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Sell Broken Phones

Mobile phones are fragile and the chances are, after a couple of years, yours is a little worse for wear. In fact, if you’re visiting this page, the chances are it’s completely broken and you’re wondering “where can I recycle my old phone for cash?”! 

The good news is you can still sell broken mobile phones for cash with musicMagpie, the UK’s #1 mobile phone recycler! 


Can I recycle my old phone even if it’s broken? 

Yep… and that includes selling damaged phones, cracked & scratched phones and water damaged phones! Just select the make and model of your phone then select ‘Faulty’ at the checkout for a FREE instant price.

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What is a ‘broken’ mobile phone?

We consider a phone broken if it has any of the following faults:


Doesn't power on



Cracked screen



Excess scratches, dents or chips



Broken microphone or speakers



Faulty buttons & keys



Broken or missing battery



Broken SIM gate



Corrupt operating system


While we buy most phones, there are a few handsets we can’t buy. These include phones that are snapped in half completely, reported lost or stolen, barred by a network, blacklisted by CheckMEND or identified as counterfeit.

Why should I recycle my broken phone?

Throwing your phone away is bad for the environment, with one mobile phone battery estimated to contain nough chemicals to pollute 60,000 litres of water! 

Predictions suggested that 49.8 million metric tons of e-waste would be produced in 2018. Most of this is sent to huge landfills in developing countries, which leads to the pollution of local land and water supplies. If you recycle your old mobile phone, you help to reverse this trend and decrease your carbon footprint at the same time. 

You can learn more about mobile phone recycling here.

What happens after I recycle my old phone?

We recycle broken phones in two ways. The first, if possible, is to repair and refurbish your old phone so it can go to a new home. If we can’t do that, we’ll recycle your phone and its components in a responsible and safe manner.Either way, you can rest assured that your old phone won’t damage the environment.


Selling your broken phone couldn’t be easier. Just get an instant price, send it for FREE and we’ll pay you the same day it arrives. We’ve paid out over £300 million to more than 6 million customers, plus we’ve won Best Recycling Service at the What Mobile Awards three years running. Why wouldn’t you?


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