Why use SellMyMobile.com?
There are tons of mobile recycling companies out there, and it can be difficult to really find the best offer on your old tech. That's where we come in.
By pulling in quotes from tons of UK recyclers, 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, so you'll only see quotes from companies we trust.
Mobile phone comparison at SellMyMobile
As we say, it couldn't be easier to sell and compare your old handsets on SellMyMobile.com.
Here's everything you need to know:
Why recycle your old phone?
Well, for starters, recyclers will pay for your old handset.
Plus, recycling your phone is better for the environment. You see, the circuit boards in mobile phones contain harmful substances like arsenic, cadium, lead, nickel and zinc – all of which could find their way back into the ecosystem if you don’t recycle your old phones.
Moreover, some resellers also work closely with charities, who will often pass on used mobile phones to recyclers to raise funds for things like tools and school books.
Lastly, think of how tidy your drawers will be without those dusty old handsets using up space!
Recycle your broken phone for cash
It’s the internal components of your phone that recyclers are really interested in, meaning that even if it has a cracked screen or has taken some damage in the years that you’ve owned it, you’ll still get a price for it.
Of course, that price will be less than if it was mint condition. Screen damage and wear and tear will see prices drop slightly.
However, some, but by no means all recyclers won’t accept phones that are water damaged or can’t turn on.
If this is the case with your phone, then before sending it off it’s worth checking with your chosen recycler to see if they’ll take it. Most will, but at a reduced price.
Can I recycle my old phone?
As we say, in most cases it doesn’t matter whether your phone works, recyclers will still give you cash for it.
To that end, you can start comparing deals from loads of recyclers by entering you phone's details at the top of this page.
Where can I recycle my old phone?
You can compare the best recyclers’ right here on SellMyMobile.
We compare quotes from hundreds of the UK’s top recyclers, letting you see all the offers, side-by-side, in our comparison table.
Whether you’re comparing prices for an old iPhone or Samsung Galaxy handset, we’re here to make the process as easy as possible for you.
Is it safe to recycle my phone?
Absolutely. But before you send it off it’s a good idea to perform a factory reset, wiping all of your sensitive data such as phone numbers, email addresses, images and other personal files.
Whether you own an iPhone or Android-powered smartphone, this is easy to do. Just follow our easy, step-by-step guide and you’ll be able to get your device ready in no time. You can even get dedicated apps that will do the job for you.
Recyclers will do this for you if you forget, but only if you have security such as fingerprint and face ID and pass codes switched off. If not, they may return them to you. Our advice is to do it yourself.
Are all old phones worth money?
Virtually all old phones are worth money. But you’ll obviously get a better price if your device is newer and isn’t damaged.
The best way to check is to put the name of your handset into our search tool and see what price you can get.
Follow our guide on how to assess your phone’s condition so you get an accurate quote. And remember that even older, non smartphones are worth something.
You’re looking at around a tenner for a basic T9 phone, which is better than nothing and means your ageing device will be recycled properly.
What other devices can I recycle?
It isn’t just smartphones that you can recycle with SellMyMobile.com. Our recycling partners also take tablets, smartwatches and laptops. So if you’re having a tech clearout, we’ve got you covered from every angle.
How are mobile phones recycled?
First, the recycler will find out if the phone is lost or stolen by checking its IMEI number.
After that, the recycler then extracts the most useful parts. These include the battery, Printed-Circuit-Boards (PCB) with gold connectors, LCD screens, keyboards and speakers, which are worth a lot.
Some of the materials inside your phone the recycler expect to find include: gold, silver, platinum, nickel and cadmium.
Keen to know more about mobile recycling? Check out our handy guide to phone recycling.