The majority of us will have more than one mobile phone, whilst almost none of us will actually need this to be the case. So why is it that we hang on to mobiles after we have finished with them?
There are many reasons why people end up keeping phones they don’t need, ranging from the obvious to the totally obscure. However, almost none of them end up being valid and people could find that they can actually get cash for phones instead of holding onto something they will probably never even touch again.
One reason people hold on to phones is nostalgia, seeing them as a gateway to a technologically challenged past that will conjure up many memories associated with the tool. For others, there is a fear that certain items on the phone’s memory won’t ever be properly deleted and that information or memories of yours may end up in other people’s hands.
Both of these points end up being unfounded as a simple deletion (or a more thorough one using special programs for those really want to make sure) will get rid of all data whilst old phones turn out to be far less nostalgic than we might have first thought.
Others hold onto phones in case they lose their current one, not realising that visiting sites that offer cash for phones could give them far more money than a cheap replacement would cost should such an event occur. Others simply don’t even think about it, and again these people are missing out on the financial and environmental benefits that come when you recycle mobile phones.
Others keep them for old text messages but even these can now be easily downloaded onto other platforms. So instead of hanging on to those old phones why not choose to recycle mobile phone and make some money from something you will almost certainly never use again.