We’ve all heard about the ability to easily trade phones for cash today, but other than a little bit of extra money in your back pocket, what are the real benefits when you recycle mobile phones?
Firstly, using certain recycling companies, not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but you will also be helping people in need too. A certain number of companies that recycle mobile phones don’t just sell them on to the general public, but instead make sure that people in developing countries or those in need within our own country receive mobile phones that can make a huge difference to their lives.
Of course, there are financial benefits to you in terms of the money you receive, but trading phones for cash offers you other financial benefits too. By reassessing your usage of your mobile, you could find that you save on the cost of running a phone every month too.
When you opt to go onto contract (or simply change contract) you will usually be rewarded with a free phone, therefore instantly saving even more money. On top of this, being on contract can simply help you save on your monthly bills. However, be sure that you are realistic about your usage. Being overcautious will inevitably lead to you paying a lot more for your tariff when you really don’t need to and opting for a lower tariff can save you a great deal of money. Be sure you are aware of your average usage in terms of text and calls, and by choosing a contract tariff accordingly you could not only get money from your old mobile, but the money you get could pay for almost a whole term of your contract too.
So be sure to think carefully – what sounds like a great deal might not be the best one for you.