Does ecoATM Take Broken Phones? Locked Phones? Answered

Short Answer: You can sell or recycle a broken or locked phone to ecoATM — but not a blacklisted phone. If the device is locked, you’ll need to state that the phone is not in working condition when you sell it. For price estimates, you’ll need to visit the company’s website. Below, find out more about selling phones to ecoATM.

Does ecoATM Take Broken Phones?

Yes, ecoATM takes broken phones. On its website, ecoATM states that it accepts all devices — regardless of their condition. That means, ecoATM takes phones with cracked screens, dead phones, and water-damaged devices. You can sell any brand phone, tablet, MP3 player, and various accessories.

Does ecoATM Take Locked Phones?

Yes, ecoATM takes locked phones. If your phone is locked, meaning it can only be used on one carrier’s network, you can use ecoATM to recycle the device. Keep in mind, when you take the phone in to be evaluated, you’ll need to state that it’s not in “working condition.” EcoATM will then evaluate the device on a strictly cosmetic basis, a customer service representative said.

Does ecoATM Take Blacklisted Phones?

No, ecoATM does not take blacklisted or blocked phones. We confirmed this information with ecoATM’s corporate customer service department. Blacklisted and/or blocked phones are some of the few devices ecoATM does not accept.

How to Sell Your Phone to ecoATM

To sell or recycle your electronic device, you’ll first need to make sure it’s charged and backed up (if possible), and check that the SIM or memory card is removed. Sign out of any and all accounts on your device and remove any tracking apps (such as Find My Phone). If you can, reset the phone to its factory settings.

Then, visit your nearest ecoATM kiosk and place the device in the test station. The ecoATM machine will examine your phone and give you an offer that’s dependent on the condition of your device and its secondary market value. If you like the price, you can agree to sell it and receive cash on the spot. If you don’t like the price, ecoATM will give you back your phone. In order to sell your device to ecoATM, you’ll need a valid ID and you must be at least 18 years old.

After you sell your device to ecoATM, it will either be resold or responsibly recycled. All sales to ecoATM are final.

How Much Will You Get for Selling Your Phone?

To get an idea of the offer you might receive from ecoATM, visit ecoATM’s website for an estimate. Keep in mind, the estimate is only a guideline; the offer you receive at the kiosk may be higher or lower.

More Information

To find out more about selling your electronic devices to other kiosks like ecoATM, check out our related article.

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