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UpTrade is the best place to sell your phone

Why UpTrade?
Highest Payout
Because we eliminate the middleman, we can offer a higher trade in price than others in the industry. In most cases we offer our customers up to 2x more than what they get offered from their wireless carriers.
Free Shipping
We cover the cost of shipping your phone by offering free shipping labels to ship your phone to UpTrade.
Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you are not satisfied with the final offer price, we will return the phone to you for free.
Transparent Process
UpTrade involves you through each step of the selling process. You will receive an unboxing video when we open your package. You see what we see.
Is UpTrade legit?
Yes, Uptrade is Legit. We are based in Texas and have served over 20,000 customers. Feel free to check out our About Us page and read through our Customer Reviews.
How to uptrade my phone?
Send it to to uptrade your phone for more. UpTrade offers a better price than most other companies. We can typically offer up to 2x of what your wireless carrier offers because we cut out the middleman.
What is a blacklisted phone?
A blacklisted phone is a phone that has been listed as lost or stolen in the database shared between manufacturers, phone companies, and retailers. We do not allow blacklisted phones. 
Can I sell a broken phone?
We understand that it’s easy to break a phone. So yes, you can sell your broken phone at UpTrade. Just select the condition accordingly when you request the quote. or
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How much is my phone worth?
Just choose your brand and model. Then answer a few questions about your phone. We will show you the value of your used phone. It’s as easy as finding out the value of your used car. You may also check out the trade-in program of your wireless carriers (e.g. AT&T, Verizon) and then compare their offer with ours. Many times we can offer up to 2X more than the wireless carriers. In addition, we offer cash instead of credit.
Can I sell phones in bulk?
Yes. Our system can support one order to sell multiple smartphones. Just follow the process on our website. If you have more than ten, or even hundreds, you may contact us at
Do you have a business phone buyback program?
Yes, we do. Feel free to email us at for more information. Please make sure to mention “Business Phone Buyback” in the subject line.
How to sell or trade in my phone?
You can trade-in to your wireless carriers (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.) for credit or sell it on marketplaces like eBay or Craigslist. However, a better way is to sell it here at UpTrade where it's super easy to sell your phone for cash. Only 3 steps:
  • 1) Select the brand and model and answer a few questions about your phone to get an instant quote and a prepaid shipping label.
  • 2) Ship your phone using the prepaid shipping label.
  • 3) We inspect your phone to confirm, and you get paid.
How do I recycle my phone?
We’re glad you asked. One billion phones have been sold in the United States in the past 6 years, but 70% of them are not reused or recycled. For smartphones, because it contains a battery, you should not throw it into a recycle bin. Instead, you should use UpTrade or your wireless carriers’ trade-in program to resell or recycle your smartphone. Check the price on our website and see how much we offer for your phone. You will be surprised. Even if your phone has no value, we are still happy to offer free shipping to recycle the phone for you.
Where can I sell my phone?
There are a few options: First, you can trade-in to your wireless carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc., but only for credit. Second, you can sell it on marketplaces like eBay, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, etc., but you risk being scammed and it takes a lot of time and energy. Third, a new way to sell your phone is at UpTrade. You get your instant quote by answering a few questions about your phone. Many of our customers often tell us that our quote is the highest.