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How Much Is Your Broken Phone Worth?

By April 19, 2017May 17th, 2022No Comments

If your cell phone is broken, you may want to succumb to the temptation to just throw it away and buy a new one. After all, how much are broken iPhones worth, really?

Do broken phones have value? Do companies buy broken cell phones? The answer to both questions is “yes.” Before you toss that broken cell phone in the trash, you may want to investigate how much your broken phone is worth.

Why Do Companies Buy Broken Phones?

Many companies buy broken phones for a couple of reasons. For one, the broken phone may be worth it for them to repair. The company may have the means to repair the phone cheaply, get it in good working order and then resell it for a good price.

For another, the value of broken cell phones may go beyond whether or not a company can get the phone to work. Some phones often contain rare minerals or other materials that have value beyond the fact that they can be used to make a phone. Some companies are willing to pay to gain access to those materials. They are better off in circulation than in a landfill, after all.

What Kind of Broken Phones Can I Sell?

If your phone is completely destroyed — it got run over by a truck, for example — then you probably will not be able to resell it. However, you’ll probably be able to resell your broken phone if it has damage like a cracked screen, faulty keys, scratches, dents or chips or the SIM gate is broken or missing.

You can also sell phones that don’t work because they won’t power up, have a broken or missing battery or a corrupted operating system.

Why Should I Sell My Broken Cell Phone?

The most obvious reason to sell your broken cell phone is for the money! Let’s face it — you were probably just going to throw that cell phone away anyway. At best, maybe you were going to take it to a recycling center or toss it in a drawer as a backup and move on. What a waste! Why not get paid for something you were just going to put in the garbage?

Another great reason to sell your broken phone is the benefits to the environment. For one, some of the materials in your phone can be toxic to the Earth, so we really don’t want them to end up in a landfill if it’s possible to avoid it.

Also, every broken phone a company can refurbish and resell means one less new phone someone has to buy, meaning a longer time until one more phone ends up in a garbage pile somewhere.

Where Can I Sell My Broken Cell Phone?

Start at The Whiz Cells! The Whiz Cells specializes in buying used and damaged cell phones, tablets and other electronics at great prices. All you have to do is go to, answer some basic information about your device, and you’ll get a quote on how much cash we’re willing to pay for your item. Then we’ll send you the necessary shipping and packing materials to get your device to us, and if your product matches your description, you’ll usually get a payment sent out to you within 72 hours.

It’s a great way to get something out of that broken cell phone and help the environment at the same time!