How to sell your old mobile phone

Mostly everyone has a drawer packed with old mobile phones. They’re taking up space and may never be used by you again. Why don’t you sell them? Don’t you know you can get a high price for your mobile phone whether it’s old, used or new? That’s right!

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Cold hard cash and guess what? You’ll also be contributing to the environment. Selling a mobile phone couldn’t be easier. Let’s say your old phone is in good working condition, then you can get cash for it.

Why sell my old Mobile??

Selling your old/used/new mobile phones is an excellent opportunity to earn money and save the planet. We must admit the recession has hit communities very hard and many people have become despondent. Selling mobile brings can ease the pressure on your pocket. It will not only put cash into your pocket, but also cut down on the radiation that emanates from these devices.

What Type of Phones Can I sell?

  • Phone needs to be in a good working condition.
  • Phone should have mild cosmetic damage, if any.
  • Mobile phone must have original battery.

How do I get paid?

Payment options depends on the company you are selling your handset to. Some common modes of payment include:

  • Paypal
  • Bank Transfer
  • Check

Is it that Easy?

Surely these are the questions that would come to your mind:

  • What companies pays the best price?
  • What is the time factor for this process?
  • Is it worth the time?
  • How much cash can I really get for my old cell phone?

There are many companies to consider when you decide to sell your old mobile. From my personal experience, pound4phone.com offered the highest price along with a great customer service when I sold my phone to them. There are few more out there to consider as well.

Points to remember

  •  Remember to wipe the phone of its memory.
  • Remove your SIM card and memory card.

This exercise is paramount, for you do not want your contact information, password and other sensitive media to fall prey to a stranger.

Tips & Advice

You can get the answers to these questions all at your fingertips. To sell a mobile phone is not a rocket science project, it is really simple and doesn’t take much time. At some places you may have to wait a few days in order to receive payment, but the initial process is easy.

About The Author:
Frank is a publisher at pound4phone

Top 5 Free Cloud Storage Services

Cloud Storage is quite different from cloud computing. In the latter, you compute over the internet, while cloud storage means to store data over a network of servers online, so that you get access to it wherever, whenever you like.

Top 5 free cloud services

Imagine uploading your playlist of favorite songs over a cloud from your PC, so you can access those very songs on your iPod, smartphone, tablet PC and laptop, anywhere you like! Think it like a USB flash drive over the web.

Following are the 5 best cloud storage services that are free of cost.

1) SugarSync

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Features:

  • Free Storage: 5 GB
  • Referral program: +500 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 5 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows & symbian.
  • Speed: Automatic backup of files
  • Efficiency: Only transfers parts of the file that have been edited.
  • Security: SSL & AES-128 encryption

2) Dropbox

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Features:

  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Referral program: +250 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 8 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry
  • Speed: Set bandwidth limit, manually.
  • Single Upload limit: 300MB
  • Efficiency: Only transfers parts of the file that have been edited.
  • Security: SSL & AES-256 encryption

3) ZumoDrive

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Features:

  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iPhone, Palm Pre
  • Efficiency: auto sync, works offline.
  • Security: SSL & AES encryption with storage in 3 physical locations
  • iTune integration

4) Ubuntu One

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Features:

  • Free Storage: 5 GB
  • Platforms: Windows (beta & buggy), Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android
  • Efficiency: Offline music on android.
  • Security: No encryption

5) TeamDrive

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Features:

  • Free Storage: 2 GB
  • Referral program: +250 MB for each user you successfully invite. (upto 8 GB)
  • Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Speed: Auto sync & backup.
  • Security: ULD & AES-256 encryption

 

 

QR Code 101

What is a QR Code?

Short for Quick Response code, QR Code is a type of barcode that is readable by QR Readers, that are now available in most camera mobiles. The information encoded may be text or URL. You might find a QR Code reader in your mobile’s app store.

QR Code

QR codes are used to encode information into a 2D graphic readable only by QR Readers

How to read a QR Code?

  • Go to your camera mobile’s app store and search for QR Code.
  • Since almost all app stores have a QR Code reader, you will likely get a QR Code reader. Download & install it.
  • Now open the app and your camera should start working. Point the camera to a QR Code and snap a picture.
  • The app will decode the QR Code and show you all the info encoded in it.

What’s the use?

Advertisers use QR codes in print ads to give more info to the mobile user about their product in a more interactive way using mobiles. App makers use QR codes to instantly provide apps to users. Webmasters/bloggers can use QR Codes to instantly send their mobile users to a mobile friendly version of their website.

How to make a QR Code?

It’s too easy, just follow the steps below to generate a QR code for your blog/site via Google:
  • Go to http://goo.gl
  • This is Google’s URL Shortener. Just paste your site/blog mobile-friendly version URL into the text box and click shorten button
    Shorten the URL to generate a QR Code
  • Copy the new shortened URL generated by Google & paste it into you browser’s address bar & add .qr at the end of the URL. Hit enter.
    Add ".qr " to the google's shortened URL
  • Instantly, your URL will be converted into a QR Code. Save it & upload it to your site/blog 😉QR Code
To make QR Codes for text and not URLs, visit http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

How to Bluejack

Blue jacking is a fun and legal way of convincing a person that their mobile has been hijacked!

You send messages to other people using Bluetooth, without their permission. So good for a tiny but amazing prank.

Follow the steps below to Blue jack someone:

  • Open Contacts/Address book in your Bluetooth enabled mobile
  • Create a new contact
  • Now enter a message into the Name field. This message will appear on your victim’s mobile. The message can be anything like “Hey red shirt…you’ve been hijacked >:)”
  • Save this new contact
  • Now open the menu options for that contact and choose send via Bluetooth.
  • This will switch on your Bluetooth and scan for any bluetooth devices within range.
  • Select a victim and send the contact
  • You will get the message card sent on your mobile and now wait for the SMS tone of your victim’s mobile…!!

Cheers 😀

Points to remember:

  • It works only for certain mobiles that do not require pairing for sending contact cards.
  • Please do NOT spam or send offensive messages.
  • Blue jacking is ethical, but try at your own risk
  • Blue jacking won’t work on iPhones or Tablet PCs

Make your own Android

Google released Androidify, an app that lets you turn the little green Android Robot into yourself, your friends, your family or anyone…!

Using this app, you can change the clothes of the Android Robot by choosing some funky ones from the app’s gallery. Oh yeah, you can even make the robot grow some hair!! 😉

Customize it and have fun!

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