If you need some extra spending money for Christmas, you might want to consider recycling your old mobile phone. A recent study reveals that the average UK household has over £700 worth of old phones sitting around in drawers and on desktops.
Even your really old phone has a resale value; it could be as low as £1 or as high as £390, depending on the telephone. Smartphones, of course, have the highest resale value and the older you go, the lower the value becomes.
Many families have some recently traded smartphones sitting around the house gathering dust when they could be yielding currency instead. The simple truth is that not nearly enough people think about recycling their phones, even if they are not all that old.
As a matter of course, most service providers are only interested in getting you on network with a new phone. They don’t care what you do with old one and can’t be troubled with bothering to recycle them, even though it would be a worthwhile secondary stream of income.
This leaves the consumer to do it themselves, which is easy. Just get online and type in “mobile phone recycling” and start considering your options.