Softbank Mobile to sell 2nd-hand phones overseas

Tuesday 25 September 2012 | 03:05 CET | News
Japanese mobile operator Softbank Mobile is planning to buy used smartphones and sell them in emerging markets. Softbank launched the iPhone 5 on 21 September and also began accepting trade-ins of older iPhones and Android smartphones. The operator offers discounts of up to JPY 20,000 on the iPhone 5 with a trade-in, the Nikkei writes. Sales of second-hand refurbished phones are expected to begin in Africa and South America early next year. Softbank is also considering selling second-hand iPhones in Japan, a plan which has been approved by Apple.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Softbank Mobile
Countries: Japan
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