The staggering difference a phone makes

Computers, phones, televisions; each amazing technology is evolving at a speed much greater than you would find on any UK motorway. At Mazuma Mobile, we believe it’s important to ensure we don’t take such things for granted, when many places in the world are far from the stage that us Brits are at.

If you think of your local high street or shopping complex, it’s inevitable that many mobile phone branches, computer stores, and weird and wonderful technology outlets will stand. Can you even remember a time when they were not there?

Take a second and try and imagine your life, as it is, but without the aid of your mobile phone. What if it had never been invented or you were to sell your phone? With handheld technology at its greatest and phone recycling schemes no longer an absurd thought, mobile phones in particular have become almost a necessary component for 21st century living.

There are little things that we cannot do on mobile phones. Not only can we communicate with anyone in the world at anytime, but we can now use mobile internet, organise our lives on them, play games, send emails; even save word documents and get directions and the press of a button.

Mobile phones really have become a phenomenon. Manufacturers of the first models never even realised they would become this huge. So make sure you don’t take your little model for granted. That’s an exceptional piece of technology in your hands and a little piece of British culture.

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Finding value in the small things

Money, money, money! There is always opportunity to dream of course, but there are also simple ways to get a bit of extra money in your back pocket. This often comes from small things around your home that you may not even realise hold any worth.

Your old winter wardrobe: You may hate all your old clothes and think that no-one else would ever possibly want to buy them, but you’d be wrong. If you have old clothes piling up in bags in the bottom of your wardrobe, why not put an ad on EBay for a bundle of clothes. Someone, somewhere, is guaranteed to bid. Even if it’s £10, it’s £10 you wouldn’t expect to get for all those things you loathe.

That ‘junk’ in the loft: We all know the saying; one man’s junk is another one’s treasure. Get down to the local car booty and shift your old books, records and bears for a small profit.

Yourself: If you’ve got an extra talent that you could indulge in part-time, it’s worth looking into. Whether it’s writing, modelling, care work, it’s extra money. At Mazuma Mobile, we think everyone needs to embrace their talents.

Your old, broken mobile phone: Find an online phone recycling company to take it off your hands. You can get cash for your old mobile, even if it’s shabby and damaged.

Furniture that you just don’t use anymore: Auction house, EBay, Local paper – your options are endless; someone will want it!

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How to be eco-friendly

With talks of global warming and environmental concern blitzing every news broadcast across the world this century, we at Mazuma Mobile realise that many people are simply sick of hearing about it.

However, it really isn’t that difficult to do your bit to help. There are some very simple, easy things that you can do to add a little bit of the eco warrior mantra to your life, which can also relieve financial stress at the same time!

  • Using energy saving light bulbs is a great, easy way to start. They may take a little bit of time to get used too, but they last a hell of a lot longer than the usual light bulbs, saving lots of energy. Alongside this, your electricity bill should decrease.
  • Recycle. If your council has invested in a local recycling scheme, you have nothing to lose in taking part! Recycling doesn’t just refer to this though, even small tasks such as taking old clothes down to the charity shop or feeding meal leftovers to the little birdies in the garden helps to prevent unnecessary waste.
  • Dispose of old small items such as mobile phones correctly. You should use a proper mobile phone recycling scheme, many of which adopt an old mobiles for cash policy. Through doing this you even get a little something in your back pocket just for doing your bit.
  • If you have access to the internet, pay your bills online. This allows huge cuts in paper use, less paper being used means more trees left standing!
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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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