Rather than throwing an old, faulty or even broken mobile phone in the bin there are online recycling sites that will take them off you in return for cash or shopping vouchers for popular high street stores. To sell an old mobile simply visit a mobile recycling site and type in the model or your phone, on the next screen you will be offered a price, if you are happy to go ahead then register your details and send your old mobile in to the address provided. Once received your old handset will be tested and you will be send a cheque or bank payment.
If your old mobile is broken or faulty then the procedure is slightly different. Some mobile recycling sites will actually still offer you up to 90% of the working price for broken mobiles. Some sites will require you to send in your old phone and when requested select the non working option, once they receive the handset they will test it and email you a revised price which you can accept or have the phone sent back to you. Other recycling sites may even give the non working price instantly; if you accept simply proceed through the checkout as normal.
Some examples of which faulty handsets may be accepted include:
- Not turning on
- PIN locked
- Missing battery or cover
- Keys not working
- Operating system not working
There are many other situations in which a faulty phone may be accepted but to find the full list before sending your old phone simply check the site’s terms and conditions. There are also times in which online recycling services will not accept old phones such as if the handset is water damaged, it is broken in pieces or it has been reported stolen. It’s always worth comparing the prices on every mobile recycling website before you send your old mobile phone in to ensure you get the most money.