According to The Australian Financial Review, Macquarie Group's pioneering move to start selling second-hand smartphones on mobile plans has turned the heads of incumbent telcos, with at least two major players confirming they are already considering following suit.
Vodafone, Australia's third biggest carrier, said it was looking at options to launch some sort of used smartphone deal.
A Telstra spokesman also confirmed the nation's biggest carrier was open to the model. "We don't currently sell second-hand devices direct to customers but we are always listening and working with our customers and would consider our options if it is something they wanted," he said.
Recently, The Australian Financial Review revealed Macquarie Group would launch Nu Mobile, a mobile retailer that offers mobile plans bundled with used smartphones. The new telco has already "soft-launched" products for Macquarie staff, and will launch on the wider market in the coming months.
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