Loved ones everywhere received new gifts last Sunday in honor of Valentine’s Day. New gadgets are always a popular gift, so old devices no longer have their use. Instead of storing unused cellphones, tablets or computers in a drawer, reselling and recycling bring further use to old devices.
If you’re looking to trade in unused devices for money, there are multiple trade-in programs through third party vendors that guarantee money for device value. Along with third-party vendors, many mobile providers offer opportunities for users to trade in devices for credit towards a new device.
When choosing to resell or recycle old devices, it’s important to research each vendor’s data security and erasure policies. Although deleting information or resetting a device may seem like efficient data erasure, personal information can be stuck on a device, and be accessed by a malicious source. One way to eliminate any data security uncertainty is to work with a certified IT and mobile asset management company.
HOBI International is a R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 certified mobile asset management provider with more than 20 years in the business. HOBI identifies the best course of action for used devices towards the end of their lifecycle and provides secure, traceable data erasure.
When choosing the best course of action for old devices, remember to completely research options, including data erasure success. Once a trusted vendor has been chosen, old devices can be resold or recycled.