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The iPhone 6 is Coming – Why You Should Trade-In Your Old Phones Now

By Alison Clancy

Step 1: Grab a sharpie. Color is completely up to you, though we’re partial to green.

Step 2: Stand in front of your motivational cat calendar. You know you have at least one.  

Step 3: Draw a big circle around September 9. Let the countdown begin!

Apple event invites were sent out early Thursday morning to select media, displaying the September 9 date and saying only this: “Wish we could say more.”

Hopefully Apple will be saying a lot more when it comes to the iPhone 6, along with iOS 8 and a rumored wearable device allegedly called the iWatch.

As most of you know, brand spankin’ new Apple smartphones don’t come cheap, and the best time to recycle your old phones for cash would be before the latest and greatest device is announced. ecoATM determines pricing based on:

  • Model
  • Condition
  • Current market price

When a new phone hits the market, the market price goes down for all other devices. We hope you’ll be a part of what we lovingly refer to as our “Green Team,” our community of recyclers who love getting green for being green. Resell and recycle at ecoATM now to add some money to your iPhone 6 fund!

Current Prices at ecoATM:

  • Up to $260 for iPhone 5S
  • Up to $300 for iPad Air
  • Up to $140 for iPhone 5C
  • Up to $160 for iPhone 5
  • Up to $90 for iPhone 4S
  • Even Up to $200 for broken iPhones!

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If You’re a Consumer, the Unlocking Cell Phones Bill is Excellent

by Randal Erman

Welcome to the brave new world of unlocked phones, America!  

On July 25th, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act. Bill S. 517 was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, August 1, 2014.

This is a big win for consumers as it allows people to take their paid for cell phone from one carrier to another. This helps competition and reduces the cost barrier of switching carriers, as people no longer have to purchase a phone to work on that new carrier’s network. Of course, the cell phone has to support that new carrier’s network (GSM, CDMA, LTE for those technically savvy readers), but it eliminates the need to buy a new phone whenever they want to switch. All cell phones will hold more value for a longer amount of time.

From the ecoATM side, we see this law helping the refurbishing aspect of what we do, which is currently 75 percent of our business.  Phones that are deposited safely and securely in our kiosks are eventually sold to a new owner or are responsibly recycled. Clearly, a mobile phone which stays in use for the longest amount of time possible is the most impactful way to help reduce the resources we consume for mobile phones. By allowing consumers to unlock phones, businesses that find phones a second life have more options for prospective users of these phones, both domestically and internationally.

To recap, this law is exciting for a lot of reasons: 

It’s great to see Congress taking a step in this greener direction. Again: Welcome to a brave new world, America.

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Cool Green Guide To Recycling Electronics & Appliances


Recycling electronics and appliances is the responsible way to keep our country clean and preserve the natural environment by reducing unnecessary waste.

Recycling electronics like with my colleagues at ecoATMin the USA, means that they can be correctly treated, so hazardous substances do not cause serious problems to the ground or water, while the materials can be recycled rather than sent to a…

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Contrary to popular belief, we’re not all robots here at ecoATM HQ. We’re actual humans, here to make it fast, easy and convenient to recycle your old phones, MP3 players and tablets for cash. Take a minute to sneak a peek behind the kiosk and get to know our team!


Name: Lisa Ann Cassidy

Title: Location Development Manager

Stuff you do inside the ecoATM office:

I find new locations for ecoATM machines, negotiate the contracts and then manage the accounts after install.

Stuff you do outside the ecoATM office:

Oh boy…I love to salsa dance. I’m big on traveling, hanging at the beach, line dancing, trivia nights, going out with friends, indoor rock climbing, motorcycle rides, yoga sculpt, concerts and reading. I’m finally applying to get my motorcycle license this week, so excited! I failed last time by one (one!) lousy point.

Did you ever own a phone that you’d be embarrassed to carry around now?

I wouldn’t say embarrassed exactly. I loved the two Helio phones I had. They flipped up both ways and had two keyboards! I thought I was THE coolest kid in history. Loved those phones up until the day I recycled them. Helio doesn’t even exist anymore!


If you could pick one robot from pop culture history to hang out with, which one would you pick?

WALL-E! He’s such an adorable creation with great morals - I would just to hug him and squeeze him all day. Hope that’s not coming off as creepy!

Other than recycling your gadgets, what else do you do to help the environment?

I’ve done beach clean-ups and I have a natural tendency to pick up trash around the beaches (something instilled in me by my mom). And I have tons of reusable bags for grocery shopping! I also encourage everyone to look into the non-profit I used to work for call Nature & Culture International. They conserve endangered rainforests.

Describe one of your favorite days at ecoATM.

One of my favorite days at ecoATM was when we celebrated recycling our one millionth device. Engineering tricked our CEO at the time into thinking we had hit it way sooner by fudging the numbers (it was April Fools Day - had to be done)! He was quite annoyed when he found out, but we ended up hitting the milestone later that day. 

If you could move anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Great question! I haven’t traveled as much as my colleague Josie Markee but I am taking a trip to Paris in a few months. I’ve always loved the idea of seeing life through rose-colored glasses, so I would think that Paris, in all its renowned beauty, wouldn’t disappoint as a place to live! I loved Costa Rica when I visited this year. Everywhere in that country is gorgeous, but it’s a little slower-paced than I could live with.

Name one thing people might be surprised to know about you.

That I love the American version of Top Gear. I like cars and I’m super into motorcycles and muscle cars - I come from a motorcycle family. Also, I have a taco purse named Taco Belle.


Favorite quote?

I’ve got one all-time favorite: “Go out into the world and do well. But more importantly, go out into the world and do good.” My recent favorite is a little quote by Rev Run: “Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.”

Go-to karaoke song?

Britney Spears, “Oops, I Did It Again!” My friends and I are currently learning the choreography so we can perform it specifically for karaoke nights.

Favorite pizza topping.

Cheese, cheese, cheese! Pancetta runs a close second though.

Thinking about joining our team? Check out our current open positions here.