1 – That’s our ranking in the U.K. We’re currently the most popular company in the U.K where folks like you can recycle old mobiles and get the best prices. Just to pluck an example of our accomplishment out of thin air, in May 2011 we received 50% more website visits than our nearest competitor!
50 MILLION- That’s how many handsets we reckon are idling away in the U.K. And that estimate isn’t even taking into account business use phones sat in company draws and cabinets with no happy new home on the horizon unless some enterprising and ethical person sends them on to us!
110 MILLION – That’s how much wonderful cash we’ve paid out to folks like you who’ve successfully participated in mobile phone recycling with us!
40,000 – That’s how many people have reviewed our cash for mobiles service (and they’re all great reviews by the way – lots of happy, ethically-minded clients like you on our books!)
20 MILLION – That’s how many handsets we estimate are upgraded annually. Add in tablets too and the figure grows even more!
4 – That’s how many spare handsets the average U.K household hoards within its walls!
1000 – That’s how many years it’s estimated plastic takes to degrade. All mobile phones and tablets are comprised of some plastic materials, and with more finding their sad little way to the landfill than is necessary or responsible, that’s a HUGE build-up of plastic waste compiled over the next thousand years before the very first piece completes degradation.
As the festive season draws in and Christmas lists are compiled, our own little elves are busy getting ready for the huge influx of used mobile phones and tablets we handle over the holiday period. Not content with filling our stockings with phone recycling treasure, here are a few tips to help you decide between those two fabulous devices for your Christmas present – smartphones or tablets?
A very straightforward consideration – will you end up leaving a tablet at home all the time because it’s too big. Similarly, will you cart your laptop around because a smartphone’s too small?
It’s pretty simple really – what are you going to use a smartphone/tablet for, honesty? Sure, tablets look great in an ad where some Parisian lady is sipping coffee in the sunshine and catching up with the latest London fashion week news videos on her chic tablet (does anyone do that in real life??), but what will YOU be doing? Checking your Facebook on the tube? Reading Jane Eyre in the park? Watching movies on the 45-minute daily commute? Researching your doctorate on the road? Be honest about what you’re likely to use the device for, or it’s simply a bad investment.
Most folks who buy a smartphone go down the contract route and recycle mobile phones for cash a year down the line when the time comes to upgrade. Tablets tend to work on a different scheme, so are you in it for the upgrades or the long-term functionality?
We live in a society where petty crime is not only prevalent, but can be very rewarding for very little effort. It’s perhaps not our place to comment on the U.K’s judicial system (we just recycle phones and help struggling economies), but with petty crime rates as they are, we do think it’s our place to offer a little crime prevention advice to help you out and make sure you get the chance to recycle mobile phones for cash!
One of our team members lived for a time in Japan, where the patty crime rate is very low. The reason was that punishments are HARSH and the gain does not outweigh the effort or chance of getting caught. We’re a leading phones for cash company with global reach, but we’re also socially conscious. So, if moving to Japan to protect your electronic devices seems a little farfetched, here are a few alternatives!
• Specific mobile phone, smartphone, tablet, media player, sat nav and laptop insurance is a must. Lots of you are carrying around very expensive equipment on a daily basis, so knowing you’re covered financially if some little thief makes off with your iPhone on the tube should be a solace. The insurance policies provided by mobile service providers are usually fairly comprehensive, particularly Apple insurance.
• Be sensible with your devices. It may sound a little elementary, but keeping an eye out for crime will become second nature after a few weeks of making yourself think about it.
The eagerly awaited Apple iPhone 5 will be officially announced tomorrow and by no doubt existing Apple iPhone users will be cramming to get their hands on the latest iPhone. As experienced during the Apple iPhone 4 launch in 2009, Mazuma Mobile predicts many savvy iPhones users will sell their old iPhone to help fund their new Apple iPhone 5 purchase.
In June 2009, when Apple launched the iPhone 4, Mazuma Mobile experienced a huge increase in iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS sales. It was very evident that customers were selling their old iPhones as soon as they were able to get their hands on the latest model and using the money they received to part or whole fund their new purchase. We don’t think the Apple iPhone 5 launch will be any different.
Apple iPhones now account for over 10% of all phones recycled with Mazuma Mobile. The most popular Apple iPhones sold to Mazuma are the Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB at £130 and the Apple iPhone 4 16GB at £265.
We predict that the Apple iPhone 5 will be availble with various networks on contract from below £200. Apple iPhone 4 users will be able to sell their old iPhone 4 to Mazuma for £265, purchase a new Apple iPhone 5 and still have change!
Being a responsible consumer is about more than just buying stuff to boost the economy. We spend a great deal of time studying consumer psychology (because we’re the kind of folks who are easily obsessed by such things) and its relation to things like mobile phone recycling. We’re experts in our field, and love what we do because the end result means everyone wins – you get some cash for your mobile, we get to refurbish your phone, and your long-serving little Motorola gets a new life in a struggling economy such as India, parts of China or Africa.
Sensible consumption is about two things – buying responsibly and ethically, and buying in line with your personal circumstances. For example, buying a bunch of stuff on credit you have little hope of paying off is not responsible consumption.
• Think about “need” rather than “want”. This is particularly applicable to folks who don’t have trust funds to spend on fancy smartphones and Swarovski iPhone covers! Of course, life is a little better when we can treat ourselves, but making sure the cold hard cash is there to spend should be the first deciding factor.
• Be ethical and sensible. For example, re-using carrier bags or buying a long-term carrier bag is both sensible and ethical (as long as you remember to use it!) Avoid non-ethical companies to demonstrate that shady business is not acceptable.
• Recycling is an important part of being a responsible consumer. Recycle old mobiles, give away old clothes, separate paper and plastic – it’s all about giving and take!
Along with providing a sterling cash for phones service to you, our wonderful customers, we’re also rather tech savvy (read “tech mad”!) folks with a vested interest in all things mobile and all things that help us play Angry Birds on the toilet! Simply put, we’re smartphone people!
The idea behind most smartphones is simple – a phone and computer in one. Some models like the Nokia N900 are even equipped with a QWERTY keyboard (“QWERTY” is a really satisfying word to type quickly by the way) to add a proper feel to the whole thing and, in theory, help you type faster (although we personally find the keys a little small and our clumsy thumbs a bit big!)
Want to sell Blackberry phones, recycle Nokia phones like the N900 smartphone or pass on your old iPhone to a happy new home? Although we carry a healthy stock of very cheap mobile phones, we’ve noticed that smartphones are in serious demand in struggling economies.
Take the example of a family-run business in Pakistan. A smartphone can cover all the necessary administration points of both a mobile phone and laptop. Prominent charities and resellers in such economies are always keen to accept smartphones from us because of their great functionality. Your HTC Desire might be purely for entertainment, browsing the web and chatting to your mates, but in a struggling economy like those of Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of China it could provide a valuable all-inclusive tool to help families keep in touch and businesses thrive.
A bit of extra cash is always welcome, especially these days when the cost of living is at an all-time high. Of course, there are many ways to supplement your income, with some being distinctly easier than others. To this end, if you have any old mobile phones in your draws or cupboards then you might well be able to take advantage of one the easiest ways to earn a bit of extra cash.
Sell mobile phones for cash
Instead of leaving them lying around, you can sell old mobile phones to us here at Mazuma Mobile. If your old mobile meets out terms and conditions, we will gladly buy it off you and quite possibly pay more than you might initially think. The amount of money that you can receive will depend on two factors: the first is the model of the phone; and the second is the condition it is in (i.e., ‘working’ or ‘non-working’).
How does it work?
All you need to do is enter the details of your old phone into our website and we will give you an immediate amount that we will pay. If you are happy with the amount, simply request a freepost bag, send us the bag back with your old phone enclosed and you will receive your payment the very same day that we receive the delivery.
Fancy a bit of extra cash? Dig out your unwanted phones and get in touch with us at Mazuma Mobile, today.
On average, British employees work the longest hours in Europe. Indeed, many people throughout the UK ‘live to work’ rather than ‘work to live’. Consequently, ‘free time’ is now at premium so it is important that you are able to take care of jobs and tasks as quickly as possible to ensure you can make the most of it.
Therefore, if you want to recycle mobile phones, you may well need to get on with it quickly and efficiently. Sadly, this is not always possible as many phone recycling providers simply cannot deliver their services quickly enough. Indeed, the poor service of some inefficient service providers can even create delays as they can be very tardy when it comes to making their payments. This can lead to even more of your free time being wasted as you chase up the company concerned to find out what is happening with your payment.
Thankfully, there is a far quicker way to recycle old mobile phones and that is to use our services here at Mazuma Mobile. We appreciate that time is of the essence and that is why we have optimised our services to be as fast and straightforward as possible. Within minutes, our website will let you know exactly how much you stand to earn if you choose to sell your mobile and from there on in, the process of dispatching your phone and receiving your payment moves rapidly.
Make more of your free time with us at Mazuma Mobile.