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Cell Phone Accessories Buying Guide


Whether you want to give your cell phone a unique look, go hands-free, or improve your cell phone’s performance, you'll find a large selection of the latest cell phone parts and cell phone accessories on eBay Canada.

Choose OEM or Aftermarket Cell Phone Parts


Choose OEM or Aftermarket Cell Phone Parts

You have lots of cell phone accessory options on eBay. Before you buy, decide whether you want original equipment manufacturer (OEM) cell phone accessories or aftermarket cell phone accessories and parts.

  • OEM cell phone accessories: Cell phone manufacturers may also produce accessories specifically for their branded cell phones. Look for branded parts and accessories for your specific phone.

  • Aftermarket cell phone accessories: Aftermarket cell phone parts and accessories are compatible with specified cell phone brands and usually offer a lower cost than OEM products; however, aftermarket products may be lower quality than OEM products.

In general, when considering cell phone parts or accessories, make sure they work with your specific cell phone. Verify brand and model compatibility before you buy.


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Improve Cell Phone Performance


Improve Cell Phone Performance

Enhance your cell phone with new parts and accessories and improve how it works.

  • Cell phone chargers: Replace your old cell phone charger or buy a second cell phone charger for the office and keep your battery fully charged everywhere you go. Car cell phone chargers are also available.

  • Cell phone batteries: Replace your old battery or have a second battery charged and ready! You'll find Motorola cell phone batteries, LG cell phone batteries, Samsung cell phone batteries, Audiovox cell phone batteries, and cell phone batteries from other popular brands on eBay.

  • Cell phone data cables: Use cell phone data cables and software to synchronize your cell phone contacts and calendar with your computer, or. download ringtones, games, and wallpaper images.

  • Cell phone wireless keyboards: Supplement your BlackBerry or Treo cell phone keypad with a wireless keyboard. The larger keyboard lets you text message, email, and surf the Internet even faster.

  • Cell phone SIM cards: Update your Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. SIM cards, small memory cards used in some GSM cell phones, typically sit below a phone's battery and store user information, personal phone settings, and phone book entries.


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Install a Cell Phone In Your Car


Install a Cell Phone In Your Car

Hands-free car kits allow you to drive with both hands on the wheel! Cell phone car kits typically include a cell phone cradle or mount, control unit, microphone, and speaker or FM transmitter. Some also come with an external handset and many charge your cell phone battery while you drive.

Hands-free cell phone car kits come in two varieties:

  • Portable cell phone car kits: Easily move your cell phone car kit between several vehicles. Portable cell phone car kits use Bluetooth, a form of short-range wireless networking, to communicate with your cell phone.

  • Installed cell phone car kits: Install a more permanent cell phone car kit behind your dashboard. Once you buy your hardware, you may want to have a professional to handle the installation.


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Go Hands-Free With a Cell Phone Headset


Go Hands-Free With a Cell Phone Headset

Hands-free adapters let you shop for groceries, work at your desk, or drive without holding your cell phone. You'll find Bluetooth hands-free headsets, Jabra hands-free headsets, Plantronics hands-free headsets, and other popular brands on eBay.

Get a basic cell phone headset

Corded cell phone headsets come in three designs:

Go wireless with a Bluetooth headset

If you have a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, look for a Bluetooth wireless headset for ultimate flexibility. Instead of stringing an earpiece and microphone up your body, a boom-style wireless unit sits comfortably in your ear. Your conversation conveniently travels to your cell phone over a wireless connection.


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Dress Up Your Cell Phone With Accessories


Dress Up Your Cell Phone With Accessories

Fun cell phone accessories let you customize your cell phone to fit your personality.

  • Cell phone holders: Find designer cell phone cases and give your cell phone a chic look. Cell phone pouches and cell phone holsters can also protect your cell phone and other cell phone accessories.

  • Cell phone straps: Colourful cell phone straps give your cell phone a trendy look.

  • Cell phone charms: Whimsical cell phone charms hang off your cell phone and reflect your personality.

  • Cell phone faceplates: Interchangeable cell phone faceplates create different cell phone looks to fit your mood. Swarovski crystal-encrusted faceplates at a touch of glamour to your cell phone.


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Find Cell Phone Accessories & Parts on eBay


Find Cell Phone Accessories & Parts on eBay

Once you know what type of cell phone accessories you want, go to the Cell Phone portal, click Accessories, Parts, and start searching for item listings on eBay.

  • Categories: The Categories list on the left side of each page will help you narrow down your listings by item type. You'll find links for Batteries, Chargers, Cradle Chargers, Belt Clips, Holsters, Faceplates, Housings, and more. As you dig deeper into the site you'll also be able to narrow down your choice by brand.

  • Keyword search: Search eBay listing titles for specific words. For example, if you want to find faceplates, type “faceplates” into the Search box. Click "Search title and description" to expand your results. Visit eBay's Search Tips page for more tips on searching with keywords.

If you can't find exactly what you want, try shopping eBay Stores, tell the eBay Community what you want by creating a post on Want It Now, or save a search on My eBay and eBay will email you when a match becomes available.


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Buy Cell Phone Accessories With Confidence


Buy Cell Phone Accessories With Confidence

Before making your purchase, make sure you know exactly what you're buying, research your seller, and understand how eBay and PayPal protect you.

Know your purchase

Carefully read the details in item listings.

  • Figure delivery costs into your final price. If you spend a lot of money, make sure the seller will insure the item when it ships.

  • If you want more information, ask by clicking the "Ask seller a question" link under the seller's profile.

  • Always make sure to complete your transaction on eBay (with a bid, Buy It Now, or Best Offer). Transactions conducted outside of eBay are not covered by eBay protection programs.

  • Never pay for your eBay item using instant cash wire transfer services through Western Union or MoneyGram. These payment methods are unsafe when paying someone you do not know.

Know your seller

Research your seller so you feel positive and secure about every transaction.

  • What is the seller's Feedback rating? How many transactions have they completed? What percentage of positive responses do they have?

  • What do buyers say in their Feedback? Did the seller receive praise?

  • Most top eBay sellers operate like retail stores and have return policies. Do they offer a money-back guarantee? What are the terms and conditions?

Buyer protection

In the unlikely event that a problem arises during your transaction, eBay and PayPal are there for you.

  • Pay safely with PayPal: PayPal enables you to pay without the seller ever seeing your bank account or credit card numbers. In fact, PayPal protects buyers 100% against unauthorized payments from their accounts. Plus, with PayPal Buyer Protection, your purchase can be covered up to C$1,250.

  • eBay Security & Resolution Centre: Visit the Security & Resolution Centre to learn how to protect your account and use eBay's quick and efficient resolution tools.


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