How to Tackle your Hoarding Affliction

It is human nature to keep hold of items we get attached to rather than do away with them. This is commonly known as ‘hoarding’. Although some people are more prone to this than others (mothers and grandmothers!), most people are guilty of it to some degree or another.

However, there is a very simple way to combat this affliction and that is to adopt a far more cynical approach towards possessions that you no longer use. For example, mobiles phones have become a classic hoarding item as most people these days upgrade their phones more often than they go to the dentist. However, even though an average person may have several old phones taking up space around their house or flat, they refuse to consider mobile phone recycling as “you never know when they might come in handy”.

This is where some healthy cynicism can come in very handy. You don’t use that phone. In fact, you haven’t used it in over a year. Let’s face it; you’re never going to use it ever again. GET RID OF THE PHONE!

Phone recycling for cash
But don’t just throw it in the bin; send it to us here at Mazuma Mobile instead. We will pay cash for your old mobile phones if they meet our terms & conditions and we will also try our hardest to ensure they are put to good use by sending them to someone in the developing world who could really benefit from them.

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Reasons to Use Mazuma Mobile

Everybody knows that leaving your old mobile phone to gather dust doesn’t make any sense, especially when it could be used by someone else who really needs a phone or at the very least could be sold off to make you some extra cash. Of course, this can be easily achieved when you sell mobile phones for cash to us here at Mazuma Mobile. However, aside from the obvious benefits, there are also several other reasons to use our services:

Ethical business practices
Unlike selling your phone on an auction site, you can rest assured that your mobile phone won’t be used for anything unscrupulous when you sell it to us here at Mazuma Mobile. This is because we do not sell old mobile phones to the general public, only to established partners in developing markets who have proven ethical business practices.

Super-green credentials
When you sell your unwanted phone to us you can be sure that it won’t end up in a landfill site. We are proud to say that around 95% of the phones we buy are reused in one way or another. Happily, because we are an authorised Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Treatment Facility, the 5% of phones and component parts that cannot be recycled are still disposed of in a way that doesn’t harm the environment in any way.

Best possible prices
We review our prices every month to make sure our customers always receive the best possible remuneration for their old mobile phones.

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Everybody Wins with Recycling

The standard thing to do with your electrical devices when they finally give up the ghost is to throw them away. For example, if your ten-year old television simply ceases to operate, chances are you will take it to the tip and then go to Dixon’s and replace it with a new, improved model. You do this because you assume (rightly) that no-one will want to buy an electrical device that doesn’t work. However, although this assumption is true in most cases, there is one electronic device that doesn’t abide by such assumptions – the humble mobile phone.

We here at Mazuma Mobile are so passionate about mobile phone recycling that we will consider paying cash for your mobile even if it is no longer in working order. This is good news for you as it means the dead mobile that you thought was completely worthless could in fact provide you with a good amount of cash that could be put towards the purchase price of a brand new phone.


So, don’t disregard the potential that broken old mobile phones might have to earn you extra money. Instead, think about us here and ask yourself one very simple question: “could I sell my mobile phone to Mazuma Mobile for cash”? If you are interested, simply go to the relevant selling page here on our website and then select the non-working option. Not only will you boost your finances, but you will also be helping the environment as well.

Everybody wins.

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Environmental Awareness and Mobile Phone Recycling

Environmental awareness is a major concern for individuals, societies and governments all across the world. Indeed, recycling is a very hot topic and people everywhere are trying harder than ever to ensure they limit the effects that their actions may have on the environment.

Consumer technologies
However, our endeavours to push the boundaries of consumer technologies in the past thirty years have made recycling a far more difficult task than it needs to be. Sadly, most electronic devices that we in the West take for granted such as mobile phones and computers contain components that simply cannot be recycled by traditional methods. In fact, items such as LCD screens can even cause harm to the environment if they are thrown away in the normal way.

Mobile phone recycling
Here at At Mazuma Mobile we do everything we can to help prevent these components from being thrown away and causing damage to the environment. We do this by buying old mobile phones from people that no longer want them and then sell them at reduced prices to people in developing countries who may not have the means to buy a brand new mobile phone. Not only can this type of mobile recycling help to ensure harmful components do not end up in place where they can cause harm to the environment, it can also enable people in underprivileged parts of the world to enjoy a means of communicating which may not have been available to them beforehand.

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Environmental Impact of Unwanted Mobile Phones

There are two major concerns that much of the world faces today: the financial crisis and the environment. Although the shape of global markets looks pretty dire at the moment, the situation will improve in time as basic economics dictates that boom always follows bust. Sadly, the long-term outlook for the environment is not quite so predictable.

Significant problems
Gadget-mad consumers have gotten so used to having the latest brands and products that there are now more unwanted and discarded electronic devices such as mobile phones being thrown away than ever before. This represents a significant problem in terms of the environment, as many of these huge piles of rubbish are not 100% recyclable. Practically all new mobile phones that are purchased today are bought to replace existing mobiles that are still in perfect working order. However, many of these unwanted phones are simply thrown away as they are no longer wanted. This really is a terrible waste and is a damning reflection our ‘disposable lifestyle’.

Mobile phone recycling
We here at Mazuma Mobile are all too aware of the environmental impact that unwanted mobile phones can have. As well as doing everything we can to successfully recycle mobile phones, we also try to resell phones traded with us to markets in developing countries where the cost of a mobile can still be way beyond many ordinary people’s reach.

Mobile recycling really can help to limit the impact of unwanted phones on the environment. Recycle it – don’t bin it!

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Turn On, Trade In, Log Out!

It may not surprise you that here in Mazuma HQ we’re a merry band of tech wizards and net-crazy, meme-quoting geeks! For most of us (you included!) the internet is a way of life, a valuable lifeline and – dare we say it – our friend!
Mazuma Mobile was born online, or rather, it was born in a phone bank in the real world, then expanded online when we realised you people just needed a little more info on mobile phone recycling and you’d be behind it 100%
The idea of Mazuma is really quite simple – use the online tool to find out how much you could sell your mobile for, accept the quote (or decline it and get nothing!), pop your phone in the post to us and wait for those delightful pennies (or rather, pounds, we don’t deal in pennies!) to drop onto your doorstep in the form of either a cheque or Argos vouchers.
We don’t operate real world stores for a simple reason – practicality. We know your life is probably even busier than ours, and we barely have time to get the weekly shop in, never mind traipsing to a mobile phone recycling store just for a quote! By basing Mazuma online we save you time and oh-it’s-such-a-pain-to-get-the-bus-into-town-so-I-won’t-bother effort. Our simple online service encourages all mobile phone owners to log on, trade in and log out – simple!
And since you’re bothering to use our service, we reckon you deserve a nice cup of tea and biscuit!

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Contract or PAYG?

It’s an eternal conundrum; the shiny new phone of contract mobile service… or the cheaper option on PAYG? As mobile phone recycling gurus (if we might say so ourselves!) we’ve really done our research in this field, and even here in Mazuma HQ we’re a mix of PAYG devotees and contract crazy fanatics!


PAYG – The financial freedom and one-time payout for the handset are perhaps the most appealing options, but it does mean you’re probably going to be limited in terms of what you can afford. The likes of iPhones are typically near £650 for a new handset on PAYG.
CONTRACT – The free phone, THE FREE PHONE! Low cost access to the best smartphones on the market has to be the number one attraction of contract mobile phones. It’s worth remembering that a 24 month contract commitment is a long time, so always be mindful of future circumstances before signing up.


PAYG – Upgrading is more a matter of when you can afford it rather than when your contract is up, but for folks who can afford to splash out and sell old mobile phones before coming home with a shiny new iPhone4 on PAYG, the freedom to upgrade every few months can be rather attractive.
CONTRACT – Our phone bank is full of old contract phones! As long as you complete the contract, the phones are yours to do with as you will, so recycling when upgrade time rolls around is a great way to squeeze a final few pennies out of that old iPhone3G!

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Pre-Uni Clearout Tips

With A-level results looking good for the 29th year in a row, we reckon there’s no time like the present to recycle phones with Mazuma and get your teenage room in step with the rest of the house! (Your parents will thank us!) in the form of a pre-uni clear-out blitz!


There are probably LOADS of things you don’t need from childhood, so be brutal and accept a few home truths, e.g. those Thomas the Tank slippers are no longer fit for human feet… so recycle them! You can recycle pretty much anything these days – old mobile phones, old clothes, old DVDs, electronics etc. Do your utmost to avoid throwing things away, even if it means travelling a little further than the wheely bin to give them an ethical send-off.

Car Boots

We’ve sold things on eBay before too. As brilliant as it is, it can be a huge pain when you have to individually wrap thirty-seven DVDs, eighteen comics, ten pairs of strappy sandals and your entire POG collection! Obsessed with mobile phone recycling as we are, we’re also an office of die-hard car boot junkies! Most car boots sales charge a fee of anything between £5 and £20 for the pleasure of a pitch. Car boots are our favourite way to de-clutter (plus you get to haggle with strangers over nominal 10p costs!)

Be Brutal…But Not Too Brutal!

Remember, you will be home, and the odds are good you’ll love seeing a few old favourite possessions (who can part with ALL their action figures?!)

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