More Upgrading Options For the iPhone Verizon Switch

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Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead onstage at the Apple/Verizon announcement in January. (Verizon Wireless Press Photo)

When Verizon announced in January that it would take on the Apple iPhone starting Feb. 10, we reported on ways to make money on old cell phones for those making the switch.

EBay and Gazelle came out on top for the most “bang for your buck,” and now we’re adding a third source to the list. NextWorth is another option for recycling cell phones – and other consumer electronics items – for cash. But unlike Gazelle and eBay, this process doesn’t require shipping and handling.

NextWorth has in-store locations at 847 Target stores nationwide. Consumers can now instantly trade in and trade up to either receive credit toward the purchase of a new iPhone 4, or a prepaid Target card for the value of the trade-in.

But for those online shopping junkies, users also have the option to trade in for cash or a gift card. NextWorth operates under a “4-R” mindset: reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. The company says one of the primary goals of its business is to reduce e-waste from landfills.

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  1. RUN from Verizon! I have been stuck in a service outage for FOUR days and called every day and get a different story every time I call.
    Don’t buy a nice phone with no service!

  2. It must be lovely to be one of few companies making offers for second hand phones – talk about controlling a buying price. The resell value of unlocked phones must bring even more happiness to the hearts of next worth share holders. I’m not entirely sure what the resell value of a tracfone will be, but there’s plenty of folks out there that can do with an even more affordable phone…if they can’t spend $10 on a new phone.

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