Samsung offers chance to trade-in old phone for new one

"We believe that all our customers should have the chance to own the latest Galaxy S8/S8+ and be part of the future"
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By Parag Deulgaonkar
Thu 18 May 2017 09:48 AM

Samsung Gulf Electronics is offering users the chance to trade in their old smartphones and upgrade to a new Galaxy S8 or S8+ in the UAE.

Customers can trade-in selected models at such participating retailers as Axiom Telecom, Eros, Sharaf DG and Jumbo and souq.com until July 28.

“We believe that all our customers should have the chance to own the latest Galaxy S8/S8+ and be part of the future of smartphones technology,” said Tarek Sabbagh, head of IT and mobile division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.

“By introducing the trade-in programme, we are ensuring that they can benefit from incredible, first to market technologies through a convenient, simple and added-value process.”

The trade-ins will be evaluated based on the condition of the phone and will be categorised into two set of grades, Grade A and Grade B.

“If your phone is in mint condition, it’s a Grade A. If it’s a bit scuffed up, it’s Grade B,” according to its website.

Here’s what makes your phone Grade A

# Power on device

# Minimal scratches on body and screen (up to 15 scratches). No dents, chips, scuffs or cracks on body or screen

# Screen free from marks and spots

# Touch screen and button working

# Touch ID working

# Battery charging and not bulged

# Network connection and WiFi working

# Original device (IMEI verify)

# Device free from iCloud Activation Lock, BlackBerry anti-theft or any other lock

Here’s what makes your phone Grade B

# Power on device

# Scratches, dents or cracks on body or screen

# Screen has marks and spots

# Touch screen or buttons not working

# Touch ID working

# Battery charging and not bulged

# Network connection and WiFi working

# Original device (IMEI verify)

# Device free from iCloud Activation Lock, BlackBerry anti-theft or any other lock

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