There are about 20 million mobile phone users in Australia today, up four million from 2011. And with the demand for mobile phones steadily increasing so too have the prices. With the biggest smartphone companies in the world like Apple, Samsung, and Huawei releasing new and improved products every six or so months, people are finding it impossible to continue upgrading their phones. The iPhone 6, for example, was released in 2014 with a starting price of $869. The latest iPhone 11 in comparison has a starting price of more than two times that at $2499.
What numobile does is provide people who don’t want to splash the cash to get a new phone with high-quality, pre-owned alternatives. You can choose from iPhone models including 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X or if you’re an Android user, Samsung models Galaxy S7, S8, and S8+.
Women Love Tech was sent over an iPhone 8 Plus to try out and it was faultless. The exterior was in pristine condition and it ran smoothly as ever. The box comes with a 2.4A charger and a separate data cable so you have everything you need.
In order to make sure that the pre-owned smartphones are up-to-scratch, numobile perform technical and aesthetic tests covering 51 points. All nucertified devices come with a 12-month warranty with the option of a 24-month interest-free repayment plan. What’s more? If ever you want to change phones, you can do so at any point.
“Selecting the very best pre-owned phones and catering for customers and their changing circumstances is at the heart of numobile’s proposition,”says numobile’s CEO, Paul O’Neile.
Too often are people getting stuck in expensive long-term plans at the hands of major Telcos, and frankly, upgrading every year or so is only increasing the prices of both plans and smartphones. Therefore, it makes sense to opt for previous models at much lower prices where you can ultimately be saving between 30-50% than if you were to buy a brand-new model.
Here’s how the Telcos get you
Telcos are also raising the prices of the contracts by persuading you that you NEED more data. In reality, all you need is around 10GB a month unless you’re streaming videos all day without WiFi. In fact, around 4% went over their monthly usage on an average of 10GB. You don’t need 35GB let alone 50.
Those longer, 36-month contracts may look cheaper and less stressful on paper, but really they’re more expensive. You’ll be locked into the plan for that amount of time which is worrying, especially if you want to upgrade your phone during that extensive period. Because even with an upgraded phone on most plans, you’ll still need to pay off the full cost of the previous device. What happened to “cheaper” and “hassle-free”?
Telcos get you by claiming that you must get the newest phone. It’s like a bribe that ends up making them more money.
With numobile, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You get cheaper, high-quality smartphones that can be replaced at any time without any of the cost-ineffective plans.
iPhone plans start at $25 per month while Samsung plans start at $20 per month. That sounds a lot better than the potentially $100 and over per month that you’d pay with the major Telcos.
“…it is the perfect choice for those customers who are seeking quality and are savvy with their money,”added Paul.
And the bonus is that the smartphones available to you are as “Good as nu”.
Check out numobile here for more information.