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As the UK’s first mobile 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, Nokia feature phone, 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.
Mobile phone recycling refers to the process to trading in your phone, so it can either be recycled for parts or refurbished for resale.
Even older phones contain valuable parts and materials that can be reused. Recycling companies will extract these often-toxic materials in a way that’s safe and environmentally friendly.
Meanwhile, by trading in your phone to be recycled you’ll get some cash to spend while doing your bit for the environment.
Our mobile recycling comparison tool makes it straightforward and easy to trade in your phone. Just follow these three simple steps:
- 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.
- Send it off - Pick an offer you like, then mail your phone to the recycling company with the postage pack they send to you.
- Get paid - The recycler will send you your money once they receive your phone in the post.
Take a look at our FAQ if you need some help or have any questions.
At SellMyMobile, we pride ourselves on the fact that we only work with resellers that 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.
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.
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 - it's better to let the experts at a proper recycling company take care of them.
Most mobile recyclers like to re-use the phones they buy. The majority are wiped of data, tested, fixed and refurbished, then sold on to new owners. Some may stay in the UK, while others go overseas - a lot of older models and feature phones are re-sold 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.
Yes, you can sell broken or faulty mobile phones through SellMyMobile.
Lots of recyclers offer money for all kinds of damaged phone models. However, quotes can be lower for broken phones compared with working ones, so be prepared for a slight drop in price.
Handsets with big dents and scratches, cracked screens, or dodgy buttons all count as broken - though each recycler tends to have slightly different criteria for what they will and won't accept.
See our guide to selling broken phones for more information.
The resale value of your old phone will depend on things like:
- Its model
- How old it is
- How much internal storage it has
- What condition it's in
- Which network it's locked to
…and various other factors.
Phones that sell for the most cash include recent models, such as the Apple iPhone 12 64GB, Apple iPhone 11 Pro 64GB, Apple iPhone 11 64GB and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128GB, especially if they are unlocked and in excellent condition (all the better reason to invest in a case and look after your phone). Handsets that are brand new and still in their original packaging are the most valuable of all.
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.
Most recyclers will wipe your phone of any data when they receive it. However, it’s a good idea to back it up and remove any photos, apps and files by performing a factory reset before you send it off, to ensure your personal security. You can do this by following the instructions on your phone manufacturer’s website.
You can trade in most old mobile phones and tablets using SellMyPhone. The best way to check is to put the full model name into the search bar at the top of this page.