Vodafone launches second-hand smartphone deal


Nearly New allows customers to save money with the network by buying reconditioned handsets

Vodafone has launched a deal offering discounted second-hand smartphones to its customers to increase the uptake of its mobile internet services.

The Nearly New deal will be aimed primarily at pre-pay customers who will be able to get handsets including an iPhone 4 with a 12 month warranty for £250, compared to £405 for a new one.

Second-hand devices will also be available on pay monthly tariffs with discounts of around £4 per month for those choosing a second-hand device rather than a new one with the network. Pay monthly customers will also get a longer warranty of 24 months.

A Vodafone UK spokesperson said: “Nearly New is designed to make it even more affordable for people, especially those who prefer pay as you go services, to get their hands on a smartphone and start using the mobile internet.

“It is part of our ambition to get the internet into the hands of our customers. It follows the changes we have already made to the way we sell new devices – such as refurbishing our shops to focus on service and introducing our Tech Team of in-store, online and call centre technical support staff – to ensure that we help our customers get the most out of their new gadget.”