Trade in programs are starting to get popular when used as credits towards smartphones and other electronics. Verizon Wireless is currently testing a trade in program in Alabama with plans to take it nationwide later this year.
Best Buy has a trade in program, not just for cell phones, but for any electronics of value. Best Buy has a trade in portal on their website where you can find the value of your product and do the trade-in by mail. You can also just go to any Best Buy and trade your products in.
Canadian wireless carrier Telus has now announced that they are doing a trade in program as well. Like with our trade in programs at Verizon Wireless and Best Buy, Telus only does trade in credit, however when you’re looking at the latest smartphone any trade in credit helps.
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“Putting our customers first is at the core of what we do at TELUS, and that means we are listening and understand they want to upgrade devices more easily and more often,” said Brent Johnston, TELUS vice-president of mobility solutions. “Over the last few years, we’ve launched a number of initiatives making our service easier and more transparent. We have applied the same principles to our new trade-in program. It’s a smart and future friendly way for our customers to get to their next device faster by trading in their current device for credit toward the latest and greatest smartphones and accessories.”
Prior to launching the program Telus did a survey where 61% of the respondents said they have between 1 and 5 cell phones sitting at their home not in use. With Telus’ program customers can trade up to three phones, internet keys or wi-fi hotspots for a total trade in credit of $200.
As an added bonus, Telus customers who take advantage of the trade in program will have $3.00 donation made in their name to Tree Canada.