Supermarkets may provide top deals for those who recycle mobiles

4 October 2010 — 12:04 PM

Supermarket rivalry could push the price of mobiles down

People planning to recycle mobile phones for money may wish to consider the offers made by the major UK supermarkets and not only Tesco when seeking a replacement.

James Atkinson, editor at Mobile Magazine, says other firms such as Asda and Sainsbury's are unlikely to allow their rival to monopolise the market.

While Tesco has perhaps had a head start over its competitors, the others are now making noises about providing good deals and top handsets.

"Sainsbury's is very powerful and has deep pockets and those organisations are so competitive that it's difficult to imagine they're going to let Tesco run away with it," notes the expert.

Some of the companies may attempt to catch up with Tesco by offering attractive deals in a bid to boost their customer numbers, which could be good news for those who intend to recycle a mobile phone.

Mobile provider O2 recently opened its first store in a branch of Sainsbury's, following reports the firms were set to link up.

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