O2 Recycle vs Mazuma vs Envirophone to sell phones
If you’ve ever thought of selling your mobile phone then you may be baffled as to just where you might get the best deal and what some of the different services offer. We thought we’d take a look at three of the most well known mobile phone buying companies, O2 Recycle vs. Mazuma vs. Envirophone, to give you some idea on each of the services.
First off we have O2 Recycle and to sell your device you first simply need to enter the model or make of your phone. There’s also hope for those who’ve forgotten the name of their device as you can look up further information if you need to and O2 Recyle deal with smartphones and other devices from any network so you don’t need to be an existing O2 customer to use this service. O2 Recycle claims to offer top prices and will price match other offers (with terms and conditions) but the appeal of this service for many users will be that you can help the environment at the same time as making some money. O2 Recycle also says it doesn’t make any money from this venture and that any money made is donated towards its Big Think initiative that aims to help young people.
Next we have Mazuma Mobile that claims to be the UK’s best rated such service, ranked number 1 on TrustPilot and earning a Trust score of 98%. Mazuma also claims to pay out more quickly than some other services and says its bank transfers will clear on the day of receipt rather than the 3 days it takes some other companies. Simply register to make a sale and you will receive a free postbag, send Mazuma your phone and payment will be made on the day that Mazuma receive it.
Finally how about Envirofone, which again offers an easy search facility. They say they accept damaged phones and that each phone they receive is individually tested and given a price rather than an average price given, great if you’ve looked after your phone but not so great if it has taken some wear perhaps. Samples of some prices currently being offered are shown on the website and Envirofone says that almost all phones received are reused in some part of the world, often in developing economies. In cases where this isn’t possible the phones are recycled by a registered recycling company.
As a brief example of what we found we checked out the prices currently offered by all three services for a Samsung Galaxy S3 in Pebble Blue. O2 Recycle offered Â£293.00, Envirophone came in at Â£285.06 and the Mazuma price offered was Â£285.00. All pretty close in prices then although O2 Recycle came out on top. It seems as though all of these offer a decent service then but we’d also be interested to hear from readers about this. If you have used any of the above companies to sell your mobile did you have a good experience and did you feel you were offered a fair price? Let us know by sending your comments.