Help the environment by recycling your mobile phone

In this modern age, most of us rely on our mobile phones for both work and leisure. The mobile phone is a great invention which allows us to easily stay in touch with friends, family and business associates. Mobile phone manufacturers are innovative and are always coming up with new technology to improve the standard of their mobiles. Although this is a good thing for consumers and the industry as a whole, there is also a negative impact from such innovations.

When new technology is made available to the public, many old mobile phones are simply discarded in favour of the new technology. Many of these abandoned mobile phones find themselves being thrown out and buried as landfill. This has a negative impact on the environment and can be very dangerous to wildlife, not to mention the negative impact on the environment due to the release of toxic gases over time.

A better solution for disposing of your old mobile phone is to recycle it. The simplest way to recycle mobile phones is to use a company such as Mazuma Mobile which will recycle your phone for you and will even pay you.

If you want to sell phones for cash, it is likely that you will need your phone to have a screen which is intact and ensure that the phone switches on and off. This is because it would otherwise be too expensive to refurbish them but you can still recycle your mobile.

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Turn your old mobile into cash

Selling mobile phones for cash has never been simpler. Gone are the days when you would need to advertise your mobile phone for sale or try to find a buyer from your friends and family. Now, there are companies, such as ours at Mazuma Mobile, who offer to buy your old mobile phones for cash in a matter of minutes.

If you decide to  sell your mobile to us, we will make you an offer based on the model and condition of your phone. You then send us your mobile phone via the postal service and we will then send you a payment.

Recycling your old mobile phone is a great way of making some extra cash in these tough times. It is also a great choice for the environment as it will stop old mobiles simply being dumped in landfill. Sending phones to landfill is probably the worst thing you could do with them.

Mobile phones are made up largely of plastic which means that they are not biodegradable and will still be around for centuries to come. What’s more, mobile batteries can leak hazardous chemicals into the Earth which can then kill wildlife. Recycling your phone could even limit the number of new phones being produced.

Perhaps, most importantly, when you choose to recycle your mobile phone, you could actually be helping out someone in a developing country. Many recycled mobile phones make their way to developing countries where they are used by citizens who normally could not afford such a luxury as a mobile phone.

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Tips for living a greener life

We are constantly being bombarded with news about climate change and the importance of minimising our impact on the Earth. It is important that we each do our bit to help the environment and minimise our carbon footprint. When it comes to living green, there are so many simple things we can do. Below are some tips to get you on the green track.

  1. Compost your leftovers
    It is possible to compost much of your household waste, including food scraps and garden waste. You can either make a compost heap in your garden or, for a small cost, buy a purpose built composting bin to deposit your waste. You can then use your compost to fertilise plants and flowers in your garden.
  2. Recycle your mobile
    It is possible to sell your mobile to us at Mazuma Mobile. We will recycle your mobile, thus saving it from a landfill site where it will remain for years to come. Mobiles are popular and mobile technology moves so fast that many of us replace our phones regularly, leading to a surplus of phones, many of which will simply be tossed aside. Recycling is a much greener option and you could earn some much needed cash in too.
  3. Use solar chargers
    Most of us have homes that are cluttered with all manner of electronic gadgets. It is common, in many homes, for every electrical socket to be jammed with gadgets. This is bad for the planet and does your carbon footprint no favours. It will also cost you a packet when your electricity bill arrives. Using a solar powered charger to charge up some of your smaller gadgets is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save cash all in one go.
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A bit for the under 18’s, how to stay safe on your mobile

For the teen market, mobile phones are a primary object in every day life. You call, you text, you play games, you download. The options are endless.

At Mazuma Mobile, we think the teenage mobile phone revolution is a good thing‚ with endless ways to stay in touch, life just got a little bit safer.  Yet there are some more precautions you should take to ensure your mobile phone usage is perfectly safe for you:

  • Keep your phone with you at all times. If it’s a new, savvy model and you leave it out on the desk at school, someone else may take a shine to it, which could leave you heartbroken.
  • Only give out your number to people you trust; your family, your friends.
  • If your phone allows you to set up a pin-code, then perhaps you should. This means that if your phone does get stolen, the culprit won’t be able to use it anyway.
  • Tell someone if you’re being bullied by phone text, or ring up your network provider and have the number blocked.
  • Your best bet is not to lend your phone to a stranger; if they are desperate, then make the call on behalf of them rather then placing your handset in their hands.
  • Be sure not to spend hours staring at your mobile phone screen, no matter how hard it can be sometimes. Just remember, your eyes are important too, and the brightness of the mobile phone screen can cause damage if you spend too much time looking down at it.
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How to look after your mobile phone

When it comes to talking about how to look after a mobile phone, some may say it’s easy and obvious. Yet there are little things you can do to ensure your new savvy handset doesn’t end up in the pile of damaged phones being recycled here at Mazuma Mobile too soon. Although you can sell your old mobile for cash should it be damaged, it’s more worthwhile to take good care of your handset and keep it until you wish to get a brand new model.

It is recommendable to take out insurance on any phone that you purchase, particularly if it’s one of the new sought after models. You can often get phone insurance at a small additional price when getting a new phone that is combined with the bill and taken out of your monthly phone charge. This should cover you for any damages or breakages. Even self inflicted ones. For the clumsy types, phone insurance is a good way of keeping the handset safe.

Another exceptionally simple way of looking after a mobile phone is to ensure that it is never kept in the back pocket. This is the worst possible storage place for a mobile phone. One sit-down and the little piece of magic may suffer a blow to the head.

Invest in a screen wipe or scratch resistant cover to keep it in its new condition. Even the hottest new phone can look shabby with a smeared screen or scratches to the bodywork.

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How to find the best contract deals

Though you and your mobile phone handset may be the best of friends for a year or two, there will eventually come a time where your once beloved handset may become shabby and damaged. If this time comes, there are many phone recycling schemes online which means you can get cash for your old mobile, making the goodbye slightly less painful.

However, the loss of a mobile phone means the effort of finding a new one, which can seem pretty tricky sometimes.

The best thing to do when considering purchasing a new contract mobile, is to make a budget on how much you wish to spend each month. At Mazuma Mobile, we don’t think being phone less sounds like much fun, so be sure you have worked out a reasonable and efficient bill to suit your lifestyle.

It is important when thinking about this to also consider what you need your contract to deliver. There are thousands of deals out there that consist of texts, phone calls and mobile internet, so work out which of the factors is most important to you.

Then it’s time to hit the comparison websites. Your best bet is to purchase a contract online, as you will often find that freebies get thrown in with such deals, including online discount. Don’t go for the first contract that you see; make sure you look around every phone manufacturer because you are guaranteed to find the same deal cheaper elsewhere.

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Not just a mobile phone?

Mobile phones have become second nature in the 21st century. With phone retail outlets popping up constantly all over the UK, it’s safe to say we’re going through a phone phenomenon.

At Mazuma Mobile, we reckon mobile phones are the greatest thing since sliced bread. With all this handheld technology at our fingertips even room for a growing phone recycling trend in our society where you can get cash for old mobiles, we’re in the grip of a piece of technological magic.

However, have a little think about what your phone means to you; to some a phone isn’t just about the wonderful things it can do. Texting, internet and incoming calls are all very exciting, but to many of us, phones have become a fashion.

When new flashier models come out, they instantly become a must-have. Being the owner of the latest savvy phone holds connotations of wealth and status and everyone loves having people ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over their new purchase.

For the ladies amongst us, the mobile phone market has even opened an avenue that is home to mobile phone fashion accessories. Even Swarovski have begun making crystal embellished mobile phone cases and designers such as Armani and Prada have even launched their very own phone models. If that’s not handheld fashion, then what is?

It’s a fact; mobile phones are making their mark on many aspects of British culture, now becoming an item of fashion. Who knows, maybe one day we will all have a different model to go with different outfits?

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The future’s bright

At Mazuma Mobile, we realise more than most just how fast the industry is evolving. Mobile phones have completely changed the face of technology in just 25 years. But where will mobile phones be at in 10 years time? Here’s our hazard at a few guesses.

Many science noggins are already discussing a new technology in regard to combining credit/debit cards with our mobile phones. This could mean that in a few years time, we could pay for things in shops with a special chip and pin device built into the handset. If that’s not fantastic technology, then what is?

Internet browsing should also become completely reliable. Some mobile phone handsets initiate some problems with connections and internet formats. However, within 10 years, mobile internet technology should be just as advanced as using it on a computer.

Navigational devices should also become a lot more advanced. Some phones already adopt a system which can allow you to be located simply through your mobile phone signal; however boffins also reckon that within the decade, we should be able to make a 999 call without even needing to speak to an operator. We could be zoned into the NHS at all times.

If mobile phone technology continues to evolve at fast pace, it is likely that phone recycling companies will also need to up their game. Who knows, maybe a system where you can swap old mobiles for cash may pop up in a local high street outlet?

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