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eMobile Blog

Our thoughts on smartphone technology, the used mobile device market, sustainability and more.

Our thoughts on smartphone technology, the used mobile device market, sustainability and more.

The Life of the Female Smartphone User

The Life of the Female Smartphone User

Jul 13, 2020Sasha K

Recent studies are showing that women’s relationships with their smartphones are less ‘practical communication tool’, and more ‘long-term love affair’. Here are a few interesting (and surprising) ways women incorporate...

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How To Remotely Erase an Android Phone

How To Remotely Erase an Android Phone

Jul 06, 2020Chris Sandl

Being able to remotely erase all personal data from your Android phone is a great feature to take advantage of in-case you have lost your phone, it has been stolen...

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Why do Canadians pay more for their monthly cell phone bill & 5 tips how to save money.

Why do Canadians pay more for their monthly cell phone bill & 5 tips how to save money.

Jun 04, 2020Sasha K

If you are located in Canada, like us, then you are facing some of the highest wireless plans in the Western World. Our US neighbours to the south, save about...

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Certified Pre-owned phones - Who are they for and why is it a smart option?

Certified Pre-owned phones - Who are they for and why is it a smart option?

May 28, 2020Sasha K

Can you benefit from a certified pre-owned smartphone? If you are like most consumers, you may be wary of seeing certified, pre-owned tech items for sale. Among other consumer products,...

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Buying a refurbished phone — The smart and ecological choice!

Buying a refurbished phone — The smart and ecological choice!

May 14, 2020Sasha K

Let your dollars and actions speak for themselves and don’t get tricked into the #FOMO -inducing advertising that tries to convince you that you need ‘that’ brand new phone of...

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Keep your personal data safe when selling your old phone

Keep your personal data safe when selling your old phone

May 07, 2020Sasha K

Does saying goodbye to your old phone have to mean bidding adieu to your data privacy too? Although data privacy concerns continue to be a far-reaching hot topic, most of us tend to...

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Overrated Things You Don’t Need in a Mobile Phone

Overrated Things You Don’t Need in a Mobile Phone

Feb 14, 2020Chris Sandl and John Cooper

Want to get a great price on a phone? Then it helps to know which add-ons are necessary and which you can skip. Think about how you buy a new...

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Old is Gold: You’re not Missing out by not Buying the Newest Thing

Old is Gold: You’re not Missing out by not Buying the Newest Thing

Feb 14, 2020John Cooper and Chris Sandl

We all want the latest, greatest, shiniest gadget that the world has to offer. The prized possession with all the new bells, whistles and face recognition technology. I personally hate...

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Buying or Selling Used Phones? Look to your Community

Buying or Selling Used Phones? Look to your Community

Feb 14, 2020Chris Sandl and John Cooper

The used phone market can be confusing. How do you buy/sell effectively, and how do you spread the word? Can you trust the person on the other end? It's all...

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5 Great reasons to Buy a Pre-Owned Cell phone

5 Great reasons to Buy a Pre-Owned Cell phone

Jan 27, 2020John Cooper and Chris Sandl

Save Money, Reduce waste, Contribute to the cause.     If you’re like us, you probably don’t like to spend a lot of money. And even if that’s not true,...

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Digital Magic: What is your phone made of?

Digital Magic: What is your phone made of?

Jan 19, 2020John Cooper and Chris Sandl

  Surf the web, take a selfie, post on Instagram, make a TikTok, like on Facebook. It's all just a bunch of zero’s and one’s, computer code that's transferred back...

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Top 5 Most Important Things to Look for When Buying a Used Cellphone

Top 5 Most Important Things to Look for When Buying a Used Cellphone

Jan 14, 2020Chris Sandl and John Cooper

Lost or broke your current phone? Or maybe simply looking for something a bit newer than the 7 year-old relic in your pocket but don’t want to spend tons of...

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More Cash in Your Pocket, and a Better Phone in Theirs! 5 Tips to get the Most Money when Selling your Mobile Phone

More Cash in Your Pocket, and a Better Phone in Theirs! 5 Tips to get the Most Money when Selling your Mobile Phone

Jan 05, 2020John Cooper and Chris Sandl

Is your phone getting old? Have you considered selling it on the used market? We all love getting a new phone, but why not make some money off of your...

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Everything You Need to Know About Unlocking Your Phone

Everything You Need to Know About Unlocking Your Phone

Nov 30, 2019John Cooper and Chris Sandl

Do you want to switch to another carrier or take your mobile phone to another country but your device is "locked"? Here's everything you need to know about unlocking your phone...

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7 Ways to Save Money on Your Wireless Plan

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Wireless Plan

Nov 17, 2019John Cooper and Chris Sandl

Cell phone plans are expensive. Especially in Canada! In the spirit of thrift, we have created a list of 7 ways you can save money while shopping for a new...

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