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  • I sent my mobile to you and I've not had my money!

    SellMyMobile.com is a mobile phone recycling price comparison site. We do not actually buy the phones ourselves so you would not have sent the phone to us. The way it works is that you go on to our site and search for your phone then our site compares the prices for that phone from all the different phone buyers so you get the best deal when selling your old mobile. You choose which phone buyer you want to sell your mobile to and then you click through from our site to the phone buyer site to place your order. This means your order is not actually placed with us but direct with the phone buyer and so if you have any query about your order you will need to speak direct to the company you placed the order with.

    When you placed your order with the phone buyer you should have received an email confirmation from them with their details and how to contact them. Or go to our site at http://www.sellmymobile.com/contactus/ and scroll down and you will see that there is a link to all the phone buyers we feature on our site. Please get in contact with the customer service department at the company you placed your order with and I'm sure they will be able to help you.

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  • I sent in my phone to you and I want to know if you have received it yet?

    SellMyMobile.com is a mobile phone recycling price comparison site. We do not actually buy the phones ourselves so you would not have sent the phone to us. The way it works is that you go on to our site and search for your phone then our site compares the prices for that phone from all the different phone buyers so you get the best deal when selling your old mobile. You choose which phone buyer you want to sell your mobile to and then you click through from our site to the phone buyer site to place your order. This means your order is not actually placed with us but direct with the phone buyer and so if you want to know whether they have received your phone and check on the status of your order you will need to speak direct to the company you placed the order with.

    When you placed your order with the phone buyer you should have received an email confirmation from them with their details and how to contact them. Or go to our site at http://www.sellmymobile.com/contactus/ and scroll down and you will see that there is a link to all the phone buyers we feature on our site. Please get in contact with the customer service department at the company you placed your order with and I'm sure they will be able to help you.

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  • How much is my phone worth?

    To find out how much your phone is worth just enter the make and model of your phone into the search box at www.SellMyMobile.com and click Search. Or you can click on the make of your phone below the search box, and on the next page click on your phone model. Then you'll see a page that lists all of the different mobile phone recycling companies and the prices that they will pay you for your phone. Also listed on this page is whether they will pay for postage of your phone and if they will send a postage bag out to you. We will also tell you what payment methods they offer and how quickly you will get paid. And finally - the most important part of all - there is a link to each mobile phone recycling company site so that you can get straight on and sell your phone to them! Just choose which recycler to sell your phone to and Click "Sell Now"

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  • Will I still be able to get cash for my phone if it's broken or non-working?

    Yes: almost all of the phone buyers featured on our site will still pay you for a phone that's not working. To find out how much your phone is worth just enter the make and model of your phone into the search box at www.SellMyMobile.com and click GO. Or you can click on the make of your phone below the search box, and on the next page click on your phone model.

    Then you'll see a page that lists all of the different mobile phone recycling companies and the prices that they will pay you for your phone and how much they will pay you for a non-working phone. Also listed on this page is if they will pay for postage of your phone and if they will send a postage bag out to you. We will also tell you what payment methods they offer and also give you a way to read reviews of each company by other customers. And finally - the most important part of all - there is a link to each mobile phone recycling company site so that you can get straight on and sell your phone to them!

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  • What's the definition of a broken or non-working phone?

    We compare the prices from lots of different phone buyers on the site to get you the best deal. They each have slightly different definitions of 'working' and 'non-working' but as a guide here are the general definitions:

    To be considered as a working phone, it should:

    • Be able to turn on and off otherwise it really should be considered non working
    • Be working normally: the bumps and scrapes that every phone gets from day to day use are OK.
    • Have a working screen: you need to be able to see what you are doing!
    • Have its battery: you don't usually need to send the SIM card, memory card or charger in though.
    • Be in good enough condition: not crushed or broken or dropped in water.

    It is classed as non-working phones if any of the following apply:

    • Have a broken or bleeding screen
    • Can't start up
    • Have a broken speaker or microphone
    • Have a broken aerial.

    Basically, if it can still be used as a working phone then that's what the phone buyer will treat it as and pay you accordingly. If it is a non-working phone then you can still sell it and get as much as 90% of the value of a working version. The above definitions are a general guide so when you have chosen which phone buyer to sell your phone to it is worth double-checking their Terms & Conditions.

    To find out the 'working' and 'non-working' prices for your phone just enter the make and model of your phone into the search box at www.SellMyMobile.com and click GO. Or you can click on the make of your phone below the search box, and on the next page click on your phone model.

    Then you'll see a page that lists all of the different mobile phone recycling companies and the prices that they will pay you for your phone and how much they will pay you for a non-working phone. Also listed on this page is if they will pay for postage of your phone and if they will send a postage bag out to you. We will also tell you what payment methods they offer and also give you a way to read reviews of each company by other customers. And finally - the most important part of all - there is a link to each mobile phone recycling company site so that you can get straight on and sell your phone to them!

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  • Can I still sell my phone if I don't have the charger?

    Definitely! All the phone buyers we compare prices from on our site DO NOT require you to send a charger. In other words, the price shown is WITHOUT a charger. They only require you to send the phone and the battery. You do not need to send the charger, the sim card or any of the other accessories. You can send the charger and other accessories if you wish but you will not get any more money for them. However, if you do send the other accessories the phone buyers will dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. So, all you need to do is go to www.SellMyMobile.com and check the prices being offered for your phone right now, send your phone and get paid for it!

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  • Will I have to pay for postage?

    Generally No. Many of the phone buyers we feature on our site offer a Free Postage service. Many will even send you a free postage bag so you don't even have to package the phone yourself. Search for your phone and in the comparison results you can clearly see we indicate which companies offer Free Postage and which offer Free Packaging.

    Tip: Due to changes of Royal Mail's policy, Freepost Service is no longer covered by Royal Mail lost & damage compensation. ln order to claim for lost/damage up to £46, customers will need to pay the postage themselves and obtain both a printed Certificate of Posting & a receipt of postage. It's customers own responsibility in providing all the necessary proofs to Royal Mail in order to proceed with the claim. Failure in doing so, may results no compensation.

    If you are sending a phone or phones that are worth more than this we would therefore recommend that send them by registered post or Special Delivery as this insures them up to £500. The cost for this will generally be about £2-£6.35. It also means that you can track your parcel to ensure it arrives.

    You should also be very careful when you package your item to make sure it is not damaged during transit. If you still have your device's original packaging, sending it this way is a fantastic way to send it. If you do not have the original packaging, make sure that you cushion your item well so that the device will not move during transit, preferably in a rigid carboard packaging.

    You can use bubble wrap, or cardboard wrapped around your phone to cushion it. You should also not send more than two devices containing batteries in the same package.

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  • How to pack your phone before posting?

    You can send mobile phones in the post using Royal Mail whether to UK or international destinations. As mobile phones contain lithium batteries there are some recommendations you should follow:

    • Pack your phone in strong rigid packaging
    • Secure them against movement
    • Make sure the phone is switched off
    • Do not send more than two phones in the same packet
    • Make sure your name & return address are clearly visible

    If you have been provided with a padded envelope by your recycler, we would suggest you put a piece cardboard folded around your phone and tape the sides to stop it sliding about in transit. You can then put this in the padded envelope for added protection.

    If your mobile device is valuable we would recommend you use Special Delivery™ or Royal Mail Tracked®.

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  • My postage bag has not arrived, how do I get another one?

    SellMyMobile.com is a mobile phone recycling price comparison site. We do not actually buy the phones ourselves so you would not have placed your order with us. The way it works is that you go on to our site and search for your phone then our site compares the prices for that phone from all the different phone buyers so you get the best deal when selling your old mobile. You choose which phone buyer you want to sell your mobile to and then you click through from our site to the phone buyer site to place your order. This means your order is not actually placed with us but direct with the phone buyer and so if you have not received your postage bag then you will need to speak direct to the company you placed the order with. When you placed your order with the phone buyer you should have received an email confirmation from them with their details and how to contact them. Or go to our site at http://www.sellmymobile.com/contactus/ and scroll down and you will see that there is a link to all the phone buyers we feature on our site. Please get in contact with the customer service department at the company you placed your order with and I'm sure they will be able to help you.

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  • Can I still sell my phone if it has been barred?

    No: phones that have been barred have been reported as stolen to the police: all phones received by the phone recyclers are checked against a national database of stolen phones and if they are found to be stolen they are reported to the police and destroyed.

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  • How will I be paid?

    The phone buyers we compare on our site use many different methods of payment. The most common are cheque, bank transfer, PayPal, PayOffline, Postal Order, same day payment and shopping vouchers. Choose the best method to suit you. To see which methods each phone buyer offers enter the make and model of your phone into the search box at www.SellMyMobile.com and click GO. In the results table we show the price each phone buyer is offering for your phone and also the payment methods they offer.

    You can either take the cash price or you might prefer shopping vouchers for places like Argos and Marks and Spencer. As you can see several of the phone buyers offer a higher value in vouchers than the cash price.

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  • How long will the price quoted be valid for?

    Most of the phone buyers will keep their offer open for 14 days, so it's always wise to take the best offer as soon as possible. Our advice is that it's best not to wait: mobile phones are a very quickly changing technology and the price you are offered today might not be much lower in a few days, so if you see a price that's attractive you should accept their offer straight away and make sure you post your phone to them without delay.

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  • I lost my phone some time ago then I recently found it, can I still sell it?

    Providing that the phone isn't registered as lost or stolen you can still sell the phone.

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  • What is an IMEI number?

    IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and is a serial number unique to every phone. You will usually find it printed on the back of your phone under the battery. It should be 15 digits long. You can find your phones IMEI number on the backplate of the phone, which is usually under the battery, or, on some phones, you can type *# 06 # into your keypad and your phone will display it's IMEI number.

    The IMEI number could also be referred to as the MEID or ESN number.

    Android Devices:

    1. Tap Settings from the Home screen.

    2. Scroll toward the bottom and tap About phone.

    3. Tap Status.

    4. Scroll down and the IMEI number is listed there.

    Apple products:

    Getting the information using your device

    If you have access to your iOS device, here are some quick ways to obtain your serial number, International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), Integrated Circuit Card ID (ICCID), or Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID).

    About screen

    Tap Settings > General > About to view your serial number, IMEI/MEID and ICCID.

    The screen shown is from an iPhone, but the information is also available on iPad and iPod touch.

    If you are unable to access the About screen on your device, please use one of the following options to access the serial number and IMEI/MEID on your iOS device. If you are not able to access the information using the About screen, please see the additional information section, below, to get the information from your computer.

    iPhone 5

    Your IMEI is engraved on the back case, near the bottom. The MEID number uses the first 14 digits, disregarding the last digit.

    iPad and iPod touch

    Your iPad and iPod touch serial numbers are engraved on the back case toward the bottom, as shown on an iPad below. The MEID and IMEI number (when applicable) are also engraved on the back of the iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G), the iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G), and the iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular).

    iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), and iPhone 4S

    Remove the SIM tray. The serial number and IMEI will be printed on the SIM tray.

    When an iPhone 4S is activated on a CDMA carrier, the SIM tray displays both the MEID and the IMEI number as 15 digits. The MEID number uses the first 14 digits, disregarding the last digit, and the IMEI number uses all 15 digits.

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  • Do you sell used phones?

    No: www.sellmymobile.com is a mobile phone recycling price comparison site: we do not actually buy or sell phones ourselves. If you contact the mobile phone recyclers directly you may be able to buy used phones from them: go to www.sellmymobile.com/contactus/ and scroll down, and there are links to all the phone buyers we feature on our site.

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  • What happens to my phone after I send it in?

    Most of the phones are either sent for reuse in markets such as China, Africa, and India or they are refurbished and sold in the UK. It is environmentally friendly to provide a phone for reuse by someone else. If your phone cannot be resold and reused by someone else because it is broken or badly damaged and is therefore deemed by the phone buyer to be 'Beyond Economical Repair' then it is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way so it doesn't end up in a landfill site.

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  • How many phones can I send?

    You can send as many phones as you want. If you are sending more than 10 some of the phone buyers featured on our site offer a free courier service. Click through to their websites and see their sites for more details. Don't forget though that one company won't always offer the best price for every single phone: our advice is to use our mobile phone price comparison service at www.sellmymobile.com and check who is offering the best price for each separate phone in your collection: that way you won't miss out on an excellent offer from one company for a specific phone!

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  • I can't find my phone on your site: how much will you offer me for phone make / model X?

    We're sorry - but we get our phone information directly from the phone buyers featured on our site - and this means that if a phone is not showing up in the search results then none of the companies are currently offering to buy that model.

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