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What to Do to Your Phone Before Trading It In

Batteries Plus Blog - Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 6/18/2021

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As 5G networks take hold in the US, wireless carriers are competing for customers. As an incentive to sign with them, many carriers are now offering much higher trade-in values for older model phones. Batteries Plus can repair your phone in order to help you get the most money possible for your trade-in. In this blog, we'll cover which repairs will help you get the best price possible and tell you how to extend your current phone's life if you plan on passing it to someone else.

Should I Get My Phone Fixed Before Trading It In?

While phone trade-in prices can get as high as $700 to $1000, the amount you receive hinges largely on your phone model and condition. Some carriers won't accept broken phones at all, while others offer significantly less for a damaged model. If you're looking to maximize your trade-in dollars, it's a good idea to have your phone repaired first.

Get Your Phone Repaired at Batteries Plus

A shattered screen will seriously devalue your phone's trade-in value, so fixing that should be your first priority. Our technicians can replace your shattered screen or broken back glass and have it looking good as new. Your second priority will be taking care of things like broken cameras, speakers, buttons or ports.

Replace Your Phone's Battery at Batteries Plus

If you're upgrading your phone, but plan on passing your old model off to a friend or family member, it's a good idea to have the battery replaced. Cell phone batteries begin to degrade after about two years. After that, you'll have to charge them far more frequently. An aging battery can also slow down your phone's performance and even lead to sudden shutdowns.

Replacing your phone's battery is one of the most cost-effective repairs that you can get. The process typically costs less than $70, but will have a noticeable impact on your phone's performance. In addition, if you're already coming in to fix your screen, most stores offer a 50% off discount on battery replacement service if you have both repairs done together.

Book Your Appointment Repair at Batteries Plus Today

At Batteries Plus, we make it as easy as possible for you to get your phone fixed. Our technicians work fast. A common screen repair will typically take between 45 and 60 minutes to complete, while a regular battery replacement can be completed in 30 to 45 minutes. Plus, our technicians are certified according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association's WISE program. That means you can be confident that your phone is in the very best hands. Book your appointment online today at one of our 700+ locations.

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