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Mobile & Wireless

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.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Softbank Mobile
Countries: Japan
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Is 'Apple beyond reach' is reaching India ???
Anonymous @ 26/9/2012 - 08:51

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Comment deleted @ 25/9/2012 - 21:27

YESSSSS! Share price drop - payback for Apple's litigious Karma. Apple is like China - providing a walled garden, but restricting speech and freedom of its users, and restricting apps because of their political or activist content. Add to this monopolistic app store, 30% bakshish on everything sold, arbitrary policy changes without notice, nepotistic favorites for vendors, and more. Android is like America - freedom first, not restricting apps because of their content. Freedom forever.
David Goldman @ 25/9/2012 - 03:28


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