Geeks, Take Note: Stop Trading in Your Old Phone Through a Carrier and Do This Instead

Wouldn’t that be wonderful if you can get a reasonable price on your old smartphone that has lately been showing signs of slowing down? Well, if you’re with me on this one, here is something you shouldn’t do: trade in your handset through a carrier.

The iPhone 11 is finally official and it brings with it all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from any new Apple smartphone: a better processor, upgraded cameras, new software, and obviously, a higher sticker price. It’s that time of the year for the Apple fans to do their usual ‘ritual’: bid adieu to the old iPhone and switch to the latest one.

If you’re an Apple fan (or an Android guy looking to jump the ship) itching to get rid of the old phone for a brand new iPhone 11, here is why you shouldn’t just fall for the headline-screaming “best trade-in deal” on your carrier website without first checking out what the alternatives have to offer. Perhaps, the results might surprise you!

According to a price comparison chart put up by SellCell, people opting to trade in through carriers or Apple’s official trade-in program for the sake of convenience are ending up losing a lot of money, which they could have easily saved up through a better-rewarding alternative.

People don’t want to go exploring other options as it’s time-consuming, inconvenient, and unpredictable. There are uncountable used phone selling services online, and it’s a bit difficult to judge whether a service is legitimate or an outright scam.

Enter SellCell, US’s #1 price comparison website for selling old gadgets. For the uninitiated, all SellCell does is one simple trick: compares the price offered by each of its already-vetted services and shows you the one that offers the highest amount of money on the gadget in question.

If you’re dealing through SellCell, you don’t have to worry about being scammed by some shady service as all the buyback companies featured on the website goes through a rigorous vetting process before they are accepted. You’ll find pretty much all the popular, reliable ones in their portfolio including Decluttr, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld,,, and a bunch of others.

As you can see from the chart above, you’re getting at least 22.5% more cash through SellCell when compared to other iPhone trade-in offers and that could go as high as 80% in some cases. And the best part: they accept your broken phones as well.

The selling process is surprisingly easy and straightforward: You go to SellCell’s website, type in the model name, select the specifics of your phone including network, storage, and condition, and then bam, you get the list of services that accept the phone along with prices.

The one that offers the highest is displayed on top of the list. After picking the right service, you’ll be redirected to their official website where you can finalize the trade-in process. Most of the services listed on SellCell offers next-day payment, meaning you get your money wired through the payment medium of your choice the very next day the service receives your package.

SellCell eliminates the hassle of locating a trustworthy phone buyback service while at the same time assuring the best prices for your old gadgets. So, if you’re planning to sell your old smartphones, or tablets, or even smartwatches and gaming consoles, we highly recommend you check out SellCell and explore all the options on the table before mindlessly going ahead with carrier trade-in offers.

This content is sponsored by Abhin Mahipal.

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