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Get Money for Recycling Mobile Phones

November 19th, 2009 — 6:11am

If you already own a mobile phone it is likely you have either received a new phone from your mobile phone company or bought a new one because the old one stopped working or was out of date. These old, unused, faulty and broken phones can now be recycled, not only to help the environment but also to raise some cash.

Many people are looking for ways to make money from anything and if you have any old mobile phones lying around forgotten about in a drawer somewhere it is well worth trading it in. There are web based recycling companies that are dedicated to recycling old mobiles and because they still hold value and some of the parts can be reused, they can afford to pay whoever sends a phone to them.

Getting cash by recycling over the web is just about the easiest way to get cash quickly for something you may have thought had no value. Simply type in the old phone model number into one of these websites, if you like the price they quote you can put it in the basket. They will provide you with a Freepost address with which to send your mobile to. Once they receive it they will pay within 3 to 7 days by either cheque, bank transfer or vouchers.

These companies pay well for old handsets working or non-working. Check out their prices:





Most people in the in the UK have a mobile phone. There are an estimated 1.8 phones per person and around 4 in every 5 people actively use one. With dozens of new handsets being injected into the mobile phone market every year and the high customer demand for new features is leading to tonnes of unused mobile phones.

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Top Sites to Recycle Mobiles for Cash

November 16th, 2009 — 9:34pm

There are many companies that want your old mobile phones for recycling. They pay anyone for an old phone sent in by post. They will even accept broken mobiles which can fetch up to 90% of the price of a fully working handset.

Here are some of the best mobile phone recycling companies in the United Kingdom.


There’s an estimated 80 million unused handsets in the UK. Recycling old phones is good for the environment. Sell old mobile phones for cash with Fonebank and get payment within 3 days. In 2008 Fonebank paid out nearly £1 million to customers using the web-based service.



Envirfone is the UK’s largest mobile phone recycling company offering up to £200 for recycling old phones. Damaged phones are also accepted and can fetch up to 70% of the price of a working phone. Payment choice varies between Paypal, cheque or Argos vouchers. The Envirofone service also allows climate conscious recyclers to offset their phones CO2 carbon emissions.


Mopay have an extensive range of makes and models that can be recycled and offer free courier collection if 5 or more mobiles are recycled in one go. They pay generous prices for most handsets and payment can be accepted by either cheque or for Marks & Spencer vouchers of higher value.

turning your old mobiles into cash!

Mobile Phone Xchange

Mobile Phone Xchange will recycle many makes and models of phone and pay cash in the form of either: cheque, Argos or Debenhams vouchers. They also pay up to 80% of the price of a fully working phone for a non-working one depending on the fault.

Mobile Phone Xchange

Earth Mobile

Earth Mobile pay some of the UKs top prices for new and used handsets. They pay up to £200 and payment will be received within 7 days. Freepost envelopes in which to put the phone in can be sent by request to save buying one separately.

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Get Cash for Old Mobile Phones

November 4th, 2009 — 9:19pm

Most people in the UK have a mobile phone. Some people use several. Every year, 18 months or 2 years, mobile phone users in a contract with a provider will get their phones upgraded for free. This obviously results in millions of unused and unwanted phones being generated by almost every household every year. It’s a resource waste problem.

Fortunately most are sold on or given away to friends, contacts, online auctions and charities. Sadly some old mobile phones don’t make it that far. When people get their shiny, feature rich, quick and new handset upgrade, they sometimes store the old phone as a backup then forget all about it (losing value over time). In other instances they are just thrown away in the bin, out with the rubbish, sometimes because they are broken or faulty and other times because it’s the easiest option. Throwing them away is such a waste when anyone can get cash for old mobile phones. It would be a waste of money and damaging to the environment in a number of ways.

So what on earth is the best thing to do then?

Recycle mobile phones for cash! simple. Recycling old handsets is probably the easiest way to make some money from something that still has value while at the same time saving the environment that little bit. Mobile phone recycling companies exist that will take pretty much any old handset, working or non-working, and recycle it, reuse it, extract its parts and make sure they are dealt with properly. Every mobile phone has a small amount of gold in the electronics to make it work and gold is a much sought after valuable metal that can be recycled and used again.

Okay, I have a crappy old phone here, What should I do with it?

There are many companies that pay cash for old handsets they can all be found on the Money For Old Mobile page right here on this website. On there is a list of almost all of the mobile recycling companies in the UK. Check out each one as they all pay different amounts for old phones. Once a good one is found, simply type in the make or model of the phones to be recycled and they will display a quote. Next select the phone and input where the payment should be sent and the type of payment, usually cheque but some will pay vouchers or by direct bank transfer. After that get an envelope and put the freepost address on that they provide then post it. Once they receive the phone they will send payment within 2 to 7 days depending on the company and how long it takes them to process.

Happy recycling!

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Recycle Mobile Phones for Cash

October 23rd, 2009 — 12:59am

Anyone with an old mobile phone handset, even if it is faulty can sell their old mobile phone for recycling. There are companies that will buy old handsets off anyone and either refurbish and reuse them or recycle them.

Many people who have a mobile may already have a spare or forgotten about handset just lying around in a drawer or at the back of a cupboard. Anyone on a contract will know that every 18 months or so the mobile provider will send an upgraded phone with all the latest features.

So what can be done with all these old phones?

Recycle them! Here are a few of the best mobile phone recycling websites that pay cash for almost any old or unused phone.

Envirofone – Pays up to £180. Payment of cash by cheque, Paypal or Argos Vouchers – Paid within 7 days.

Fonebank – Pays up to £220. Payment of cash by cheque. – Paid within 3 days.

Mopay – Pays up to £400. Payment of cash by cheque or vouchers. – Paid within 1.9 days.

Each website has an input box to enter the make/model number of the mobile(s) to recycle. Once the handset is found they will quote a price they will pay. Once a payment method has been chosen they will provide a freepost address which to send the mobile(s) to. Pop them into a padded envelope and send. Once they receive the phone(s) they will send payment often well within a week.

Happy recycling!

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