i had a decent mobile two years ago i cant remember what type it was just that it was £200 when new & it was just one month old as it was my PAYG phone & i had just gont a contract phone, i went on to there website & they offered me just £18 for it!! i sold it on Ebay for £85....i rest my case...
I generally find these mobile phone recyclers are a waste of time. A few months ago we made a collection of obsolete mobile phones for a local charity, then approached two company's who adverts quite regular. After telling them what we had, they didn't seem at all interested.
That little collection of 14 mobiles ended up at the local tip's IT recycle bin.Probably in some landfill now!.
Tesco run a scheme to recycle old mobiles, If yours is a very old one old they will still recycle it but you don't get any reward as such. I had two old ones and asked in store for the envelopes they give you to send them away and was told "We haven't had any of the envelopes for months" . I gave up and threw them in with the rubbish
The Cancer Research shop in Alnwick had a notice in their window asking for unwanted mobile phones so I handed in my old Philips Savvy (I had been keeping it 'just in case') complete with charger in a bag - they took it with thanks.
I'm the grand-dad and often end up as the recycle centre for my kids phones. Not as bad as it seems as I take them all to Thailand with me and give them to poor people out there who have to buy phones. They are cheap to unlock and sim cards are cheap as are calls. It is just the initial purchase which is expensive costing an average worker at least 10 weeks wages for a new phone. Much better than throwing them away and when you see the smile it makes it all woth while.