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Important Steps for Selling Your Phone Online

By November 21, 2017No Comments enables you to easily and quickly turn your old smartphone for cash. While the process is simple, it will go faster if you know what to do with your old phone before selling it. Here are the basic steps to make sure you get your full payment as quickly as possible when you sell us your phone.

What to Do With Your iPhone Before Trading It In

The first thing to be aware of is that before you sell us an iPhone, you must remove your iCloud account from it. This is true for iPads, as well. Simply resetting the device is insufficient — you must actually remove your iCloud account before we can purchase it. If you don’t know how to do this, you can find out here.

What to Do With Your Android or Other Phone Before Trading it In

You should take the following steps whether you’re selling us an iPhone, Android phone or any other type of smartphone:

  1. Remove all passcodes from the device.
  2. Let your service provider know the device is no longer on your account. If the device is still listed as yours with your service provider, no one else can use it. The phone will have a bad ESN and we can only pay you half its value or less. Similarly, a phone you still owe money on will have a bad ESN, so if you want full value for your phone, make sure you’ve paid it off first.
  3. Please leave a little bit of charge on the phone and turn it off before sending it in so we can activate it when we receive it.
  4. Finally, please send your device in as soon as possible after you register the intent to sell to us on the site. While your quote is locked in for 20 days, portable electronics can lose value very quickly, so the sooner we get it, the better. More importantly, the sooner we get it, the sooner you get your money!

Now you know what to do with your phone before you sell it. Pretty simple, right? Most of these steps are either for your protection or to facilitate a fast turnaround of your money at maximum value, so it really is in your best interest to follow these simple, basic steps. Remember, we’re happy to take virtually all major brands of cellphones and tablets, even ones that are broken in one way or another. Don’t waste any time, come to The Whiz Cells to sell your device and get your money now!