Mobile Phones and Safety

Keeping you and your mobile phone happy and safe is a top priority in both our books. Street safety means more than just being able to sell your mobile to us when you’re ready, it means being vigilant about body language, travel decisions and everyday living.

Remember the days of calling home from street pay phones? Nostalgic as that may have been, a world with even old mobile phones has helped us to feel safer and more connected with the world around us. That said, the mobile world isn’t without its safety issues. In simple terms, the popularity of mobile phones has created a new niche for criminals; mobile phone thefts rank amongst the highest reported petty thefts across the board.

Don’t be a target!

Most phone crimes on the street are born from opportunity. How you handle yourself and your mobile can have a significant impact on how a criminal views you. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the car, walking, cycling, running, on the train or on the bus – vacant body language could mark you as a target. Women, the elderly and children are particularly at risk.

•    Try to use a hands-free kit.
•    Avoid revealing an expensive mobile phone as much as possible.
•    Take out phone insurance (no mobile phone is worth your life)
•    To keep the chance of phone recycling for cash alive, always keep your phone in a secure place.

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