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Before you buy your next phone, it’s helpful to consider whether you want a locked or unlocked device. If you’ve ever bought a cell phone from your carrier, chances are it was locked. On the other hand, phones purchased directly from the manufacturer are often unlocked.
The main difference between a locked vs unlocked iPhone is that carrier-locked phones can only be used with a specific carrier’s network. Unlocked phones can be used with any carrier and on any network. Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of buying an iPhone 13 unlocked.
One of the main disadvantages of buying an unlocked iPhone 13 is the price. Unlocked devices are typically more expensive than their locked counterparts. Carriers typically offer incentives and deals on locked devices, meaning you can spend less money on the device itself if you’re cool with staying with the same carrier.
If you plan to travel or want the freedom to change carriers without buying a new phone, it might be worth paying a little more for an unlocked phone. One of the best ways to buy an unlocked iPhone 13 and still save some cash is to shop for a refurbished unlocked iPhone.
Buying an unlocked iPhone 13 that’s used or refurbished will save you money—but you’ll want to make sure you’re getting a high quality device from a trusted seller. It’s easy enough to find unlocked used iPhones for sale online, but they can vary wildly when it comes to condition and how well they work.
When you buy an unlocked iPhone 13 (or anything else) at Back Market, you’ll know exactly what condition the device is in before you buy it. Our transparent grading system lets you know what to expect and helps you stay within your budget by giving you the choice of three different grades: Fair, Very Good, or Excellent.
You’ll also avoid the possibility of getting a used device that hasn’t been repaired or doesn’t work as you expected. Every device sold on Back Market is tested and refurbished by experts and guaranteed to be 100% functional. We back it up with a 12-month minimum warranty on every purchase, and you’ll have 30 days to change your mind.
Not only will you save money on a high quality unlocked iPhone 13 from Back Market, you’ll be making a more eco-friendly choice by buying a refurbished device instead of new. It’s a challenge to properly dispose of electronics, and refurbished devices help save the environment from the negative effects of e-waste. Refurbishing used phones also uses fewer of our planet’s precious natural resources than manufacturing new devices.
If you’re looking for a great deal on a refurbished unlocked iPhone 13, you’re in the right place. Shop refurbished tech at up to 70% off the price of new at Back Market every day. Explore these iPhone 13 deals to start finding your next phone:
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