Metro PCS Phone Activation Instructions

You are not in the stores best interest, since you did not purchase your phone from the store. Previous customers have told us that the store will make up various reasons why a phone is not working or will not activate then when calling the customer service number below, the phone works perfectly fine. Please also understand your local Sprint store may not be familiar with your phone. Some stores charge will also charge a fee to activate your device if the phone was not purchased from them

Let the customer service representative know you need to activate your new device. They will then prompt you to provide the ESN / MEID code and will walk you through the steps to activate your device. The process should take 15 minutes or less.

We guarantee our phones to be ready for activation with the carrier mentioned in the product description. In the unlikely event you have trouble activating the phone you purchased from us, please do not hesitate to contact us – we will gladly help you. We only receive about 5 out of every 1, 000 phones back to us for activation issues. We check the ESNs upon receiving them, but there are a number of reasons why a phone will not activate upon receiving the phone.

Refurbished and Used Verizon & Page Plus Cell Phones

Check out our selection of Smart Phones from Verizon! All of our 3G Verizon phones will also activate with Page Plus and TalkForGood wireless. All cell phones we offer are sold without a contract. You can find a great deal on a refurbished android phone or a used cell phone for Verizon Wireless, Page Plus or Talk for Good Wireless. Lose or break your phone mid-contract?  Get the Smart Phone experience without the Smart Phone hassle. We offer free shipping on every phone we sell. Buy your Verizon Wireless phone from us and save big. We now have the latest Android and Droid Verizon Phones and Page Plus phones for Sale at deep discount prices. Phones can be activated with any new or existing Verizon or Page Plus account.

Samsung Cell Phone Accessories

View our complete assortment of Samsung cell phone accessories

Take the Samsung Smart Phone experience with you on the open road with a travel charger to keep all your e-mail, music and pictures cranking along. If you’re a cell phone super user, you might bring an extra cell phone battery along for the ride.

Motorola Cell Phone Accessories

View our complete line of Motorola cell phone accessories:

Is you last cell phone dead from a spill in a rainstorm? Protect your next Motorola cell phone with a leather holster. If you’re not the belt-wearing type, check out a leather skin pouch for your cell phone.

Kyocera Cell Phone Accessories

If your phone is your lifeline, protect it and keep it charged with our Kyocera cell phone accessories. Keep it going through the day with a Kyocera cell phone charger, and unblemished with a leather phone holster.

HTC Cell Phone Accessories

For a phone that does everything, make sure you protect your investment with a leather case for your HTC cell phone. Sync everything up with a USB Cable and fully charged with an HTC Travel Charger

Blackberry Cell Phone Accessories

Protect your phone and make it do more for you. Our Blackberry cell phone accessories will help you get the job done and keep your battery charged while you’re doing it. Take a look at our Blackberry wall chargers and travel chargers to keep you working on the go.

Why Buy a Refurbished or Used Cell Phone?

Nowadays, more and more hype has been placed around refurbished and used cell phones. So what is all the hype about?

More and more major retail stores are moving into the direction of selling refurbished cell phones on their websites. Take a look at AT&T for example – their top selling cell phones on their web store are their “refurbished” phones.

You ask yourself, well how can this be? How can a company like AT&T be selling refurbished cell phones on their website and how can they be their top selling phones?

Think about it. Do you know of a major cell phone company that does not offer a 30 day no questions ask return policy? Companies like AT&T, Alltel, Verizon, Sprint and others all offer this type of policy and need to do something with the cell phones they receive back from customers during this time period and legally they are not able to sell these phones as new, so they sell them as a refurbished cell phone.

Also, do you have insurance on your phone? If you ever had that Blackberry or Iphone replaced through an insurance program with your cell phone company, the insurance provider needs to do something with the phone. They do not just throw it away. In fact, if you received a replacement phone from your cell phone carrier, I can almost guarantee you that it is a refurbished cell phone.

Each year worldwide, upwards of one hundred millions phones are tossed away into landfills! If it was not for people buying used and refurbished cell phones this number would probably be astronomically higher.

Some reasons to consider before buying your next “new” cell phone –

1.) Save money buying a refurbished or used cell phone.

On average, to buy a refurbished cell phone will save you 25% or more than buying a new cell phone. Who needs all the latest and greatest stuff anyway? I use a good number of features on my phone, but I bet I do not know of even a fraction of the features my phone has to offer. All the value added features have been around for years now – email, internet surfing, Mp3 player, camera, qwerty keyboard, bluetooth. Aside from this, I dont really need much more so I personally bought my blackberry refurbished. I’d rather put the money I saved in my pocket and use it for other things I enjoy.

Plus there is no need to sign in to an extended 2 year contract. You can move from phone to phone without having to pay any cancellation fees. To me, no having to sign a contract is a huge benefit!

Something else to think about – People buy used cars every day, and cars are much more expensive items. So many more things can go wrong, yet people buy used cars or “pre-owned” all the time. A lot of people would think twice about buying a cell phone, yet it is something you use everyday and is a fraction of the cost of buying a car. I would rather the next guy pay full price instead of me.

2.) A number of sellers are selling refurbished cell phones as new.

Most people can not tell the difference. The only reason why the big companies like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon do not sell the phone they just sold a customer the day before (within 30 day buyer remorse period) as new, is because it is illegal!

We personally know that other sellers are selling refurbished as new because we sell the phones and purchase them direct from the big major retailers insurance companies and customer returns. We personally have never done this and refuse to do this!

So if you purchased a “new” phone on eBay there is a good chance that it was in fact a refurbished cell phone. The authorities have not caught on yet to this trend, but I guarantee it will catch up to them. We sell the same exact refurbished cell phones for much less money.

3.) Buying a used or refurbished cell phone will help save the planet.

Did you know that the average life span of a cell phone is less than 18 months? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are more than 260 million cell phones in use in the U.S alone. Approximately 170 million are replaced each year, with 90% thrown into the trash and only 10% reused or recycled. Any way you look at it, that is a lot of waste!

Could you imagine if we threw 90% of our cars away? You can see where I am going with this. Just another reason to consider when buying your next cell phone.

Ok great – so all these benefits but what are the downsides to buying a refurbished or used cell phone?

Buying a used or refurbished phone will not have the same warranty as buying new. Generally a warranty for a used or refurbished cell phone will run about 30 – 90 days from the time of receipt. Generally though – we have found if anything is going to go wrong with a phone, it usually happens in the first 30 days. For additional peace of mind their are companies like “SquareTrade” that have filled in the gap – search for them on google and you will find tons of great reviews. They will extend a used or refurbished items warranty for up to 3 years for a fraction of the cost fo the item.

Another thing to watch out for when purchasing a phone direct from one of the cell phone carriers like AT&T or T-Mobile, the phone will be locked to the network, which makes it more appealing to look for an unlocked phone when shopping around. Plus you will save more money by purchasing an unlocked cell phone or refurbished phone in general online outside of the major retailers’ websites.

In conclusion – We hope that saving money and saving the environment are enough reasons why to buy a refurbished or used cell phone. Be a savvy consumer refurbished and used cell phones are a great way to upgrade your existing phone or to use with a prepaid account without the need to extend your contract. Search around and you will find many great deals on great used or refurbished cell phones!

Top 5 Cell Phone Apps for Android and iPhone

The month of June brought a wide variety of apps to both the Android and iPhone – so many apps, in fact, that it’s nearly impossible to choose which ones to download. To make it easy, here are the top 5 cell phone apps from June:

1. Buzz Launcher

Your home screen is your Android, from the background to the apps available. Buzz Launcher lets you customize your home screen in new and exciting ways. The best part? If you see someone else with a really cool, customized home screen, you can download it – or find one online. If you create an awesome home screen you can share it with your friends.

2. DuckDuckGo

With the NSA pulling strings throughout the USA, more and more people are turning to apps that promote privacy. DuckDuckGo is a free app for Android that lets you search the Internet anonymously. It works fast, allowing you to find the results you need when you need them.

3. CPU Z

Those running with Android smartphones probably want to keep track of how everything is performing. The CPU Z app does just that – you can find out a variety of information about how your Android is operating, including information on how your processor is holding up and your Android’s memory and performance.

4. Plane Finder 3D

If you love planes or you’ve wanted to fly around the skies with no limits, Plane Finder 3D is for you. You can touch, pan, and zoom throughout the skies while having a 360 degree view of the surroundings. Plane Finder 3D also shows live air traffic, so you can see exactly what’s going on up in the skies above.

5.BBC Weather

While there are several options for weather apps, the BBC Weather app combines the best features of all of them with the respectability of the BBC brand name. You’ll know whether you need an umbrella or not before you leave the house, so you won’t get caught out in the rain ever again.