Keen to get cash for your mobile phone? Either the one you’re using now or that one that’s in the drawer in your bedroom or desk? It’s never been easier with Boost Mobile today launching their Trade-In app.

Boost Mobile research indicates 78% of Aussies have at least one unused smartphone in their home, and most of them are open to trading in or recycling them.

However, the majority see the lack of perceived value and convenience being the stumbling blocks to actually getting off their bum and getting cash for their older phones.

The Boost Mobile Trade-In app is a gamechanger, offering on-device tests to verify the condition of your phone and giving you an instant valuation.

“For our customers, the new Boost Mobile Trade-In App means both more cash and less waste. Simply put, one of the best ways to recycle is to reuse, and we are excited that our customers can now quickly and easily get money back out of their old devices while also doing the right thing by the environment,” said Boost Mobile General Manager Jason Haynes.

“At a time when cost of living is through the roof and Christmas is just around the corner, Australians could be sitting at home earning extra cash and not even know it. Our Boost Mobile Trade-in app makes it easy to trade in your old devices, simply download the App and follow the steps, then send us your device with free postage and get paid cash into your account.”

I grabbed my wife’s old iPhone 8 Plus, 64GB and it had a maximum value of $165.

After I entered the IMEI number (found in your phone’s settings), the ap then commenced a range of tests. They included

  1. Screen accuracy test: where i was asked to touch a target on the screen
  2. Touchscreen test: Where i had to tap or slide my finger across all areas of the screen
  3. Pixel test: A tough one, used to find the accuracy of the pixels, you need to tap on 3 white spots on an orange screen
  4. Phone Buttons check: check that buttons work by pressing them all on command
  5. Microphone check: speak and listen to your voice to see if it sounds clear
  6. Battery Drain Test: torch turns on and phone vibrates for 30 seconds to see by how much it drains the battery

The only really subjective part of the test is what “condition” your phone is in. You have the choice of Good, Poor or Broken.

Once you confirm this, you get a value on the screen. In my case – the full $165.

I did another test where I purposely failed the pixel and screen touch tests and the value was just $50.

Refurbished and re-used technology is not a new concept to Boost Mobile, we were the first major prepaid supplier to offer refurbished smartphones for sale when in July 2019. We’ve been looking at delivering a way to buy phones from customers for some time now and we are very excited to be once again leading the way in encouraging more Australians to have their phones re-used as they upgrade, while also unlocking some much-needed cash.

The process once you have a valuation is pretty simple. You need to sign in for an account, then you get an Australia Post label, and you can ship it off for Free to Boost.

Once your phone is received and the condition is confirmed, you are paid into your nominated bank account or PayPal. This normally happens within 24 hours of the phone reaching the Boost Mobile trade-in warehouse.

It’s a great way to get CASH for Christmas!

You can download the Boost Mobile Trade-In app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

Some of the most popular phones have the below potential trade in values:

Product DescriptionBoost Trade In APP Value: Good Working Price
Apple iPhone 8 128GB$125.00
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 128GB$165.00
Apple iPhone 8 Plus 256GB$190.00
Apple iPhone SE 2020 64GB$140.00
Apple iPhone 11 256GB$405.00
Apple iPhone 11 Pro 256GB$430.00
Apple iPhone 12 128GB$540.00
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 128GB$615.00
Apple iPhone 13 512GB$725.00
Apple iPhone 13 Pro 512GB$920.00
Apple iPhone X 256GB$220.00
Apple iPhone XR 128GB$220.00
Google Pixel 4 128GB$150.00
Google Pixel 5 128GB$260.00
Samsung Galaxy S8 64GB$50.00
Samsung Galaxy S9 256GB$80.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 256GB$75.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 N960F 512GB$155.00
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G N986B 512GB$510.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (T975) 128GB 4G$390.00
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G G998B 128GB$510.00
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G 256GB$510.00