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Refurbished Mobile Device Market: The New Smartphone Frontier

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Mar 1, 2017 1:22:28 AM

Refurbished Mobile Devices MarketSmartphones have become a near-universal extension of ourselves. In the United States, mobile penetration rates are nearing 80%, and about half of Americans have cut the cord entirely, solely functioning on their mobile phones.

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

Before You Become an App Hoarder, Read This First

Posted by Deanne Gittens on Jan 10, 2017 8:35:14 AM

How many apps do you needSome of us get obsessed by reality TV. I’ll be the first to admit I was like that with Storage Wars, partly because of the cast of characters, partly out of amazement for the stuff people leave behind.

Did they or their loved ones lose track of what was in storage, or was it personal setbacks that prevented them from paying the storage fees? 

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Mobile Trade-In Year in Review—Apple Asserts Its Dominance in North America

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Dec 8, 2016 9:05:41 AM

Mobile Trade In Data 2016.pngThe secondary market for mobile phones has been exploding in recent years due to the proliferation of new devices and the wider range of availability. 

While we’re so used to seeing carriers and device manufacturers compete in the primary market for smartphones, competition in the secondary market continues to heat up.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Mobile Future Forward: Diving into Digital Transformation

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2016 8:18:59 AM

Digital TransformationThis past September I attended Mobile Future Forward for the 5th time. Every year, Chetan Sharma puts on a great show that brings together some of the greatest leaders in the mobile communications business. 

Since the beginning of Mobile Future Forward, 7 years ago, Chetan has been building up the fourth wave theory—the idea that mobile telecom revenue has moved from voice technology to messaging services to data connectivity, as each generation becomes commoditized.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

What Will Happen Now That Apple Has Discontinued iPhone 5s and 6?

Posted by Jonathan Edmondson on Oct 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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It’s fall and that means Apple has yet again unveiled a new iPhone. In what’s become a familiar ritual, consumers are excitedly pulling their new iPhone 7 models out of the box and again solidifying the smartphone’s hold on the tech marketplace.

As with every other introduction of a iPhone, the rollout of the iPhone 7 means the older models – which themselves were once the hot, new products – find a new position in the Apple hierarchy. All models that precede a new one drop a notch on the iPhone family tree.

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

Recycling Used Mobile Phones is a Valuable Proposition for Everyone

Posted by Biju Nair on May 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 Smartphones are just about everywhere. They have become the indispensable eleRecycling Used Mobile Phonesctronic device, and the numbers back it up: More than 1.4 billion smartphones were sold worldwide in 2015.

But there’s a flip side to this incredible purchasing trend: electronic waste. In the U.S. alone, more than 150 million smartphones are discarded annually. Consumers who are thrilled to dispose of the old to enjoy the new device and move on to a new one, may not realize how many devices end up in landfills, polluting anywhere between 1,200 to almost 5,000 gallons of ground water per device.

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

It's Time to See the Value of Mobile Trade-in Programs

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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In tracking trends for selling used mobile phones we found that the Australian market and U.S. market are a lot like consumers in the rest of the world.  In its most recent mobile consumer survey of Australians, Deloitte found that 48% of those with smartphones held onto them after purchasing new ones.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Don’t Go It Alone: Use a Mobile Trade-in Program

Posted by Scott Bruce on Mar 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Yesterday, you bought a smartphone. Tomorrow, that “brand new” phone is no longer the latest and greatest model. 

You probably have a pile of obsolete phones quietly lying around somewhere in a drawer or a kitchen cupboard. It’s easy to forget about an old phone the moment a new one arrives.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Trade-in Solutions

Three Things to Do Before Trading-in Your Phone

Posted by Scott Bruce on Feb 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Competition is fierce among smartphone carriers and retailers, so terrific offers on upgrade and leasing plans have consumers perpetually thinking about trading-in their devices for the latest and greatest technology. If you’ve decided to upgrade, there are three steps essential to making the switch a smooth one.

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

Cellular Pricing Just Got More Complicated for Consumers and Risky for Carriers

Posted by Scott Wagner on Sep 24, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Mobile_Trade-In_Programs-3Hardly a week goes by without one of my friends complaining about the complexity of wireless service pricing in the U.S.

Just last week, a friend relayed a story about spending two hours in a carrier retail store trying to understand all of the many pricing options. Well, I’m sorry to say that things are going to get more and not less complicated going forward.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

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