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‚Äú Sell your old mobile phone for cash. Help the environment, de-clutter your house and earn some cash ¬órecycle your old mobile phone today! ‚Äě

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      04.05.2012 16:38

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      What a absolute joke enviro phone are . Never send these any mobiles . The service is awfull and u have to contact these to find out about ur mobile . :(

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      31.01.2012 20:44

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      I was very pleased with their service, received the postal package for my phone to return to them within two days, i decided myself to send it recorded signed for and received notification same day as they received it to say it passed the test (which i knew it would) received payment argos card within two days so in all completed within a week. also found them to give best price of the online ones i could find

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      02.02.2011 15:20

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      Sent my phone off after what looked like a good price, after 2 weeks I got an e mail saying that they would not pay the agreed price as it was 'water damaged'They offered me 70% less than agreed (this seems to be a trend, which I assume many people just accept) I declined and asked them to return the phoneI got the phone back and it still works perfectly so I dont know where the 'water damaged' bit comes fromI have since sold the phone to money4mymobile for the agreed price with a really short turn around time, I can highly recommend money4mymobileDont waste your time with envirophone, they just try and rip you off!!

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      15.12.2010 20:57

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      I have posted two phones to envirophone and waited for my cheque to arrive , 3 weeks later I received 3 emails from them telling me they are not paying the £21 that it was agreed for my sonny Erricson and they will only pay £14.00 for it , and since I did not agree or disagree with this counter offer their policy stipulate that I have accepted the new price.Also there was no mention of the second phone in the bag. I called customer service they said they only received one phone and my other phone has a little scrach on it so they are not paying the full price.Big mistake I will never send any future mobile phone to them.

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      15.12.2010 14:28

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      I would not recomment Envirophone at all. I had a perfectly working phone that they said I would get £77 pounds for. I sent the phone to them Royal Mail specail delviery which cost £5.50. When they received teh phone they said there was a fault with the LCD when I know categorically there isn't. After reading a few reviews over here it appears they use this a lot, I've seen several reviews here of people saying that envirophone.com told them their phone had a fault LCD when clearly it didn't.Waste of time and money !!!

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      08.03.2010 13:13

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      I sent my phone to Envirofone after seeing their adverts on TV so much but they offered me much less "wonga" than the first quote. They said I had a cracked screen, not true! I'm now waiting to get my phone back from them, I want to see this cracked screen for myself...

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      17.02.2010 21:51
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      All round great company.

      I have often wondered about these sites and if they really work or are they going to take your phone and give you no money, so after receiving a tip from none other than Martin Lewis the Money Expert, I decided to give it ago. Routing through my cubaoards I found 3 phones that I had hidden right at the back. These phones were the result of mine and my boyfriends upgrades on our contract phones so we didn't need then anymore and could definatly sell them.

      www.environphone.com

      ***Background***

      Envirofone is the UK's best mobile phone recycling site. They have currently paid out over £20 million and more each week. Envirofone is free to use, pays you cash for your old mobile and helps the environment.

      ***Facts***

      *£20 million paid out and rising
      *6 million page views per month
      *17,000 unique visitors each day
      *£500,000 in donations made to charities
      *Over 2,000 phone models listed
      *Working and non-working phones accepted (lower value offered for non-working)

      ***Process***

      It is as simple as this:

      1. Open an account - This is free and takes 2 minutes to do.
      2. Once the account is open, search on the left hand side of the screen for your make and model and then you can see how much it is worth.
      3. Fill in the details and then you will be sent an envelope with a free post label. Pop the phone in it and send it back.
      4. Wait for the payment.

      ***Recycling & Payment***

      When they receive the old mobile phones they test them to ensure that the old mobile phones are working correctly and then they grade the mobiles as to whether they can be re-used immediately, require minor refurbishment or are not suitable for reuse and need to be recycled.

      An email is then sent to confirm the price of the phone because in some cases, they may need to re-value the phone if it has been damaged or isn't working.

      ***Payment***
      Payment can be made by the following:
      *Bacs
      *Cheque
      *Paypal or
      *Argos

      This is normally issued after the phone has been checked and approved and you will be contacted by email to inform you of payment.

      ***Overall***
      This has been a pleasant and straight forward transaction to do. I have nothing but praise for this company as they dealt with me quickly and effeciently. I put in 3 phones that were a bit scratched and didnt have chargers as I couldn't find them anywhere. I received a quote from them of £60.00. I was so pleased that I posted them off straight away in the envelope they provided and awaited my emails to see if they had passed their tests.

      I received the email after 3 days and they had passed. I then received a cheque from them 4 days later.

      I would recommend that you remove all sim cards, pictures and messages from your phone before you send them and you also send the phones recorded delivery (or special if they are worth alot of money), as then you have proof of postage.

      It is so simple to do and I am so pleased with the results. I would recommend to anyone.

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        18.10.2009 11:39
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        Go delve through your drawers

        Mobile phones are so common place that they're now given away free with newspapers, the Suns current offer is so good that you're actually being paid to take the handset. For £9.50 and 4 tokens you get an Alcatel handset and £10 of call time on a pay as you go tarriff. With offers like this its rather easy to end up with a heap of surplus handsets. Even if you don't cash in on this type of offer mobile handsets wear out, get damaged beyond repair or the battery gives up. In an easy come easy go world its all too tempting just to chuck it in the bin or donate it to one of the many charities collecting mobile phones to raise funds.

        There is however another alternative. Sell it on yourself to a mobile recycler. There are hundreds of these to choose from but you do need to do a bit of homework as the price can vary quite considerably between companies. Fortunately a quick whizz around the internet brings the figures to your fingertips instantly.

        One of the most user friendly websites I've come acrosss is Envirofone. Simply choose your handset manufacturer and then your model and hey presto an instant price. Assuming your phone is in perfect working order thats exactly what you'll be paid by cheque upon reciept of your phone although they do offer an extra 10% if you choose to be paid in Argos vouchers. Once you decide to sell your phone (by clicking on the sell my phone option) you'll be asked to register with the site. On completion you'll be sent a pre-paid bubble wrap envelope to enable you to post your phone to Envirofone. Its worth obtaining free proof of posting from the Post Office just in case your handset goes astray in the mail.

        Should your phone be non-working or damaged in any way then the figure offered is reduced but you won't find out how much by until you its been tested. I've found their offers to be more than fair and they give you ten days from reciept to decline this revised offer at which point they return your phone free of charge.

        If you sell your phone to Envirofone via the cashback site Quidco you'll get £3.60 from your first transaction and £1.50 for every subsequent transaction. Its worth noting that sending multiple phones counts as a single transaction so financially its worth sending each phone as a separate sale to make a little extra cash.

        I've sold in excess of fifty handsets to Envirofone over the past year as a means of raising funds for a local charity and have always recieved payment witihin 21 days of initially posting the handsets.

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          11.09.2009 16:02
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          Worth looking at if you have phones to spare.

          Due to the economic climate my hours at work have been reduced. This has given me more time at home so I am systematically clearing out cupboards and drawers that have been neglected for too long. Amongst all the rubbish I have ended up collecting six mobile phones of various ages that have long since been dumped for "cooler" models. I had heard that it was possible to get money back for phones from various websites so thought I would take a look. To be honest I didn't think I would get anything at all as they were all quite old.


          These companies promote themselves as environmentally friendly and that may well be true and we certainly don't need old mobiles in landfill. The only thing that sits badly with me is that they must be making money from selling them on to places that are not as well off as we are.


          I tried several sites that would not give me anything at all and then I came across envirofone.com. I use a cashback site called i-rewards sponsored through my husbands work and they were offering £3.50 for returning a phone to envirofone. I decided that I might as well get £3.50 even if the phone wasn't worth anything so I logged on to their site. The layout was very straightforward and you searched for the model using the search buttons on the left. I found that unlike all the previous sites these would actually offer me a value for my phones. The values were only a few pounds but I thought every little helps so I chose the highest value phone to proceed with. As I had never used them before I thought I would just try one phone and see what happened.


          There was a choice of cash or Argos gift vouchers for payment. I decided on the Argos vouchers because that made the value slightly greater and would come in handy at Christmas time. I had to set up a name and password and fill in my details to allow for a padded envelope to be sent to me.


          It did state in the payment section that if the phone did not pass their assessment then you would be offered a lesser amount or you could choose to have the phone returned to you. There was not, however, anywhere that asked the status of the phone which I had seen on other sites. I knew that the phone I was sending back had a very badly scratched case so I thought they may well reject it but it was worth a try.


          The envelope arrived about 3 days later and I promptly sent the phone off and waited to see. I did get proof of posting. It was 5 days before I received an e-mail saying my phone had been received and immediately had another one saying it had failed their assessment and this e-mail offered me a lower value. There was no mention of the case damage but it did say it had water damage. I was furious and thought it was obviously a con to reduce the payouts. When I told my daughter this later (it had been her phone before I bought her a new one for her birthday) she rather sheepishly informed me that the last time she had used it she had put it in her pocket at Thorpe park and had got it soaked several times on the water rides! Once she told me this I thought I would just take the lower value (it had only gone down £2) as it was better than nothing. I replied to the e-mail and waited for my money.


          Four days after the e-mail I received my Argos giftcard. It was enclosed with a letter telling me to retain the card as any future trades will be credited onto the same card. I can see this being rather unsuccessful with me as it is not a vinyl card it is simply thin card and I can't really see it lasting very well.


          I have decided to send one more phone off that I know is definitely not damaged at all and I shall wait to see what happens this time.


          Overall I was reasonably happy with the service. I felt the turnaround was a bit slow and I would have preferred to have been able to list the phone as damaged so I would have been aware of how much I would be paid. At the moment I am just pleased to get something for stuff that was just junking up my house!


          I have come back to edit this review as I have since sent back another three phones. Even though I had lost the chargers so had no idea even if they worked I tried it. They were all passed immediately and the claim processed quickly so I have been pleased with the further service.

          (Also on ciao under the same name)

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            02.09.2009 21:16

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            i decided to sell my phone to envirophone and they offered me £77 for it. i received the return envelope the next day. (very efficient) however after waiting nearly two weeks i receive an e-mail stating that they could not offer me the ammount quoted as my phone has an LCD problem that they discovered upon checking the phone in their workshop. The phone was 4 months old and hardly used they then informed me they would only give me £22. I feel this may be a common occurance and a way of paying less for your phone. All in all a promising start to a dissapointing ending.

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            28.08.2009 14:50
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            I would rather jump on my phone than give them to this company.

            We all have old phone we think 'I'll keep that as it will come in handy somewhere' however, it never does. As my Sister found out when she came across five old Mobiles in her draw on a clear out. I am a constant recycler so I never have to have the clear outs my poor sister does.

            Since I had my little monkey we have been going to my sisters for tea once a week so she can see Scarlet and as a mummy I can have some welcomed help. Whilst with her, getting our daily soap fix we came across an advert for Envirophone and thought this was a fantastic idea for the five phones she had hoarded.

            Unfortunately my sister never checks the pockets of her partners jeans before they go in the wash so three of the phones didn't work before sending.

            I logged onto the site to complete the transaction and found it was really easy to complete and within minutes had the price of £57.00 for all five. And the jiffy bag to send the phones off would be with us within days. All I had to do was enter the make and model of the phone and the current condition (if they worked or not). And of course her address details. Fantastic. What a pleasent and easy transaction.

            Within two days the bag had arrived so we sent them off straight away as the cheque would not be sent until the phones had arrived. We were so impressed with the service we had recieved so far we were recommending everyone to the site.

            Once however the check had arrived our excitement turned to dismay. Instead if the £57.00 we had been gauranteed for the phones what we actually recieved was £1.57. I just couldn't believe it. I instantly contacted the customer service number provided with the check and was even more dismayed by what they stated.

            After twenty minutes on hold with some very unclassy music to listen to I finally got to speak to someone who clearly couldn't be bothered to answer any of my questions. After having to explain to her several time the situation I was finally advised the reason for the pitance that was sent was the fact the phones did not work.

            I tried to explain I entered this into the website when making the application but she just was not interested. After several calls and serval explinations I was advised that the amount send would not change. I never even recevied such as an apology for the service we experienced and the amount that was sent wasn't even worth banking.

            I certainly would not recommend this company to anyone and would rather give the old phones to another cause.

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              16.08.2009 22:38
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              Simple, effective, what more could you want!

              After seeing a good few adverts on the telly for a variety of companies offering to recycle your old mobile phones for cash, I decided to have a look on the internet to see which one would give me the most for my Nokia 6500 slide. Envirophone came out tops with £56 for my phone which I no longer needed due to getting a new one. I filled in the necessary details, creating a user name, a password and filling in my name and address for postal purposes. You are then given a choice to have your reward sent as a cheque or in the form of Argos vouchers. The vouchers tend to give you a few pence more but I plumped for the cheque. You have the option to offset the carbon emissions given off as part of the process of recycling your phone for about £1.12 which comes off the money offered for your phone. You can also opt for a percentage of the money to be sent to charity, a simple way to give a donation to a worthy cause.

              If your phone is in good working order and is in good condition, ie it switches on and off, you will receive what Envirophone feel your phone is worth. If it does not work, you may still be able to earn a reduced fee for your phone. The site will work all that out for you.

              Envirophone will send you an envelope containing a strong plastic envelope in which to send your phone and any accessories you no longer want. You will not receive any extra money for these however. You will also get an address label with a bar code which is specific to your transaction and a spare label for any future tranactions. You stick the label on, pop the phone and any accessories you like into the envelope, send it away and Bob's your uncle! A cheque or the vouchers will wing their way to you in about a week.

              I am in the process of sending another phone to be recycled for £9.99, not a huge amount of money, but every little helps!

              A friend of mine got a free upgrade and because she didn't like the new phone, kept her old phone and recycled the upgrade for a considerable amount as it was a new model! Another friend had had a few problems with her new phone and was sent a new one after contacting the manufacturer. On experiencing the same problem again, she received another new one and was left with two working mobiles which she no longer needed. Again, as they were new models she received a little over £100 for each one after sending them off to Envirophone leaving her quids in. Not too bad, eh!

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                16.08.2009 22:15
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                Use this website to get a little bit of cash ofr your old mobile

                I am a member of several online survey sites, and when I was logged into onepoll.co.uk, I noticed an icon at the top of the screen for sell your mobile phone for cash. Now this is something I have never considered which is strange I have quite a few old mobiles sat around gathering dust and taking up space at home just in case my current phone goes wrong but when clicking this link it went through to a website called phonepiggybank.com, which is part of the envirofone.com group.

                It is really simply to sell your phone, and the website is really easy to use. When you first visit the site you need to create an account. This is needed to provide address details for payment. After you have signed up and logged into the website, you need to browse for your phone. Firstly you need to select the make of phone and then select the model of the phone. I've used this company to recycle my old Australian mobile, which was a Samsung. When you add the phone to your cart it shows you the price that the company is willing to pay for your phone. Here you can either accept the price or reject it by cancelling the trade. You can trade your phone even if it is broken and Envirofone will pay up to 90% of the value of the phone for broken phones.

                If you accept the trade, you will simply be presented with another screen confirming your address details.

                After trading your phone, you are sent a SAE jiffy bag to send your phone to the company. This arrived promptly. After receiving the jiffy bag simply place your phone in the post, the company recommend that you send the phone back via recorded delivery. This is of course you choice and it depends on the value of the phone you are sending. My phone was only worth £7.50 so I didn't bother. You should receive payment within 7-10days. Payment is either done via a specified paypal account or by sending a cheque to your specified address when you signed up, I opted for the cheque option.

                One good thing I noticed with this company is how it kept you update with the trades you are completing. You receive an email to confirm you have traded the phone. After sending your phone to the company you receive another phone informing you that it has been received. I then received another email within 24-48 hours to tell me that my payment had been sent. This again arrived promptly.

                The reality is that you're not going to get rich from this exchange and you could probably make more money by using EBay. It does say that your phone may be worth £100, but in reality most are worth between £5-10. I guess that at the moment an I-phone would be worth £100.

                By recycling your old mobile phone you not only reduce the impact that a mobile phone has on the environment but also get the chance to see if your old mobile phone could earn you money.

                Overall this is something that I would certainly use again, but you may be able to make money for your old mobile through other means. I have noticed several companies like this one online and this one always seem to have a slightly higher price for the mobile.

                Thanks for reading

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                  14.08.2009 16:40
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                  Excellent

                  I stumbled upon envirophone after browsing the internet of ways I could make some extra cash to try pay off my astronomical overdraft. At first, I wasn't sure whether to try them as I thought they might pay really low prices for used phones, when in fact I found the prices they offered were really fair. I had a blackberry which I wasn't using any more since I had received my new upgrade, so I searched for my particular model and was quite surprised to find they were offering me £37. Not bad to say the keyboard didn't work properly and it was sat in a drawer at home! As long as the phone switches on, they class this as working, but even if your phone doesn't work they will still pay up to 90% of the price offered for a working handset.
                  So how does it work? Well, you type in which model phone you have, and they give you a price straight away. If you are happy with this price you can ask for a free padded envelope so that you can send your mobile to them free of charge. There is also a free courier collection service if you are sending them more than 4 mobiles. They do recommend using recorded but I didn't and it still got to them. Once they have received the phone they will email you and then they test and grade your phone. Once this has been done, they will send you a cheque within 7 days (although I received mine within 2 working days). You can also opt to receive a slightly higher price (a couple of pounds more) and rather than a cheque, they will send you vouchers to spend in Argos.
                  What happens to your old phone? You will be pleased to hear that you will be doing your bit for the environment, and the phones are either resold or reprocessed. If they are not working, they will be reprocessed and stripped of any valuable components such as flash memory, plastics and metals. Any remaining materials are smelted for energy recovery. A large majority of phones are re-used, and this contributes to managing the demand for precious minerals such as coltan which is sourced from the deep forests of the Congo in central Africa. The Congo's mining business has in recent years led to a dramatic reduction of animal habitat, specifically the world's endangered lowland gorillas and reuse and recycling can help to reduce the demand for new raw materials. Thanks to Envirophone for the last bit about the precious metal Coltan (I was eager to let you know the important bit for the environment!).
                  The website is really well laid out and is easy to navigate around. The bit that I like is the 'Green Room' with a community style feel with forums, a section where you can work out your carbon footprint, money saving ideas and competitions.

                  An excellent way to earn a few quid!

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                    07.08.2009 20:13

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                    not bad but theres better paying sites out there

                    If you have a old mobile phone laying around you can get onto the envirofone website useing your p.c, search for your make and model and they will send you a jiffy bag with a freepost address on it which you slip your mobile into and pop it in the post.
                    Envirophone dont pay out as much as other mobile recycleing websites but is sure easier.
                    It took me about 2 weeks before i got my cheque that came through the post.
                    once they have got your mobile phone they will send you a email saying that they have got it which is good so you know it got there safely.
                    They also send you a email when they have dispatched your cheque or argos voucher which you will get with in the next few days.
                    before you use envirofone i suggest you look at other "money for mobiles"
                    websites and see how much you can get.

                    -sorry for any spelling mistakes

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