Why Buy Remanufactured Phones?

Why Buy Remanufactured Phones?
Remanufactured phones aren’t simply second hand phones that have been wiped clean and perhaps had a replacement cord fitted. Not if you buy them from Office Phone Shop anyway, where the remanufacturing process is extensive. By the time the phone is boxed and ready for sale, you would be pushed to find the difference between it and a new model.

What does the process involve?

– First the phones are cleaned and tested to identify if there are any faults
– Then they are taken apart and tested, with any repairs being carried out to the main circuit board
– Casings, hand pieces, buttons, and DESI scripts are replaced
– The phones are tested again
– They are then boxed, as new and offered for sale with a one-year warranty

If your business operates a PBX system that is well maintained and regularly serviced, it can keep your organisation communicating for years. During the lifetime of your PBX Telephone system, however, the desktop telephones may not fare so well.

Broken cords and hand pieces, cracked and chipped casings are all problems that the handsets can fall foul to. A piece of equipment such as the telephone, used extensively, is unlikely to outlive the PBX telephone system to which it complies.

Why buy a remanufactured phone instead of a new one?

What if the telephones you need are no longer in production? Manufacturers upgrade models and release newer versions on an on-going basis. When they do this, it is usually to the detriment of an older version, which then becomes ‘end-of-life’ or ‘legacy’. You might not be able to buy the phones you need as new from the original manufacturer. In this case, it makes sense to source high quality remanufactured alternatives.

There is also the cost implication of buying new telephones and what do you do – replace one or all – and does this mean you will need to upgrade your system in order to use them? It is economically viable to buy quality, remanufactured phones as oppose to new ones, especially when you purchase from a reliable telecoms supplier like Office Phone Shop.

A further consideration and one that Office Phone Shop is passionate about is reducing environmental waste. Waste electrical equipment is a huge issue. 15 million mobile phones are upgraded in the UK each year and it is estimated that more than half of them are still working. In the UK, we throw away 1.2 million tonnes of electronic waste every year. That’s enough to fill 150 thousand double decker buses (source: recycle-more.co.uk).

The European WEEE Directive requires the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment. This applies to a wide range of electronic and electrical products, including telecoms. Under the WEEE, you can no longer throw away your old and unwanted hardware. Producers and importers are responsible for financing the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment (Reference: The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC, as amended by 2003/108/EC).

At Office Phone Shop, not only can you buy remanufactured phones, we will also help you to dispose of the old phones that you no longer require. Fulfil your obligation to reduce the environmental impact of your organisation, by recycling your electrical equipment and ensuring that less waste is added to landfill sites.

You will find a large range of remanufactured phones, accessories and parts, from popular manufacturers such as Siemens, Ericsson, Mitel, Avaya and Nortel on the Office Phone Shop website. Click here to view our range.