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Free Phone Unlocking Canada Guide

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Having an unlocked phone does wonders in many ways, such as being able to use your existing device while you travel anywhere in the world, increasing its resale value, and having the freedom to switch carriers whenever you like.

All major carriers are now legally required to unlock your phone right now, for FREE!

While many indicate that you need to have an existing account with the carrier, in good standing, that’s not the case, we’ll show you ways around that.

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How To Sell Your iPhone On Kijiji Like A Pro

Ok, so you’re wondering how do I sell my phone on Kijiji. We got you covered!

Kijiji is definitely an alternative to using GizmoGrind for your phone selling needs. Kijiji lets you DIY the sale and can offer a bit higher return on your device whereas GizmoGrind allows you to use our global distribution channels for a faster sale and without the risks, effort and time required with Kijiji.

Either option is a good one! Here, we’ll show you how to do Kijiji the right way and avoid the risks that come with it.

Don’t let the stigma around classifieds keep you. iPhone and Android enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for you to list your once loved Smartphone to the adoption list.

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  1. Choose your Platform
  2. Prepare your device for

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A Review of The Greatest Vancouver iPhone Repair

Breath… I know it’s hard seeing your pricey investment in a pile of shards. Lucky for you, Vancouver has a booming iPhone repair scene. Walk in with your broken glass and come out looking brand new!

 

We’ll give you our non-bias take on the best among the repair stores. Businesses on this list have a proven track record of customer satisfaction, use the best quality parts and offer the best overall customer service. Only the best here folks.

 

How to use this review

 

All the repair services listed here are awesome. So, we labeled each service based on where they are in the city to make choosing your repair service a little easier. There is no particular ranking to the list so the decision is up to you.

 

Who should Use Independent iPhone Repair

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How To Sell Your Phone On E-Bay Like A Pro – Step By Step Guide

 

eBay rocks. GizmoGrind doesn’t use eBay, but if I were selling my personal phone, eBay would definitely be on my shortlist of platforms to use.

 

From the old school cell phone and flip phone handsets to the latest and greatest iPhone and Androids, eBay is an efficient place to get the job done.

 

We love it when our users are interested in selling their phone weather with us or elsewhere. So this is another post in a series of How to’s that will give you pro insights and get you going.

 

As with everything else, there are downsides to eBay. But being in the phone business since Myspace allows us to share pro tips not found anywhere else on how to ring out every penny out of your old device by selling it

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The Ultimate Checklist Before Selling Your SmartPhone – iOS or Android

We get it, not everyone is a GizmoGrind user. Some people want to sell their phone on classified websites like Kijiji or Craigslist, or elsewhere. This guide is for you!

We also made this post to encourage a safer phone trading environment. We hear too often the nightmares of buying a phone that’s locked to a different carrier or has an iCloud account signed in.

If your selling your phone to GizmoGrind, this post is NOT for you. We take care of everything listed here, all you have to do is remove your iCloud account.

Run through this checklist to make sure you’re selling your phone the right way. Feel free to click on the list below to skip ahead.

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The Future of Smartphones

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I remember being obsessed with the mobile phone ever since my father got his first Qualcomm brick with the pull out antenna. He had it holstered on his side. Damn, that was cool. Each pixel was the size of my thumb and the only thing you had was calling, texting wasn’t mainstream yet.

Old Mobile Phone

 

Then 2017 happened. Mic drop…! What’s everyday norm for today would be sorcery not long ago.

Future Generation Smartphones

 

Yet new tech and scientific discoveries are being spewed up at ludicrous speeds. So what’s the future smartphone? Absent an asteroid or Solar flare, you are the smart device of the future.

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How to Buy Used iPhones on Kijiji Like a Pro – Complete Guide

How to Buy an iPhone on Kijiji Like a Pro – Complete Guide

Kijiji is a go-to place for many but some have had bad experiences or no success and choose to give up on the classified site altogether.

Thing is, Kijiji has awesome prices and our research proves it. Here’s the average sale price of a used iPhone 7 32GB on Kijiji vs buying elsewhere.

Price of used iPhone 7 Canada

*Prices taken on November 2017

 

 

We’ve had more calls than we’d like to count, of GizmoGrind users asking for help after a bad buy, so we decided to put together this guide that will help you use Kijiji like a pro.

 

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7 Tips to Prolong Your Smartphone Battery Life

The latest smartphone technologies allow for peak performance and lightning speed. With bright screens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity among other features, comes crazy battery demands. It gets harder to make your phone battery last longer especially if you are an active user. If you suspect that something is wrong with your battery, you may want to consider getting a replacement fast. But if that’s not the case, then look for ways to prolong battery life.

Are you tired of charging your phone battery every night? If using your phone less is not an option, you can still find ways to reduce your smartphone’s power consumption. We’ll share with you some amazing and practical battery-saving tricks that can help you keep your smartphone running for longer.

 

  1.      Reduce screen brightness

Bright, large and colorful

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Sell Broken Phones In Canada

Broken iPhone

Want to sell your broken or old mobile phones? If you have multiple handsets that you no longer need and cannot be used, it’s wise to sell them for cash. Most people sell broken phones in Canada not just for the cash but also to ensure that the toxic batteries and handsets don’t end up in the landfills. The phone might not be in perfect condition but it can be restored and given a new life.

How much is the broken phone worth?

The price of your broken phone will depend on several factors. For a start, the condition of the phone will determine how much you’ll get when selling it. The other factor that greatly affects the price is the make or model of the phone. Apple and Samsung

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Convert Your Broken Phone To Cash

Recycle cell phone for cash Canada

Have you ever thought of converting the stash of mobile phones and tablets in your home into cash? Do you have an old or broken phone that you want to discard and get a new one? We’ll show you a smarter alternative to getting rid of your broken mobile phone- selling it.

Most people will discard their old electronic devices without thinking about it. With the rate at which new technologies are being introduced into the market, you’ll always find yourself with an old mobile phone or tablet that has no use.

Put the devices away

Gather any old, broken or cracked mobile phones or other electronics that you don’t need cluttering your home anymore. You can only dispose them responsibly and get some good money by selling them. The amount of

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