Totem Helps Customers Protect Personal Information By Offering Data Wipe Service

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Device owners looking to re-sell their cell phone or tablet are often reluctant to do so because of privacy concerns. Totem announces the launch of their data erasure service that allows customers and businesses re-sell their devices safely.

Reselling old and unwanted cell phones is swiftly becoming the preferred method to dispose of a device. Not only is it an economical option, with companies paying big bucks for used devices, but it is also an environmentally responsible one, since phones are often refurbished and resold, extending their useful life. Companies like Totem offer big bucks for old iPhones, iPads and BlackBerries.

But reselling a phone can also pose risks. Phones often store their owner’s private information on the device. A customer hoping to sell an iPhone 4, for example, might have apps installed that store e-mail, bank account information, and website passwords. This personal information can be used maliciously if it falls into the wrong hands.

Totem has long encouraged its customers to fully erase devices before they are sent to Totem. Instructions to erase iPhones, iPads, Androids, and BlackBerry phones can be found on the Totem website.

But now customers that are intimidated by the prospect of erasing their own data, or wanting further security can opt to use Totem’s Data Wipe service. For any devices using this service, Totem will erase all data from functional devices and attempt to do so for broken devices. Seven dollars will be deducted from the final payment price of the re-sold phone. Choosing this service when selling a phone to Totem offers customers additional security and peace of mind.

Totem also offers data erasure services to businesses looking to keep their corporate data secure. This service is useful for wiping information from retired devices in their mobile fleet or for repurposing old devices. See Totem’s corporate website for more information.

About Totem
Totem is committed to providing the highest quality mobile device buyback program in the industry, while remaining true to its values of social responsibility. Offering programs for both consumers and businesses, their expert team of resellers, refurbishers and recyclers work diligently to ensure that their customers have an easy, efficient method to recycle cell phones and tablet devices in a financially lucrative, yet environmentally friendly manner.

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