1. spydersilk's Avatar
    Something I've noticed when looking at used phones in craigslist is that sprint phones are always being sold for ridiculously cheap. I'm on verizon, so I can't really take advantage of the prices I've seen, but does anyone have an idea why?
    I know sprint doesn't have the best service, but it is still such a big discrepancy in the same phones from verizon to sprint
    11-02-2014 03:45 PM
  2. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    Sprint is not only small with some gaps in service, but their phones cannot be easily adapted to another network. Contrast that with T Mobile - it's a smaller company, but once the phone is unlocked, you can change SIM cards and use it on AT&T. That's why a used T Mobile phone usually costs more than a used Sprint phone, even though both companies are of similar size.

    If you have any flexibility in your budget, I would pay a bit more for an unlocked phone that works on a greater variety of networks, especially if you travel outside the country. Lastly, consider shopping for a used phone on Swappa or Glyde rather than Craig's list. Those sites do a bit more diligence before posting a phone for sale.
    11-02-2014 04:38 PM
  3. spydersilk's Avatar
    That's kind of what I figured. I have a coworker that said you more or less have to go to sprint to change phones and it's not as easy as just popping in your SIM.
    11-02-2014 07:27 PM

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