By Emeka Aginam
Nigerian leading phone retailer, Slot Systems Limited in partnership with Matrix Certified Pre-Owned Nigeria Limited, a leading name in pre-owned devices have launched a “trade-in” program to enable customers trade-in their old phones for brand new ones.
The Managing Director of Slot , Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo, who disclosed this to Technology Journalists in Lagos said that customers who want to be part of the program can walk into any of the Slot’s stores with their old phones by paying the price difference and exchange the old device with either Blackberry, iphone, Samsung and Nokia.
The program tagged, ‘Slot Trade-in’, according to him is available in 50 Slot stores across the nation .
He said that the initiative among other things seeks to fulfil customer’s desire to own state-of-the-art phones at affordable prices.
To avoid the possibility of customers bringing in stolen phones for trade-in, Ezeigbo said: “However, as a way of guarding against increasing theft of mobile devices, a new website www.stolenphone.org has been launched to provide platform for consumers to register every lost device.
“This process is very simple: just register the model of the device, IMEI number and your phone number. This website makes it easy for our Staff to check if the device is stolen or not before proceeding with the process of Trade-in which means that if you buy a phone from Slot , you are sure of the source”.
“We will continue to provide the shopping and wonderful after sales service experience that we are known for which is the underlying principle and philosophy of Slot is to add value to people’s lives by making the all-important use of mobile phones a pleasurable experience”.
Also speaking, Managing Director of Matrix, Pastor Dimeji Matesun, said that with the ‘Slot Trade-in’, the value of a phone could be used in exchange for another phone , thereby giving customers real value for their money.
He added that the traded phones received from this program would be sold by Matrix through its used phone retail stores across Nigeria.
The bottom-line is to bring benefit to the Nigerian people at this, he said that the the program would allow customers get latest devices available in the market.
Meanwhile, sources at the Ikeja head office of Slot, disclosed that customers can exchange their old phones in any of the Slot’s shops irrespective of where the product was purchased including their competitor’s shops.
“It does not matter where the customer purchased their phones from, even from our competitor, they will also enjoy the privilege of trading it for a new and authentic device with one year after sales warranty. What the customer needs to do is to present a copy of their identity card to authenticate ownership”, he said.