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Ready to upgrade, and my phone cracked :( Best option?

  • 24 March 2019
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So, after taking good care of my LG G6 for two years, and finally paying it off, I was looking to upgrade my phone. I was making my bed, and the phone, in a case, slipped out of my pocket and took a slight drop, two feet or less. It wasn't until later that I realized the top portion of the screen had a crack. Otherwise, the phone is still functional. Here's where I find myself in a pickle. I have a protection plan, but do I really want to pay $100 for a refurbished phone when I was ready to upgrade to a new one? Would I still be able to trade in the G6 for a new phone despite the cosmetic damage? I'm trying to figure out the best option. Paying 100 bucks for a phone just to get rid of it sort of feels like hemorrhaging money. I've already given T-Mobile tons of money for these protection plans over the years, including one time when UPS lost a damaged phone, and I was forced to pay T-Mo an additional $300. Ugh, what to do? Is there a Mercury Retrograde forgiveness program?

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Best answer by gramps28 25 March 2019, 00:57

The estimate for a trade in for a LG G6 is $36 so to me it's not worth it.

Cell Phone Trade In | Trade In Your Old Phone For A New Phone | T-Mobile

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It's a real tight spot no doubt. You can't trade in a damaged phone so you kind of have to decide whether or not the trade in value minus the repair still does you any good on a trade in.

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The estimate for a trade in for a LG G6 is $36 so to me it's not worth it.

Cell Phone Trade In | Trade In Your Old Phone For A New Phone | T-Mobile

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I would say that you might see a promotion again where you can trade in the G6 for something else with a good return of value but considering the G6 really wasn't that expensive to begin with and then the price was slashed pretty big, chances are you may not see a trade-in deal for the G6 so at $36 you might just maybe buy another phone and try to sell that one or fix it and still try to sell it.

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