Keeping up with the Joneses

There are many reasons why we use mobile phones. They are a great way of keeping in touch with people when either we or they are away from landlines. Indeed, such devices are now an integral part of modern society and many things would struggle to function without them.

As well as having conversations with others, these products are capable of performing a wide range of complex tasks, such as providing satellite navigation, giving us access to emails and enabling us to look up information on the web.

In addition, many come in handy as an alternative way of taking pictures and videos that does not rely on a specialist piece of equipment.

However, there is another aspect of phones that is also important and that is there use as status symbols. In offices, homes and playgrounds across the world, people are comparing their own versions of the tools and seeing who has the best.

In the case of adults, this may be subtle, but there is no escaping from the fact that having a top of the range handset can make individuals the envy of their peers.

One result of this is a high turnover of mobiles, as consumers constantly seek to buy the latest models.

This inevitably leads to many devices becoming redundant and potentially being thrown away.

However, by engaging in phone recycling and exchanging mobile phones for cash, people can help to reduce the environmental damage of this cycle.

And the means by which people can recycle mobile phones for cash are becoming ever easier, meaning there is no excuse to simply bin such devices.

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Be Kind to Your Wallet and the Planet

As a consumer, you will experience numerous pressures to behave in certain ways. For example, adverts are constantly telling you to purchase new products and services. In addition, you will no doubt be aware of the need to change certain aspects of your lifestyle in order to become more eco-friendly.

Another priority you may have is to keep your spending down and maximise your income in order to cope with the tough economic conditions that are currently affecting the UK.

After all, many individuals have been hit with reduced hours at work and even face the possibility of losing their jobs because of the effects the credit crunch has had on the economy.

One way in which you can kill two birds with one stone is by ensuring you do not throw old mobile phones away.

By engaging in phone recycling, you are doing the planet a favour and also helping out your wallet. Rather than allowing the constituent parts of such devices go to waste or even cause contamination by binning them, you can make sure you are reducing the burden of the industry on the environment.

Meanwhile, selling your phone in this way can also provide you with some much needed cash to help cover the cost of your living expenses.

If you are in the lucky position of having enough money anyway, you shouldn’t let this put you off phone recycling for cash. You could use the money you receive for a special treat or put it in savings for future use.

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How Would You Spend the Cash?

Buying yourself a special treat or going out for an evening may be off the cards for you at the moment if finances are tight. If this applies to you, don’t worry, you are not alone.

Many individuals have been left in financial difficulty thanks to the credit crunch and the carefree attitude towards money that preceded it may be over for a considerable period of time.

However, there are ways to make extra money and phone recycling for cash is one of them.

By engaging in phone recycling like this you can not only have a clear conscience that you are doing your bit for the planet but can also generate some funds that you can use to get a particular product or service.

Once you have got rid of old mobiles for cash all that remains is to decide exactly how you will spend the proceeds – and this kind of conundrum is one we would all like to face.

Perhaps you would use the money to take someone special out for a slap-up meal. Maybe there’s that colleague at work you’ve been dying to ask out on a date and this could be the ideal occasion.

One the other hand, you might want to use the additional pounds to buy yourself some nice clothing. It could well be time to give your wardrobe a bit of a boost.

Maybe it’s a practical item that you would like to get your hands on, like a device for the kitchen that seemed just a little too expensive before your small windfall.

Whatever you decide to go for, there is no doubt that you will make the most of it. So, what are you waiting for? Get recycling!

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Mazuma comparison

Many mobile phone recyclers have appeared on the scene since Mazuma Mobile first launched its service in 2006. But how do they compare with Mazuma?

Here’s a quick guide to help you make your comparison

Comparison tip no. 1 – Price
Although some mobile phone recyclers may appear to offer slightly more than Mazuma, be careful. Many mobile phone recyclers quote an ‘up to’ price which may be reduced once they have your phone. Please read their terms and conditions very carefully to ensure you don’t fall into this trap. A number of mobile phone recyclers will also charge you a fee to have your phone returned if you are unhappy with their revised value. Mazuma Mobile offer fixed prices for both working and non-working phones and will give you the option to have the phone returned free of charge, in the event that the value needs to be revised due to different model being received or the phone being classed as non-working.

Comparison tip no. 2 – Speed of payment
It’s safe to say that most people want their money fast. If that’s also important to you, then make sure you find out how long you can expect to wait to get paid. Some mobile phone recyclers will take several days and even weeks to pay you once they have your phone. When looking at mobile phone recycler’s payment periods, pay careful attention to what they actually mean. Some recyclers claim in their quote, ‘payment made within 2 days of your phone being processed’ but in reality they may take several days to process your phone from receipt. Other recyclers have been known to quote indicative payment times and do not guarantee to meet them. You could be left waiting a lot longer in busy periods. Mazuma Mobile promise to make payment on the same day they receive your phone.

Comparison tip no. 3 – Bank Transfers
There are a number of mobile phone recyclers who offer to pay you via bank transfer. All bank transfers are the same right? Wrong. Most recyclers pay via BACS. BACS bank transfers take 3 working days to clear in your account. Mazuma Mobile pay bank transfers via FPS (Faster Payments). FPS bank transfers clear in your account on the same day of transfer.

Comparison tip no. 4 – Find out what others say
Your mobile phone is valuable, so before you part with it, do your research to compare what other people are saying about mobile phone recyclers. It’s the easiest way to find out which mobile phone recycler gives you the best service and value. Many recyclers have a Facebook page where customers leave their comments and ask questions. You can also look through customer review sites for a selection of independent reviews. At Mazuma Mobile, we encourage you to visit our Facebook page. Or check out what people are saying about all the leading recyclers on independent review site Trustpilot and make your own mind

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Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Admittedly now may not be the traditional time for a spring clean but if you have not sorted through those messy cupboards and draws and checked in the attic for many months, you may be sitting on a gold mine without realising it.

When you get a new phone, you might well do what many individuals who have just received such an item do and cast your old one aside.

After all, you’re excited about your purchase and cannot wait to start using it. What happens to the old handset may be of little concern at this stage.

In this way, many thousands of phones across the UK and abroad get lost under beds, behind books and at the bottom of draws.

Not only is this a waste of resources that could contribute towards global warming, but it is also a large waste of money.

By failing to engage in mobile phone recycling, you could be missing out on a chance to provide your finances with a much needed boost.

Simply tidying your house may turn up a number of old devices. By collecting these items, you will be able to get rid of old mobiles for cash.

And phone recycling couldn’t be easier these days. All you have to do is go online and find out how much you could receive for the handsets. Then, as long as you are satisfied with this, you will be sent an envelope to post the devices in and then wait to receive your money.

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The Wonders of the Web

If you are strapped for time, you may find it difficult to get certain things done. For example, giving your home a good clean may be something you keep intending to do only to find your intentions thwarted by work or social obligations.

One task that often gets put off is dealing with items that need to be disposed of but should not simply be thrown away. In many cases, this requires you to leave the comfort of your home and travel to a recycling area or tip.

However, thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there are certain products that can be dealt with without you even having to leave your home or office.

For example, if you have an old phone that you intend to get rid of, you can use an online site such as us here at Mazuma Mobile.

By utilising our phone recycling services you can make all the arrangements for your old handset without leaving your home or office and can get cash for mobiles in a quick and efficient manner.

The whole process is quick, efficient and straightforward and as soon as you investigate it, you will wonder why you had not done so sooner.

Not having the time is no longer an excuse when it comes to mobile phone recycling. All you need is an internet connection and a few spare minutes.

And when you receive payment for your device, you will realise that it really is possible to get something for nothing – well, almost nothing…

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A Better Alternative to Car Boot Sales?

You may be looking to clear out your property and get rid of any unnecessary items. This might be because you are moving house, because you are redecorating or simply as a means of achieving a new start.

Whatever the reason, the process can seem daunting and it can take a lot of effort.

One popular way of flogging products that are no longer needed is to take them to a car boot sale.

Held up and down the land, these events enable buyers and sellers to come together and exchange unwanted items for cash.

This may be great for many things, such as books, old pieces of small furniture, toys and ornaments. However, when it comes to used mobile phones, you might be making a mistake by attempting to get rid of them in this way.

While there may be individuals present at the event who want to buy the device, they might not be prepared to pay much for them and you could find yourself parting with the item for too little money.

In order to prevent such a scenario occurring, you may be wise to investigate other means of passing on your handset.

For example, you could sell your phone via mobile phone recycling. This is a straightforward process that can be completed over the web and, by opting to go for this, you may well end up with more money.

There is certainly no harm in checking as when you fill in the details of your mobile over the internet, you will be given a quote estimating how much you would receive. If you are unhappy with this, you can rethink your phone recycling.

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Could You Get Cash for Phones?

You might have heard about phone recycling through the media and via your friends but have been put off investigating the process because you are not sure whether or not the handsets you have would qualify for such a scheme.

After all, what sort of firm would want to part with cash for the battered old device that has been lying on your shelf unused for over a year?

Well, quite possibly we at Mazuma Mobile would. However, in order to be eligible for the mobile phone recycling for cash scheme, your handset must meet a number of criteria.

For example, if it is to qualify for the deals for devices deemed to be ‘working’ it must be possible to switch the product on and off and, if this is not the case with your phone then you will have to think of another means of disposing of it.

In addition, it must be fully functional and the screen must be working and intact.

Another vital rule that must be adhered to is that the battery has to be included and the item must not be crushed or water damaged.

Meanwhile, if you are seeking mobile recycling deals for handsets deemed to be not working, you must ensure a battery is included and the device must not be crushed or broken in half.

As long as you know which offers, if any, you are eligible to take up, you should waste no time in taking advantage of the cash deals we have available.

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