Why you should apply for bad credit mobile phones with us

Would you desperately love a mobile phone but unfortunately are considered a credit risk?

Are you blacklisted?

Have you applied for a mobile phone contract but always keep getting turned down?

At Busoga Phones, we can help you secure a mobile phone on a contract basis, even though you may have credit problems. We believe that everyone should have access to mobile phones and for this reason, together with our suppliers, we make a range of smartphones available to you.


Here is what you need to do

  • Visit our office and come and have a face to face chat with us, or
  • Fill in our application form online, or
  • Download our application form, complete it and mail it to us

Of course, we will require a few documents on your part. These include:

  • Proof of identity (either your identity document, passport or drivers’ license
  • Proof of income (the last three pay slips you received)
  • Bank statements (for the last three months)
  • Proof of residence (a utility bill is perfect)

Once you have applied, we will begin the process of finding the correct contract for you. This is based on your earnings as well as the contract value we feel won’t be a burden on you to repay. Once this is all approved, the fun begins!

Picking your phone

We have over 50 different smartphone models available for selection. Bear in mind, this will be limited to your contract option. Don’t expect to see the latest Apple or Samsung either, but we slightly do stock older models including those from manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Sony and HTC. These phones come with everything you might need including built-in GPS, the ability to play music, email, Facebook as well as other social media platforms such as Twitter.

Call us today!

We have helped people just like you secure a mobile phone contract. People who thought that because of their bad credit rating, or the fact that they had been turned down before, they stood no chance of owning a smartphone. With Busoga Phones, you can be guaranteed the following:

  • We offer almost instant results

Apply today and within a couple of hours, you will know if you are eligible for one of our contract mobile phones.

  • We offer a very high acceptance rate

Almost 100% of those who apply for a bad credit mobile phone contract with us are approved. Don’t worry about whether you have been turned down before or even if you have a terrible credit record. Between us and our suppliers, we have brokered deals to help people in your situation.

  • Excellent quality phones

We offer many top quality mobile phones from a range of suppliers including the two most popular in the world, Apple, and Samsung. Although these are not the latest models, they will have everything you need and expect from a top of the line, new generation smartphone.

  • All welcome

We don’t only provide contracts for people with bad credit. Should you like our contract options and have no bad credit history, feel free to apply for one of our mobile phone contracts. Sleep

So remember, we are here to help. No matter if you were declined for a mobile contract repeatedly, have a bad credit rating or are blacklisted, we recommended you check out PhonesWorld.

Using your smartphone when travelling

Smartphones are a brilliant addition to our lives, especially when we travel. With a number of apps, GPS features as well as the ability to keep in touch with loved ones, the smartphone is quickly becoming the number one travel device.

But before you step on the plane to travel overseas, there are a number of things you need to check to ensure that you get the most out of your phone and don’t come back to any nasty bills at the end of your journey.

How do I know that my phone will work overseas?

This is one of the most important checks you need to make before travelling. Many countries have a wide range of differing frequencies as well as technologies. If your phone is not compatible with them, it will not work at all.

Luckily, most do operate on a cellular technology called GSM. Other options include CDMA, which works in the USA, but not very many other places. If your phone uses CDMA technology, it is probably not going to work elsewhere.

The easiest way to find out before you go is to chat to your travel agent. They will have a clear idea of which cell phone technologies work in which countries. You could even do a little research yourself on the internet before you leave. Bear in mind to double check frequencies as well. Most countries operate in the quad bands which are 850/900/1800/1900 MHz. Modern smartphones support all four.

Network locked?

The next thing to check is if your phone is locked for the network you use in your country. This used to be a massive problem in the past, but lately, not many phones are locked to a specific network only. Having said that, it doesn’t hurt to check. A locked phone will still work in another place, but you will pay your service providers roaming rates while out of the country. These can sometimes be very pricey.  Although many phones work across multiple networks, locked phones can be a problem if you are from the United States, Australia or New Zealand.  The benefit of unlocked phones is that they can use local sim cards, which significantly lowers costs.

What about roaming?

What is roaming? Well in most cases, a cellular contract does not include travel overseas. For this reason, the rates you are charged when travelling will be far higher than regular rates. This includes any call, texts, and even data usage. Many travellers who have no idea how roaming works are thrilled when their mobile phones work overseas. They are less ecstatic however, when they return to exorbitant bills. Always check roaming rates with your service provided before you leave overseas. If they are higher, rather use a local sim card when you arrive at your destination.

Other options

Should your current contract or phone prohibit you from making calls, sending texts or using data on your overseas trip, there are a few other options that you could consider.

  • Buy a budget phone

Should you just need to make the occasional call or SMS, consider a budget cell phone that will work in the countries you visit on your overseas trip. Now use local sim cards in it to operate in a cost-effective manner.

  • Rent a phone

Many airports, as well as hotels, allow for phone rentals. This is a good option, especially if you are not in a country for particularly long.

  • Consider a tablet

Don’t forget about tablets! Many have cell capabilities and can make calls. Always check that it will work in the countries you will be visiting and use a local sim to drive down costs even further.

  • Disposable phones

Well, we call it a disposable phone, because you probably will throw it away at the end of your holiday, but consider buying the cheapest phone you can find in the country you are visiting. This is a great idea if you are staying for a long period of time and just need to make some calls or send a few texts.

If you do take your expensive smartphone with you on a trip, make sure you take out adequate insurance. Petty thieves look for tourists to steal from, and mobile phones are a top target. Having said that, insurance may also help should you drop your phone and break it, or lose it overboard on a sunset cruise!



Gadgets that may soon be a thing of the past

The rate that technology keeps jumping forward is nothing short of incredible. Just two decades ago, many people had a camera, video recorder, mobile phone, MP3 player, radio, and GPS system. Now, modern smartphones have all of these components built into each device.

Because of these massive technological leaps, a number of devices may soon fall by the wayside, and far quicker than you may think. Let’s take a look at a few gadgets that will soon be thrown on the scrapheap.

Compact digital cameras

Because most smartphones now come with an 8 to 12-megapixel camera on board, the old point and click digital camera is under serious threat. In fact, many people now just rely on their smartphones to take pictures when they are on holiday. It really is far more convenient as well. Another advantage of smartphones is that they are able to record HD quality video.

Of course, more expensive, high-quality digital cameras will still be the domain of press photographers around the world. They deliver the best quality photos time and time again.

Remote controls

Really? We’re not going to need remote controls in the future? Yes, probably in the next couple of years in fact. Already your smartphone can be used to operate your television, with various apps that actually take over from remote controls. This could soon branch out into other areas including ceiling fans, lights, our vehicles and garage doors. Some may take a little longer than others to develop, but remote controls are definitely on the way out.

Landline phones

Does anyone use these anymore? Well perhaps at the office, but very few people have landline phones at home. With almost everyone using a mobile phone, there is no real need for them anyway. Actually, it’s not just mobile phones making them obsolete. Think Skype, Google Hangouts or other VoIP services. These only rely on data and can do so much more than a landline phone can. In fact, most people who do have a landline phone probably never even use them or had to opt to take one as part of a special deal from their telephone operators. Landline phones are on the way out, and soon!


GPS systems

When they first started arriving on the market, people wondered how they ever coped without a GPS system. This was especially true for people who spent days in their cars. Here you had a system that meant you never needed to get lost again! Unfortunately, handheld GPS systems are soon to be a thing of the past? Why, well firstly every smartphone has its own GPS system, making use of a variety of navigation apps such as Google or Apple Maps. Secondly, many vehicles are now built with on board GPS systems. This used to be something only found on executive models, but more and more affordable cars are coming out with this option.

Alarm clocks

Since the advent of the mobile phone, the alarm clocks days have been numbered. Even early models of mobile phones had a built-in alarm and these quickly became the way we started to wake ourselves up in the morning. Not only that but grabbing your phone next to your bed to check the time during the night was a simple thing to do as well. It certainly beat switching on the light to have a look at your alarm clock!