Mobile recycling could allow for purchases to be made via a new handset

8 April 2010 — 11:48 AM

Mobile recycling could allow consumers to upgrade.

Consumers could wish to consider recycling their old mobile phone with Envirofone for cash to put towards a new handset and begin to make use of the latest technology.

By 2014, one in ten mobile phone users will either have a ticket delivered to their device, or will use their handset to purchase one, it has been suggested.

Juniper Research believes that a five-fold growth in this kind of activity will be seen in the next five years.

Consumers with smartphones - such as the Apple iPhone - could use their handset to purchase tickets while on the move.

However, Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, suggested that at present e-ticket usage is "occasional".

Dave Clarke, online marketing manager at Envirofone, said: "The ability to buy tickets via your smartphone is a real step forward in mobile technology. By trading in your old mobile phone for cash, you could afford a brand new smartphone handset and start purchasing items on the move."

"Until we are 100 per cent [sure of the technology] we are unlikely to be pushing it much," he said.

In the US passengers on domestic flights from airports, including Denver International and Salt Lake City International, can use mobile boarding passes.

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