New York, NY (Vocus) October 7, 2010
Korean manufacturer LG is known for making affordable mobile phones. Last year it came out with the GD510 Pop, which at its debut price of £100, was a bargain with its tiny three-inch touch screen, all–in-one web browser, FM radio, music player and 8G of storage. Of course, with new phones constantly coming out, one needs to know what to do with the old phones. This is where sites like Compare and Recycle come in and help out with mobile phone recycling services.
Now LG has launched the C300 Town handset for a retail price of £69. Touted as a social networking tool, the LG’s model offers Facebook, Twitter and MSN messaging capabilities, as well as a 2-megapixel camera, a QWERTY keypad and an even smaller screen (2.4 inches). Next on the LG horizon are the Optimus One and Optimus Chic, smartphones with Google compatibility — Google Voice Actions, Google Search and Google Goggles — and a battery life of 450 minutes of talk time.
With their simplified designs and mainstreamed functions, the people behind LG know that handsets are meant to be practical — a reliable tool used to connect and network. LG also recognizes that new mobile technology is being developed constantly and users are therefore always looking for the newest toy that fits their changing needs.
By offering some of the most affordable phones on the market, LG customers are free to upgrade without feeling financially tied. And with mobile phone recycling sites popping up all over the Web, users shouldn’t have any problems recycling their LG phones to buy new ones.
Despite their low prices, LGs tend to hold their value. On many sites where you can sell your mobile, the year-old LG Pop is still worth £28, more than a quarter of its original price. While old Apple iPhones are sometimes offered £180 on these sites, almost half its original value, that’s still a loss of over £200.
LG, like the rest of the mobile manufacturing world, will continue to put out new products — refining and designing phones based on customers’ needs. In the meantime, users no longer need to feel shy about taking advantage of the latest trends, now that they can make a few pounds by recycling their old, unused models. Find out more about how you can recycle your LG or any other brand of mobile phone at Compare and Recycle.