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The Christmas season is just around the corner, and the rush of it all is growing every day. And with Christmas, comes the task of finding the right gifts for your loved ones. 

What is of your Christmas gifts list for this year? Might you have one or more people who wish for a new phone? Well, we know how you can make extra money to buy even more gifts for your loved ones.

Selling your old phones can help expand your budget. By selling your old devices, you are also discarding electronic responsibly, which is good for the environment. And you all know you have 1 or 2 old cells phones laying around. 

It’s time to go searching through the house, for any phone that’s no longer in use. We are not only talking about recent models and brands. You would be surprised to find that there are companies that buy old phones. Usually, these phones are recycled and their materials are used to make new phones. Therefore, if you have broken, cracked or outdated phones, bring them out because you could find a customer.

Steps to selling your old mobile phones for cash

  1. Find a reputable mobile reseller company.

The first thing you have to do is find a reputable site like sellmymobile.com to trade in your phone. This step is especially important because the kind of reseller company you use will affect how much you make. Popular and longstanding websites with experience are best since they have a wide variety of phone-buying enterprises. The more buyers present in a site, the more options you will and ultimately make more out of your old phones.

  1. Assess the phones

Ensure that you carefully asses the phone, for any malfunctions. Check on the state of the screen; are there any cracks? Is the ‘touch’ functionality working? Are the buttons working as they should? What is the condition of the ports? Does the phone have a casing or not? Is the battery present and is it the original battery that was on your phone when your first bought it? Being able to answer this questions will enable you to get the best value for your old phones, on the site you are using.

If you leave out information, for example, on whether your phone’s touch is not functional, the company might send the phone back or give you much less money than you would have received, had you been honest and keen.

  1. Remove all data from your old phone

Transfer all the data on your phone to another storage or completely delete all information on your phone. Get rid of all the media, music, contact and other personal files in the old phone. If you are using iPhones, you can use the Move To iOS app to transfer data. Samsung has also made it easier to transfer data, using the NFC.

Otherwise, you can use cloud software, USB cables and SD Cards to transfer your files. Do not worry about getting back on your apps, all you have to do is sign in via Google Play Store or Apple Store on the new device.

Note that you are also supposed to remove your SD and SIM Cards, to protect your personal information.

  1. Carry out a factory reset

Once you are sure that you have transferred all your data, do a factory reset on the phone or phones you are planning to sell. A factory reset will delete everything on the hard drive and restore all it’s factory settings as though it were just from the manufacturer.

  1. Find out who you are selling the phones to

On the resale website, browse to find out who is offering the best deal for your phone. For some phones, especially the recent models, you can even get a couple of hundred pounds.

  1. Send it off and wait for the check

It is time to send the phone off. It is more advisable to send your phone by special delivery. With a recorded delivery, you can be sure that your phone gets delivered. Now, wait about two weeks for the money to be delivered to your mailbox.

Enjoy the Christmas holidays!

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2 Comments

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    wen budro
    November 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Those are some great tips. I would much rather make money when I upgrade my phone.

  • Reply
    Dana Rodriguez
    November 10, 2017 at 11:19 am

    These are great tips. I actually never thought about it. We have a couple lying around.

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