3 Mobile Phone Deals Reports an Increase in Those Choosing to Recycle Their Mobile Phone When They Upgrade

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Research by the 3 Mobile Phone Deals website between 1st and 15th July 2012 found that there was a 80% increase in customers choosing to recycle their mobile phones from the same period in June 2012

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Although we were hugely impressed by the growth of mobile phone recycling we were rather surprised at the lack of awareness those that surveyed had about the environmental impact which is had by mobile phones with so few people recycling mobile phones for

At the end of every two week period 3 Mobile Phone Deals has started to contact their most recent customers for an update on their new purchase. In this update they request their opinions on the customer service they received when using the website http://www.3mobilephonedeals.com/, how satisfied they were with their new Three mobile phone and of course, what did they do with their old phone.

The results from the research in 1st to 14th June 2012 found that many people were giving away their mobile phones to friends or simply keeping them at home in case they ever need a backup mobile phone if their new mobile phone is lost or stolen.

This was compared to the results from the research during the 1st and 15th July 2012 and an 80% month on month increase in the number of mobile phone handsets that were recycled was discovered.

It has lead the research team at 3 Mobile Phone Deals to wonder why there was such a large jump (80%) in a small period of time. Those who stated this chose to recycle their mobile phone were given follow up questions in order to get a full picture of why people are now tempted by this option.

The running theme of the research from the first two weeks of July found that the majority, 75% of those choosing to recycle their mobile phone handset do so because it is the easiest way to sell your mobile for a suitable price without any external hassle from customers or hefty auction site fees.

This result leads 3 mobile phone deals to believe that the with the increase in the price of living, the tougher economy and continued spending cuts people are doing everything they can in order to get a little bit extra cash and selling redundant mobiles after an upgrade is one of the easiest ways in which to do so.

Very few of those who were asked follow up questions about why they chose to recycle their mobile phone mentioned the positive environmental impact which is made when old mobile phone handsets are recycled through sites such as mobile phone recycling. Only 14% stated their motive was to help aid the environment when recycling their old mobile phone handset after and upgrade. This could result in some significant concerns about the actual impact millions of new mobile phone handsets have on the environment and the non-renewable minerals and metals that are contained in the mobile phones. 3 Mobile Phone Deals believes that is exceptionally important to increase the awareness of that issue in order to prevent people from throwing out older mobiles of mobile phones that they now think are worthless in the current smartphone age!

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