Mobile Upgrade Checker API

Allows users to check the status of their upgrade status, and determine the trade in value of their current phone.

The Mobile revolution. It’s happening all around us. Just a few years ago, smartphones were reserved for the “executive” class and featured phones that were really only good for basic browsing and email access. Today, it’s different. Smartphones are everywhere, and innovation in the space is happening at the speed of light. 3G, 4G, dual-core, snapdragon, LED displays, cameras that rival point and shoot, you name it, there’s a phone that does it.

That’s why we’ve made our Best Buy Mobile ™ Upgrade Checker ™ [Widget/Tool/App/Utility] available via API. Now, by connecting to the API, you can install the Best Buy Mobile Upgrade Checker into your application, and use Best Buy’s ties to our carrier partners to let your customers know when they can upgrade to a new mobile phone. The customer can even opt in to have Best Buy ® remind them of their upgrade date!

To request access, please first register for an account at Mashery here (if you have not already).

Next, email bbyopen@bestbuy.com and include the following information:

  • API Key
  • Company name
  • Contact name
  • Contact email
  • If you are a Best Buy Employee, provide department name.
  • Description on how you plan to implement the Best Buy Mobile Upgrade Checker [tool, App – see above], including what language will be used for the implementation and the website URL and/or Android application name.
  • How will your company/department be securing the data – ie, what type of encryption technology will be used to protect consumer information? (Before you launch, you will need to complete a Best Buy security validation, which can take up to 2 weeks.) Upon approval, the BBYOpen team will enable your API key, and inform you via email when it is available for use.

You will be notified via email once your key has been enabled for the Upgrade Checker.