When it comes to getting cash for phones, most phone recycling companies will look at non-functioning models, or at least recycle them.
Examples of damage, for which you might have to accept smaller payment, include damaged casing, a pin locked phone or a unit which doesn’t power up properly. If yours has been damaged by water, has a badly cracked or unresponsive screen or is physically broken, expect less cash.
Make sure that you tick the ‘damaged’ box when you search online for the best quote.
You could also try trading in your phone with the company you’re buying the new one from, if it’s low value. However, you are generally better off going through a mobile phone recycling company.
At Trade in, we’re a leading mobile phone recycler! Our upfront approach means we always pay you what we say we will pay, unlike our competitors who often quote attractive prices then reduce after receiving your mobile.
For working phones, we expect to be able to turn the unit on and off, and for it to be fully functional – cosmetic wear and tear is perfectly fine. It should also have a working screen and not be water-damaged. Make sure you include the battery.
We also accept non-working phones as long as you include the battery – you can keep the memory card and charger. The model should also be intact and not crushed in half. Learn more online.