Cell Phones Information: GSM vs CDMA and
Shoprshop and our Distributor. tries to provide the best quality of support for
our members, and with the large variety of cellular phones we offer, there are
some factors you should be aware of. A large part of our cellular inventory
consists of GSM phones.
Some GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) providers include Cingular,
Tmobile, AT&T, etc… A GSM network differs from a CDMA (Code Division Multiple
Access) network in several ways, the easiest to distinguish by being that a GSM
phone requires a SIM card (which is not included). SIM cards can be obtained
from your provider.
When purchasing a GSM phone you should take into consideration which bandwidth
frequency is available in your area. Please contact your service provider for
The frequency coverage depends on the area and your service provider.
GSM cellular phones only run on 4 possible frequencies, 850/900/1800/1900.
Quad Band phones can run on all 4 frequencies, Tri Band phones will only work on
3 out of the 4 frequencies, and Dual Band phones will only work on 2 out of the
850/1900 are US frequencies, and 900/1800 are international frequencies.
The majority of our Tri Band phones are 900/1800/1900 which means they work
internationally as well as on a US 1900 frequency (850 frequency will not work).
Please check with your provider for details on the frequency in your area prior
to placing your order.
Phones returned due to frequency issues are subject to approval and a 20%
All phones intended for use with carriers other than GSM networks are marked
As the majority of phones we offer are international models, and are not
assigned to one specific carrier, unless marked otherwise, the GSM phones can be
used on any GSM network: Cingular, Tmobile, AT&T, etc… However for best service
from your cellular phone, the above frequency regulations must be observed.
Cell phones which are marked as unlocked (being International Phones) are not
capable of working on the internet. They are not enabled to browse the internet
and will not be able to access it.
Shoprshop's Distributor. also provides you with certain CDMA and IDEN phone
models which work with the provider specified ion the item description.
All phones intended for use with CDMA and IDEN networks are specifically marked.
PLEASE NOTE: All cellular phones are sold as is and do not include manufacturer
warranties. Please refer to the return policy for further information.
Without exception, no item may be returned without prior authorization in the
form of an RMA number provided by customer service at Shoprshop.
In the case of a return without prior authorization from Shoprshop: the item in
question will either be shipped back to the customer at their expense, or at the
customer’s request Shoprshop may elect to accept the item back with a restocking
fee of 50% of the total merchandise value.
DOA cell phones: For the return of any Dead On Arrival cell phone Shoprshop.
must be notified within 7 business days of the receipt of the merchandise. This
type of return may come back only for exchange without exception.
All shipping and handling fees are non-refundable with an exception where
Shoprshop or our Distributor has made an error by shipping and incorrect item to
the customer. In this case, Member must contact Shoprshop to obtain a return
label or request merchandise pick up. Once item is returned back to the
warehouse a correct replacement unit will be shipped out or store credit issued
for the full amount of the order if the correct unit is unavailable. Shoprshop
must be informed of the receipt of incorrect merchandise within a week of the
delivery. In addition the incorrect item must remain in its complete original
condition, be unused, and at the point of return contain all of the items
originally included in the shipment pertaining to all accessories protective
coverings and packing materials.
Unwanted items will be subject to a restocking fee of 20% and must be in their
original condition and appear unused. All protective covering and accessories
must also be included in the original packaging and be in original condition
never having been removed.
Refused Delivery: Returns falling under this category will be treated like
unwanted returns and will consequently incur a restocking fee of 20% . The
customer will also be responsible for the return shipping cost incurred by the
action of refusing the delivery. Consequently, a store credit will be issued
less 20% restocking fee of the value of the merchandise and less shipping and
handling fees both ways.
Please note The cell phones represented on shoprshop are international models
and will hold No Manufactureer Warranty. Select models may be take to a nearby
manufacture service center to be serviced at the recipient's expense
If the return has been received to our warehouse after 30 days from the original
day of the receipt of the merchandise, it will be send to the Member at their
All reimbursements are done in the form of a company credit which can be used
towards new orders. Member may request a refund back to the credit card in which
case a 5% credit card processing fee will be deducted from the total amount of
the refund. Refunds may take 3 to 5 business days to post back to the credit