GreenCells Promotes Cost Savings with Independence from Carrier Contracts

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Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of changes in the cell phone industry leading to escalating early termination fees (ETFs); higher replacement costs for lost, damaged, or simply upgraded phones. GreenCells provides consumers this freedom from contracts with a full line of used cell phones in a range of styles.

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Today’s customers want to know what they’re paying for—and GreenCells empowers them to buy used cell phones with significant cost savings and the flexibility to upgrade to newer models at any time.

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of changes in the cell phone industry leading to escalating early termination fees (ETFs); higher replacement costs for lost, damaged, or simply upgraded phones; and changes in pricing structure for unlimited wireless data plans. These changes are pointing toward a future industry shift to higher costs for bandwidth and contract commitments in the future.

In the cell phone industry, changing purchasing behaviors have come about, in part, due to this renewed focus on high-priced contracts and recent changes in carrier charges. In fact, 30 million Americans have been hit with “bill shock,” or unanticipated hikes in monthly service fees not caused by a calling plan change, according to a recent survey by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Add to this some more bad news: the recent dramatic increases in ETFs (contract walk-away fees).

GreenCells provides consumers this freedom from contracts with a full line of used cell phones in a range of styles—from the latest models to top-notch replacement phones. Savvy GreenCells customers who buy independently from contracts know that the process from purchase to cell phone use is quite simple. Customers need only purchase their preferred model online, choosing phones according to desired carrier. If signing up for the first time with a carrier, GreenCells customers have access to all the same plans offered just as if they were walking into the situation with the intent to get a contract. But with their own hardware, there is no requirement to actually commit to a contract. Once the phone is sent (free of shipping charges), the simple phone activation process is as follows:

  •     For Verizon/Sprint/Alltel/Cricket, it is as simple as providing Verizon with the ESN number (located on the back of the phone).
  •     AT&T/T-Mobile’s GSM technology uses SIM cards. Customers new to these carriers need only let the carrier know they have their own hardware. Customers then have their SIM cards activated with an account and place the card in the cell phone (GreenCells can also provide customers a SIM card). A customer who is already affiliated with a carrier merely takes his or her personal SIM card and places it in the phone.

Today’s customers want to know what they’re paying for—and GreenCells empowers them to buy used cell phones with significant cost savings and the flexibility to upgrade to newer models at any time.

About GreenCells:
From conventional to smart phones, GreenCells stocks the cutting-edge models and the basics. The GreenCells online selection features phones in a wide variety of the latest-and-greatest styles, colors and manufacturers.

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