Most obsolete cell phones have value, either as a refurbished phone for someone here or in another country, or as parts for a repair center. But old phones also carry risk in the form of personal or corporate data remaining on the phone after it is no longer in use. As a client you want a phone processing partner that can eliminate the risk and maximize the value of your inventory with best-in-class cell phone recycling. HOBI has been doing exactly this for our diverse client base, and as a result, more than four million phones flow through our facility every year.
HOBI is a leader in the processing of cellular phones, accessories and infrastructure in the electronic asset recycling industry. We process millions of phones and tons of infrastructure per year for Operators, OEMs, enterprises, other recycling entities, collection programs and many other organizations that generate cell phone and cellular infrastructure inventories. We process phones for resale, refurbishment, parts recovery and PM recovery. We maximize the value of each phone we receive under the terms of the agreement with each client.
HOBI has active relationships with 3 of the 4 national carriers in the U.S. in activities ranging from straight liquidation of new phones and accessories, to the complicated electronic asset recycling process of repairing and clearing used phones from their insurance and warranty returns for the purpose of resale, to disassembly of non-working phones for parts recovery to support the repair markets. We created markets for parts where before there were none and have become the world leader in the generation of used LCDs, housings, keypads, track balls, and other items for the repair market.
HOBI works closely with four major cellular OEM suppliers to support their electronic asset recycling and environmental and legislative compliance needs. We provide critical certified destruction services for proto-type and engineering sample model phones, engineering or manufacturing flawed products, or obsolete products the client does not want to enter the secondary market. We also support OEMs in their state and federal recycling requirements through collection and take-back programs in multiple states. Our national reach provides OEMs with a one-vendor solution for all of their electronic asset disposition and legislative recycling requirements.
HOBI has become the processor of choice for cell phone recycling. Our processes, developed over the last eight years, ensure both the maximization of the phone’s value and the elimination of any risk associated with data on the phone. Our proprietary evaluation process, close association with the end markets, and cost effective processing allows us to move phone products through our system in the safest, most efficient program in place today. Our innovative cell phone erasure process is the best in the business, involving proprietary software to clear and QC phones. Our cell phone recycling processes have been tested and vetted by some of the most respected telecom operators, OEMs and recyclers in the world.
Contact us today to learn how we can maximize the value and eliminate the risk of your obsolete cell phones.