Twigby carries several different flip phones and smartphones, but their catalog lacks any of the latest releases, such as the iPhone XS, the Samsung Galaxy S10, the Google Pixel 3, and the LG G8 ThinQ. However, they do have a decent selection of older phones from Motorola, LG, ZTE, Alcatel, Samsung, and Apple. Unfortunately, there is only one way to purchase a new phone through Twigby—by paying for it upfront. For devices under $200, this isn’t typically a deal-breaker, but for newer phones like the Samsung S9, which costs $780 currently through Twigby, upfront-only payment may be an impediment.

Twigby offers only one payment optionfor their phones: RRP (pay the full price up front)

Unlike many other carriers, Twigby doesn’t offer monthly payment plans for their devices.

iPhones from Twigby

Twigby’s iPhone catalog is pretty slim—they sell the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, 7, 8, and 8 Plus, and of those, only the iPhone 8 and iPhone SE are brand new. The other models are what Twigby calls “certified,” which have been inspected and refurbished to like-new quality. Twigby states that buying a Twigby certified device is a great alternative to buying a new phone because of the discounted price. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for the newest and best iPhone releases, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Other Sprint MVNOs, like Virgin Mobile, carry flagship Apple phones, like the iPhone XS.

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Android Phones from Twigby

Twigby’s selection of Android phones is a bit more extensive than their iPhone selection, but it’s still fairly limited. They carry older models, both new and certified, from brands like Samsung, Motorola, ZTE, and LG. The cheapest Android device through Twigby is the certified Unimax Express, which costs under $50, and the most expensive is the newer Samsung Galaxy S9.

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Cheap Phones from Twigby

Since the only way to purchase a new phone through Twigby is to pay for it outright, you may want to consider some of their inexpensive phones. They offer several smartphones and flip phones for under $200 so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. For those who simply want a functional phone for a child or grandparent, these affordable devices are worth considering.

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How to Buy a New Phone Through Twigby

The only way to buy a new phone through Twigby is to pay for it upfront. For phones as expensive as $700, this isn’t always feasible. To negate the high cost of new devices, Twigby sells certified pre-owned and refurbished phones, which they advertise as “like-new.” They ensure that these devices are fully functional and in great cosmetic condition. All certified devices come with a 30-day warranty and no-risk return policy.

Twigby doesn’t have stores, so you must buy your Twigby phone through their website. Once you choose the phone you want, simply add it to your cart, choose any accessories you want to buy, then follow the instructions for checkout. If you already have an account with Twigby, sign in to complete your order—otherwise, set up your Twigby account before continuing. When you buy a phone through Twigby, the SIM card is included.

Twigby sells certified pre-owned and refurbished phones, which they adverse as “like-new.”

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Twigby makes it easy to switch from your current carrier and bring your own phone. Since the carrier runs on the Sprint and Verizon networks, you can bring any CDMA-compatible device and keep your phone number. Aren’t sure whether your phone is compatible or not? You can check on Twigby’s website. In the event that your device can’t be activated on Twigby’s network, you’ll have to buy a new phone or choose an MVNO that runs on AT&T or T-Mobile’s network.

In order to BYOD, you’ll also need to make sure that you have a compatible SIM card. If you don’t already have a compatible SIM card, you’ll need to buy one through Twigby.