The above question may seem superficially obvious, but nevertheless the distinction between an operational mobile and one which does not work is an important one.
At Mazuma Mobile, understandably we are thrilled that recycling old mobiles for cash is becoming an important phenomenon. However, we often do receive many questions in regard to what classifies as ‘working’ and what classifies as ‘non-working’ when selecting your option before you send your old phone to us. So here’s the lowdown on the working/non working criteria:
- All mobile phones should match the make and model in the order for starters. If you’ve sent a Nokia and selected a Blackberry on the handset type, there will be a lot of confusion and an unfortunate delay in you receiving cash for your old mobile
- In order to classify as working, the phone must turn on and off, be fully functional and the screen must be fully working and in one piece. If there’s a crack in the screen, you would need to list the phone as non-working. Working phones must include the battery and have no crushed parts or water damage. If you would happily sell it onto a close friend, then the chances are it’s going to be ‘working’ by our standards
- Non-working refers to phones that may have a faulty screen, or a broken keypad, or doesn’t turn on and off. With phone recycling you can still get cash for a damaged mobile, but it should be intact to some extent
- Unfortunately, we cannot accept phones that have been crushed or broken in half as the chances are we can’t re-use them
Phone recycling can be quite straightforward. With the huge numbers of phones not currently in use in Britain, the need for phone recycling has never been more obvious.
At Mazuma Mobile we realise that many astute consumers are making use of our mobile phone recycling service. There are a few things to consider before embarking on your trouble-free mission to get cash for your old mobile:
- You must be a resident of Great Britain or Northern Ireland
- Ideally, you should be at least 18. If you are under 18 however, we are more than happy to accept your participation, but please be sure that you have permission from your parents
- Make sure that you own the phone, because as soon as we receive it and send your cash, we enter into a contract which means that we will have full ownership of the handset. Angry people on the phone wanting their mobile back hurt our feelings
- Remove your photos and contacts. They’re your friends and your memories and sending them away in the post box to us may leave you feeling a little lost. If you’re not sure how to remove data from your phone, take advantage of our data delete tool on the website
- Make sure that when you input your model to the website, that it completely matches the make and model of your handset- all orders are checked as we can only send you what your handset is worth
- Ensure you have a new phone. If you don’t, you might miss your shabby but reliable phone friend much more than you thought
The first thing many people think about when having a clear out, is what on earth to do with the clutter once they have cleared every nook and cranny of it from their home. Of course, lots of it will end up in the bin, perhaps broken or simply no good to anyone anymore. However, when it comes to phone recycling, many people are a bit lost.
However, it can be very advantageous to you to invest a little time in using an online recycling scheme, such as ours at Mazuma Mobile, and here’s why:
- There are ways of selling phones which lose some of the value. You can incur costs as part of the selling process. This is not the case with the most innovative firms which specialise in phone recycling
- Once your item has sold, you can be committed to a contract in which you must send the item to your buyer and pay for the privilege. This is probably unnecessary hassle from your perspective- an online recycling scheme means all you have to do is pop your phone in a pre-addressed envelope and drop it in the post box, free of charge
- If anything goes wrong, or your phone has a fault that you do not realise, it means you may have a very angry buyer to deal with! Recycling old mobiles for cash with an online company saves you from this potential trouble. Fully working or broken, we will happily take it off your hands
With toys all over the hallway, sentimental items stashed everywhere and items we thought we oh-so-definitely needed within reach in every room of the house, family households can become hectic and a little messy.
At Mazuma Mobile, we deal with people’s ‘clutter’ on a daily basis and realise that for most families, there usually comes a point in the year where a clearout is needed to maintain normal life. The art of hoarding is something that many of us could pass a degree in. There are ways, however, to relieve the clutter of a home:
- Have a boot sale – Everyone knows that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Earning a little money for items you barely knew you had is a brilliant and fulfilling way to create some space in the home
- Go to a local auction – If you think something’s too valuable for a boot sale; take it down to your local auction house. Something you don’t like or use could be a goldmine!
- Make use of your loft – For all those big things you can’t get rid of but can’t make space for, the loft is the ideal environment
- Charity – Charity shops will always be highly appreciative of any donations, allowing you to tick the box of your good deed for the day
- Recycle the little things – If there’s an old mobile phone lying desolate in a drawer, invest a little time in phone recycling. By swapping your old mobiles for cash, you’re clearing space and topping up your bank balance
The phone industry has evolved considerably in recent years and this has definitely been the case in Britain. Many people do not realise just how vast and popular this mobile phone culture has become. Have a little think about your local shopping complex and you will soon realise that phone companies have a dominant presence on the high street. It is safe to say that the mobile phone industry has expanded hugely since its inception. Now it is one of the most successful business sectors around.
What started as an executive toy has evolved into a daily essential, for both materialistic and social purposes. It is estimated that more than 120 million people across Western Europe have access to this fingertip technology that has changed the face of communication in Britain.
With phones for the business conscious to the fashion conscious, mobile phones have become one of our most important accessories. They allow us handheld communication to anyone we desire at any time of the day, not forgetting internet access, calculators, converters, games, cameras, address books; you name it, you can have it. For many users, a mobile phone has become more than just an accessory; mobile phones are a major part of their life.
In the UK alone, it is estimated that the phone industry is worth a colossal £13 billion. However, it does also leave a huge surplus; many of the phones which have been made are not in use. This has allowed companies such as us, Mazuma Mobile, to offer 21st century phone recycling schemes to keep the environment safer. We know phone recycling makes economic and ecological sense.
In the current environmental situation, the government is putting the pressure on for everyone to do their bit to improve things. At Mazuma Mobile, we understand better than most the importance of recycling and what difference it can make. Phone recycling may seem minimal, but swapping your old mobiles for cash really does count in you playing your part. So why is recycling so important?
There are four key areas to consider when talking about the importance of recycling. First up, energy saving. We’re sure you’ve heard the advice about swapping high watt bulbs for energy savers and turning off electrical products when not in use. Energy saving is crucial as it helps to keep the risks associated with global warming at bay.
Recycling also allows material conservation. If that old phone’s just lying lifelessly in the back of your drawer, it is effectively money and material that has gone to waste. Phone recycling, as an example, allows for the re-use of such products, which leaves a larger level of material available for other electrical products. Throw it on a landfill and it’s completely wasted.
Hence, landfill is the final chief aspect to the importance of recycling. Not only does it create a huge mass of wasted goods, but it harms the environment. This is because products that may contain toxins or dangerous chemicals are not disposed of properly, allowing nasty things to creep into our water supplies and corrupt our environment. Recycling prevents this, whilst freeing up more land for other types of land use.
Most of us in the UK now own at least one mobile phone, with many of us owning more two or more. As mobile phones improve, many of us upgrade and leave our old mobiles lying around in a drawer doing nothing.
If you are one of the ever increasing number of people who have an old phone lying around, it may surprise you to know that you could sell your mobile phone for a tidy sum.
There has been a rise in cash for mobiles schemes over the years as the environmental hazards of dumping mobile phones and the economic benefits of recycling them have become more apparent. Companies like us, here at Mazuma Mobile, now offer cash incentives to anyone who recycles their old mobile. Some mobile phone models can raise upwards of £150 when recycled, so if you have a couple of handsets lying around, it won’t hurt you to check out our site and see how much cash you could make.
Selling your mobile phone has many benefits to the environment and underprivileged people. It is also a hassle free and ethical way to dispose of an unwanted mobile. All you need to do is register with us. We will send you a prepaid envelope which you can use to send us your mobile phone. Once we have your phone, we will send you an agreed sum as payment for your phone. It could not be simpler and is certainly a better use for your old mobile phone than a drawer liner.
If you own a mobile phone on a contract plan, it is likely that you will receive a new handset periodically. If you do not like your new handset or are keen to save money on the price of your contract plan, recycling your new handset is a great option.
Companies such as ours at Mazuma Mobile will pay you a fee if you recycle mobile phones with them. You can recycle old mobile phones and new ones but, newer mobile phones tend to bring in more cash than older models. By recycling your new mobile phone, you can in effect earn cashback on your contract by using the money you make from selling your mobile to pay for part of your contract. This is a particularly good way of disposing of a new handset which is not to your taste.
Selling your mobile to a company which recycles mobiles is much simpler and quicker than selling your mobile phone on a website such as eBay where it can take a while for your phone to sell and you have the hassle of advertising the handset yourself.
Mobile recycling companies turn your mobile onto cash quickly. They also give you a quote for your handset straight away, so you know exactly how much money you will receive from the transaction, unlike eBay where you never know how much you will make in the end, and the transaction is completed within a matter of days.