Two companies that specialize in cash for used cell phones
by Mark R
While I was at CTIA Spring 2011 in Orlando, I met two companies that essentially do the same thing: promise cash for used cellular phones.
I say promise because I have not had the chance to try them out for myself. However, if you are like me, you have some used cell phones that do nothing but take up space. You might as well put them to good use and make some cash on it and go to Gazelle or Full Circle Wireless.
Both of these companies work essentially the same way. You go to their websites and go through a process where you tell them exactly what you have as far as your gadget is concerned. The company will then send you a box with the postage or FedEx paid for, and you send them your gadget. The companies evaluate what you have, and, after a short time, they send you the money.
There are some differences between these two companies. Full Circle Wireless is clearly in it for the planet, while Gazelle is in it for the end-users. At Full Circle Wireless, the used phone is definitely being used for recycling, and they have programs that are used for charitable donations. I have to admire that Gazelle accepts more than just phones, and has a list of gadgets, even old DVDs.
So, if you have an old phone or other gadget, and you don’t want to go to eBay and the rigmarole there, Gazelle or Full Circle Wireless might be the way to go. For example, if you want to upgrade your tablet to the latest model. Check out their websites at the links above and do some shopping.