How to Sell Your Cell Phone

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Sell your cell phone by bringing it to a cell phone broker or by posting pictures and information on Internet classified Web sites. Make sure personal information has been erased from a cell phone before selling it with advice from the store manager of a cell phone broker in this free video on cell phones.

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Hi, I'm Ben from the Cellphone Broker in San Jose, California. Today, I'm going to show you how to sell your old cell phone. There's a couple of easy ways to do it. There's a lot of stores all over the place that buy and sell used cell phones, including the cell phone broker where I work. We buy and sell phones, and then we refurbish them or use them for parts, and then sell them out again. But for the regular consumer who doesn't want to go through a cell phone, you know, a store or a cell phone broker like us, you can just sell them online. But what you want to do is make sure that you clear out all of your old information that you have saved into your cell phone -- text messages, contact lists, pictures, music, and other files like that. And make sure all of that is removed from the cell phone by going into the settings menu and finding the security settings and removing all of that information from your phone. From there, make sure that you have everything that you...that you have for the phone -- the phone itself, the battery, the battery cover, perhaps, the charger for the phone. If you still have the box, that brings up the value a little bit more. SD cards and other car chargers and stuff like that, cases that you have for your phone. Get all of that together, take pictures, put them online. The best...the best place to sell cell phones would be on Craigslist or sometimes eBay. However, eBay won't bring in as much money. Craigslist is pretty easy to sell your phone on. Also, make sure that your ESN or electronic serial number has been released from the provider that you purchased the phone from. If you don't release the ESN number, the person that you sell the phone to will not be able to activate it on the network. So just call customer care before you sell your cell phone, and make sure that the ESN number or IMEI number has been released and is able to be reactivated on a different account. I'm Ben from the Cellphone Broker in San Jose, California. You can log on our website at myspace.com/cellphonebroker.

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