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Ways to make money from old mobile phones

December 7th, 2009 — 3:46pm

Whatever the season you are probably always looking for a way to make a bit of easy money. It goes without saying that right now near the end of a recession and near the start of Christmas there is increased need for extra cash. You may even get a brand new mobile phone as a gift and want to quickly sell your old one. So here are a few helpful tips on where to make money selling an old mobile phone.

1. Recycle it

Nothing could be simpler and more ethical. Mobile phone recycling has grown rapidly over the last few years and now recycling companies are crawling over each other to buy old mobiles. The recycling websites let you put in the make or model number which then displays a price. The newer and more expensive the phone, the more they will pay for it. They accept broken and faulty handsets too and once you send in a phone they send a cheque out within a week. Get cash for mobile phones here.

2. Ebay it

A very common way you can get cash for your old phone is to auction it. If you have a phone in top condition with all the parts it could fetch quite a bit. If you have the time and patience it is worth writing a quality title and description for the phone you are selling also adding a good picture. The amount an item will sell for depends on many factors like time of auction, minimum bid, and other auctions selling the same or similar phones and the quality of the description and the item itself. There is some luck involved in getting more money but selling it on to someone is the same as recycling it.

3. Sell it to a friend, contact or family member

If you know someone who wants your old phone you are in luck. Perhaps their old one just packed up and they are desperate for a new one and they used to eye up your phone when you first got it. Ask them, they might want to buy it. You could go round to every single work colleague, causing as little disruption as possible asking if they want to buy your well looked after old phone. Someone might snap it up right away. The problem is people can be unreliable, saying they’ll bring the money in next week and not doing, or changing their mind. Either way it could be quick cash in your pocket if they have the money on them.

4. Give it away

Okay, this wont make you any money, but it will make the world just that slightly bit of a better place. You could give it to a friend in need, a cousin without a mobile, or to anyone who wants it in return for a smile. Nothing pays like kindness.  There are many charities with shops in the high-street that will take old mobile handsets to recycle and in turn help people around the world. Make your day, give it away.

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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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