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Making the most of smartphones in 2019

Posted by Biju Nair on Feb 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

2018 was an eventful year for the global smartphone market. We saw the usual flurry of new devices from the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung; we saw rumors and news stories about 5G devices, and we saw players such as Huawei, Xiaomi and OnePlus shake up the market, addressing consumer demands for lower priced devices, with more innovation.

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Topics: Device Insurance Solutions, Device Trade-in Solutions

2018 Year in Review: The Trade-In Market Continues to Mature

Posted by Linda Serges on Jan 31, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For three years now, we’ve collected and analyzed data about the mobile device trade-in market. Each quarter, we publish our findings on the top traded devices, devices with the highest trade-in values, average ages of returned devices, money returned to consumers through trade-in programs, and more.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

TechTalks: Inside Out Transformation

Posted by Krishnan Viswanath on Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Software goes through an evolutionary process as dictated by Conway’s Law; with mutations occurring over time just as it does with various Italian flavors such as Spaghetti,  Ravioli, and Lasagna. Unlike the healthy Italian diet, this is not as good for software organizations. This evolution builds up constraints to the value creation process. A dynamic business landscape requires rapid changes to software to support the evolving business process. However, the expected pace is not met by the software organizations. Questions like “why does it take so long to make such a simple change” and “why is it so expensive” are not uncommon.  

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Topics: TechTalk

Mobile Device Trade-Ins: How telcos can differentiate in the crowded quad play market

Posted by Gary Cherner on Jan 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Today, telecom operators aren’t just connectivity providers—the advent of quad play services means that along with internet access and wireless services, they’re also providing TV and mobile phone offerings.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Don’t Limit Your Mobile Device Trade-In Options

Posted by Gary Cherner on Dec 11, 2018 10:12:22 AM

The average consumer will keep a smartphone for nearly 3 years before upgrading to a new device. But that still means that you’re investing hundreds of (or even more than a thousand) dollars in new devices every few years. Even with lease programs and equipment installment plans, that’s a significant cost.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Employee Experience: The Pitfall of Your Device Policies

Posted by Scott Bruce on Dec 3, 2018 10:59:33 AM

Five or ten years ago, the thought that employees would use their personal iPhones and Android devices for work was enough to terrify business leaders. And yet, the rise of bring your own device (BYOD) policies was inevitable.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

What really happens to a device after trade-in?

Posted by Steve Pappas on Nov 15, 2018 3:58:27 PM

The point of mobile device upgrade is an exciting time for a consumer. It means no longer having to put up with an old smartphone that is slow, has a battery life of about three hours, and displays the dreaded ‘storage full’ message every time they go to take a picture, or download a song.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, Device Insurance Solutions

Q3 2018 Mobile Trade In Data: The iPhone Effect

Posted by Linda Serges on Oct 25, 2018 10:20:26 AM

Every quarter, we analyze the millions of data points we’ve acquired and filtered regarding the mobile device trade-in market. We examine globally the most-traded devices, the devices with highest trade-in values, total amount of money returned to U.S. consumers, average value of traded devices and more.

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To Trade or to Sell? What to Do with an Old Mobile Device

Posted by Scott Bruce on Oct 17, 2018 12:35:03 PM

Even though we spend hundreds (or, eventually, thousands) of dollars on smartphones, we inevitably replace them two to four years later.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

R2 Certification: The Importance of Sustainable Electronics Recycling

Posted by Steve Sobota on Oct 8, 2018 12:42:48 PM

What’s the first thing you think about when you’re trading in a mobile device? For most consumers, it’s the trade-in value. And with over $400 million returning to consumer hands each quarter, it’s understandable to focus on getting the most money possible for your old device.

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Topics: Sustainability, Device Trade-in Solutions, Recycling

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