Can I buy a used phone and use it with ATT?

When you buy a phone directly from Verizon, AT or another carrier, it usually comes “carrier locked.” That means that phone will only be usable on Verizon, AT or whatever carrier you bought it from unless you ask them to unlock it.

Is it safe to buy a used smartphone?

A refurbished or certified pre-owned Android phone is a safer bet than used because it’ll often come with a warranty. You can save money when buying a used Android phone, but proceed with caution – here are seven tips. Visit Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

Is it better to buy a phone from the manufacturer?

Buying directly from the source is a good way to pick up a phone you like that you can’t find at your carrier store, often at lower prices than competing handsets. Buying phones directly from phone makers is generally regarded as safe, and it’s going to become a lot more common very soon.

Can I give my phone back to ATT?

If your device was purchased at an AT retail store, you may return it to any AT retail store during the return and exchange period. If you bought your device online at or by phone from AT, you can mail the device back to AT or return it to any AT retail store during the return and exchange period.

What phones can I use with AT service?

List of AT alternatives

  • Straight Talk Wireless.
  • Pure TalkUSA.
  • Cricket Wireless.
  • Pix Wireless.
  • H2O Wireless.
  • Red Pocket Mobile.
  • Tracfone.
  • Net10 Wireless.

What is the best second-hand phone to buy?

Whether you want an iPhone XS, a shiny Samsung Galaxy, or something else entirely, these are all the very best used smartphone you can buy right now….

  1. iPhone 11. Fast performance and battery life for an affordable price.
  2. Samsung Galaxy S20.
  3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
  4. Google Pixel 5.
  5. OnePlus 8.
  6. iPhone SE.
  7. Google Pixel 4a.

Why are phones cheaper on Amazon?

Amazon Amazon wants a spot on your Android phone. First, you can only get this discount if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Second, the reason Amazon’s able to sell these phones for so cheap is because it’s putting its own ads and apps on them.

How much is a restocking fee for AT?

You can exchange a phone or device one time within 30 days of the shipment date. A restocking fee of up to $55 for devices, not including tablets or iPads, may apply except where prohibited. A restocking fee of 10% of the sales price applies to tablets and accessories over $100, except where prohibited.

How do I return my old Iphone to AT?

Ship your trade-in phone You have 14 days to return your old device once your new device has shipped. Gather the prepaid return label that came with your original phone shipment, and the box that came with your upgraded smartphone. Put your trade-in phone (with the battery) and signed agreement in the box, and seal it.

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