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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.


The Best Mobiles for Kids

The Best Mobiles for Kids

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

In Ofcom's November 2015 'Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report', 35% of 8-11 year-olds and 77% of 12-15 year-olds were found to own a smartphone... READ MORE >

What to do when you drop your phone in water

What to do when you drop your phone in water

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Your hands loosen as your concentration slips. You panic and try to reaffirm your grip, but by this time, you know it's too late... READ MORE >

Cleaning up and wiping Apple and Android phones

Cleaning up and wiping Apple and Android phones

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Before we dive in and tell you how to clean up and wipe your Apple or Android smartphones, it's important to decipher what each... READ MORE >

Old phone to new phone: Transferring data and numbers

Old phone to new phone: Transferring data and numbers

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

So you've got a shiny new phone but you're reluctant to start from scratch. Transferring your contacts and data should... READ MORE >

How to unlock a phone

How to unlock a phone

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

Buying a second-hand phone is a great way to bring down the cost of buying a new handset, but in doing so, budding users can often find their handsets aren't compatible with their preferred network. In order to enjoy... READ MORE >

12 Days of Christmas Competition

12 Days of Christmas Competition

by Denise Timmis | updated Feb 18, 2022

We are offering you the chance to WIN a prize every day in our 12 Days to Christmas Competitions starting on the 13th December.... READ MORE >

COVID-19 Statement: January 2021

COVID-19 Statement: January 2021

by Denise Timmis | updated Mar 31, 2021

Find out what measures we've introduced to ensure that our operations remain interrupted during England's third lockdown.... READ MORE >

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