Britons who sell mobiles must weigh up contract versus pay-as-you-go issue

Britons who sell mobiles must weigh up contract versus pay-as-you-go issue
Selling a mobile phone can open up a consumer's options, as he or she is faced with the prospect of choosing a replacement device from a vast market.However, it can also be a difficult time, as everybody naturally wants to feel as though they have attained the best deal for them.Tom Rainsford, head of brand and proposition at giffgaff, told how this is becoming even…

Australians ‘to snap up 30 million smartphones’

Australians ‘to snap up 30 million smartphones’
Mobile users in Australia could sell their used phones and switch to smartphones in huge numbers over the coming years.Some 30 million of the hi-tech devices are predicted to be sold in the country over the next four years.New research by Telsyte has found that the large number of devices are due to be sold as Australia is a country where the latest technology traditionally…

Touchscreens may appeal to people who sell mobiles

Touchscreens may appeal to people who sell mobiles
Individuals who sell mobiles in order to upgrade to superior models may look towards devices that boast the latest touchscreen. Michael Woolstrum, chief executive of Touch International, explained that there has been significant progress in displays over recent months and years.Indeed, he described the advances made within the industry as "prolific", with DisplaySearch estimating there will be a 90 per cent expansion this year.And the…

Online shoppers might have much to gain from selling mobiles

Online shoppers might have much to gain from selling mobiles
People who love to shop online might find that selling a mobile and replacing it with one of the latest smartphones is a good move.That is because such devices are sure to offer internet access, which can be used to visit virtual stores.New research by the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) has shown that the proportion of e-sales made via mobile between the start…

Apple iPhone 4S ‘contains expensive technology’

Apple iPhone 4S ‘contains expensive technology’
The cost of manufacturing an iPhone 4S runs towards a total of almost $250 (£156), new research has revealed.Consumers wondering exactly what they get for their money when investing in the latest Apple product will be reassured to know that the materials contained within it are of a high quality.Independent research body IHS iSuppli has confirmed just what goes towards making one of the handsets.In…

Trade in mobiles and switch to Android for 500,000 apps

Trade in mobiles and switch to Android for 500,000 apps
Consumers who trade in their mobile phones and invest in an Android device as a replacement will have access to 500,000 apps.Boy Genius Report has revealed that the landmark figure has now been reached by the operating system.This puts it about 100,000 behind Apple's decorated App Store, potentially making it a popular choice among mobile users.A research2guidance press release noted that Apple also has the…

Australians could sell mobiles to fuel smartphone growth

Australians could sell mobiles to fuel smartphone growth
An extra ten million Australians could be set to use smartphones by 2015, with many looking to sell mobiles that do not offer the same level of interactivity. According to new research carried out by Telsyte, 90 per cent of mobile users will own smartphones in just four years' time - up from the present level of 50 per cent in 2011. The results predicted…

Mobile gambling could be reason to sell used phones

Mobile gambling could be reason to sell used phones
Consumers might find themselves wishing to sell used phones in order to upgrade to a device that will support their gambling needs.Andrew Pegler, business development director at Mfuse, said sports betting is currently racing ahead of other forms in terms of popularity.A number of recent events linked to the rise of smartphones are behind the widespread appeal of gambling via a mobile."The first was the…