Buying a T-Mobile Cell Phone on eBay

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Buying a T-Mobile Cell Phone on eBayT-Mobile is a popular cellular service provider across the nation. Because they have been in business a number of years, there are many opportunities to buy pre-owned T-Mobile cell phones for discounted prices. Many electronic stores also offer new phones at reasonable prices, although a buyer is going to find great deals at discounted prices on eBay. Whether used or new, a shopper knows that eBay is often the place to go for a replacement or first time phone.

 

Assess Need

Buyers who are not accustomed to texting or using the Internet from a cell phone can save money by purchasing a non-smart phone. These types of phones can still receive and send texts, but they are less convenient than a smart phone for the task. The more extensive a phone is used, the larger the needed RAM capacity. A dual core processor is fast, but a quad core is much faster, which makes a difference in graphic intensive games. An Android system of 4.1 or greater is necessary for the latest apps.
 

Types of T-Mobile Cell Phones

When shopping for a new cell phone, there are many options available. T-Mobile carries a majority of the major brands in the marketplace, giving consumers a variety of phones to choose from.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung's Galaxy S4 is not the latest offering from the company, but the value it gives for the price makes it a bestseller. As of 2014, it comes with the latest Android operation system, the 4.4 KitKat. Some people consider the 5.0-inch screen too unwieldy for everyday carry, while others love the clarity and high resolution it brings. The phone has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, which means that users can store many items before turning to a SIMM card. Some people buy the Galaxy S4 because of their love for the rear facing digital camera.

HTC One

The HTC One competes directly with the Samsung Galaxy S4. The operating system is one generation behind, with the 4.2 Jelly Bean. The HTC is noted for its smooth feel in the hand, and easy to access controls. The 4.3-inch screen is not as large as the Samsung but the overall viewing is excellent. While the 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM allow the owner to store a large amount of material on the phone, the lack of a SIMM memory slot means that those who need more than usual amounts of storage are unable to do so.

LG Optimus F3

Buyers who are looking for quality and a bargain often purchase the LG Optimus F3. Like the HTC, it comes with the 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. To bring down the price, the company kept the RAM to only 1 GB and the ROM to 4 GB. A photography session with several hundred pictures taken quickly fills the memory up unless the shooter adjusts the picture specs downward within the camera software. The 4-inch screen was once state-of-the-art, but in 2014, and in comparison with more expensive phones with larger screens, is now only adequate.

Alcatel One Touch Fierce

Many buyers go with a pre-paid plan that provides a discount on their T-Mobile service. A best-selling phone for the service is the Alcatel One Touch Fierce. It comes with features that are expected on higher-cost phones, such as the Jelly Bean operating system, and a 4.5-inch screen. Like the LG, the available RAM and ROM memory is on the lower side. The buyer may find that juggling between which apps are most important to have on the phone becomes a chore. For the non-power user who wants a solid phone without the need for the ultimate in graphics and speed, the Fierce phone is a good option.
 

Popular T-Mobile Phones

From low cost to high end, the T-Mobile phone buyer has options that need careful consideration. A camera is more than just one good feature. A customer should weigh the entire package before purchasing the camera.
 

 

Processor

Rear Camera Resolution (MP)

Weight (lbs.)

Screen Size (inches)

Alcatel One Touch Fierce

Dual Core

5

0.29

4.5

LG Optimus F3

Dual Core

5

0.25

4.0

HTC One

Quad Core

4

0.31

4.7

Samsung GalaxyS4

Quad Core

13

0.29

5.0


Rushing to judgment based on price is not always the best way to buy a phone. Overpaying for never used features is as bad of a bargain as buying an inexpensive phone that becomes frustrating because of non-performance.
 

How to Buy a T-Mobile Cell Phone on eBay

Having an old phone that no longer gives satisfaction causes frustration comparison-shopping for an upgrade or replacement is easy with eBay. Many phones come listed with full information about their features. You can look at the specs the sellers provide to see which ones give you the features you want. It is very possible to find that you can upgrade past what you thought you could by shopping carefully. Checking the positive feedback ratings allows you to purchase the phone with full confidence to get the right T-Mobile phone for you.

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