I’d always wondered how my uncle in America constantly had the latest Samsung when it came out. In my head, I knew he was just a rich man. Until one day I mastered the courage to ask him and he told me his little secret. “In America, we have a thing called Trade-In services where we can swap our old Samsung device for a new one.”
I dreamed of the day we’d have that in Kenya and now it’s here with us. If you didn’t already know, Samsung Electronics East Africa is the first smartphone manufacturer in Kenya to have a trade-in program. With this program, smartphone users can return their old used phones in exchange for a discount on the new device.
Samsung Trade-In Program
I know you may have a few questions about how it works so here are a few answers to the common queries.
What Smartphone Can You Trade-In and Which one do you Get?
Naturally, the first question a lot of you ask is regarding which smartphones are applicable for trade-in. Samsung states that the trade-in program is available for the
- Note series devices
- S series devices
Additionally, Samsung notes that you cannot trade in 2 devices to get one. The condition is that only one device can be traded in towards the purchase of the S21 series. If you have two devices you can purchase two S21 devices.
The Trade-in is a discount program hence, you will get an instant discount of 28,000 shillings discount on purchase of any of the S21 range of devices. There is no cash back applicable.
Another question floats around what phones can be acquired using the program. Well you can get the:
- the S- 21 range of devices;
- S21 Ultra
- the S21+
- the S21
What State Should Your Phone Be in When Trading-In?
The phone should be in good working condition. This means that the device must not be dead on arrival and it should be able to turn on. You might also be wondering how long this will last. Well, the trade in program will be applicable till end of June 2021. However, Samsung says that based on the market dynamic, it may be extended until further notice thereafter.
What happens to your old phone?
The devices will be strapped off for recycling.
What about warranty and Samsung Care+?
According to Samsung, the S21 series comes with a 24-month warranty. It will be applicable to customers who purchase the devices through trade-in.
Notably, Samsung Care+ is applicable for all three of the S21 devices. However, it is important to note that registration for the service must be done within 30 days of the device purchase. Any registrations that have crossed the 30day registration period will be considered null and void.
Does it matter if the device I have is from another country?
The trade-in applies for you as long as you have the necessary documentation to show that the device is legally yours. The Trade-in program is available at select Authorized Samsung Stores as well as select Safaricom stores countrywide.
|1||Samsung Experience Store: The Hub||Nairobi|
|2||Samsung Experience Store: Galleria Mall||Nairobi|
|3||Samsung Experience Store: JKUAT Towers||Nairobi|
|4||Riz Station: Diamond Plaza||Nairobi|
|5||Newtech Mobile Solutions||Coast|
|6||Samsung Experience Store: Digo Rd||Coast|
|7||Firi Electronics Ltd CBD||Nairobi|
|8||Samsung Experience Store: Nyali Centre||Coast|
|9||Panna Music Centre||Eldoret|
|10||Samsung Experience Store: WestEnd Mal||Nyanza|
|11||Samsung Experience Store: Junction Mall||Nairobi|
|12||Samsung Experience Store: Red Heron Mall||Syokimau|
|13||Avi Communications Ltd||Nairobi|
|14||Zetort Communications Ltd||Nairobi|
|15||Bansi Mega Mart Ltd||Nyanza|
|16||HARLEM TECHNOLOGIES (N/A)||Nairobi|
|17||Devi Stationers & Computers Ltd||Rift Valley|
|20||Tesh Mobile Solutions||Nairobi|
|22||Family Phones Communication||Nairobi|
|24||Mobile Connect Express||Nairobi|
|25||PKAM Mobile Solutions||Rift Valley|
|27||Whiz tech mobiles and computers||Coast|
|28||Mobi Centre Baluchi||Coast|
|33||Al’ Hashimiya Electronics||Malindi|
|34||Hotspot Diamond Plaza||Nairobi|
|35||Wasif Gifts: Diamond Plaza||Nairobi|
|36||Ventura Electronics: Diamond Plaza||Nairobi|
|37||Samsung Brand Store: Westside Mall||Nakuru|
|38||Samsung Experience Store: Village Market||Nairobi|
|39||Samsung Experience Store: Westgate Mall||Nairobi|
|40||Samsung Experience Store: TRM Mall||Nairobi|
|41||Samsung Experience Store: Sarit Centre||Nairobi|
|42||Samsung Experience Store: Capital Centre||Nairobi|
|43||Samsung Experience Store: Ciata Mall||Nairobi|
|44||Samsung Experience Store: Garden City||Nairobi|
|45||Samsung Experience Store: Hilton Arcade||Nairobi|
|46||Samsung Experience Store: Two Rivers Mall||Nairobi|