If you’ve already joined our M:Metrics scheme and received the £15 up-front and £5 per week then you’ll probably be hungry for more free money. Well lucky you, because we’ve found another way to get some free cash! Mopay are a mobile phone recycling company. They’ve just re-launched their site and now have the largest database of handsets of any mobile recycling company.
They’ve sent us some fairly shocking statistics too. Did you know that each year 15 million mobile phones are thrown away?! That’s just insane, and it’s so easy to help. You can do your bit for the environment (and.. err.. earn yourself some cash) by recycling your old mobile phone (even those old rubbish Nokia brick-phones you’ve got in the garage somewhere). The best bit is that they don’t even need to be in a working state. Payment is made within 7 working days and you can also opt to donate a percentage of your sale to a charity such as ChildLine, Help the Aged and WWF. In addition Mopay will donate an extra 10% of the final value of the handset to the consumer’s selected charity.
The best bit is that there’s a lot of Windows Mobile devices listed on the site (like SPV’s, o2 and iMate handsets), so come on, get yourself some cash and do your bit for the environment too. Have a look around your house or office drawer and earn some free money!
Link – Mopay.co.uk (Press Release below)
• New site holds the largest database of handsets of any mobile recycling company
• Website provides a cleaner and more engaging experience for users
• 1700 phones thrown away in the UK every hour
• Mopay challenges consumers to be more environmentally aware
2nd May 2007, London – Mopay.co.uk, the consumer mobile phone recycling company, today announces the re-launch of its website. The new site offers a cleaner, clearer look and feel making it easier to navigate. It also speeds up the recycling process, allowing consumers to sell their old mobile phones online in just three easy steps.
Consumers need only:
1) Select handset make, model and condition and enter the handset’s unique 15 digit IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number
2) Enter their personal details
3) Send the handset to ‘FREEPOST Mopay’
The site redesign is part of Mopay’s ongoing drive to encourage consumers to recycle. With Mopay, consumers can recycle redundant mobile phones (both working and non-working) in return for cash; the amount will depend on make, model and condition. Payment is made within 7 working days of the handset being received into the Mopay warehouse.
Consumers can also opt to donate a percentage (anything from 10-100%) from the sale of the phone to one of Mopay’s selected charities; ChildLine, Help the Aged and WWF. In addition Mopay will donate an extra 10 percent of the final value of the handset to the consumer’s selected charity.
Mopay accepts over 2,000 different handsets including PDAs, from 27 manufacturers including BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola and Sony Ericsson – the largest database of handsets of any mobile phone recycling site in the UK.
“An estimated 1700 phones are thrown away in the UK every hour which is a serious waste of resources and harmful to the environment,” commented Simon Walsh, Co-Founder, Mopay. “Consumers need to become more aware of the environmental impact of not recycling old handsets.”
The company is also working in partnership with CheckMEND to prevent stolen or IMEI barred phones from being sold on the web site. CheckMEND allows Mopay to check whether the phones sold on the site have been reported stolen.