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How to Get the Most from the Buy and Sell Side in the Refurbished Mobile Device Market

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Feb 7, 2018 8:22:28 AM

A man holding a phone questioning How to Get the Most from the Buy and Sell Side in the Refurbished Mobile DeviceThe secret is out: The refurbished mobile device market, was predicted to grow to a $14 billion dollar industry by 2017, and here in 2018 we anticipate continued success.

As small business owners, franchises, and big box stores alike scramble to grab their piece of this revenue, our expert team at HYLA Mobile is watching the buying and selling frenzy all play out on our analytics dashboard.

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A Reflection on the Smartphone Trends of 2017

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Every quarter we analyze and compile data about the mobile device trade-in market. We look to see which devices have held their value, which devices are being traded-in the most, and how U.S consumers benefit from these activities. At the end of the year, we look at the overall trend in the pre-owned smartphone market and see what’s different from the year before. What happened in 2017, and how does it compare to 2016?

2017 was an interesting year for smartphones.

 

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What’s in store for the smartphone market in 2018?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jan 30, 2018 1:19:02 PM

A person holding up a smartphoneThe smartphone market was rarely out of the spotlight in 2017. It was a busy year for flagship device launches, relentless marketing efforts, and a certain 10-year anniversary.

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Promotions: December 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Jan 15, 2018 12:18:05 PM
2 Smartphones stacked together

 

The holidays were in full swing in December, but did promotions follow with a gift or a lump of coal?

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Education on device trade-ins: What we’ve learned from the iPhone 8

Posted by Dave Ronis on Jan 5, 2018 10:38:18 AM

As with every Apple launch, the levels of hype built up around the iPhone 8 were at an all-time high. 10 years on from when the first iPhone caused a stir in the smartphone market, consumers were expecting a device that would put their current one to shame. It didn’t.

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Promotions: November 2017

Posted by Kevin Kruse on Dec 15, 2017 10:20:21 AM

November began with much fanfare with the Apple launch of the iPhone X, but the rest of the month also brought big cell phone promotions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Various Smartphones stacked on top of each other

 

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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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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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