Is It Really Worth It to Buy A Cell Phone in the US?

Who wants to exchange the phone for a more modern model or want to buy your first smartphone can end up falling into the temptation to ask for any relatives to buy a smartphone in the United States. Or you can go there to buy the equipment or want to order it over the internet. During stable dollar, prices can be attractive even for those interested. But is it worth it to buy a cell phone in the us? This will depend on a few considerations that you should make and through some basic questions you can find the answers to your questions.
What is the Frequency Used by the Phone to Access Telephony Networks?
We are talking here of frequencies in which the networks 2 g, 3 g and 4 g to work. In most cases, cell phones have hardware that supports more than one frequency for the same network technology (such as GSM or CDMA. See Computerannals.). If you’re looking for a cell phone ready for 4 g LTE technology of Brazil, you will need to do a little research on the device that you want to buy out of the country on the internet, in order to know whether he will support the rate here embraced. Anything will do any good to have a State-of-the-art cell but that have the same value of a brick when you get here in Brazil.

How to Buy An Unlocked Cell Phone Outside of Brazil?
In the us, most phones come with user loyalty plans, including blocking the device to other carriers. With this, the price of the device in sight cheaper, but the user is attached to the monthly fees. In the case of who lives in Brazil, your only option is to buy an unlocked cell phone for use in Brazil. It is also possible to buy a handset used and unlock locked in Brazil, but you will need to do a little research to find out how to unlock it or have to spend a little in technical assistance to do this for you.
When in doubt, look for appliances with the description “unlocked” (unlocked) at the time of purchase. And that will mean overpay for the appliance, leaving the promotions that make envious any.
What is the Price of Phones Purchased in the Us?
Unlocked handsets are more expensive than the frozen, sold with subsidies of carriers in the United States. Over time, the difference between cell phones out there and here in Brazil has fallen a lot, mostly in shops that import their products legally but are not in the media, such as the shops found on price comparison sites such as Rocket or individual sellers, as found on eBay. Already in “official” selling cell phones, prices can reach out with values almost double than outside. But this trend we see more for high-end phones.
It’s Cheaper to Buy in the USA or Brazil?
Cellular intermediaries, with values up to R$1500,00 were given to Government incentives to lower prices here in Brazil. It is a maxim here: even with taxes, high-end phones come out cheaper when purchased in person in the United States, not by the internet with shipping to the Brazil. That’s because every traveler is entitled to bring a device for personal use without paying taxes on brazilian customs. Operators and handset manufacturers charge extortionate prices for high-end cell phones that simply aren’t worth the entire amount charged.
In the USA there are also fees that are charged at the time of sale of the equipment, the Sales Tax. It is important to account for these values in your final bill, because the rate varies from State to State and even from city to city within the UNITED STATES.
Remembering: don’t mind the internet because taxes will leave the phone much more expensive than the value within any of the two countries.
What You Lose When You Buy A Cell Phone Outside of Brazil?
Despite the financial advantage of buying a mobile phone abroad, in most cases they do not have an international warranty, that is, any problem that the appliance has, will be your responsibility to fix it. Nevertheless, in the globalized market, many companies already take into account that people from other countries buy their appliances and so, adopt international warranty policies.
In addition, when you purchase an appliance with an operator in Brazil and with loyalty contract, you can get a special discount on the price of the appliance. Hardly the appliance will be cheaper than buying abroad. However, it is worth a comparison and thinking of more variables involved with purchasing the phone abroad, such as the wait for appliance, the need for someone to travel out of the country etc.
In short right, who buys a cell phone overseas WINS on price, but lose the comfort. And who buys phone in Brazil gets a bit in convenience and loses in exorbitant prices, with the exception of cell phones to R$1500,00, where it is better to buy here in Brazil anyway.
We hope that your questions have been resolved and if you have any question, don’t forget to leave them in the comments space below.