Commerce, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2012
Mobixa today announced the availability of Mobixa.com, a trusted, online recommerce advisor for consumers that are considering trading in their old or current smartphones. The service is free to use and works seamlessly across mobile phone carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. With little input from users, Mobixa does all the legwork, enabling consumers to quickly and painlessly understand the status of their upgrade eligibility, the release dates for the newest phones and the current trade-in value for their existing phone. Mobixa was designed to be a simple, fast and comprehensive website for anyone looking to sell their smartphone.
It is not uncommon for consumers to experience the frustration of purchasing a new smartphone only to have a newer version with more robust features and capabilities become available soon after. Consumers regularly desire the newest device, but are not only overwhelmed by the options, but are also subject to the limitations imposed by their wireless contract. Even for those that are eligible to upgrade, they are at a loss at where to begin; web searches, talking with retail salespersons and “polling” friends are not always effective tools in determining what makes the most sense for each individual situation. While other services focus exclusively on buying back used devices, Mobixa.com is the only smartphone upgrade advisor service that is an advocate for consumers and helps them navigate the confusing mobile phone landscape in order to connect people with the device they really want.
“We recently partnered with Harris Interactive on a survey which revealed that 74 percent of U.S. adults have not upgraded their smartphones in the last six months,” said David Safai, CEO of Mobixa. “Over 16 percent indicated it was because they were unsure of their eligibility, ‘afraid’ they would overpay or make a bad decision or are waiting for a particular phone to be released. Mobixa fills a gap in the market for a third party service that can provide consumers with some assurance on the timing that is right for them, and then alleviate some of the financial expense by paying top dollar for their used device.”
Mobixa’s founding team has been on the wholesale side of mobile phones for over ten years, and has established relationships with both the device manufacturers and the carriers that give them access to the latest information on device release dates and current market value for used phones.
“When they last upgraded, a remarkable 61 percent of U.S. adults either stuck their old phone in a drawer or donated it, two percent just threw it away,” shares Safai. “We also asked people what they would do for 300 dollars, the top buy back price for an iPhone 4S, 28 percent said they would go a week without a shower, 30 percent were willing to get a drastic haircut and 68 percent said they would fast for a day. People are leaving money on the table with their old smartphones; Mobixa is here to advise them and change that.”
Mobixa is headquartered in Commerce, California and was founded in September 2012. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of IMC, Inc., an established vendor in wholesale mobile device refurbishing, where it has processed more that 40 million dollars’ worth of resold phones so far this year. For more information on the company or to sign up and instantly see upgrade eligibility, visit http://www.mobixa.com.
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Mobixa is a trusted recommerce advisor for consumers that are considering trading in their old or current smartphone. We are the only smartphone upgrade advisor service that helps consumers navigate the confusing mobile phone landscape; providing informed recommendations on the best time to upgrade, and paying top dollar for used devices. Mobixa does all the legwork, enabling consumers to very quickly and painlessly understand the status of their upgrade eligibility, the release dates for the newest phones and the current trade-in value for their existing phone - all at one simple, fast and comprehensive destination. http://www.mobixa.com.
The survey above was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Mobixa from November 6-8, 2012 among 2,104 U.S. adult adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,074 own and use a smartphone. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.