Sitting around homes across Britain, gathering dust but no attention, are thousands, maybe millions, of old mobile phones. Some may not even be that old, but usurped by the latest apps, gadgets and functionalities. All but forgotten, they represent no real value to their owners.
However all old mobiles, provided they’re intact, have a value. They can be reused, or the precious resources they contain can be recycled. Representing a chance to protect the environment, and offering affordable technology to the developing world, each phone is priceless. Better still, here at Mazuma Mobile they do have a price, and we’ll take old mobiles for cash at the click of a mouse.
If you take the cash and put it to something you want, you’ll really understand the value of your old mobile. So what is your old phone worth to you? An old, not very fashionable, not so clever, dusty box instantly becomes a romantic meal on a Saturday night or weeks of fun with the latest game for your X-box or Wii. The latest, greatest model, conveniently funded by your contract, could be worth much more. Transform phones into cinema tickets or family days out; buy yourself a heart-stopping bungee jump or a white-knuckle white-water ride. Make it unforgettable and let your imagination run wild. Mobile phone recycling has never been so much fun!
Even the cheapest models may be worth millions: use your old phone number to choose the lottery numbers on the ticket you buy. Well, you never know…
Due to the increased use of electronic devices every effort has been made to make the recycling of these items easier and of more importance to the average citizen. Of course this is not an easy task especially when considering that recycling in general does not form a habitual part of most people’s everyday life. Initiatives in the form of stamped address envelopes have been launched in which customers are encouraged to send their old mobiles back to the phone company free of charge. The idea is to make it as easy as possible for the average citizen to recycle, this way they don’t even have to leave their front room and yet form an active part of the recycling community.
Having made the decision to recycle phones, it is important to bear in mind the data that is stored in the memory before sending it off. This is often something that is forgotten by the average customer with phone companies receiving thousands of handsets full of photos and personal information on a monthly basis. Of course, most are reputable companies that proceed to erase any unwanted data before commencing the recycling process, however, should it end up in unwanted hands, your personal details might well be used to your disadvantage.
You should also remember to save any necessary phone numbers for future reference before formatting the phone’s memory. This can easily be done by inserting your old SIM card into the new phone and transferring any required information.
At Mazuma Mobile we can help you exchange old mobiles for cash or simply help you recycle your unwanted handset.
It is thought that each Christmas an estimated 40-50% of the British population receives an electronic device in the form of an MP3 player, iPod, a new computer or some sort of games console as a Christmas present. Some even receive them for achieving high marks in a particular exam or just general good behaviour. This of course has huge repercussions for the recycling industry and in fact indicates that the same 40-50% of the population has an old device lying around at the back of some drawer.
Due to pressure placed upon large electrical retailers by the government and indeed the EU, some have launched a new campaign for free mobile phone recycling and indeed any other electrical item, even if it was not originally purchased at that store. Some have even set up useful collection services in that if you were to buy a new flat screen TV, upon delivery the electrical retailer would happily take away the old one and dispose of it in an eco-friendly way.
If you are not in need of any new electrical device, but simply want to dispose of your old or extra mobiles and MP3 players correctly, then there is always the option to exchange your old mobiles for cash which would not only give you some spare money, but you would also be doing your part to help the environment.
At Mazuma Mobile we can help you sell your mobile phone for cash and get the most out of your old mobile.
It is clear that the mobile phone came into our lives as a positive technological advance and has continued to grow ever since. Older members of society, those in their late 20′s onwards will remember the world before everybody had a mobile phone in their hand and had to use public telephone boxes or the landline to call their friends and arrange to meet or even just to chat. Of course this was before the text messaging era. Whereas now it couldn’t be easier to communicate with loved ones, before it meant going out of your way to call round at their house or catching them at home on the landline.
This growth of technological devices and the continual development of new ones has meant many mobile phones immediately go out of fashion and are replaced by new 3rd generation or tactile ones. This of course brings about serious consequences for the environment when old mobile phones are not disposed of correctly or effectively. It also gives us the opportunity to work together to promote green issues and take advantage of the offers phone recycling can offer. Many phone shops have opened phone banks for the correct disposal of your old mobile phones and others offer the opportunity to exchange old mobile phones for cash or a reduction on a new contract or mobile phone.
At Mazuma Mobile we offer cash for phones and are here to help you get rid of your old mobile in a more eco friendly way.