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Comparing Envirofone vs The Big Phone Store

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Pays cash for old phones
Sells refurbished phones
Sells brand-new phones
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Recommended refurbished phone seller (MoneySavingExpert)
First established 1999 2001
UK-owned
Huge Public Showroom
Free Next-Day Delivery*
We fit your screen protector for you!
Upgrade to 100% battery health! (on selected refurbished phones)

* on orders over £150. All information correct as of 01/03/24

Are you looking for somewhere to sell your old phone, or perhaps buy a refurbished model? In the UK, Envirofone is a well-known mobile phone recycler. To give credit where credit is due, Envirofone was one of the first companies in the UK to offer mobile phone recycling - which means the company has been around almost as long as we have!

Today, however, we believe that there’s a better option than shopping with Envirofone. Here’s a few things reasons why we think The Big Phone Store is the best place to sell your old mobile, or buy a refurbished phone:

Our Unique Services (Updated 2024):

Upgrade to 100% battery health with our battery replacement service!

The Big Phone Store is proud to offer an awesome service when you’re buying a refurbished phone. On selected models, we will replace the battery in your refurbished phone with a brand-new one, boosting you to 100% battery health! Choose this add-on at checkout to make sure your refurbished phone reaches you with a fully healthy battery.

Speaking of renewal, you can also choose for us to ship your refurbished phone in original branded packaging (subject to availability). Simply select the ‘Original Box’ add-on when you check out!

Battery Replacement Service

Visit us in Wolverhampton!

That’s right, we are open to the public! Our dedicated recycling and refurbishment facility, based right here in Wolverhampton, is home to a public showroom where you can take a look at the quality of our devices with your very own eyes! For a sneak peek inside The Big Phone Store, click here to watch our recent ad on YouTube.

Please come and give us a visit, we love to welcome people to our store and our friendly team are always on hand to help with any questions you might have. We’re open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, at:

The Big Phone Store
Wednesfield Business Park, Waddens Brook Lane
Wolverhampton, WV11 3SF

We’ve been 100% UK-Owned since 1999!

Just like Envirofone, The Big Phone Store began life as a mobile phone recycler many years ago. We were first established in 1999! In fact, we’re confident that no other major refurbisher or recycler brings that level of expertise to the table. In addition, both companies were first founded right here in this country. However, in 2020 Envirofone closed down and was purchased by TES, a Singapore-based corporation.

The Big Phone Store is proud to remain a 100% UK-owned business. As far as we’re aware, no other refurbisher is as well trusted, deeply experienced, and privately owned right here in the UK.

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Battery Replacement

For the best deal, sell your phone direct to us!

You won't find The Big Phone Store on any premium marketplaces, and we don’t pay exorbitant fees to price comparison websites. We also don’t pay over-the-top amounts of money for TV or video advertising. All of those cost-saving measures are important to us, because it’s our mission to always offer you the best possible value for your phone.

Sell your phone with The Big Phone Store and receive:

  • ✅ Instant Quote: Simply check out our Sell My Phone page and search for your device, let us know what condition it’s in, and get an instant quote right before your eyes!
  • ✅ Free Shipping: The Big Phone Store offers completely FREE shipping for your old phone when you send it to us! Find out more when you check out.
  • ✅ Fast Payment: If your phone arrives with us in the correct condition, you could receive a payment for it on the very same day!

We Sell Refurbished Phones

If you google ‘refurbished phones’, The Big Phone Store is often the first result to show up! That’s because we’re one of the UK’s most trusted names when it comes to selling refurbished devices, which has been a core part of our business since we began recycling devices in 1999! Not only that, if you spend more than £150 on a refurbished phone at The Big Phone Store, we’ll upgrade you to next-day shipping for no extra cost.

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Unlike Envirofone, We Sell Brand New Phones

The Big Phone Store one-ups Envirofone’s choice of 5 grades/conditions. We sell phones in SIX conditions, by adding ‘Brand New’ to the list. That’s right, Brand New. As well as cheap refurbished phones, you can often find huge discounts on brand-new and sealed-in-box devices on our website!

Hand-fitted screen protectors!

Say goodbye to bubbles under your screen protector. If you choose to add-on a screen protector, rear-glass protector or camera-lens protector to your refurbished phone purchase, our expert mobile phone technicians will hand-fit it to your device, guaranteeing a perfect finish every time.

Meanwhile, Envirofone don’t even offer screen protectors on their website (at time of writing).

Battery Replacement Service
Phone Accessories

Shop a Huge Range of Accessories!

We’re not satisfied with handing you a phone, a charger, and then calling it a day. The Big Phone Store offers a BIG selection of accessories, including: phone chargers; cables; wireless chargers; cases; headphones; power banks; pop sockets; and even SIM cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Envirofone pay you?
A: Envirofone offers payment through direct bank transfers or PayPal. This ensures a quick and secure transaction, making it easy for you to receive your money without hassle. The Big Phone Store also provides a number of payment options, including the option to spread the cost over 3 instalments through our partner, Klarna.
Q: How long does it take for Envirofone to pay?
A: After Envirofone receives and checks your phone, payment is typically processed quickly. Most customers receive their payment within a few days, ensuring a prompt and efficient service. The exact time can vary slightly based on processing and transfer times. At The Big Phone Store, payments are always the same day your phone arrives, provided that you select the correct condition before trading in.