Customers urged to recycle mobile phone when upgrading

22 July 2010 — 5:35 PM

Customers urged to recycle mobile phone when upgrading

A new range of offers from Tesco Mobile may persuade consumers to sell their old mobile phone and upgrade to one of the latest models.

Commenting on the company's decision to retail mobile upgrades for all major networks in the next few weeks, Ernest Doku, communications expert at uSwitch.com, says it is an "aggressive strategy".

"It's the nature of treating phones like any other commodity that Tesco trades in - low prices and utmost convenience," he states.

However, before signing up to a new deal and selling an old mobile, users may wish to note the advice of the comparison site.

It suggests the top three tips when looking to upgrade are doing the required homework, comparing deals from a variety of providers and recycling any old devices.

The UK recently held an official Recycle Week, during which the process of reusing mobile phones for the good of the environment and financial gain was highlighted.

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