If you’ve just upgraded to a fantastic new Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia Z2, or even gone for something more modest like a Motorola Moto G, you’ll likely have an old phone lying about. Are you planning on recycling it? If so, here’s how.
Recycle for charity
Many charities accept old phones as donations, recycling them and putting the money to good use. If you’re not short of cash it could be nice to do something for a good cause.
Recycle with your network
Many mobile networks will give you a lump sum of money for your old phone, making it very easy to trade it in. Most make it pretty easy to do this by simply entering the model number on their website, and even going so far as to send a freepost padded envelope out to you.
Recycle with Phones 4u Care
If you’ve taken out a Phones 4u Care plan with your smartphone, you’ll be able to take it into any Phones 4u store when your contracts up and get at least £100 pounds off a new contract.
There are many online service which will give you cash in return for your old phone. Most of these work in the same way as recycling with your network – you just tap in your phone’s details and find out exactly how much you’ll get.