The allure of a new iPhone is a strong one. If you’ve decided to take the plunge, using Three’s Trade-in program ( three.co.uk/trade-in) to bring in money for your old handset could boost your bank balance after the sting of a new phone. For example, an iPhone 7 Plus in perfect nick could net you as much as £460 – and if you don’t like the price Three is quoting, they’ll send it back to you for free.
Three also offers a much more benevolent option in the form of Three Reconnected ( three.co.uk/reconnected). Send in your old phone and it’ll be wiped, upgraded and sent out to organisations such as The Good Things Foundation and Business in the Community. These groups then make sure the phones will benefit individuals who really need them: military veterans, victims of domestic abuse, young homeless people and more.