The evolution of the mobile

The mobile phone is an invention that first hit the UK market in 1985. However, the handset that enthralled many people back then is a far cry from the amazing handheld technology that we see today.

Unbelievably, the first mobile phones were the size of a briefcase and some cost over £2000. Back then, mobile phones were seen as symbolic of wealth, fashion and status, rather than a necessity like many people perceive them as today.

The call made using a ‘portable’ telephone was back in 1973.  The call was done in New York and yet it too a further ten years before Vodafone launched the first mobile telephone service commercially. On January 1st 1985, Vodafone broadcasted its first ever mobile call. Shortly after this, worthy competitor O2 launched a similar service.

Today, the UK is home to a wide array of mobile phone manufacturers, with high street outlets scattered generously across every shopping complex and high street.  Phone recycling companies have also recently become mainstream, with people offered the chance to swap old mobiles for cash. The evolution of the mobile phone has been drastic, with vast changes in digital technology happening over just 25 years.

At Mazuma Mobile, we believe the advances in such a small handheld device have been staggering! The mobile phone is no longer just a tool that can make a call; mobile phones these days have the power to connect with anyone in the world and do practically anything. How long do we think it will be before the mobile phone can do the housework?!

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Mobile phones, by numbers!

At Mazuma Mobile, we deal with thousands of discarded and unloved handsets on a daily basis. Some people send in old, shabby, half broken phones while others send in newer, flashier models that are still not quite up to date with the very latest in handheld technology. Just from the huge variations in the models left to phone recycling, it is evident just how vast the industry is. So here’s for some interesting facts, by numbers of course:

  • 1985 was the year that the first proper mobile phone went on sale – a far cry from the snazzy models we see today.
  • 60 is the average percentage of radiation that our heads absorb through mobile phone usage.
  • 1947 is the year that ‘hexagonal cells’ were invented, the scientific phenomenon that has allowed the creation of mobile phone technology.
  • £13 billion is the estimated worth of the mobile phone industry.
  • 18 is the number of months us Brits hold onto the same phone model for.
  • £35 million was the figure that Mazuma Mobile have been estimated to pay during the phones for cash scheme in a recent study.
  • 1994 was the year that the first text messages were sent.
  • 3210 was the Nokia phone model that first allowed changeable covers.
  • 4.5 billion is the estimated number of handsets in use across the world.

Many people often under estimate the extent of the mobile industry; however it has been one of the biggest inventions of recent years and is a technology that will only keep on evolving.

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Mobile phone recycling is now an important choice to make

A lot of electronic consumer goods such as televisions, computers and entertainment systems are soon regarded as old fashioned, obsolete or outdated. Rather than be disposed of in the correct way, they are considered useless and discarded, and mobile phones are no exception.

The fast moving mobile handset market means that new models are always on the market. This ensures that there are always many people keen to purchase the latest handset with the latest features.

Most people who get a new handset are so taken with it that they do not give their old mobile a second thought, and it can end up unused in a drawer or thrown in the bin.

Even with the information available to consumers on the environmental benefits of recycling old mobile phones, there are still some that are unaware of them and the fact that recycle their old mobiles for cash.

Evidence exists that materials used in the production of mobile phones can be dangerous to the environment if not disposed of in the correct manner. Old mobile phones thrown into the bin usually end up on landfill sites and will almost certainly leak hazardous substances into the ground.

Here at Mazuma Mobile, we offer a financially rewarding incentive and a fast, easy to use service that encourages people to recycle mobile phones for cash. We enable you to make a contribution towards protecting the environment whilst reaping financial rewards for doing so.

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Customers need to be convinced to recycle mobiles for cash

More and more mobile users are becoming aware of the benefits to be had when choosing to recycle or sell old mobile phones instead of throwing them away or just leaving them around the house.

The message that it’s possible to make some money from the old handset that you don’t use any more is starting to get through, as is making an important and critical contribution in protecting the environment from the contamination of hazardous chemicals released by discarded mobile phones

Many landfill tips still contain many old mobiles with leaky batteries that harm the environment. It only takes one leaking battery from a mobile phone to contaminate 600,000 litres of water.

The decision to sell your old mobiles for cash has never been easier to make. If the phone is in good working order, it will be sent on to a developing country. If the phone is past its shelf life, it will be recycled, with many of its components finding their way into new mobile phones.

If you choose to use Mazuma Mobile to recycle your phone, you will not only feel good about doing your bit for the environment or that your once loved mobile phone finding a new home, but your pocket will thank you as well, as we will offer competitive rates for your old handset.

At Mazuma Mobile we offer a speedy and easy to use service for those customers who choose to recycle mobile phones for cash with us.

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More people need to recycle mobile phones

These days a consumer can easily sell mobile phones for cash to a reputable online company with no hassle over postage and packing fees.

Phone recycling for cash also sees customers receive their financial reward quickly without long waiting periods. When you sell a mobile phone for recycling purposes you can expect to be paid promptly by cheque which you will receive in the post.

Online mobile recycling companies are expanding because of the increasing size of the mobile phone market and the potential for business offered by the resulting higher numbers of used mobile handsets. Mobile phone users are also now more aware of the environmental hazards of discarding old handsets and look to other ways of disposing of them.

Whilst the number of people who choose to sell a mobile for cash to a company that recycles handsets is increasing, there are still not enough individuals actively contributing to this vital service.

Evidence suggests that mobile phone handsets that are not disposed of in the proper manner can contribute directly to levels of environmental pollution. However, it is advisable to recycle an old mobile for cash rather than throw it away.

We are experts at Mazuma Mobile and our mobile recycling process is swift to all those who sell a mobile to us we are known for the ease, pre-paid postage, competitive cash deals and speed of our service when it comes to rewarding our customers with exceptional mobile recycling services.

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Recycle mobile phones for individual gain and wider environmental benefits

More people than ever are now aware of the benefits that recycling their mobile phone will bring to them as an individual, to someone with no access to a handset and to the environment.

However, there are still many mobile phone users in possession of old, unused handsets that still do not understand the full benefits and financial rewards that can be gained should they choose to sell them.

One of the main reasons that such people are unaware is often due to them not appreciating the real dangers that old mobiles pose to the environment if they are not disposed of in the correct manner.

It is estimated that within the UK alone a typical mobile phone consumer changes their mobile handset to an upgraded model at least every 18 months. This has a direct influence on the number of old mobiles that are thrown away or are unused.

The majority of mobile phones are manufactured through the use of very harmful toxic materials which can pollute water and seep into the surrounding soil, poisoning the local flora and fauna.

We at Mazuma Mobile are experts in mobile recycling services, with competitive cash sums offered along with completely free pre-paid postal services should you choose to sell your mobile to us. Our payment process is swift and all consumers who sell a mobile to us will receive a cheque in the post shortly after we have received their old handset in the post.

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Sell your mobile for recycling and help protect the environment

Mobile phone recycling is essential for every individual to take responsibility for, especially when considering that each old mobile phone is capable of polluting 132,000 litres of water.

Collectively, discarded old mobile phones throughout the world are responsible for 65,000 tons in toxic waste per annum.

Recycling mobiles will also protect the environment against the harmful quantities of mercury, lead, brominated flame retardants, cadmium, beryllium and arsenic. Both beryllium and arsenic are especially dangerous if not disposed of correctly.

The true scale of pollution is alarming, and is a major global issue. By using the services of a trustworthy and reputable mobile phone recycling company, it is possible to make a vital contribution toward protecting the environment.

In addition to doing your part to help recycle old handsets and reducing waste and pollution, you will also be rewarded with cash if you decide to sell your phone instead of just throwing it away.

Organisations that specialise in recycling mobile phones for cash will also be contributing to charities that support people in third world countries who do not have access to mobile phones, and many donations are passed to them.

We at Mazuma Mobile offer a financially rewarding and easy to use service to encourage people to recycle mobile phones for cash. Our service not only offers competitive financial rewards, but also ensures that each person who uses our services is making their own very valuable and individual contribution towards saving our planet.

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Cash incentives to recycle your mobile phone

If you have one or more old mobile phones, choosing to recycle them for cash is one of the best ways to benefit individually whilst making a larger contribution toward protecting the environment.

There are some old mobile phones batteries that contain cadmium, which has been identified as a major polluter to water. This is only a small part of a much larger and alarming picture as old mobile phones are not bio-degradable and if discarded prove to be a real hazard to the environment.

Some of the major brands involved with mobile phone recycling often advertise on television, and when you visit their website it is easy to find the make and model of your phone and get an idea of the price you can command when recycling your old handset.

Registering with mobile phone recycling companies takes a couple of minutes, and is easy to do online. The company will send free postage paid envelopes for you to package your old mobile safely and send off.

However, not every company who provides phone recycling for cash will send out a pre-paid postal package and some do just ask you to post into an address on their website which means you have to cover the postage costs yourself.

As a trusted company providing the service of recycling mobiles for cash, we at Mazuma Mobile have a straightforward system with free postage and high financial rewards for consumers who decide to recycle mobile phones for cash with us.

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