Verizon Wireless announces trade-in program
Wireless today announced a cell phone Trade-In Program, which allows
customers from any wireless carrier to get value for phones that are
To participate in the Trade-In Program,
you will need to submit an online appraisal. Along with the phone’s
make and model, the appraisal asks: Can the device make outbound calls
with a calling plan? Does the display work? Is the display cracked?
the appraisal is submitted, you will be given an appraised value and
can choose between shipping the device to receive a gift card or
donating it to the Verizon Wireless’ long-running HopeLine program,
which benefits victim of domestic violence. If you choose to ship the
device, you will be sent a self-addressed pre-paid envelope.
Verizon receives the device – and verifies that the phone matches the
appraisal – you will receive the gift card in approximately two weeks.
The gift card can be used at any Verizon Wireless store or for online
purchases at www.verizonwireless.com. It can also be used to pay Verizon Wireless bills.
some appraised values appeared to be very low – a good-condition
Motorola Droid was appraised at just $18.20, for example – it’s an easy
way to get rid of all those old phones sitting in kitchen drawers. Even
if the appraised value is zero, you can still recycle a phone at no cost
other than a walk to the mailbox. Now there really is no excuse!