But where do I get phones?
Very often do I get questions surrounding cheap smart phones that are great for this business, and where a person can find them. So, allow me to have all of your questions answered in this ultimate guide for picking up smartphones for phone farming! We will start with locations for finding these phones, and then move on to phone types, then finish this page off with two video tutorials for finding phones.
Over the last year upon picking up multiple different phones I have found that going to a carrier for picking up phones is your worst enemy in this business. I have stepped inside the doors off AT&T, Verizon, Cricket, and tons of other carrier stores. Each of these stores told me I would not be able to buy a single phone without a contract. Any person cell phone farming knows this is the last thing we want. We just want simple phones with good WIFI capabilities to run applications. So immediately scratch carriers off your list for finding smartphones!
Now that you have gotten that out of mind here are the main websites to look at when it comes to picking up smartphones. My favorite place to pick up random phones is Amazon.com mainly because I get free amazon gift cards from phone farming so I basically can get each of the phones free. But the experienced phone farmer knows that the website Straighttalk.com has extremely cheap phones to choose from ranging in the $5-15-dollar range.
I have also had a pretty great experience with each of the following websites, Ebay, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target but the key fact to mention with these websites is they will only allow you to purchase phones in limits of 3 a day. I believe this is due to each company’s attempts at keeping people from purchasing items for re sale purposes, effectively keeping a person from clearing the shelves in the attempt of turning a few bucks.
Two final websites to mention are C7recycle, and Textnow. Both websites offer a variety of refurbished phones which can be great or horrible for smartphone earnings depending on your level of luck. Smartphones that have been wore down over time will start to have issues with batteries bloating which effectively render most phones useless until you purchase a new battery.
So, now you have a basic outline for where to pick up your phones, but you aren’t sure what to buy. This is a complicated subject because, so many different things factor in when deciding what phones to get, and for most people the overall factor is your budget. You should really be giving this some thought before beginning a farm, and deciding just how large of a cellphone farm you plan to have.
I plan to go further into depth about rooting phones in the information for rooting phones section of my website, and with that being said this is the information I will leave the phone farmer who does not want to go through the hassle of rooting phones. If you are the type of person who spends a large portion of time at home, then rooting your phone can prove to be extremely unnecessary. Most people rooting devices do so for remote accessing their devices while they are away from their phones in order to manage them from a distance.
My overall advice is if you plan to have a large cellphone farm then you should consider confining your devices to root worthy phones. But if you just want a small cellphone farm for some odd, and end extra cash for holidays or various occasions then consider finding phones as cheaply as possible from the websites mentioned above. Purchasing only a few at a time and testing out which applications work well on each device.
For the more visually inclined you can check out my YouTube videos on this subject below: