the X, XR, XS. The XR is the thickest of the four because the LCD uses a backlight which adds to the overall thickness. The XS max has the biggest screen available for any iPhone.
Samsung chose to continue with the curved screen with the Galaxy 10. The curved screen really comes into play when you use the virtual reality viewer. Galaxy users will welcome the 10e, which reminds users of the popular mini-series from days past.
A great question to ask yourself when choosing between these two brands is familiarity. If you are a Mac user and have been for a while than the iPhone will be easier to use. Having an iPad, iPhone and Mac will make a happy family. You’ll be able to communicate with each device and be able to use applications like Apple TV. The Apple operating system is one of the easiest to use, which appeals to a wide demographic group.
If you had a cellphone in the past that used android operating system than the Galaxy 10 will work best for you. This operating system is the most popular cellphone OS and is used in many cellphone brands. Another reason and probably the most popular one to use Galaxy is the superior craftsmanship. Samsung continually makes some of the best cellphones in the market. They are very durable and can last for a long time with proper care.
As with vehicles, we need to start talking about phone maintenance and repair costs. These newer devise are very expensive, some costs close to $1300. If you don’t have insurance than you know how expensive it is to fix your device. On average it’s much cheaper to fix iPhone than Galaxy using a third market repair facility. The cost of the aftermarket screens are much cheaper for iPhone compared to the Galaxies. If you tend to break your phone than you should consider this when making your decision.