Americans Are Sitting On $33 Billion Worth Of Old Cell Phones
As an American, if you are looking for some extra cash, then we have good news for you. According to a study, every second USA citizen has an old cell phone worth $171.
You can get some additional cash by selling your old unused mobile phones. The total value of these old smartphones is over $33.8 billion in the USA alone, according to data published by OnePoll and SellCell.com.
Around 20% of Americans do not have “time” to sell their cell phones. Another 20% say that they do not want anyone to misuse their personal data, so they cannot sell their old smartphones.
Below are a few ways to get the most out of your old smartphones:
Sell your phone
You can sell your unused cell phone to companies, such as Glyde, Gazelle, Amazon and SellCell. These companies offer reasonable trade-in value for your old smartphones. For example, you can sell your iPhone 5 64GB for $600 to any of the mentioned companies.
Another option is to trade your cell phone for an upgrade. Almost all smartphone retailers allow their customers to exchange their cell phones for a newer model. For example, you can sell your old iPhone 4S to a retailer and get the iPhone 5 at a discounted price.
Donate your phone
If you don’t need money, you can choose to donate your old phone to website accepting smartphone donations. According to Environmental Protection Agency, one million smartphones that are recycled can give 350 KGs of silver, 15910 KGs of copper, 15 KGs of palladium and 34 KGs of gold.