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According to the findings of a survey conducted by GFK NoP on behalf of Mazuma -, the leading online mobile phone recycling company, 48% of Britons are leaving their old mobile phones lying around in drawers while 10% of respondents admitted to just throwing their phones away.

"Every day your old mobile phone sits in a drawer it loses money," said Charlo Carabott, Managing Director at Mazuma. "By recycling unwanted mobile phones you can boost your bank account and help protect the environment by minimising your waste. The most popular model currently being recycled is the Nokia N95 at a cash value of £100 and Argos Voucher value of £110. We have also seen a large volume of Apple iPhone 2G models (worth up to £139) being recycled as many Apple loyal customers upgrade to 3G versions."

"Although it's ridiculous that so many people are still not realising the value of their old mobile phones, it's reassuring to see that 24% of respondents would rather use a website like Mazuma to sell their old phone then an online auction website. As although selling phones on sites such as eBay can sometimes fetch a higher value we find, more often then not that, our customers experience waste a lot of time and get a lot of added hassle for the extra few pounds," added Charlo.

The survey also revealed that the mobile phone market is maturing with 78% of respondents choosing their phones for functionality rather than fashion. Those wishing to upgrade are no longer persuaded by 'free gifts,' with the main motivators being ease and choice of handsets.

Mazuma Mobile offers the best trade in prices in the market, a 'with voucher incentive' and guaranteed payment within 48hrs of receipt of phones. Mazuma's highly experienced valuation team spend a lot of time analysing market pricing in order for the customer to get consistent competitive values whilst avoiding daily fluctuations and as a result are the industry benchmark.

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* Sample size: 1,000 adults aged 16+

Six Easy Steps:

Step one: Enter your model into the "Quick Search" box, or if you prefer, simply click on the manufacturer and choose from the list.
Step two: Having selected your phone(s), you enter your details and send us your order. You may wish to check its progress - you can track it in the "my account" section -
Step three: You receive a confirmation letter, delivery note and Freepost bag within 48 hours of your order
Step four: You place your phone(s) in the Freepost bag and send them to Mazuma.
Step five: Upon receipt of your phone(s), Mazuma check delivery is complete and that all phones are in working order.
Step six: Mazuma posts a cheque or voucher within 48 hours.

About Mazuma:

Mazuma Mobile recycles more mobile phones that any other online recycling company and is the UK's leading independent and fastest growing company in this sector. Mazuma's customers get the best prices, fastest payment and Mazuma's renowned customer service that surpasses expectations.

Regarded as the authority on the used mobile phone market, Mazuma is the company that others follow. Mazuma is committed to safely and efficiently recycling old mobile phones and helping the less fortunate benefit in the most environmentally friendly way.

Founded on 17th August 2006, Mazuma is headquartered at 1 Colne Way Court, Colne Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 7NE.

For more information contact:

Peppercom Europe
Zara Lintin
Tel: +44 (0)20 7033 2660

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