Recycle mobiles and join smartphone revolution for £15 a month

People who recycle mobile phones have the option of putting the money gained from this towards investing in a smartphone.However, far from a hefty upfront fee and substantial monthly contract, they can do so for only £15 a month thanks to a new offer from Three.The network has confirmed it is to offer five of the UK's favourite smartphones at affordable rates.Among the devices available…

Mobile trade ins could become increasingly popular

The number of people trading in their mobile phones in order to upgrade to one of the latest models may be set to grow.That is because the amount of apps downloaded each year – typically by owners of hi-tech smartphones – is predicted to soar, in the opinion of one expert organisation.ABI Research suggested the total quantity of apps downloaded annually will top 44 billion…

Nokia may be greenest option when recycling a mobile

Consumers who recycle used mobile phones are doing their bit for the environment but may not realise it is possible to achieve even more.As well as disposing of a handset in the right way, it is important to snap up the greenest replacement on the market.Carita, author of the latest Nokia Conversations blog, explained the Finnish brand takes significant steps to be eco-friendly."Nokia has always…

Suzi Perry: We must recycle mobile phones

Television presenter Suzi Perry has spoken of the importance of recycling mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.Ms Perry, perhaps best known as the face of Channel 5's the Gadget Show, said there can no longer be any excuses and people must begin to take the green option when disposing of technology.She noted there are a number of eco-friendly products coming on to the market now,…

Expert: Mobile recycling is green and rewarding

A writer has spoken of the significant and varied advantages of mobile recycling and urged more consumers to take advantage of it when switching devices.Ian, author of the latest article for Nokia Conversations, said experts at the firm hope for as many people as possible to go green when disposing of handsets.Indeed, the brand even offers a mobile recycling point to persuade customers it is…

Mobile recycling could have a positive impact on green infrastructure

The importance of mobile recycling in creating an eco-friendly UK may have been emphasised by new figures that have won the backing of one expert.Sam Jarvis, head of communications at Waste Watch, says an increase in reusing materials across the country is good news.Recent figures from Defra show some 40.1 per cent of household waste was recycled between July 2009 and June 2010 – up…

Mobile phones ‘should be recycled’

Old mobile phones should be recycled as they contain valuable raw material and minerals that are in short supply.This is according to Sarah Ludford, Liberal Democrat Euro-MP for London, who made the observation in response to MEPs' decision in Brussels to approve new measures to support the recycling of electronic waste.Currently, just one-third of this rubbish is being disposed of responsibly, with rogue traders dumping…

Doctor Who fans inspired to sell used mobiles?

An influx of Doctor Who fans seeking information regarding mobile phone recycling could soon be seen, given that a new official merchandise shop is opening that allows smartphone users to redeem coupons in-store.A Wi-Fi service will permit people to download promotional barcodes to be swiped at the checkout, as well as revealing information exclusive to the Doctor Who Experience, to be opened by BBC Worldwide…