How to sell your phone

It couldn't be easier to trade in your phone with our mobile recycling comparison tool. Just follow these three simple steps:

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

Take a look at our FAQ if you need some help or have any questions.

How much is my phone worth?

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 tend to be recent models, unlocked and in excellent condition - 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 find it on our site and compare quotes. Just make sure you select the right condition, storage size, and network for your handset.

Can I sell a broken phone?

Yes, you can sell broken or faulty mobile phones through SellMyMobile. Lots of recyclers offer money for all kinds of damaged phone models. Quotes are usually quite a bit lower for broken phones than they are for working ones, however, 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.

What will happen to my phone?

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.

Why should I recycle my phone?

For a start, selling your phone to a mobile recycler will earn you a bit of cash. Some phones sell for a few hundred quid, so you could be in the money.

It's also a great chance to clear out your drawers and get rid of those old electronics safely. Plus, recycling your devices is far better for the environment than throwing them in the bin. If electronics aren't disposed of properly, they can cause serious damage - it's better to let a proper recycling company take care of them.

Why use

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.

Whether you're comparing prices on an old iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia feature phone, tablet, or other gadget, we're here to help.

Best price guarantee

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 double the difference.

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