Verizon Wireless Wants To Give You Cash For Your Unused Mobile Devices, Devices From Any Carrier Are Eligible
OK, not exactly cash, but you will be eligible to receive Verizon Wireless gift cards or you can put the credit toward your monthly phone bill (VZW customers only). Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of the Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program, which allows customers from ANY wireless carrier to get value from no-longer-used wireless devices and help the environment at the same time.
To participate in the Trade-In Program all you have to do is submit your devices for appraisal online at www.trade-in.vzw.com and receive a postage-paid envelope to mail in the devices. In exchange for trading in their devices, customers may receive a Verizon Wireless gift card by mail. The amount of the gift card will be based on the make, model and condition of the device and can be used toward the purchase of phones and accessories or to pay Verizon Wireless bills. Devices that have no appraised value can still be sent in for recycling which is much better than just throwing them out.
Individuals can also donate their no-longer-used cell phones to the long-running HopeLine® from Verizon program, which collects devices and accessories to benefit victims of domestic violence. The used phones are either refurbished for reuse or recycled. Check out how that works in the video below!
Now keep in mind folks, the newer the phone and the better the condition the more you will get. Verizon also appears to be really fair as far as the proposed pricing they are offering for the phones. When I inputted the info about my old Blackberry Strom it was only worth $8, but when I put info about my new HTC Incredible the appraised value was $152. To be honest with you I, got the phone with my new every two so I only paid $99 – so if I sent it back I could actually make a profit. However, I wouldn’t go back to my Blackberry Storm for anything. Whether you can get something for your device or not, this is a great program that will keep these bad boys out of the landfills and make sure they are disposed of properly. If you can get a little money and do something good for the environment, why not? Kudos to Verizon Wireless for this, hopefully other carriers will follow suit.