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How to Trade In Your Old Phones

Verizon Offers Device Trade-In Program

Have you picked up a shiny new phone recently? With Android growing in popularity and the iPhone on its fourth go-around, many people are ditching their old phones in favor of a new device. Now Verizon is introducing a new way to dispose of an unwanted phone in the form of a new trade-in program. Verizon accepts all devices regardless of model or carrier, except for those that are to be exchanged under Verizon's warranty or exchange programs.

Learn more about the new program after the break.

The four-step process first appraises your device, makes an offer, arranges shipping options, and then pays you for your trade-in. Start the process online by choosing your device (either by list or by photo) and answer questions like, "Can the device make outbound calls?" and, "Does the display work?" Verizon then gives you a trade-in value, with the option to either accept it or decline it. Older models may be appraised at no value but give you the option to donate the phone to a charity in need through Verizon's HopeLine program.

If your unwanted phone does have a trade-in value, you can elect to ship the phone to Verizon to receive a credit via a Verizon Wireless gift card.

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