Prepping for mobile phone recycling
It may seem as though there is a new mobile phone on the market almost every day. It is fairly close to that considering the different manufacturers out there. This means you may want to trade in your mobile phone from a year or two ago for something new. If that is the case then you have a bit of work for your old phone in terms of mobile phone recycling. Make certain you start early to look at the new mobile phones coming on the market so you plan to recycle your old mobile phone for it.
It should be mentioned that old SIM free phones would not be possible for resale meaning that you will get less from the recycling centre for the SIM free model. Mobile phone recycling companies can only resell phones that are completely wiped of data and have a new SIM card. They do not mind paying a little for the recycling since they get something in return for donating the old phones for precious metals to be removed, but it will not be as much as a SIM included in a phone.
You do need to protect your data, so make certain to remove the old SIM, wipe the data, and make the phone as new in terms of storage. Leaving anything on the phone will require the recycler to dump it and it is better safe than sorry should something happen to the phone during transit.