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.

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Mazuma Mobile is the UK's most trusted mobile phone recycling service.

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