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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received a new phone from your mobile phone company or bought a new one because the old one stopped working or was out of date.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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