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WILEYFOX – A new breed of quality budget handsets

In today’s digital world, the cunning consumer has started to find the prospect of a £650+ pound handset rather unattractive. The top brands with their flagships – from Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG and Sony – have created the drive towards expensive devices. Consumers ‘must’ have the latest expensive phone. That being the case, a new nimbler, consumer attitude has started to develop and it’s within this cohort we find phones like the Wileyfox and why its fans are attracted to high-quality specs, sturdy build and design along with an eye-opening price tag.

Introducing: The Wileyfox Swift 2X

This device isn’t a Chinese brand wanting to make it big in the West. Wileyfox is very different. It’s a UK company who wanted to create something very unique and very different. So much so, that for £219 you can get a flagship-level device with the following specifications:

  • 2” FHD Display – Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • USB 3 C – Quick Charge 3.0 technology
  • 3010mAh battery
  • 16MP primary camera with 8MP front camera – Powered by Samsung ISOCELL technology
  • 32Gb storage (expandable to 64Gb)
  • 3Gb RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor (1.4Ghz clock speed)
  • NFC and Android Pay
  • Fingerprint Recognition
  • Dual-SIM functionality
  • 4G LTE technology
  • Sensational Aluminium metal finish design with narrow bezel

This specification, for the low-price tag, hints at the uniqueness of the proposition. This is a handset with killer specifications priced at the entry-level/budget range. For example, the iPhone 7, released in September 2016, has a 4.7” display, 12mp camera, 2G RAM along with 32Gb of storage and a battery with 1960mAh. Yet this device would set you back £579. Let that sink in for a moment. That is over three hundred pounds MORE for LESS!

How can I get one and should I get one?

TechRadar called the handset, “a budget phone that defies expectations”. They went further and articulated the brilliant design, the excellent value for money and a sharp bright screen. Another nod to how good the device is, TechRadar really had to scrape the barrel for negatives – noting the “overly bright notification LED” as a reason for not acquiring the handset. This device is therefore a budget flagship with not much in the way of negatives.

If you want to grab one for the princely sum of £219 you can of course head to Wileyfox’s website and grab a bundle deal – or an even cheaper handset like the Wileyfox Spark for £89. The device has reinvented the term budget and the expectations linked to the handset. This device is a gamechanger from a tech start up in the UK with solid foundations and a bright future.

People should take note, sell your Apple iPhones, and grab one of the most fundamentally important devices of the new smartphone era – that’s not our hyperbole, but TechRadar and others. This handset will change the way you connect with smartphones and the relevancy of price and the consumer issues therein.

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Do you feel the summer party vibes? The biggest party for you and your phone is about to happen!

We are GIVING AWAY 2 WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS to one of the UK’s top festivals, V Festival in Chelmsford on 19-20th of August! Read on for more details on how to join PINK!, Rudimental, Craig David, Jay-Z and many more. Make the most of your time at the V Festival with our advice on how to ensure your phone survives festival season.

We love good parties and summer, but when there is an opportunity to combine both – we want you to enjoy the fun too! We are giving you a chance to win 2 WEEKEND CAMPING TICKETS for you and a friend to experience one of the loudest, vibrant and rhythmic festivals in the UK – V Festival!

All you must do to enter is sign up for our newsletter and like us on Facebook. Make sure you don’t have any plans for the 19-20th of August (or be prepared to cancel them – it’ll be worth it!) and make sure you can get to Hylands Park in Chelmsford.

How to enter

In order to be in for the chance to win 2 tickets to V Festival, we ask you to:

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And now the important stuff

Let’s face it – we can party all night long, but when the party is in full swing, we can forget to keep an eye on that little computer in our pockets that you rely on for taking festival pictures, updating statuses, Instagram-ing and making calls. We’ve all noticed that modern phones have become less hardy over the years (nothing close to the indestructible Nokia 3310). We do tend to see an increase of phones that are recycled as “broken”. Is it due to festival seasonality or that people enjoy summer outdoors, we can’t be sure, but the only thing we’re definitely sure about is that Compare and Recycle provides an instant comparison for phone recycling in any condition – broken or working.

To give you a greater picture, here is our quick rundown of advice to stay connected after and at your next festival!

Problem: Losing Charge

One of the 21st century nightmares! A smartphone with a dead battery is an emotional, physical and materialistic burden on your festival. You’ll have to carry it around, it will be useless and the fear of losing it may treble. But you really want take selfies, pictures and to record Jay-Z performing to post in Instagram stories and make your friends jealous.

Solution: A battery pack like Anker can charge your phone to 100% around 3 times, not too heavy, not too bulky, just turn your phone off and let it charge.

Pro tips: Carry a torch (you can get in Poundland) so you don’t have to use your phone’s battery to light the way back to your tent. Wear a watch so you can tell the time instantly without pulling your phone from your pocket every time. Turn on any power saving mode, turn Wifi, 3G, Bluetooth off so you’re not distracted by notifications and you won’t miss that band you were dying to hear live.

Problem: Breaking your phone

Ok, this is even worse, much worse than having 0% charge. We know you won’t do it on purpose but festivals can be a wet and muddy place, and unless you have an ultra-strong endurance class phone case, then the likelihood of it getting ruined by just falling on the ground, while you’re jumping and dancing, is high. If you have your phone out recording a band or snapping the best picture ever, the chance of it getting knocked out of your hand is increased dramatically!

Solution: Get a phone case that protects against water, dirt and impact, and your phone may survive the weekend!

Pro tips: Keep it in a secure pocket with zipper or a bumbag/fanny pack/waist bag so it stays securely there when not needed.

Problem: Losing your phone

Where’s my phone? WHERE’S MY PHONE?? Well, losing your phone sucks. The fashion trends of skinny jeans and short skirts are upon us and as phone screens have been increasing in size even if the phones are getting slimmer, phones falling out of pockets is likely to happen. If you manage to notice right away that your phone has fallen – good for you, but what if not?  Not to be accused of fear-mongering but where there are large gatherings of people there will always be a percentage of people that are looking to take advantage of the anonymity that is afforded at festivals.

Solution: The solution that costs money would be to have good insurance but we recommend a good mobile phone insurance package so that you can insure your phone against any mishaps. You can check our comparison for mobile phone insurances by clicking here (link to mobile insurance page)

Pro tips: Seriously get phone insurance! It pays for itself in the long run. Other tips include taking an old phone, use a belt clip to ensure it stays attached to you.

And finally, may the luck be with you!

Are you ready, party animals? We bet you are! Remember the two steps for you to enter: sign up for email and like our Facebook page. In the mean-time start catching up on the hottest songs of this summer, buy yourself phone insurance and stay up to date with our Facebook page to miss the winner announcement. Good luck!

 

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Happy 10th Birthday to the iPhone

It’s the 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone bursting onto the market, the seminal moment when we all turned into smartphone junkies. It’s amazing to think how have things changed since 2007 when the financial markets was about to crash and the iPhone 1 suddenly gave us the chance to walk around with a whole heap of computer power in our pockets.

29th June, 2007 was the date that will live long in the memory of all iPhone fans. It was the sleek design and the touch screen that got people all misty eyed, not to mention the high-tech power. Since then we’ve become so attached to our smartphones that separation can cause severe psychological damage.

From taking pictures, to texting friends, watching videos and doing a little online shopping, it can make you wonder how we survived before the iPhone came along.

We Spend More Time Looking at Our Screens than Talking to People

Axiom Telecom carried out a bit of interesting research on what happens when you take away the smartphones of a group of strangers and put them in a room together.

We’re Shopping More and More Online

One of the important things that smartphones in general have bought us is the opportunity to shop online, while on the move. According to the Telegraph, smart devices boosted online sales last year to a massive £133 billion in the UK alone.

This change over the last ten years has not only benefited consumers, it’s led to a whole range of e-commerce entrepreneurs taking the plunge and opening their own stores. With new mobile ready websites and greater access through Wi-Fi connectivity, we can shop almost anytime we like.

We Can Pay How We Like

Innovative ways to pay that make our lives easier have come onto the market in recent times. Apple Pay has taken online banking that step further and made it easier to shop at the click of a button, or the tap of the phone. It’s given rise, perhaps indirectly, to the gig economy and changed the way we look at finance and security. It’s even made banks change their tune.

Revolutionised the Market

Apple have continually made waves in the market, often bringing to the forefront technology that was only used on the fringes, for example, Skype was around for many years before FaceTime, but the ease of use and intuitive nature of the iPhone made it into the public mindset. And that is not all, they have also brought to the fore, sleek designs, fingerprint sensors, the already mentioned apple pay, an App store that far out performed any other software store in the early days.

We Can Learn, Communicate and Engage with the World

Above all, the smartphone has revolutionised the way we communicate and who we engage with. It’s now possible to chat online with someone halfway across the world and get to know those from different cultures. We’re far less parochial in our approach to the world, especially younger people. Learning has also become decentralised and cheap – you can pick up a language with an easy to download app for just a few pounds and watch tutorials online while you’re travelling to work on platforms like YouTube, and Khan academy.

Of course, the iPhone also caused a revolution in development and there are now hundreds of different smartphone models out there to suit practically every pocket. It’s thought there will be 6.1 billion smartphone users by the end of the decade. Considering the revolution only started 10 years ago, that’s an astonishing statistic in itself.

Even Android Should Say Thanks

Even if you have no interest in Apple, and are sticking to Android, you should still be grateful to Apple, for pushing other companies to take strides in camera, screen and design of the mobile devices, Android owes a lot to Apple. The biggest card might be coming from their closest competitor. But from all of us here at Compare and Recycle, we are thankful that Apple are still around and still creating some of the best and most innovative mobiles in the market.

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Pixel 2 Rumour Roundup

The next Pixel is looking to be bigger and better than the first if any of the rumours to go by.

Background…

Google’s supreme handset – the beloved flagship device – the Pixel is set for a 2017 makeover. Rumours are abound, that the 2017 variant will include the Google Pixel 2 but not the Pixel 2 XL. The death of the Nexus line of devices hit many tech fans hard – the rugged LG devices had won many over and had illustrated the power of vanilla Google to improve the overall experience of Android handsets. That said, premium or prestige were never linked to the Nexus brands – it didn’t matter if Samsung or LG took over the annual mantle. They were stock Android in a purposefully designed Google phone but they always managed to feel less premium than Apple or Samsung. This changed in 2016 when Google launched Pixel. A new range of premium, some would argue mainstream, devices that are manufactured to illustrate the sheer power of Android.

What’s happening in 2017?

We are expecting an October 2017 release date. The first-generation Pixel was released in October. So, we can safely agree that Pixel 2 will be announced in October 2017. Google has confirmed a handset event in Q4 2017. Forbes have leaked images that also suggest a design change. According to the magazine, in-keeping with sectoral changes that sees Samsung S8, HTC Ultra and possibly the Apple iPhone 8 discontinue the ‘home’ button, the design has always eschewed the physical ‘home screen’ button. However, the Pixel 2, according to Forbes, will have an increased screen size with a reduced bezel that will house a more powerful screen.

Other developments include an ‘octa core CPU’ with possible speeds of 2.4Ghz utilising the full power of the Qualcomm Adreno 540 chipset. This will make it one of the most powerful handsets in 2017 and one of the most prestigious devices using the Adreno 540 chipset technology.

Current Leaks?

This artist render is hailed as being a “very accurate representation” of the new phone. The screen has been built by LG and the reduced bezels (one of the major turnoffs for the first pixel were the huge bezels) are sure to keep people interested. The pressure sensitive sides will allude to new gestures being available, and should have better integration to Google apps than the HTC’s attempt a few years back.

Design Concept by DBS Designing

The following is just a concept video by a company that likes to predict the design of new phones, whilst it’s not likely to be completely accurate, it is something to whet the appetite for the latest Google Pixel.

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The OnePlus 5 – Bang for your Buck or Get What You Pay for?

Those expecting a Jobs-esque, well-polished presentation would have been greatly disappointed by the at times cringey, One Plus launch presentation. Which you can watch in full here (the time stamp starts when the presentation does).

There are interesting previews in the rest of the article but you can see the full specifications in the image below:

The display is slightly underwhelming, being released with the same screen as the previous offering. But there need to be some areas where prices are kept down to ensure they maintain the status of value. There are many hidden details to why they couldn’t put the higher resolution OLED screens.

The Design

The phone itself is “functionally slim and visually stunning” coming in at only 7.25mm. The designers have been obsessive over the details and the phone itself has gone through 100 design iterations.

The two colours that the phone will come in are Midnight Black on the premium model and Slate Grey on the basic model. Despite looking very similar to an iPhone 7 Plus, we can’t deny that it’s not exactly the worst design to be inspired by.

The Camera

One Plus are shouting the loudest about their cameras! A 16MP selfie camera on the front, and a dual lens on the back, inspired by the details caught by DSLR cameras. One Plus have increased the aperture size to f1.7 which allows capturing more light and improving the quality and clarity of the photo.

It’s the highest resolution dual camera on the market. The sensor has been built by Sony, so you know the technology behind the camera is built at the highest quality. When you include a portrait mode, a great aperture and a 20MP camera, some really pro tools like ISO settings, aperture settings and after effect adjustments, the camera is worth shouting about!

Price

The price is £449 for the basic and £499 for the premium edition and you can buy it right now from the OnePlus store. However, O2 providing contract deals on this device which is a big deal for the OnePlus brand being taken on in store. The following prices are for a 24-month contract with O2 and they are offering special introductory offers for pre-orders.

From 22 June, special introductory offers:
OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £49/month for 30GB data
OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £51/month for 30GB data

From 29 June, standard pricing will apply:
OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £34/month for 500MB data
OnePlus 5 64GB £9.99 upfront and £38/month for 1GB data
OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £36/month for 500MB data
OnePlus 5 128GB £9.99 upfront and £40/month for 1GB data

The Usual Suspects

You can expect to find everything that OnePlus has become renowned for. The Dash Charge, more RAM than necessary, Oxygen OS, Dual SIM, a 3.5mm jack, dedicated profile slider button, and a couple extra improvements to the Bluetooth and fingerprint sensor.

Conclusion

So whether you were put off by the dog, or the awkwardness of what was obviously a pre-recorded presentation, the phone shouldn’t be overlooked. The price is still competitive in the UK, with the weaker pound to consider, they’ve kept the price much lower than anticipated.

What you are getting is a decent camera, a decent operating system and all the processing power and memory that you could possibly need.

It gets the Compare and Recycle seal of approval!

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OnePlus 5 – The Leaks and What We Know

The self-proclaimed “Flagship-Killer” brand has another entry into the market due in 2017. And whilst Chinese traditions are being kept up with, the phone itself could be a little different to what we are expecting. Here is what we know:

The OnePlus 5 follows the 3T release last year, and the Chinese company have confirmed the name of its next smartphone and that it will be available for order in ‘Summer 2017’.

OnePlus have positioned their brand as a smartphone with high-end hardware at a cost much lower than the top phones by Apple, Samsung and even Sony in previous years, an achievement they have consistently won plaudits and positive reviews for.

The 3T was an impressive phone at an equally impressive price, around £400 on release, making it one of the best value phones on the market.

The phones aren’t perfect and the company is still in its infancy, but here’s hoping they have learned from some of the criticisms.

What’s been said…

OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 5 will be revealed on June 20th, 2017. Stuff Magazine got the world exclusive first leaked photos. The pictures don’t reveal too much detail – but press images are meant to entice, not inform. So, courtesy of leaks and hearsay, this is what we know so far.

The design has a hint of iPhone about it. The brand has long had a design ‘issue’ whereby it ‘copies’ others – the OnePlus 3 looked similar to the LG Nexus handset. Of course, by accident, no one is saying OnePlus is stealing a design. However, this doesn’t help in terms of building brand loyalty.

In terms of technology, what do we know? The device will have a 23MP main camera sensor – built by Sony. The device will have two rear-facing sensors, no word yet on the megapixels of the secondary camera. However, no word on the front facing handset camera.

The device will have a 5.8” display which is larger than the 3T with its 5.5” 1080p AMOLED display technology, created by Samsung. However, Samsung have been procured to help manufacture the screen technology for this device. No word on technology or pixel rates yet.

To jack or not to jack? Ever since Apple removed the earphone jack, it has been a case of who’ll be the next to ditch the jack? It looks like OnePlus 5 will be ditching the jack – another nod to the iPhone surely?

Under the bonnet, the device will have two variants: One with 6Gb of RAM and another with 8Gb of RAM. There will also be variance in storage with one having 64Gb and the other 128Gb. In terms of processing power, the OnePlus flagship will use the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon technology – perhaps the 821 chipsets?

Alas, all we have is rumour and we will have to wait until June 20th to find out more.

**UPDATE**

The live event can be streamed from 5pm UK time at https://oneplus.net/uk/launch

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Where is the New Fingerprint Scanner on the iPhone 8?

Will it be behind the screen as teased by Samsung or would it be somewhere different? The latest patent 

PatentlyApple.com, the home of the latest Apple Inc. patents, have released the latest batch of approved Apple patents. Once jumps out at the avid Apple fan. One that has big ramifications for the home button. It might be leaving an iPhone near you. New patents released by Apple have the biometric sensor on the on/off push button.

This doesn’t mean it could happen, but the Apple rumour mill is in full swing. According to Tech Radar, the move could see the relocation built into the device’s screen – turning the Cornings Gorilla glass screen into the unlock button. This new patent puts those rumours to rest. The new power button fingerprint scanner is a bit of a game changer.

What does this mean?

The removal of the home button increased the screen size capabilities as the decreased bezel helps to improve screen display space. This means a bigger screen could become the norm as the ‘home button’ is retired. However, as biometrics have become common place the positioning is anything but common place with different manufacturers placing sensors in different places. Google tried the rear handset area, Apple and Samsung the home button, HTC have tried the rear and home button whilst LG are evaluating the side slider approach. These different places mean that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach hasn’t grabbed the public’s imagination yet.

Wait a minute, didn’t Sony try this? They did indeed. The Sony Xperia Z5 had a power button fingerprint scanner. However, there were technical issues and negative reviews did see the feature dropped. But Sony has continued with the placement on subsequent models. The reasoning behind this was simple; the connection between the device’s power on button was meant to signify the importance of the fingerprint scanner and its nexus with the device’s security. This theoretical explanation aside, the phone didn’t sell well. However, that might be down to other reasons.

What are Apple’s plans?

There is broad consensus that the ‘home’ button has had its day. Samsung in the next S9 model is looking at rear-facing fingerprint sensors. HTC is also looking at this. Therefore, to improve screen size and positioning, the retirement of the ‘home’ button was always going to happen. The removal of the button means biometric security will need to be replaced as the scanner needs to be placed somewhere else on the device handset. Therefore, Apple’s power button concept isn’t ground-breaking. It is the next evolutionary step in handset design principles.

This will mean a change in the design symmetry of the Apple iPhone. The ‘home’ button is a central design placement within the historic line-up of Apple devices. Its removal will be a big design change. The movement of the fingerprint scanner is a by-product of this design sea-change. However, we still don’t know what Apple is doing. Fans will have to wait until September when the next Apple iPhone launch event occurs.

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Compare and Recycle at London Tech Week

Here at Compare and Recycle, we like to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the tech industry. So this week we will be reporting from the London Tech Week Expo where we will be getting the low down on the latest innovations that are relevant to the mobile phone industry.

This festival of live events celebrates the best tech and innovation with guests and presenters such as Nokia, Huawei and Intel, we have more interest than ever to understand what they envision the future of the mobile market to be, what advancement they are pushing in battery power, what they are doing to ensure that some of the 2 million phones a year don’t end up in landfill. We are all stakeholders in the environmental issues surrounding the country, so as you can imagine, we’ll be sure to grill some of the exhibitors on what they’re internal ethos is towards recycling and environmental sustainability.

You can count on us to provide you with up to date news as we learn it. We can be your ears at this great expo keep up with it in real time on our Twitter and Facebook!

 

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Best Small Mobiles Available in 2017

We review and compare the best mini mobiles and compact smartphones that you can buy in 2017, which feature screens of 5-inches or under. From the Sony Xperia XA1 and Xperia X Compact to Apple’s iPhone 7 and the Moto G5, these easy-to-handle handsets cover a full range of budgets.

Big phones and big screens are so 2014, phablet brands are running out of steam in the market place and new technology is downsizing and the more power can be got out of a smaller machine.

Because of this, the smaller varieties of phones have been becoming more popular with the big brands as they set out to make 2017 the year of the compact smart phone.

If you are after a phone that you can comfortably use with one hand and that will definitely fit in your pocket, then we have the list for you!

Sony Xperia XA1

New for 2017 and technically the biggest of our phones, but still within comfortable range. This phone includes all the high grade specifications using the Mediatek Helio P20 instead of the more popular Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset, you can see our full write-up comparing the two on the blog soon.

The XA1 includes an impressive 3GB RAM and all the modern conveniences such as quick charging, a 23 mega pixel camera and all at a price of around £300, it’s hard to find any flagships competing with this pound-for-pound.

At 5.71 inches by 2.64 inches it’s not the smallest, but has much larger bite than its bark. An impressive offering by Sony.

Sony Xperia X Compact

Hard to imagine a world where compact means over 5 inches, but none-the-less, the Xperia X Compact makes our list of the best small phones coming in at 5.08 inches.

It’s impossible not to think that the phone could have been that much smaller if they reduced the unsightly bezel and home buttons on the bottom of the device. It’s much easier to notice now the Galaxy S8 has blown us all away.

The glass back is susceptible to cracking and the is a fingerprint magnet, but if you are willing to sacrifice a slightly better camera with the XA1, the compact still outperforms it in many ways.

Apple iPhone SE

For what is essentially an iPhone 5 chassis with new and improved internals, the iPhone SE got great reviews on its release in early 2016 with its upgraded chipset, improved camera and a bigger battery and the lower cost makes it much more appealing to the bargain hunting individual.

The 4.87 inch by 2.31 inch size of the case makes it one of the smaller of our selections and considering the majority of models still out in the world have of 4 inch displays, the market was right for an upgraded iPhone model that kept its more petite form.

Apple iPhone 7

The heavy hitter of the bunch, the flagship of Apple is a little large for our smaller phones, but gone are the days of the smaller mobile phones with dot matrix displays. This 5.4 inch by 2.64 inch display is the largest phone of our selection, but the small bezel and narrow top, so if you want a small phone but don’t want to settle for less power, then the iPhone 7 is probably the way to go!

Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung love pushing the boundaries of screen size, the first to introduce the phablet to the market and the first to completely remove the bezel. However they also introduced the Galaxy ACE range to offer the high end phone in the smaller chassis. The 5.33 inch by 2.61 inch body isn’t as small as previous models but the release in January comes with all the modern conveniences that rival any of the flagship devices.

Waterproofing, Samsung pay with fingerprint reader, USB-C and an impressive selfie camera, this phone knows it’s target and despite the slightly under powered CPU and lack of 4k recording we can see this phone being extremely popular with the festival-going populous!

Conclusion

The phones here aren’t as small as the phones we used to aspire to own. Remember the Nokia 8210? We lost that phone in our pockets. There’s always going to be a toss up between size and functionality especially when it comes to the touch screens. As anyone with a smart watch can attest to.

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Business Mobile Phone Recycling Made Easy

We introduce our new business mobile phone recycling area on the website and describe why it should be the first place to businesses to visit when they come to decommissioning your old mobile phone handsets.

Mobile phone recycling is a shady area of the WEEE recycling initiative, although it has the logo for WEEE recycling many businesses regard the mobile phone as a sunken cost and high risk for data exploitation. Couple this with the fact that it can take quite some time to flash a whole fleet of mobile phones and what are you left with? A box of mobile phones taking up space in some store cupboard.

There are many reasons why a business should consider recycling their old mobile phones, from our discussions with businesses we have uncovered the following as primary examples;

  • Corporate Social Responsibility – Recycling makes a big part of the corporate social responsibility and some of the SME’s we speak to use mobile phone recycling as a method to meet internal targets.
  • Compliance with the WEEE directive – Realistically the responsibility falls to the retailer of the mobile phone, but out companies are regulated and compliant with the regulations so solutions can be provided for small mobile retailers that are faced with mobile phones that need to be recycled.
  • Reducing depreciation – Mobile phones are traditionally considered an expense, but for companies with a large amount of mobile phones, a certain amount of expense can be recovered from recycling and selling the mobile phones back to merchants.
  • Getting the best price for old technology – the merchants that provide a quote will be more inclined to provide a more favourable quote if they do not need to spend an extra amount on customer acquisition. Companies often offer more than the standard price listed on our main mobile phone comparison
  • Data clearing service as standard – The ISO 27001 Certification in Information Security Management is only available to companies that provide a service that complies with the protocol to securely clear the data from the old mobile phones. The data clearing goes further than a factory reset and replaces the data on a mobile phone so that it is unrecoverable and insured against it.

These are all great reasons to use a company specialising in mobile phone recycling, the barrier is often finding a service that is easy to use, that’s why we have created a system that makes the process fast and easy by using our simple search box to add phones or an upload function if you keep your inventory in a spreadsheet. Then we do the rest.

We will send the details out to our top recyclers to get a provisional quote back and a courier will then be arranged if you are happy.

We speak to businesses on a day to day basis, IT managers, resource managers and business owners themselves and this tool is becoming an invaluable way for them to recoup some capex spend..

 

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