Promotions: October 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Nov 27, 2017 11:55:28 AM
Many smartphones of all kinds and companies

Promotions are a major marketing tool used by carriers and retailers to entice customers to buy or upgrade their mobile device. Let’s look at how the promotions stacked up for the month of October.

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Sustainable Practice in Telecoms: Developing a Model Where Everyone Wins

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2017 11:04:31 AM

For the past decade, the mobile industry has been aware of its responsibility to drive green and sustainable working practices. Historically, the fact remains that a focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices has not always been conducive to delivering healthy profits.

A smartphone taking a picture of a beautiful sunset which has been hopefully kept through Sustainable Practice in Telecoms

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Q3 2017 Mobile Device Trade-in Data -- iPhones Continue to Hold Value

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Oct 26, 2017 9:57:47 AM

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Every quarter we analyze and compile data about the mobile device trade-in market. We look at devices with the highest trade-in volume, the highest trade-in value, the money returned to U.S. consumers over the quarter, and more. While it’s typical to have a certain degree of consistency each quarter, the data continues to serve as a baseline with which to examine the impact of industry trends that come and go. Considering the recent launch of the iPhone 8, and imminent iPhone X availability as well as the recent launch of Google Pixel 2, let’s take a closer look at the Q3 2017.


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Combining Machine Learning with Cloud and Network Architecture

Posted by Chris Heistad on Oct 25, 2017 2:25:32 PM

HYLA TechTalk: This blog is part of an ongoing series which will provide insights into the technology we develop and data we utilize across our analytics, trade-in, insurance and processing solutions utilized by carriers, OEMs, retailers and throughout HYLA.

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Deep learning is an integral part of the supply chain management process here at HYLA Mobile. As an emerging technology, it’s often very difficult to get this working correctly. Moving from a working concept to a production system also tends to be quite difficult.  At HYLA, we get a lot of questions about how we make machine learning work for us, so if you’re training a machine learning algorithm for use with an application, read on for some useful information.

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Using Amazon Web Services to Deploy Your Web Application

Posted by Krishnan Viswanath on Oct 4, 2017 9:17:47 AM

HYLA TechTalk: Introducing the first of many blogs to come which will provide insights into the technology we develop and data we utilize across our analytics, trade-in, insurance and processing solutions utilized by carriers, OEMs, retailers and throughout HYLA.

Different gears interlocked representing Amazon Web Services

Recently, here at HYLA Mobile, our team pushed forward and got the entire trade-in and processing platform into Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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3 Reasons to Love Right to Repair - And What Will Make It Work

Posted by Mike Leach on Sep 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Broken phone with sustainable right to repair options.

Even though the iPhone is only coming up on its 10th birthday, the impact they’ve had on our lives makes it seem like these pocket-sized supercomputers are much older. But the impact goes far beyond our personal lives. Smartphones have impacted legislative discussions in the past and a new movement is making sure it happens once again.

The Right to Repair movement is calling for OEMs to provide more open access to education and parts for device repairs.

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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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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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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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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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