Tuesday, March 2

when renting a smartphone is more interesting than buying

We often tend to prefer buying over rental, especially when it comes to a smartphone. mobile.club proves that this is not necessarily the case, especially when you associate it with insurance. This is what this new French smartphone rental service offers, which has just added the Samsung Galaxy S10 to its catalog.

Do we necessarily have to buy a smartphone when its previous device has just dropped? Do you necessarily want to spend 300, 400 or even 800 euros on a new smartphone without necessarily having the financial resources or that you simply cannot find a recent smartphone that you like?

If you have already experienced these situations, the proposal of mobile.club is very interesting. The principle of this young French company is original: it offers to rent its smartphone with an “all-in-one” service (including insurance and smartphone protections directly in the price of the monthly rental), from 19.90 euros per month and above all, without commitment.

mobile.club now offers 9 smartphones for rent, mainly iPhones, from iPhone 8 to iPhone 11 Pro. But since today, the Galaxy S10 is available for rent from 29.90 euros per month (34.90 euros per month for the Galaxy S10 +).

Why is mobile.club’s offer interesting?

The greatest strength of the mobile.club rental offering is its simplicity. mobile.club offers eight high-end smartphones in its store more or less recent that it is possible to rent at prices ranging from 19.90 euros per month (for the iPhone 8) to 39.90 euros (for the iPhone 11 Pro).

There are no hidden charges in this rental rate. For example, if you decide to rent an iPhone 11 from mobile.club, all you owe the company is a deposit of 139 euros (which will be fully returned to you upon termination) and then pay 32.90 euros per month.

The advantage of renting with mobile.club is that insurance against theft and breakage is included in this rental rate at no additional cost. This insurance covers:

  • Accidental breakage
  • Liquid damage
  • Damage caused by a third party
  • Theft with assault
  • Burglary
  • Pickpocketing or theft
Here is what the insurance of mobile.club covers when renting an iPhone 11 at 32.90 euros per month.

Here is what the insurance of mobile.club covers when renting an iPhone 11 at 32.90 euros per month.

If one of these incidents happens to you, then all you have to do is declare it and mobile.club will send you a new smartphone within 48 hours. Depending on the smartphone model, you will only have to pay a small excess (109 or 129 euros in the case of our iPhone 11) which depends on the model of smartphone you are renting.

Finally, the biggest advantage of mobile.club is that this rental is non-binding. You can therefore terminate your rental contract whenever you wish, without having to justify yourself. mobile.club also allows its users to change their smartphone whenever they want, for example to benefit from the latest innovations in its catalog.

The termination of a rental costs only 10 euros, and it is mobile.club that covers the costs of sending the phone.

Is it really more profitable to buy your phone than to rent it?

This is ultimately the question we ask ourselves when we decide to rent a smartphone. In the case of an iPhone 11, renting a smartphone can be more interesting than buying.

The iPhone 11 is available in red in the mobile.club rental offer.

The iPhone 11 is available in red in the mobile.club rental offer.

A reconditioned or used iPhone 11 in very good condition costs around 600 euros. A price to which you have to add the price of a shell and a protective tempered glass (say 35 euros for both) and insurance that costs around 15 euros per month and which requires a two-year commitment. Over two years, the total price of this iPhone 11 is around 995 euros.

At mobile.club, the iPhone 11 returns after two years to around 790 euros. And in its case, the protective accessories and insurance are automatically included. Even if you add the 10 euros cancellation fee to change phones, you are a far cry from the 995 euros that an iPhone 11 will return with insurance.

What smartphones are available for rental from mobile.club?

mobile.club offers ten smartphones for rent. These are systematically reconditioned smartphones in “like new” condition, from various generations. Here is the full list of available devices.

New smartphones are added regularly to the mobile.club store. You can switch between them at any time, just by contacting customer service.

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