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Top Tips for buying a phone at Christmas


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Top Tips for buying a phone at Christmas

Top Tips for buying a phone at Christmas

There’s no doubt that we all look forward to receiving a second hand iPhone or Smartphone for Christmas. If you’re thinking of buying a new phone for your family members, then there are some things that you may want to consider.

So, for example, the price is a key player, but there are dates throughout the year that may make the phone a bit cheaper. At Used Mobiles 4U, we have put together some top tips to keep in mind when buying a new smartphone for Christmas.

Choosing a plan

Finding or choosing the right data plan is potentially the most important thing; we would recommend comparing your usages; you can usually access this through an app or by logging on to your account on your provider’s website. Sometimes it is often cheaper to buy the handset outright rather than purchasing the phone with the contract attached, as the monthly plans are more flexible and don’t lock you in for 18 or 24 months. This gives you the freedom to shop around, but it also means you don’t have to choose a network provider for your gift receiver.

Don’t rush to buy

If you’re a parent that is choosing a phone or allowing the children to have phones, think about what they actually want or need from a phone. For example, is it mainly for social media, mainly for calls or communication or even college or university purposes. There are many reasons why your child will want a mobile phone; it might be worth waiting instead of rushing to buy something that isn’t what they want or need.

Let them demonstrate responsibility.

Rather than buying brand new devices, it might be worth gift wrapping a second-hand device, maybe use an old one of Mum or Dad’s. This will allow you to see if they can be responsible for that phone and take good care of it, accidents may happen, but ultimately this is how they’ll treat a brand new phone.

Is Handing Down My Old iPhone a Good Idea?

Handing down your old phone to your younger family members would be a good method of getting a cheap phone. But with the latest versions of Android and iOS, the older device might not have the privacy and parental settings that the latest versions provide. You can update the older phone and make sure you’ve set it up; however, maybe buying a refurbished newer device so that the security is better.

Black Friday or Christmas Sales?

For smartphones, the best time to buy the device is in November; you’ll find great deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s sometimes best to shop for a phone online unless you’re already in a phone store; this is because the process will be more streamlined and less stressful.

Smartphones don’t hang around forever and prices can go up or down at any point. It may be worth taking a look at our refurbished phones; we have a wide selection of used iPhones at Used Mobiles 4U.

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Why Choose Us?

At Used Mobiles 4 U, you are guaranteed to receive a second hand phone that is fully functional to factory standards.

Another plus point is that we sell second hand phones that are thoroughly tested and working, ready to be used.


21 May 2023

This company took time to offer considered selection of phones against my needs. We ordered a phone Sunday, delivered Tuesday, described as like new, and it was. Price highly competitive. No reservations at all.


26 April 2023

What can I say? These guys have been above and beyond in helping solve a situation with my daughters mobile. I would happily purchase any mobile through them as their customer service is exemplary.


6 March 2023

Great service, well designed site with excellent information on each phone. Phone arrived quickly in great shape, and there was no problem.