Virgin to launch their Trade-In Program January 29th

Ian Hardy

January 18, 2013 8:26 am


Virgin is joining the other carriers and will start to offer a cellphone Trade-In program this month. This is a similar program that parent-company Bell launched late last year. Basically you can walk into a retail location and hand over your old device and depending on the shape it’s in, Virgin will give you a credit towards a new phone or accessory. The credit is determined by the following criteria:

– Does the phone turn on?
– Is the keyboard & touchscreen functional?
– Is the screen or body cracked?
– Are there any signs of liquid damage?
– Are the battery and battery cover included?

The internal doc we received shows this will go live on January 29th – perfect for trading an old device for the new BB10 handset.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • Dave

    Your better off selling your phone on kijiji or eBay

    • Dan

      Agreed. I imagine the prices will be the same as Bell’s,(being their parent company and all) which are way below market.

  • big t i t s n hoo ker lips

    Anyone who uses this service should give up on life.

  • Rio

    First of, this was originally at the Source and when Bell bought them they simply launched it on their platform as well. Secondly the Awesome thing about this is…

    When you sign up for a new contract, you can give in any phone (Even it be a flip phone from the 90s) as long as it turns on they will give you a 50$(used to be 75) credit towards your phone either way. Or if you go and sign up at the source you get in store credit

  • Dan S

    I might switch to Virgin Mobile since Fido will not be carrying BlackBerry 10 phone at launch.

  • DS

    Best Buy was willing to give me $54 for my galaxy ace (besy buy gift card) which is more than koodo would give

  • Shaggyskunk

    No such thing as a used virgin :-D