Sell Broken Phones

While we all make every effort to look after our phones and smartphones, the constant use can put them into scenarios where they may get damaged. There’s a good chance that your phone is a little beaten up, maybe it’s simply got a couple of scuffs, or maybe it’s even got a broken screen. If you’ve found yourself wondering whether you can sell your broken phone for cash, then we’re here to help.

Mazuma mobile specialise in buying old phones and we can help you even if you have a broken phone, whether it’s a broken iphone, broken samsung galaxy or any other model of broken phone or broken tablet.

Can I sell my broken phones for cash?

The short answer is yes, you can sell broken phones for cash with Mazuma. Just because a phone is faulty, it doesn’t mean that it can’t be recycled. Whether a phone is dented, scratched or has a cracked screen, we can still do something with it. We even buy water damaged phones.

Image of a cracked phone

What counts as a broken phone?

Phones can be damaged or broken in all manner of ways. As long as the phone isn’t snapped in half, we’ll likely be able to take it and recycle it. For full clarity of the broken phones we can buy, we’ve broken it down clearly for you below.

  • Cracked screen
  • Doesn’t power on
  • Broken microphone
  • Broken speakers
  • Broken batteries
  • Missing batteries
  • Faulty buttons
  • Unresponsive touch screens
  • Excessive scratches, dents or cracks
  • Broken SIM card gate
  • Corrupted OS or other software issues

We buy broken phones that fall into these categories, but if your problem isn’t listed here it doesn’t mean we won’t take it, so definitely get in touch for a quote.

What counts as a broken phone?

Broken phones - cracked screen, doesn’t power on, faulty buttons, broken speakers, broken batteries, missing batteries, broken microphone, unresponsive touch screens, excessive scratches, dents or cracks, broken SIM card gate, corrupted OS or other software issues

Which phones won’t we buy?

Mazuma won't buy phones that are completely snapped in half, phones that have been reported as stolen, phones that have been barred by a network, and phones that have been blacklisted by checkMEND or don’t pass one of their reports

While we can buy most phones, even broken phones, there are a number of phones we won’t allow people to sell us. These are as follows:

  • Phones that are completely snapped in half
  • Phones that have been reported as stolen
  • Phones that have been barred by a network
  • Phones that have been blacklisted by checkMEND or don’t pass one of their reports

There are other circumstances where we won’t buy a broken phone, as each situation is different, so it’s worth taking that into account when trying to sell your broken mobile to us.

What are the benefits of recycling my broken phone

The benefits of recycling your broken phone with Mazuma don’t just involve you getting cash for your old mobile. When we receive a broken phone at Mazuma we either fix it and refurbish the phone so it can be used again, or we dispose of it responsibly. Disposing of old phones incorrectly can be incredibly bad for the environment.

One phone battery, if disposed of in the wrong way, could potentially contaminate up to 60,000 litres of water, all because of the chemicals it contains. E-waste, which includes scrapped phones, makes up a huge amount of the world’s waste and is currently growing.

At Mazuma we are proud to say that we aim to reuse over 99% of all the phones we receive. When we can’t reuse them we have strict processes in place to make sure they are recycled in the most environmentally friendly ways possible. For more on Mazuma’s responsible recycling of mobile phones, check our responsibilities page.

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