Gen Mobile iPhones Gen Mobile Android Phones Gen Mobile Flip Phones Cheap Gen Mobile Phones What is Pre-Owned? How to Buy a Gen Mobile Phone BYO Phone

Gen Mobile currently offers a number of second-hand phones for purchase, including older  iPhones and Android devices, as well as basic flip phones. Since all phones sold by Gen Mobile are pre-owned, you’re unfortunately not going to find any of the newest phones for sale. Despite the limited selection of used phones, Gen Mobile has more affordable options than you can find at other MVNOs making this carrier a decent option for anyone on a budget.

You can buy pre-owned phones from Gen Mobile outright at discounted prices, but there are no options for monthly financing.

Gen Mobile iPhones

Gen Mobile sells a fair number of pre-owned iPhones but the selection is very dated. If you’re looking for newer iPhones like the iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone XR, we recommend looking at other MVNOs, such as Cricket, Ting, Twigby, or Boost Mobile.

Gen Mobile iPhones include:

  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6, 6s, and 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7

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Gen Mobile Android Phones

Gen Mobile sells used Android devices from HTC, LG, and Samsung. These phones are from 2018 or earlier, so you shouldn’t expect the most up-to-date software, hardware, or specs from most of these phones.

Gen Mobile’s Android phones include:

  • HTC One SV
  • LG G3, Tribute Dynasty, X Power, and Stylo 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S6, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, and S9

Top Android phones available right now (full list of Gen Mobile Android phones here)

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Gen Mobile Flip Phones

If your parents, grandparents, or children need a good ol’ fashion flip phone for basic calling, texting, or emergency calls, Gen Mobile has them. Flip phones available include:

  • Alcatel GO Flip
  • Kyocera Dura XTP
  • Samsung Entro

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Cheap Gen Mobile Phones

Because Gen Mobile’s phone selection is completely pre-owned, you can find great discounts on newer (or new-ish), and usually more expensive, phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7. Gen Mobile phones are also often discounted, making already cheap phones even more affordable.

For the cheapest prices, be sure to take a look at older Gen Mobile phones like the HTC One SV, LG Stylo 3, LG Tribute Dynasty, or LG X Power. Screen sizes and internal hardware specs run the gamut, but lower prices are guaranteed with Gen Mobile’s pre-owned phones.

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Gen Mobile has a 7-day money back guarantee on all of their phones.

What is Pre-Owned and Like New?

Used devices are not always the cream of the crop, so it’s important to keep in mind that all Gen Mobile phones have been used before and are refurbished for resale. They label these devices as pre-owned and sell them based on their condition, using labels such as “Like New” and “Excellent.” Similar to Twigby, Gen Mobile claims to inspect their phones thoroughly for quality and test for functionality prior to sale.

That means you might see scratches or experience hardware problems you didn’t bargain for after a pre-owned purchase, whether or not the phone is in “Like New” condition. Thankfully, if it turns out your phone isn’t working, Gen Mobile offers a “7-day money back guarantee” for each phone purchase.

If you’re not satisfied with Gen Mobile’s pre-owned phone selection but still want the savings, there are other CDMA-compatible MVNOs (on Sprint and Verizon) that sell both new and refurbished phones as noted in the table below.

MVNOs that Sell Pre-Owned/Refurbished Devices

Carrier Sells Pre-owned/Refurbished Phones Sells New Phones Network
Credo Yes Yes Verizon
Gen Mobile Yes No Sprint
Ting Yes Yes Sprint/T-Mobile
Twigby Yes Yes Sprint/Verizon

If you’re looking to pay monthly for a flagship phone, we recommend looking at Sprint MVNOs That sell New Phones.

How to Buy a Gen Mobile Phone

Buy It Outright

Gen Mobile phones are bought outright only—there’s no option to buy them via monthly installments. Because Gen Mobile phones are pre-owned, you can select the condition of the phone you wish to purchase (for some devices), such as “Good,” “Excellent,” or “Like New.” This gives you the option to pay less for more obvious wear and tear on a phone, or a little more money for that new-phone feeling.

However, choosing the condition of your device at checkout may also feel like a gamble, even with Gen Mobile’s 7-day guarantee. If that’s the case for you, you’re better off looking at another Sprint MVNO like Boost or Cricket, both of which sell brand new devices.


As Gen Mobile does not sell brand new or especially expensive phones, phone financing is not an option. If you don’t want to spend so much upfront and would rather pay in smaller monthly installments, we recommend looking at other Sprint MVNOs like Boost or Cricket.

Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP)

If you don’t need a new phone you can BYOP to Gen Mobile if it’s unlocked and CDMA-compatible. All you need to do is pick your Gen Mobile plan, buy a SIM card for $5, and activate it online or over the phone.

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