BUYING A PHONE AS A GIFT – WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN BUYING

Author: Simone M   Date Posted:1 November 2018 

 

Buying a mobile phone for yourself is exciting and can also present it’s challenges - comparing models, features and specifications can seem a bit overwhelming at times. It can be even more tricky trying to choose a phone for someone else. Certified Tech Direct is here to help and guide you when buying the hottest device as a gift for your loved one; we have devised a list of some key points to think about when deciding what device to get for your giftee.

 

IS THE GIFTEE A FAN OF A PARTICULAR BRAND?

Smartphone owners are often loyal to a particular operating system. Phone owners tend to focus on one operating system, understand it, spend money on apps and stick with it. It’s a good idea to know what the giftee prefers before you spend time looking at a plethora of devices on the market, so take a sneak peak at the device the recipient already owns.

 

HOW THEY USE THEIR PHONE

Some smartphones perform better than others on individual functionalities. The key is to choose the best one for your special giftee. The bigger screen iPhone Plus and Note editions are better suited for business professionals that conduct lots of business on them or media lovers. Advanced camera functions will be appreciated amongst mobile photographers with plenty of storage.

 

UNLOCKED, FLEXIBLE TO ANY CARRIER NETWORK

Getting a phone from a major telco can have its pros but beware of being tied to the one network provider. Your giftee also may not get the coverage they need in their location. Choosing a phone that is unlocked provides flexibility for the giftee to go with any network provider they prefer.

 

WHAT’S THE RETURN POLICY

Return policies differ from supplier to supplier. It’s a good idea to take into account the start timeframe and exactly when you plan to purchase the mobile phone, not when the recipient powers up for the first time. You need to make sure the specifics of the return policy is an appropriate timeframe. Having a return policy of 30 days will give you peace of mind with your purchase and simply make it easier for you.

 

Buying a phone as a gift can be tricky at times, this article will give you guidance in making the right choice for your giftee’s needs. When you have a good idea of the type of phone you want to purchase, head over to our product catalogue and place your order. If you have any other questions, have a chat to our customer service team, they will be happy to help.

 

 


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