I think it's safe to say, we are pretty much hopelessly addicted to our smartphones, and who can blame us. They're just so freaking useful. Like a Swiss Army knife of technology, our handy devices make the world more communicable than ever, infinitely easier to navigate, and so damn entertaining! So much so, many of us would be completely lost without them.
Everyday, our cell phones get smarter, better, faster, stronger, but we are invariably left with useless predecessors that either sit around and gather dust, or you have the hassle of trying to pawn them off on Craigslist/Kijiji. Well now there is a better way.
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Started by a local Concordia graduate, GoRecell is a quick and easy way of getting cold, hard cash for those abandoned smartphones (includes iPhones, Blackberrys, and Androids - Samsungs, HTC, Nokia, LG, etc.) you are dying to get rid of. The service is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, completely risk free, and actually pays out instead of the in-store credit or gift cards that Bell, Rogers, Telus, and even BestBuy typically offer.
Couldn't be easier to use either. Simply get an instant quote on the website, wait for the prepaid, padded envelop to arrive in the mail, and send it off. Choose your preferred method of payment (cheque, e-transfer or PayPal) and once your device has been inspected, get paid 1-2 business days later. If your phone happens to be in better condition than you listed, GoRecell will raise the value, and if it's worse, you can choose to have it sent back free of charge. It really doesn't get much more convenient than that.
All personal data is completely wiped, refurbished and then resold internationally, and obsolete devices that can’t be resold get properly recycled - not just dumped in a landfill. It's win-win really. The next time you're looking to upgrade your phone and want the extra cash, or have a broken device you don't know what to do with and want the peace of mind knowing it's not going to end up somewhere polluting the environment, GoRecell has got your number. See what I did there...