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How to Prepare Your Phone When Shipping it Through the Mail

One of the most important parts of trading in your phone is preparing it to get shipped through the mail. After all, the chances are you are going to be sending a device that costs a couple of hundred dollars through the American postal system. The last thing you want to happen at this stage of the process, is the phone to be damaged or even worse, go missing.

How to Prepare Your Phone When Shipping it Through the Mail

We have heard many horror stories where phones haven’t been packaged properly, only to be damaged before they make their way to the buyback companies HQ. At the end of the day a broken phone means a substantial cut on the original price you were quoted.

The purpose of this guide is to show you the steps that you need to take before posting off your phone or tablet, from packaging ideas to postal services that you should choose. So, before you get too eager and send your phone off, take a look at these tips.

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10 Retro Cell Phones That Will Make You Feel Old

If you are above the age of 25 the chances are you will remember some of the phones that we are about to feature in our top 10 list. To teenagers today these probably look like old bricks but in reality these are phones that were revolutionary for their time, whether it was the first phone to come with a camera, or the first phone to sport a colored display, in some way these phones were groundbreaking and we loved them.

10 Retro Cell Phones That Will Make You Feel Old

SellCell.com still see a number of these come through our doors, with 6.5% of old classic cell phones being traded in each year.

Can you remember your first cell phone? Mine was a Nokia 5110 which boasted snake, 10 message storage, and the ability to swap cases. Back in the later part of the 1990’s a phone like this would set me back $150-$200 and today that same phone is a ‘classic’, which makes me feel old.

Here are the top 10 retro cell phones, starting with that Nokia 5110:


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Android Mobile Trade-In’s Increase by a Quarter

In March Samsung launched their new flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge which became available for the public to buy in April. The Galaxy S6 Edge in particular has sold nearly the same number of devices (10 million) as the S6, proving that this device seems to be the more popular choice despite its high price tag. (source: samsung.com)

With every new phone that makes its way onto the market, there is always an old phone ready to sell, and during the past few months we have seen a large increase in the amount of Android based phones coming through the website.

Android Mobile Trade-In’s Increase by a Quarter

Overall, SellCell.com has seen a 23% increase in Android trade-ins since February with the Galaxy range of devices taking up a substantial portion (15%) of the increase with their Galaxy S5 and S4 Smartphones. Other notable Androids that take up 8% include the HTC One M8, LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3, and we predict that figure is still set to climb.

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Selling your iPhone? Here are 9 Things to Think About

Selling your phone can be stressful enough considering the fact that we tend to keep our lives saved on them. Everything from bank details, logins details and contact numbers are stored on our devices, so it’s important to take every necessary steps to save and remove this data from the device before you sell it on.

Selling your iPhone? Here are 10 Things to Think About

The aim of today’s post is to guide you through the things that you may forget to do when selling your iPhone, but we also want to give you a steer in the right direction in signing up with a new carrier, and how to get the most cash back for your older phone.

We are now going to take you through the top 9 things that you need to think about before you sell your iPhone, so grab yourself a coffee and take note…

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Can I Sell my Broken or Damaged Cell Phone?

The simple answer to this question is yes, you can sell a broken or damaged cell phone through the SellCell.com service. It doesn’t matter if you have drop kicked it into oblivion and smashed the screen, or been a bit too heavy handed and broken a power button, we still offer top prices for your gadget.

Can I Sell my Broken or Damaged Cell Phone?

Unfortunately, most people with a beat-up device chuck it to the back of a drawer never to see the light of day again. This is purely down to the fact that they believe the device is worthless, but think again people of America! That shattered and damaged device could replenish your bank account, pay off some unexpected bills or even give you the opportunity to treat yourself to something you have wanted for a while but haven’t been able to afford.

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How to Delete all Android Data Before Selling

Smartphone’s these days carry your life on them, whether its stored bank details, Facebook logins, important text messages or sensitive emails. In the wrong hands you could have your identity stolen quite easily, with loan applications made in your name, credit card applications, and even your bank account cleared of funds.

So, in reality it makes perfect sense that we keep our phones close by at all times, but what about when you come to selling your phone?

How to Delete all Android Data Before Selling

Instantly, you are confronted with the paranoia of leaving data behind.

To drive home just how important it is at clearing your data, we found that Avast (a security company) carried out a study where they purchased 20 cell phones from eBay. They then recovered the following data:

– More than 40,000 photos (including personal selfies)

– 750 emails and text messages

– More than 250 contact numbers

Let’s not panic you too much though as the idea of today’s post is to show you just how you can delete all Android data before selling your device. The following 5 ways will make it as hard as possible for anyone to reclaim data from your Android.

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