Dif­fi­culty in get­ting phone re­place­ment bat­tery

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor, As a cit­i­zen, I face the dis­ap­point­ment of, I guess, other cit­i­zens in try­ing to ob­tain a sim­ple phone bat­tery. Hav­ing been un­able to do so, I in­curred the ex­pense of pur­chas­ing an­other phone. The cheap­est was well over $8,000.

I ask the ques­tion, why would im­porters/deal­ers of cell phones choose to bring in such com­modi­ties with­out also im­port­ing the ac­ces­sories?

Big com­pa­nies, Dig­i­cel in par­tic­u­lar, mar­kets a brand of phone for which no re­place­ment bat­tery can be found in Ge­orge­town. I did not check the Ber­bice and Esse­quibo towns to find that brand of bat­tery.

I also find it rather puz­zling that these phone shacks sell phones, USB ca­bles, ear plugs, power banks, phone jack­ets, SIM cards, selfie sticks and even phone charg­ers, with­out sell­ing bat­ter­ies for the brands of phones that they sell.

I am not sure that this pre­vails at GTT and its phone shacks. But I think so.

Un­wary cus­tomers, like my­self, will al­ways be at the re­ceiv­ing end in or­der to get wise.

I urge those who are think­ing of pur­chas­ing cell phones, find out whether bat­ter­ies for par­tic­u­lar brands of phones are eas­ily avail­able be­fore pur­chas­ing one. Yours faith­fully, (Name and ad­dress pro­vided)

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