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Advice Centre

Welcome to the advice centre

Your go-to hub for smartphone advice and tech news


As the longest standing mobile phone recycler, it's fair to say we know our stuff.


We love gadgets, smartphones and all things tech, and we want to share our wealth of knowledge and experience with you in our advice hub.


That’s right, whatever it is you need advice on, our hub is here for all your mobile phone needs.


As well as guidance to help you get the best value for money and the right phone, you’ll also find tricks of the trade and handy tips, such as how to make your battery last longer or what to do when you drop your phone in water.


Got a topic in mind you can’t see below? Or simply want to ask us a question? Get in touch using our contact form.


History Of The Flip Phone

History Of The Flip Phone

by Charlotte Bolton | updated Feb 23, 2024

Originally, when first released the flip phone was loved for its slimmer, thinner design in comparison to the ‘brick like’ design of most phones. ... READ MORE >

How Technology Impacts Our Daily Lives

How Technology Impacts Our Daily Lives

by Charlotte Bolton | updated Feb 19, 2024

In 2023, 98% of adults aged 16-24 had a smartphone in the UK. 86% owned a smartphone between ages 55-64 and 80% owned a smartphone over the age of 65. ... READ MORE >

6 Ways To Make An Eco Friendly Bonfire Night

6 Ways To Make An Eco Friendly Bonfire Night

by Charlotte Bolton | updated Oct 27, 2023

Although Bonfire Night is a great time of year to gather with friends and family, wrap up warm and watch the colourful fireworks in the black sky, did you know that they can also be extremely harmful to our environment? ... READ MORE >

Most Picturesque Destinations

Most Picturesque Destinations

by Denise Timmis | updated Jun 20, 2023

What are the most picturesque holiday destinations? We've used data from Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and more to give you the final word on the worlds most stunning locations... READ MORE >

The top 10 dating apps you should be using this Valentine's Day

The top 10 dating apps you should be using this Valentine's Day

by Denise Timmis | updated Jan 27, 2023

As February rolls around and Valentine’s Day approaches, there is an underlying pressure to secure a companion to celebrate the international day of love. To mark the romantic season a help smartphone-owning, singles find a date for the 14th, Envirofone has released new data showing the most popular and best-rated apps for online daters this February. ... READ MORE >

Envirofone’s list of naughty and nice Christmas markets

Envirofone’s list of naughty and nice Christmas markets

by Denise Timmis | updated Nov 23, 2022

Envirofone have ranked the UK’s best Christmas markets, Using data from social listening, Instagram hashtags, TikTok views and total mentions.... READ MORE >

Misconceptions about E-waste recycling

Misconceptions about E-waste recycling

by Denise Timmis | updated Oct 07, 2022

We’ve myth-busted some of the common misunderstandings many of us have with E-Waste, to change perceptions and help improve recycling behaviours.... READ MORE >

TikTok safeguarding tips for parents

TikTok safeguarding tips for parents

by Denise Timmis | updated Sep 06, 2022

Keeping children safe on TikTok can be a challenge. Understand the tools and safety features that are available to parents to keep your children safe on social media... READ MORE >

Best Apps and Habits to Help Prepare Your Child for Back to School

Best Apps and Habits to Help Prepare Your Child for Back to School

by Denise Timmis | updated Aug 31, 2022

As we start to think about the back-to-school routine, supporting our children is essential as many will find it hard to settle back into a structured day. So, we’ve rounded up some of the most recommended apps to help children and teens stay organised when they return to school in September.... READ MORE >

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