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How ecoATM can help give your old phone new life

They are waiting, in drawers and cupboards across the country. Almost everyone has one – you probably do – and many people have more than one, sometimes many more than one.

They were once beloved, never leaving your side and always on call. But they are now ignored, as their owners tell themselves they’ll do something with them eventually.

ecoATM is intended to change all that. It gives those phones an opportunity for a second life – and may give you some money in return, all while knowing you are doing some good for the planet.

Trading in your phone with ecoATM can help you, by generating a bit of money for something you might not even be using anyway. They can help the world, by allowing the rich wealth of materials that are inside that phone to be used again, and minimising the environmental impact of new devices. And they can even help your house, by clearing it of those phones that you’ve always promised you would do something about and never have.

If you’ve been putting off doing that, chances are it’s in large part because of how long and complicated the process of trading your phone in with the many companies that exist is. You have to sign up online, get your phone valued, before sending off your phone and hoping that it’s dealt with well. Often, you have no idea how the phone is being used after it’s gone, or whether you got a particularly good deal for it.

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ecoATM is changing all that, with an instant and real-time process that makes the process of trading in your phone far easier. It does so by offering simple physical kiosks, rather than complicated website and postal systems, which mean you can just arrive at the location and drop it off. There are currently 4,400+ kiosks in the UK, Germany, France and the USA.

You’ll be paid instantly, making it perfect for anyone who might be looking to generate a little bit of money ahead of Christmas and after a very difficult year. And you’ll be paid a fair price, with ecoATM saying that it offers both transparent and above average pricing for devices, getting rid of the worry of whether you should have sold that phone on after all.

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You can find out that price before setting out to one of ecoATM’s kiosks, which may be adjusted before you get to the kiosk. Its website makes it very easy to get a quote online, and then to find your nearest location if you’re happy with the price – you can find that by clicking here.

After you’ve dropped your phone in, it may go on to find a second life, having the opportunity to be refurbished and avoiding the endless cycle of rubbish and waste that comes with the modern phone market. But phones that are traded in with ecoATM can find new value, showing that old devices still have use for vast numbers of people, and that they can live on much longer than the quick and disposable fashion that comes with the modern phone market.

The company is expanding across the UK and Europe, and has just teamed up with Chelsea FC to encourage people to pass on their phones responsibly and easily. In an attempt to find ‘The Greenest Blue’, the company is putting the green credentials of players Tammy Abraham, Antonio Rudiger and Ben Chilwell to the test by hooking them up to a lie detector and asking about their own recycling habits. Check out Chelsea FC’s digital and social channels to see how they do.

Find out how much your old smartphone is worth. Follow @ecoatmuk or visit  https://uk.ecoatm.com/

Source:

www.independent.co.uk

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