Unlocked Phones Vendors

Posted Apr 15, 2013 at 11:19 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

Hey guys,

If you guys have ever tried buying unlocked smartphones online you must have seen some people sell some new, unopened phones (xperia z, zl, SGS3…) for pretty cheap prices (~$450). Therefore they must have bought these phones from online for even cheaper than that…

So my question to you is, where is the cheapest place you know (online) that you can buy an unlocked phone? Please specify if it is USA only or international.

I’m in Canada so brownie points for you if you can list one that is available in Canada as well :)

  • MC_Android

    Sorry, when I mean people selling cheap phones, I mean via Kijiji and Craigslist…etc

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I like to stick with the large reputable stores like Amazon. If you buy from Craigslist or elsewhere, no telling what you might get.

    • apgrijalva1

      Amazon is probably the best way to go, i’ve actually been eyeballing some unlocked phones there.

  • chestont

    Swappa. No brownie points for me though because I don’t think you can buy in Canada. Although there are some other countries it does work in.

    • MC_Android

      That looks like a really good and organized website. Kudos.

      It sucks that Canada is always neglected from these awesome deals; wtf happened to NAFTA? :P

  • MC_Android

    Hey guys,

    I resolved it. Taylor is right about the sketchiness of online vendors, but I ultimately bought an Xperia ZL for $400 unlocked, 1 week old, perfect condition, all accessories in box and with receipts (I specifically asked for this because I refuse to buy a stolen phone) from Kijiji. There are a couple good threads on xda to keep in mind when inspecting the phone to be purchased:


    Good luck all!