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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

Transforming the Retail Market with Mobile Trade-in Technology

Posted by Karl Medina on Jul 9, 2017 6:11:33 AM

Transforming the Retail Market

For nearly a decade, Big Box Retailers like Best Buy and Walmart have been aggressively pursuing mobile phone sales. At this point, smartphones make up a significant portion of revenue.

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Topics: Analytics, Omni-Channel Device Collection

Transforming the Mobile Insurance Market with Mobile Buyback Solutions

Posted by Karl Medina on Jun 27, 2017 3:24:03 AM

Transforming the Mobile Insurance MarketInsurance is a big part of the mobile ecosystem. In 2013, Warranty Week estimated that more than 60%-66% of smartphones were insured through a protection plan.

Earlier this year, Market Reports Hub estimated the global mobile phone insurance market to be nearly $31B in revenue by the end of 2015.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Insurance Solutions

How to Speed Up Your Mobile Trade-In without Sacrificing Quality

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jun 22, 2017 6:04:35 AM

How to Make Mobile Trade-In More EfficientConsumers think the mobile trade-in process ends when they get their cash or credit towards a new device; but service providers know there’s more to it – especially at the back end.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Creating a Sustainable Future with Proper Mobile Device Recycling

Posted by Rebekah Griffiths on Jun 21, 2017 12:17:10 AM

mobile device recycling tips

For nearly 50 years, we’ve come together as a global community to celebrate Earth Day. It may not seem like much, but it’s at least one day when we can unglue ourselves from our electronic devices and focus more on the environment.

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