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How to Become a Reseller of Cell Phones

Updated July 20, 2017

The mobile phone industry has become one of the strongest markets in the world. Wireless devices are quickly replacing landlines, with many people in the developed world owning them. Phones have become more sophisticated, with smartphones like the Blackberry, Apple iPhone and Google Android dominating the market and generally costing more money than other mobile phones. It is fairly simple to become a reseller of cell phones with companies such as T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.

Go to the reseller website of a specific wireless carrier. Register to become a reseller of the carrier. This can be done for multiple carriers at the same time.

Find a location to sell the business. It could be in an existing store, a new location or on the Internet without a physical location. Purchase or rent a location to sell the phones.

Request financing from banks, lenders and the mobile phone carriers.

Purchase phones directly from the mobile carrier, and sell them along with new service contracts.

Things You'll Need

  • Retail location
  • Money or financing
  • Computer
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About the Author

Ian Isanberg writes about technology, sports and the things which connect people together. Contributing to sites like eHow and Answerbag, he believes that while people are moving to the Internet for their content, that the legacy media will continue to exist as long as there is an audience. Mr. Isanberg has a B.A. from Plattsburgh State University in Upstate New York.