Apple iPhone 3G is the Most Recycled Phone in the UK as Customers Upgrade to the iPhone 4

Share Article’s Recycling Value Countdown reveals that the Apple iPhone owners rush to get their hands on the new model.

Source: June 2010 Discrepancies Countdown as of 30/06/10

In line with the launch of the Apple iPhone 4 it would seem existing customers are not waiting for their contracts to expire in order to get their hands on the latest model. Which is why the iPhone 3G the most popular phone to be recycled in the UK this month with a potential value of £170.43.

According to the latest figures from mobile phone recycling price comparison site’s Recycling Value Countdown for June 2010, the Apple iPhone 3G (8GB), 3G (16GB) and 3G S (16GB) are the top three most recycled phones in the UK this month. The very popular Nokia 5800 Xpress Music moved down into fourth while the BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the fifth most recycled phone. The average value of mobile phones sold online in the UK in June reached £ £77.75.

SellMyMobile’s June top 10 discrepancies countdown, revealed the Apple iPhone 4 (16GB) scored the highest price difference with customers potentially losing out on £132.00 by not shopping around.

June’s Countdown from has found that owners of the top 10 mobiles with the biggest recycling discrepancies could be losing out on an extra £760.95 for their old devices by not shopping around. Sky Phones, one of the new recycling services added to’s comparison search in June 2010, proved to be the most generous of all mobile phone recyclers, offering four of the best prices in the top 10 discrepancies.

An independent and impartial mobile phone recycling price comparison site, works by comparing all of the UK’s leading mobile phone buyers when a user types the handset they want to recycle into its search engine. Most recently, has added Royal Mail's Simply Drop and O2 Recycle to its comparison searches, meaning the site now checks 19 UK buyers every day to provide the most accurate and up-to-date results and prices for recycling UK mobile phones.


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