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  • Search for your device
    Use our search box to find your mobile or tablet
  • Select the best deal
    Compare prices so you get the GUARANTEED best deal
  • Post your device
    Choose which recycler to sell your device to then post it to them
  • Get your cash
    Sit back and wait for your cash

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Why use SellMyMobile.com to trade in my phone?

As the UK’s first mobile recycling comparison site, it's our job to find the best offers for your old tech. And if you find a better deal within 24 hours, we’ll refund you the difference.

By pulling in quotes from as many UK recyclers as possible, we let you see all the available offers on your old phone side by side in our handy comparison table, helping you find the best one.

We carefully vet the recyclers we feature on our site too. That means you'll only see quotes from companies we trust.

Whether you're comparing prices on an old iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, tablet, or other gadget, we're here to help. We’ll get you the best price and ensure your old device gets a new lease of life or is disposed of safely and responsibly.

Why trade in my phone for cash?

There are plenty of reasons why you should trade in your phone.

First, it’s an easy way to earn some money while decluttering your home. Rather than having your old devices collecting dust at the bottom of your drawers, why not sell them on for some cash?

Second, it can give an unused device a new lease of life – whether that’s by being refurbished and sold to a new owner, or broken down into parts that can be reused in other electronics.

Finally, it’s better for the environment, too. Phones contain toxic materials that can be harmful to the environment if they go straight to the landfill. By sending your old phone to a recycler, you can ensure it’ll be dealt with in a safe way.

What is mobile phone recycling?

Mobile phone recycling refers to the process to trading in your phone, which is then either refurbished for resale or recycled for parts.

If it’s still in decent working condition, it’ll be resold as a refurbished phone. Even if your phone can’t be resold, it contains valuable parts and materials that can be reused. Recycling companies will extract these materials in a way that’s safe and environmentally friendly.

So, by trading in your phone to be recycled, you’ll get some extra cash while doing your bit for the environment.

How do I sell my phone?

Our mobile recycling comparison tool makes it straightforward and easy to trade in your phone. Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Compare quotes - Find your phone, either by using the search bar at the top of this page or clicking on it in the list above. Then take a look at the offers we've found from recyclers.
  2. Send it off - Pick an offer you like, then mail your phone to the recycling company with the postage pack they send to you.
  3. Get paid - The recycler will send you your money once they receive your phone in the post.

Visit our FAQ page if you need some help or have any questions.

What do they check when you trade in your phone?

When the mobile phone recycler receives your phone, they’ll test it to see if it’s working. They’ll also check its condition based on the information you’ve given them – so, if the phone is damaged, make sure you specify that.

If the phone is in worse condition than expected, the recycler will get in touch and offer a reduced price. You can choose either to accept this, or have the phone returned to you.

What condition does my phone need to be in for a trade-in?

Your phone doesn’t need to be in perfect working condition for you to sell it. In fact, many recyclers will accept phones that are slightly worse for wear.

Of course, a fully functioning phone in good condition will net you the most money. But even damaged or non-functioning phones – for example, one that’s dented, or won’t turn on – can still be sold to a recycler.

However, some types of damage, such as water damage, are unlikely to be accepted by recyclers.

Still, it’s worth checking if you can sell an old, broken phone – chances are, you may be able to get some cash for it. To get the most accurate quote, it’s best to be as honest as possible about the condition of your phone.

Visit our page on selling broken phones for more information.

Can I trust mobile recyclers?

At SellMyMobile, we pride ourselves on the fact that we only work with resellers we trust. In fact, every company we work with is vetted, which means we only show resellers that will offer you a reliable service, treat you fairly and deal with your phone properly.

How do I sell my old phone for the best price?

We're confident that you'll find the best possible price for recycling your old mobile phone through SellMyMobile. So confident, in fact, that if you find a better offer within 24 hours, we'll refund you the difference. We can’t say fairer than that.

See the full terms and conditions of our best price guarantee here.

Why should I recycle my phone?

Well, first up, selling your phone to a mobile recycler will earn you some cash. In some cases, old phones can even earn you a few hundred pounds.

It's also a great chance for a clear out, safely getting rid of those old electronics that have been clogging up your drawers.

Plus, recycling your devices is way better for the environment than throwing them in the bin. If electronics aren't disposed of properly, they can cause serious damage to the planet. So, it's better to let the experts at a proper recycling company take care of them.

What will happen to my phone?

What happens to your phone depends on its condition and age.

Most mobile recyclers like to reuse the phones they buy – so, as long as your phone is still in decent working condition, it’ll be resold. It’ll be wiped of data, tested, fixed, and then sold as a refurbished device.

Some refurbished phones are sold in the UK, while others go overseas – a lot of older models and feature phones are resold in developing countries.

If your phone can't be sold on, however, it'll be completely dismantled and stripped of its parts. Some of those bits will go in other refurbished phones, and recyclable elements – such as nickel, gold, and platinum – can be melted down and reused for other purposes.

Can I sell a broken phone?

Yes, you can sell broken or faulty mobile phones through SellMyMobile.

Many recyclers offer money for all kinds of damaged phone models. However, quotes will be lower for broken phones compared to fully functioning ones, so be prepared for a drop in price. And seriously damaged phones, such as water damaged devices or phones snapped in two – won’t be accepted.

Handsets with big dents and scratches, cracked screens, or dodgy buttons all count as broken. Each recycler may have slightly different criteria for what they will and won't accept, so be sure to check.

See our guide to selling broken phones for more information.

How much is my phone worth?

The resale value of your old phone will depend on many factors, including:

  • Its model
  • How old it is
  • How much internal storage it has
  • What condition it's in
  • Which network it's locked to

Phones that sell for the most cash include recent models, such as the Apple iPhone 13 128GB, Apple iPhone 13 Pro 128GB, Samsung Galaxy S22 128GB and Google Pixel 7 128GB, especially if they’re unlocked and in excellent condition.

Of course, handsets that are brand new, still in their original packaging and a more recent model are the most valuable of all. Nevertheless, you can still get some money for old and/or damaged phones.

The best way to find out how much you can get for your phone is to search for it on our site and compare quotes. Just make sure you select the right condition, storage size, and network for your handset.

FAQs

Do I need to wipe my phone before selling?

Most recyclers will wipe your phone of any data when they receive it.

However, to protect your personal data, it’s still best to back it up and remove any photos, apps and files by performing a factory reset before you send it off.

You can do this by following the instructions on your phone manufacturer’s website.

Do you buy phones from all networks?

The mobile recyclers we work with will take phones from all UK networks, although you’ll need to ensure that your device is not network barred. If it is, you should contact your network so they can remove this.

You can read more about this on our general FAQ page.

What devices can I trade in?

You can trade in most old mobile phones and tablets using SellMyMobile. The best way to check is to put the full model name into the search bar at the top of this page.

How long does it take to trade in a phone?

Once you’ve selected a deal you like, the recycler will send you a postage pack within a few days. You’ll need to mail the phone to them, and you should get a confirmation email when the recycler has received it.

They’ll check it, and providing your phone is in the condition as expected, you’ll get paid via your chosen payment method.

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