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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

Transforming OEMs' Mobile Device Buyback with Mobile Technology

Posted by Karl Medina on Jun 13, 2017 12:38:52 AM

OEM Mobile Device Buyback

The mobile device industry has long been one of the most complicated businesses—right up there with the process of buying a house or a new car.

However, OEMs didn’t have to worry much about this complexity because of the tight link that always existed between them and carriers.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection

How to Stop Mobile Device Trade-in Fraud Before It Hurts Your Business

Posted by Dave Ronis on May 14, 2017 10:38:00 AM

mobile device trade in fraudIt seems like everyone has had "that" friend at some point in their lives. The one who stretches the limits of a “friends and family” discount at their place of work.

We might think this is harmless enough—after all, will a company really notice such a minor exception to the rule?

But no matter how you look at it, this is a form of fraud.

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Topics: Analytics, Omni-Channel Device Collection

Happy Earth Day 2017! How the Electronics Industry Can Contribute to a Sustainable Environment

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 23, 2017 3:57:18 AM

Sustainable EnvironmentOn April 22nd, we celebrated the 47th annual Earth Day with the rest of the world. The modern environmental movement that started in 1970 has never been more relevant than it is today—especially as the volume of electronics in the world increases exponentially.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

The Journey of a Used Smartphone

Posted by Dave Ronis on Apr 19, 2017 2:27:42 AM

used smartphoneFor the average consumer, purchasing a new smartphone might seem like the most complicated purchase they can make—maybe aside from a house or a car.

However, the complicated phone-buying process overshadows an equally mysterious process—trading in a used device.

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Topics: Omni-Channel Device Collection, Device Insurance Solutions

Are Renewed Smartphones the Most Powerful IoT Devices?

Posted by Sanida Bratt on Apr 4, 2017 2:49:38 AM

renewed smartphonesThe Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem of devices, both new and refurbished, has enabled communities, business and consumers to digitally integrate all aspects of their life and work functions.

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Topics: Analytics, Omni-Channel Device Collection

Transforming Wireless Carriers’ Market with Mobile Trade-in Technology

Posted by Karl Medina on Mar 20, 2017 9:53:57 AM

mobile trade-in technologyI remember the last time I went in to buy a new mobile phone at a carrier store—the store was small, located in an outdoor mall.

Inside, there were three sales reps helping different customers and a few groups of people ahead of me, in line. It took about 20 minutes, for which I browsed in the crowded store, until someone was able to help me.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Omni-Channel Device Collection

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