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The Device That Changed Our Lives: 10 Years of the iPhone

Posted by Biju Nair on Sep 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Image of iphone mosaic throughout the years.It’s hard to believe that Apple launched its first iPhone 10 years ago.  It was a device that came along and completely changed the game for the mobile and technology industry. At a time of Nokia N95s, Motorola RAZRs and for the business-minded folk, the BlackBerry Curve, no one could have predicted just how much the iPhone would, or could, change our lives.

The iPhone has taken the humble mobile phone to a whole new level – we’ve gone from a device that was designed for mainly texting and calling, to a mini-computer in our pockets. One that allows us to manage our bank accounts, control the heating in our homes, listen to our favorite tunes and to pay for just about anything. And that’s without the social media phenomena of Snapchatting, Tweeting, and Instagramming that leads so many of us to take pictures of our food before we eat it.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

HYLA CEO Spotlight: Getting to Know Biju Nair

Posted by Cindy Sewell on Sep 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
HYLA CEO Biju Nair headshotOur CEO, Biju Nair, recently received the IEEE’s Chairman’s award for Communications Quality & Reliability. This prestigious accolade was given to Biju for being an extraordinary role model, as well as his sustained contribution to the telecommunications industry.

We’re extremely proud of Biju, and unsurprisingly, we believe that this award is very much deserved! Not only has he worked tirelessly to advocate HYLA Mobile’s role in the used device market, he has helped to maximize the sustainability efforts of companies through the application of new technologies like machine learning, process automation and predictive analytics. As a result, HYLA Mobile works with some of the world’s leading operators, retailers and technology players to bring device trade-in services to more than 250 million mobile customers around the world.

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Topics: Device Insurance Solutions

The Big Reveal: How Will The New Apple iPhone Devices Impact the Secondary Market?

Posted by Biju Nair on Sep 11, 2017 3:50:38 PM

iphone-8-sign.jpgRumors have been circling for months about what Apple’s newest device will look like, and whether it will live up to the ‘biggest upgrade in years’ hype. All will be revealed on September 12th at Apple’s ‘Special Event’. While nothing is confirmed yet, rumor has it that Apple will be launching a premium device, the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Celebrating 10 Years of iPhone Trade-ins

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Happy Anniversary iPhoneEven if you spent the better part of your life without an iPhone, it’s pretty hard to imagine the pre-iPhone days. Can you believe we’re coming up on the 10th anniversary of Apple’s hallmark device?

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Broken iPhone? To Repair, Or Not to Repair: That Is the Question

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 17, 2017 12:56:32 AM

Broken iPhoneDid you know that there’s a multi-billion dollar market for cracked iPhone repairs?

It’s crazy to think just how many consumers experience that sinking feeling when their iPhones hit the ground and they pick it up to find a cracked screen.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

How to Time Your iPhone Trade-in Right for iPhone's 10th Anniversary

Posted by Scott Bruce on Aug 14, 2017 9:53:41 AM

iphone trade-inWith all the hype that’s been building, it feels like we’ve been waiting for the 10th anniversary iPhone for years. But now that we’ve entered Q3, iPhone 8 (and the 10th anniversary event) is almost upon us.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Q2 2017 Mobile Device Trade-in Data—What’s Happening Ahead of iPhone 8?

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Aug 3, 2017 12:57:28 AM

mobile device trade-in dataEach quarter, we analyze data regarding mobile device trade-ins. Our data includes the most-traded devices, an analysis of devices that return the highest trade-in values, the amount of money returned to consumers in the United States, and more.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

From Drawers in the US, to Frontline Health Workers in Africa: Unlocking the Value in Used Smartphones

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 25, 2017 9:36:36 AM

Africa Smartphone Health IndustryWhen you think of a used smartphone, you probably picture a mobile collecting dust in the back of a drawer. Something that is only brought back to life to tide you over when your current device is broken or lost, or as a hand-me-down to a friend or relative in need. But used smartphones shouldn’t just be destined for the drawer.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

Essential Tips for Identifying Smartphone Damage

Posted by Scott Bruce on Jul 11, 2017 12:53:19 AM

damaged smartphones
The unresponsive touchscreen, a flash of light and then the black screen: all things a mobile phone owner has experienced at the death of a device.

Those little signs of a phone losing life fill any technology addict with utter despair as they swing between “I hope it just run out of battery” to the realization they might have to replace it.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

The Benefits of Recycling Mobile Devices

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jul 10, 2017 1:53:40 AM

Benefits of Recycling Mobile Devices

April is Earth Month, but a concerted effort on recycling mobile devices would make every month Earth Month.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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