what to do with old phone

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Getting a new phone is exciting – you get to make use of all the storage space which has been completely untouched up until now. There’s not a mark on your new device, and you’re the envy of your friends for the first few weeks. When you’ve finished with your phone, there are a lot of things you can do with it. Here are just a few ideas of what you can choose to do.

what to do with old phone

Give it away

If you know a young person who is having a birthday, why not give them your old phone? As long as you transfer all your files and devices, it’ll be almost as good as new. Children love getting new devices, and they won’t mind that it’s not brand new and you’ve passed it on to them. If it’s looking a bit worse for wear, just get a nice phone case and cover up any marks. You could even give your phone to a friend who you know is looking for one, or pass it along to one of your parents so they can gain more experience with technology!

Sell your phone

There are many Canadian websites such as Craigslist that you can visit to browse what other people are selling and to sell your old items. People are always looking to get their hands on cheap second-hand phones, so as long as you price yours at the right level, you should be able to get a few inquiries about your device. Remember to be honest and sell it for what it’s worth – don’t take any less but don’t try to con people by charging more either. Always be careful when selling your stuff online – eBay is one of the safest websites to use since you can never be too careful these days. It’s free to list your items on eBay, and you’ll just pay a small fee if you sell Samsung phone Canada.

Recycle it

If you’re not too bothered about making a huge amount of money from your phone and you’d like to do something to help the environment, don’t forget that you can recycle your phone. There are many companies in Canada such as Recell which will give you money for your old phone. This is one of the best options if you have a phone which isn’t working anymore or which is quite old. You’re unlikely to get much if you sell it, but recycling it will ensure that you get the best deal possible. You can check online for the price you can expect for your old phone, so you can make an educated decision about what to do with it.