Virgin Media customers may benefit from mobile trade in

Customers of Virgin Media will soon find they have plenty to gain by trading in a mobile phone and switching to a newer model.That is because the company has launched a new app for smartphones that allows users to take advantage of a television feature to the full.It recently released the TiVo service for fans of the small screen, which it could hope provides the…

Apps may tempt people to trade in mobiles

The success of Apple's apps may persuade some people to trade in their mobile phones and switch to a device provided by the manufacturer.Apple has confirmed downloads of its features have now topped 15 billion, with more than 200 million consumers contributing to that figure by adding apps to their iPhones, iPads and iPods.Philip Schiller, senior vice-president of worldwide product marketing at the company, said…

Mobile phone recycling could be set for a boom

A busy period in the mobile phone recycling industry could be around the corner, after one organisation predicted the take-up of tablets will soar.The International Data Corporation (IDC) has upped its prediction of 50.4 million shipments for 2011 to 53.5 million.With so many people expected to invest in a new tablet device, many mobile phone could be surplus to requirements and recycled as a result.Of…

Trade in mobiles for great access to online casinos

Britons who trade in mobile phones and switch to the newest devices that support online casinos will find there is plenty of fun to be had on gambling sites.According to the Casino Times, mobile gaming is currently experiencing a strong surge in demand from consumers.More people are using their iPhone, HTC handset or Nokia model to access online casinos, where poker, roulette, blackjack and other…

Popularity of gaming apps could prompt mobile recycling

The most popular category for apps is games, with 64 per cent of users downloading such content in the US, a new study reveals.Of those who have installed applications on their handsets in the past 30 days, almost two-thirds said they had opted for games, followed by individuals choosing those relating to the weather and social networking fans.People could look for a service to trade…

Apple app downloads could prompt mobile upgrades

The number of downloads by users of iPhones and other gadgets from Apple has risen to more than 15 billion, it has been revealed.According to the latest figures from the technology giant, its App Store has witnessed high levels of traffic, perhaps prompting people to look into mobile phone recycling in order to pay for an upgrade to their handset that will enable them to…

Virgin and Spotify partnership may prompt mobile recycling

A new partnership agreement between Virgin Media and Spotify could prompt people to trade in their old mobile phones in order to access content provided by the companies.Under the plans by the two businesses, Virgin will offer special deals and bundles relating to cloud music services available from Spotify across multiple services, including those that will be accessible via handsets.By upgrading to a smartphone or…

European Commission proposals may please those trading in mobiles

New suggestions have been put forward by the European Commission that are intended to enhance competition within the mobile phone roaming market.Individuals may be tempted to seek cash for phones in to upgrade to new handsets and take advantage of any future long-term solution to reducing the high cost of using mobiles overseas.According to the European Union executive, users should have more choice when travelling…