Mobile recycling in the UK

Written by admin on Feb 20, 2017

Written by admin

1 year ago

Some people switch out their mobiles as much as they switch out their knickers. Let’s face it, technology is constantly changing and mobiles are becoming faster and faster as well as pretty much evolving into miniature computers. Besides, who wants old technology when you can purchase cell phones that you can talk to and they will answer you! You never have to be lonely again! The only question is what do you do with your old cell phone once you have switched it up for the latest technology and don’t need it anymore?

Before Recycling You’re Mobile

There are a couple steps that you should take before delving into the world of mobile recycling. You have sensitive data that is stored on your cell phone, right? It is important to ensure that it is removed before recycling your phone. Besides, you don’t want your credit card information or even your deepest darkest secrets getting out in the world. If you did, you might be asking for the government to hunt you down!

  • Make sure your Smartphone is backed up, so that you have a copy of your cellphone’s data such as contacts, photos, etc.
  • Ensure that your service is currently terminated on your old mobile. Call your service provider to make sure that the phone can no longer make calls or receive data and calls.
  • Do a factory reset of your phone. Refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for how to do so.
  • Remove your SIM card or SD card. Both have personal data on them and your SIM card is what your carrier uses to identify your phone.
  • Check your phone again and make sure that all of your personal data is erased.

Once you have completed all of these steps you can move on to the next segment of the article!

Sell Your Mobile For Cold Hard Cash

If you are one of those people that constantly switch out your cell phone, you might have an old cell phone that is worth some money. Instead of keeping your old cell phone in your desk, why not try to make some money off of it? There are a lot of good sites out there that will take your phone and tell you roughly what they will pay for it. If you are interested in making a little better of a deal, there are auction sites out there or you could sell it yourself on places such as craigslist. Craigslist might allow you to make the most profit, but you may have to be a little more patient. Some sites will even take your cell phone if it is broken or isn’t working and give you a little cash. Also, some mobile phone carriers will give you money for your old cell.

Donate To a Cause

Mobile recycling in the UK can also mean that you are donating your phone to a good cause. There are a lot of charities that would love to take your used phone off of your hands and it could mean making a difference in a person’slife. So search up a cause that you feel connected to and give them a ring on their telly and you just may find yourself feeling good karma for a lifetime to come.


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