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What Is Trade-In?

By: 25/07/2017

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What Is A Trade-In?


Many people have a drawer somewhere in their homes, which is full of old instruction manuals for appliances you no longer own, foreign currency and old mobile phones. If you have the latter collecting dust in a drawer, did you know you could actually save money on the price of a phone contract by trading in your unwanted devices?

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So, what exactly is a trade-in?

A trade-in allows you to essentially, ‘trade in’ an old handset for either money, store vouchers, or money off a phone contract, depending which outlet you use for a trade-in.

A range of outlets allow you to trade in a variety of items such as mobile phones, tablets, video games, and CDs, meaning it’s a great service for making some extra cash when having a clear-out of your old belongings.

How does a trade-in work?

Mobile Phones Direct offer a fantastic service which allows you trade-in an old handset, in return for a saving on the price of your new phone contract. The saving you make from trading-in your old phone, will be spread across your contract, so the price of your contract will be significantly cheaper, depending on the value of your old phone.

The Trade In feature allows you to input your old phone model and its condition. You will then be given a price for your old phone, and by clicking on ‘Apply’, this is automatically taken off of all handset deals, so you can easily see what the new contract price will be.


What offers are available with a trade-in?

There is an abundance of great savings available across a range of handsets. Here are some of our best trade-in deals here at Mobile Phones Direct.

  • By trading in a fully working iPhone 6S Plus (32GB) on EE for an iPhone 7 (32GB) on EE with 5GB of data and unlimited texts and calls, you can reduce the monthly contract cost from £32.99 to £24.66.
  • Trade in a fully working Samsung Galaxy S7 (32BG) on Vodafone for a Samsung Galaxy S8 (64GB) on Vodafone with 16BG of data and unlimited calls and minutes, you can reduce your monthly contract cost from £38.00 to £30.25 per month.
  • You can get an LG G6, with 4GB of data and unlimited calls and minutes from Three, for £29.00 per month, by trading in a fully working Huawei P9 (32GB), with an original monthly contract cost of £34.00.


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