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Went onto google, found out that Love 2 Recycle offered the most money for my Apple Iphone 3G 16GB. I completed the online form and a couple of days later I received an evelope to post my phone to them (I used Royal Mail Special Delivery). I read some poor reviews of the company on this site but they kept me well informed by emailing me the progress of the transaction. I received a cheque about 7 days later. Result. Easy, no hassle. I would highly recommend them.
Totally unhelpful - stated that phone was faulty - it was not. Did not receive emails of lowered offer - first we knew was when cheque arrived. when complained ,they said that they could not be responsible for us not receiving offer and unfortunately phones are automatically recycled after 7 days. Therefore cannot get phones back and money given was a pittance of what we should have got.
Love2Recycle are great... I saw them on TV over Christmas, went online on 28th - after feeling guilty for spending too much in the sales, I received a padded envelope (and they even printed out an address label) next day - yes the next day... And sent it back the day after... Got my cheque earlier on this week... and paid it in today:) Brilliant... Told all my friends - cash for my old phone ... doesn't get better than that - wish Ebay was that easy!
I have always been a little cautious of all these mobile phone recycling companies who will offer you all this money for a phone you don't want. I went through a trusted website which has a comparison chart of all the companies and what they would offer you for your type of phone. I first used love2recycle in 2009, and even though they were not offering me the most money out of all the companies they has some pretty good reviews behind them so that was enough to assure me.
The site is simple, you basically enter the make of your phone or model number and hopefully this will then bring it up. Click on the image and this will show you're the amount they will offer you. If you are happy click add to basket and then to checkout. Here it will require you to enter your details so they can continue the first stage of the recycling process, sending out your envelope. Many of the other sites are asking you to use your own postage to send your phone Love2recyle don't they send you a pre-paid envelope so you don't incur any extra charges! Better for us as it means more money in our pockets. They do advice though if your phone is worth a lot more that you pay to send it recorded delivery etc, just in case it goes missing as the pre paid envelope they supplied is not insured.
Once they have received the phone their turn around time is very fast and I received my cheque within 5 working days. I had no issues or any reason why I would not recommend these in the future. I am now in the process of sending off my second phone so it's always a good sign when you go back and use them again.
Truly and honestly the most terrible recycling website for phones i have ever used. I cannot stress enough how awful this site is! The promise of three day turn around payment by cheque or paypal. I chose paypal...i waited and waited heard nothing, 3 weeks later after constantly being unable to log into the system because my details were not recognisable apparently! so i emailed...heard nothing for 3 days finally i got an email telling me to use a different site...thats fine. i did it but it still did not work. I finally recieved an email today saying "Dear Sir" my name is Charlotte...not exactly masculine! Saying they had sent me a cheque! However...i wanted to be payed by paypal! Seriously hurrendous...customer service, turn around, attention to detail...EVERYTHING!
Like other reviewers here, I also found out about this website from Money Saving Expert. I had decided to sell my mobile phone and go back to using an old one, for various reasons, and as the phone was only just over a year old I felt it was probably worth a little bit of money. I went on a price comparison site and found that Love2Recycle was offering the most money for my phone in working order, so I decided to go with them. The website also claims that the company is environmentally friendly because they recycle or re-use all phones that they receive, so that is an extra incentive to use them.
The website is straighforward enough. You simply enter the details of the phone you want to get rid of, including if it is in working order, and the website will tell you how much they will pay you. This is only a quote though, and the actual price could change once they've received the phone if there's something wrong with it. If you are happy with the quote, you confirm it and then register your details on the site and set up a password. You will then receive an email confirming that your 'order' has been processed. Within a few days you should receive a jiffy bag, in which you simply need to place the phone, and then you post it. Although you can return the phone by Freepost, for phones worth a bit of money it is advisable to take the package to a Post Office and pay a little extra to have it 'signed for' (this should cost about 65p or so and they should be able to just top up the value of the postage that the company is paying for).
Within a couple of days you should receive an email from Love2Recycle stating that they've received your phone and then re-confirming the price they will pay. If the quote is lower than you had expected then they will give you the option of cancelling the transaction and they will return your phone to you. However, if the quote is as you expected then the email will simply confirm that a cheque is to be posted. You should then receive the cheque within a few days.
Just a couple of things; firstly, if your phone is worth £0 then they will still take your phone from you and will recycle it. Secondly, you must make sure that any phones you send to them have the IMEI code on them (inside the phone, usually under the battery). Mine wasn't there initially and Love2Recycle wouldn't pay me any money, and returned my phone to me. If your phone does not have this then check the box it came in to see if that's where it is (that's where mine was). Unlike some cash-for-mobiles websites, this company do not warn you of this before you send your phone off, so I thought it was worth mentioning as it meant I had to send the phone off twice before I got paid.
A brilliant idea whereby you get to play your part in saving the environment, and get some cash as well - win win situation! I found out about this site via the informative site moneysupermarket.com and immediately hunted down my old phones. As i'm sure alot of people do, over the years, I have purchased new, state of the art phones, and tended to dump the obsolete ones.
I had a Nokia N75 which was surplus to requirements, i got an estimate of £35.00 which i felt was more than reasonable considering the age and condition of the phone. The initial stage involves you either typing in your phone make and model number into a box, or, alternatively, selecting it via the make. Due to new phones coming out all the time, there are some pretty ancient models on site, for which you won't get paid a penny, and they do state this clearly - meaning it's not a time wasting event for you. If you're in doubt about what make/model your phone is, there are pictures to assist - simply a case of matching up. The phone needs to be in working order, for it to get the premium amount - if it isn't, they will offer you a lesser amount which you have the right to decline with, thus getting your phone back. The second stage is registering your details, which takes minutes, if that.
Once that's done it's a simple case of patiently waiting for the arrival of a tidy padded self addressed pre-paid envelope. The only thing you have to do, is pop your phone in, seal it and post it. Soon after you should receive a confirmation email stating the details of the phones (eg make and model) and also they will be testing the phone in order to confirm it's in fully working order. This whole process can take as little as 7 days, from when they receive the envelope to your cheque arriving.
If there are any problems with the phone, they give you a revised price, which again you have the option to decline or accept. My dealings with their customer service department has been pleasant, as they are willing to answer any queries you may have.
I have checked on other sites such as Mazuma, Phonebank, Mobile Exchange and Envirophone and Love2recycle do offer the best deal for your phone.
Every now and again, there are special offers in association with this site. I received a £5 voucher which I spent in Iceland where I treated myself to a selection of chocs. There are other retailers listed on the voucher such as TJ Hughes, WHSmith, Argos, HMV, Homebase, and Wilkinson, to name a few. They are the general High Street voucher, so it's a simple case of typing "high street voucher" into google, to get a comprehensive list.
There is no limit as to how many phones you can recycle, so far I have only sent one, as I need my other one, but when that has passed its sell by date, I will return to this site. A rough guide as to how much you'll get for a phone is for a Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte they would pay up to £198.00, for an Apple
iPhone 8GB (2G) they pay up to £126.00.
Due to how quickly technology moves these days, a phone that may have been the height of fashion last year may be an eyesore now.
In terms of the environmental benefits - if they end up on landfill sites this could lead to toxic substances seeping into the soil and groundwater, which cause insurmountable damage to the planet. Although phones aren't the only contributor to landfill sites, it is an area that phone companies are working on. Newer phones are being made more eco-friendly, as opposed to older models which may contain chromium, PVC, brominated flame retardants, liquid crystals, lead, brominated flame retardants (PBB, PBDE), mercury and in their batteries, cadmium, nickel, and lithium. Quite a lethal concoction.
At the moment, there aren't too many eco-friendly phones, Nokia's ReMade was released early last year, which is made from 100% recycled materials. The Nokia 3110 Evolve is partially made from recycled materials, with an energy-saving charger. There is also a lesser known name - Atlas Kinetic Cell Phone, which is built in its entirety from aluminium and is powered by built-in kinetic energy features. The lengths technology can go to are simply extraordinary!
Dig out those old phones, this is definitely a site worth storing in your "favourites"!
Love2recycle is one of the many mobile phone recycling companies. This company has been providing a wide range of solutions for many of the world's biggest suppliers of digital products. They are apparently the largest repairer of mobile phones in the UK with nearly 3 Million handsets passing through Norwich facility each year. It works across 13 countries.
I got to know about it from moneysavingexpert website. I wanted to recycle one of my old mobile phones and then they were offering the best deal with also a £5 gift voucher. I used love2recyle to recycle my nokia 6288 which gave £18 cash and a £5 high street gift voucher.
Their website is fairly simple to use and you will have to register your details and the phone details to use their service. Once registered, they send you a prepaid envelope in which you will have to send your old phone back. Once they check that they are in working condition with no water damage, and then they will send you a cheque. They will send an email saying that they have received your phone. My whole transaction took place within 20 days.
Just in case your phone is faulty or damaged, you can still send your phone and then they will test it and make an offer by email and if you want to accept the offer, you will have to just click the link in the email. It's that simple.
I think this is one of the good recycling companies and is reliable and i would recommend it to everyone.
Mobile phone recycling. Get money for your old mobile.