Money for old mobile could be used for online shopping

16 December 2010 — 3:57 PM

Shopping via a mobile phone is becoming an increasingly common activity among Britons

People who get money for their old mobile phone may wish to put it towards shopping with their new device, after research revealed the trend is becoming increasingly common.

Orange notes almost one-in-five Britons have been known to buy items from the comfort of their own bed, while 31 per cent say they will browse online stores at the same time as watching television.

These practices are most common on a Saturday night, when internet-based retail is at its busiest.

Steve Ricketts, head of mobile commerce at the network, says: "Mobiles are making shopping easier this Christmas, as people can buy presents in secret from their phones - without worrying about being overlooked or found out by anyone."

The most popular websites with mobile shoppers were found to be Amazon, Argos and Ebay.

One model that could be ideal for the activity is the newly-announced Google Nexus S, which is due to hit the shelves soon.

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