It is no surprise that many people and organisations around the world are trying to sell mobile phones they no longer use. After all, these devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated and valuable, meaning that people can get lots of cash for phones. Also the technology involved in the devices is constantly developing, meaning that handsets can become out of date quickly. This provides a strong incentive to invest in new versions.
Research conducted recently by Virgin Media Business drew attention to the speed of industry developments.
It noted that 65 per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) it polled expected landlines to disappear from everyday office use within five years. In contrast, smartphones were seen as the least likely devices to be abandoned.
Because of the round-the-clock demand for data on the move, the amount of data consumed on the Virgin Media Business network has risen to 765 billion individual bits of data being transferred every second.
The firm’s chief operating officer Tony Grace remarked: “The pace of change with technology is having a transformative effect on the way we work. A decade ago it would have been unthinkable to suggest an office without telephones. Now it’s hard to imagine being separated from our smartphones.”
He went on to state: “Mobile connections to the internet are getting better by the day.”
Mr Grace added: “The sophistication of mobile technology is also having an impact on the PC. It’s never been easier to work on the move, making stationary PCs significantly less useful than laptop counterparts.”
By making sure that they sell mobile phones they no longer use, firms can generate additional money. These days, it is easy for individuals and organisations to get cash for phones. As well as boosting their finances, this can also be environmentally friendly. After all, the handsets are recycled, reducing wastage.