Consumers are keen to recycle their old iPhone 3G/3GS

Current owners of iPhone 3G phones are keen to trade-in for cash in order to pay for new iPhone 4 deals – according to mobile phone comparison site, Sell My Mobile.

The site has said the iPhone 3G is the most popular phone to be recycled in the UK this month. Those swapping their iPhone for money are getting up to £170 in exchange, which can then be put towards the purchase of Apple’s newest device, the iPhone 4.

Last month, the 8GB and 16GB models of the iPhone 3G and the 16GB version of the iPhone 3G S were the most recycled phones. Other handsets that were also popular included the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music and the BlackBerry Curve 8900.

According to the most recent statistics, the iPhone 3G 8GB fetches up to £169, the iPhone 3G 16GB achieves up to £188, and the iPhone 3G S 16GB up to £233. The Nokia E71 and Nokia N95 are also popular handsets being recycled in the UK currently.

The iPhone 4 sold an incredible 1.7 million units in its first 3 days of launching on 24 June, placing it ahead of the original iPhone and the iPad in terms of strong sales.
If you’re keen to buy the newest Apple smartphone, you may want to read our iPhone 4 reviews. Unlike the original iPhone which launched exclusively on O2 for the first two years, the iPhone 4 is being offered through O2, Orange, Vodafone, 3 and T-Mobile, which allows you to shop around and find the deal that’s right for you.

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