How to Sell Your Phone

If you’ve been thinking, “I want to sell my mobile,” but maybe you don’t know how, here are some tips to help you find a good company for selling old mobile phones.

First, you need to find a legitimate company that is trustworthy, and has a long established, good reputation. Try to find a website that offers you live support, a FAQ section, or at least a phone number or email address so that you can contact them if you have any questions or need further help.

Next, find a company that offers you a free quote on your phone before you actually send it off. You should also never be told you will receive a certain amount of money and then get a different amount when you actually send your phone. Find a company that guarantees you will get their quoted price.

A company should also offer you free information on how to recycle phones, and how to get your phone to them. You should never have to pay the company money – you are supposed to get money in return for your phone.

You should get a free post envelope that you can simply pop your phone into and then put into the post to send your phone to the company. You should get your payment fairly quickly. Try to find a company that offers immediate or very fast payment.

And that’s all there is to it. Hopefully you will get a decent price and you will have some extra cash in your pocket for something you really want!

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Selling Your Old Phones to Mazuma

If you are getting a new mobile phone and you want to recycle your old one, a great way to do it is with Mazuma. You can get some cash when you sell your phone to them, and they take all kinds of phones including Nokia, Apple, Vodafone, Orange, O2, T Mobile, and many more.

Your first step for turning in old mobiles for cash is to register the sale. Mazuma’s website walks you through how to do it. You simple choose your brand of phone, and then the model, and it will tell you if your phone can be recycled and how much your phone is worth. Then you sign up to receive a free post envelope.

Once you receive your envelope, all you need to do is pop the phone into the envelope and post it. Then you just need to wait. And it won’t take long – you will receive payment on the same day that your phone is received by Mazuma!

You could get a bank transfer of cash, a cheque, or in some cases an Argos voucher – but you get to choose which method of payment you prefer.

Some phones may not be worth much, but others can be worth more than one hundred pounds. So what are you waiting for? You could snap up some quick cash for Christmas shopping on the high street, or buy that new CD or game you’ve had your eye on for weeks. If you’re ready for a cash bonus, yours could be as simple as posting your phone to Mazuma.

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Recycling ideas

In the US alone, up to 130 million cell phones may be replaced every year and only 3% of them recycled. In fact, 44% never leave our homes but just lie forgotten in a drawer. That’s a vast amount of raw materials which could be put to better use. Here are some mobile phone recycling ideas from around the world:

  1. Computers. In 2007, Japanese researchers found a way to combine mobile phone parts with circuit boards to make small point of sale PCs for use in shops.
  2. Wall cladding. In Watford, UK, a sustainable housing exhibition displayed recycled mobile carcasses being used as colourful cladding on the outside of a house
  3. Plant pots. UK firm Acorn Plant Displays make use of mobile phones to create bright, funky planters for use around the home and office.
  4. Art. Artists around the world are making use of old mobile phones to create beautiful and dramatic installations and sculptures. Type ‘mobile phone art’ into Google Images to see what’s on offer.
  5. New phones. Retrieving the raw materials from phones donated for recycling is a recipe for new mobiles without plundering the earth for new ingredients.
  6. Happy people. Donated mobiles still in working condition can be sent to other countries and continue to be used abroad.

If you’re not into making anything else, make the planet happy and sell your mobile phone to Mazuma Mobile. We take old mobile phones for cash, and it will save you the worry of what to do with another old phone.

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How to Recycle Phones For Cash

Many people don’t know that you can recycle mobile phones for cash. And those that do sometimes think it’s too complicated to bother, or assume they won’t get enough money from it to make it worth while. But it’s actually a lot easier than you might think.

Many companies that recycle phones will give you easy instructions on how to get some money for them. They usually offer this information on their websites, and it’s generally as simple as getting a free post envelope, popping your pone in, and then sending it off. You will then receive a cheque in the post. Sometimes you can even find out how much your phone is worth before you send it off.

For those that want to collect old phones from family and friends to raise money for charity, or even just to make a little extra cash, phone recycling can be quite profitable. Ask everyone you know to let others that you are collecting old phones. You could even make a website or Facebook page so that people in your area can bring their phones to you.

Remember to read the information thoroughly when sending phones back to make sure you get it done right. If you have questions or don’t understand something, it’s always best to try to contact the company first to ask before sending the phones off.

It’s as simple as that. And if you are getting a new phone soon anyway, what do you have to lose?

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How to Recycle Phones

An old mobile may seem like a piece of junk, but if you have a quick look around on the Internet you will soon learn that your old mobile phones can earn you some money. Here’s what you need to do to recycle mobile phones.

To recycle your phone with Mazuma Mobile, all you need to do is type in your model or IMEI number to find out the value of your phone. It’s fast and simple. Then you can register your sale and a freepost bag will be sent to you. Pop your phone into the bag and post it back to Mazuma Mobile. You will then receive your payment on the same day the phone is received! It’s as simple as that.

The price you are quoted will be paid to you or you will receive your phone back free of charge. This guarantees you don’t have anything to lose. Just think what you could do with that extra money?

If you want to recycle mobile phones, why not do it for some extra cash as well as the gratification of knowing you’ve done your bit for the environment?

You can even get your family involved whenever they are due for a new phone. Become their collecting point and they might let you keep part of the cash! This is a great way to earn some extra money for Christmas, or a “chore” you can give to the kids for pocket money.

Now why not go find out what your phone is worth?

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How To Make Extra Cash

If you are running a bit short trying to pay your bills, or maybe you just want a little extra cash for spending money, here are some simple ways you can make a little extra money on the side.

  1. Sell Your phone.
    Selling old mobile phones for cash is becoming increasingly popular. It’s actually pretty easy too. All you need to do is find a website or company that offers you cash for recycling your mobile phone. There are many of these out there that will take old mobiles for cash.
  2. Sell your junk on Ebay.
    One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is especially true of vintage and collectable items like books, toys, figurines, and art. Why not see what random stuff you have in your attic or closet that you really don’t need and start listing today?
  3. Do craft fairs.
    A lot of people sell handmade items at craft fairs on the weekends to make a little extra cash. Know how to knit? Why not do up some scarf and hat sets for the winter season? Or maybe you like to sew? You could make Christmas ornaments or toys.
  4. Sell stuff on Facebook.
    After all, you have what, 500 friends? Why not see how many of them will take some of your old junk off you? You’d be amazed how many people will grapple for the opportunity to buy something for cheap. Add photos and put the asking price in the caption.
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Make money in 10 minutes

Credit Crunch, recession, redundancies, unemployment, the news is full of doom and gloom regarding the financial climate today. You could add to the general misery by worrying, eating less or staying home when you’d rather be out. Or you could use your existing skills and resources to make some cash:

  1. Complete online surveys. It may be worth taking part in market research. Companies will gain valuable information and you’ll be paid for talking about yourself.
  2. Affiliate marketing. Are you a compulsive blogger? Promoting relevant products and services through the medium of your blog is the logical step forward. If someone follows your link and buys the product, you’ll make commission on the sale.
  3. Advertising. Again, if blogging is your thing, then register with Google AdSense and start displaying advertisements with your blog. When people follow the ads from your page, you’ll get paid.
  4. Sell old phones for cash. At Mazuma Mobile we recycle mobile phones and are waiting to pay you money for your old mobile. All you have to do is enter your phone details, agree the price and wait for your pre-paid envelope. Payment follows shortly.
  5. Sell your photos online. Avid photographers with a good quality digital camera can feature their photos with stock websites. If your pictures are well taken and original, this is a great way to earn from your hobby.

Taking very little of your time, these are tried and tested ways to make money with the help of the internet.

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Protect Your Phone From Theft

A lot of people worry about their phones being stolen, especially at a time when people are selling old mobile phones to make some extra money. It’s not just about someone stealing your phone to make calls to Africa or Siberia anymore – it’s about protecting something that can be sold for ready cash. Here at Mazuma Mobile we are a responsible company that can provide you with a range of advice to ensure your mobile phone is protected from theft. Here are a few basic steps you can take.

First, keep your phone in a safe place at home that only you and your family know about. Preferably, keep it on your person at all times. When you are going out, put your mobile phone in a front pocket rather than a back one so that you can keep a better watch on it. Never let it stick out of your pocket so that it is in plain view.

If you carry your mobile phone in a purse or bag, make sure that bag is kept securely shut. And purses with long straps that can be worn across the body are less likely to be snatched than shoulder bags or clutch bags.

Finally, don’t draw unnecessary attention to your mobile phone or any other electronic equipment you carry on your person. To text or make a call, step out of a crowd and into a shop or alcove where you won’t be watched by by someone who is selling mobile phones. Speak softly while having a phone conversation, and always turn off your Bluetooth device while in public.

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