Christmas has come again, and it’s that time of year where many of you will be receiving shiny new Phones! But what do you do with the old one? Leave it lying in a drawer gathering dust? Why not Magic it into money, with us at Fone Wizard!
Selling your phone to us is as easy as 1-2-3.
- Go to www.FoneWizard.co.uk, and use the search bar at the top. Simply type the name of the model you want to sell in, and select your model.
Let’s not kid ourselves; smartphones are not cheap! For a box fresh device that’s not been on the market very long you’ll have to be willing to part with more than £500.
Huawei’s latest offering, the Huawei P10, is currently £549 and the Plus model is priced at an eye-watering £649. Thankfully, for Huawei fans, they have ‘lite’ versions – all lower case to make a point – with the aim of providing high-end smartphones to the financially restricted.
With Samsung’s S8 due for general release later this month, after a wave of rave reviews and excitement, it’s easy to miss that the company released a new tablet just over a month ago.
4gadgets have reviewed everything from its new design to the improved software and we’ve listed our favourite new features of the S3 Tab bellow.
Last week’s unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 introduced the world to ‘Bixby’, the Korean Giant’s new voice assistant. Developed by one of the men that helped bring Siri to iPhone, Bixby is said to be ready to take the feature to the next level.
Part of what made Siri such a hit though, was the software’s sense of humour. We’ve listed our favourite Siri comebacks to certain questions.
1 – Lost something? Ask Siri, 'Where did I put my Keys?'
The response is deadpan: ‘It will probably be in the second-to-last place you look. Does that help?’
2 – Siri isn’t much help in the kitchen either. Ask to make you a sandwich.
Here at Fone Wizard we believe in finding a place for your old phone, unwanted tablets and faulty gadgets. Be it to save the environment, refurbish them for reuse or simply help someone find that certain something. There are a lot of old electrical gizmos out there that have a value to someone, somewhere, and the need for ‘Retro-Tech’ is a growing trend.
From the computers humble beginnings, through the digital revolution, the 80’s, the 90’s the noughties right upto today, there is a plethora of ‘Retro’ devices and technology that has a price to make you think twice about throwing the box away!
When you need to sell your phone it pays to keep it in good condition, because structural damage, cosmetic faults or poor sound quality can reduce the amount of money you can get for your old mobile. However, a few simple preventative steps and some TLC can help you to sell your phone and help us here at Fone Wizard find it a new home.
The iPhone 8 is not set to be unveiled until September, but leaks are already making their way onto the internet about the device that will mark the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iconic smartphone.
Rumours of a larger 5.8in display and a ‘Function’ area, possibly a TouchBar similar to the Macbook Pro, hint that Apple are going all out to bring an innovative new handset for 2017.
Here we look back over the last ten years and see how the ground breaking series of smart phones have evolved.
Huge crowds gathered at this year’s Mobile World Congress ready for the latest innovation in smartphone technology, but of all the stylish new handsets unveiled, an update of a 17-year-old classic stole the show.
Nokia turned the event into a nostalgia trip with news of the 3310 making a comeback, in a leaner and prettier form, with the iconic game Snake too!
The supposedly indestructible feature phones from 2000 has been rereleased by new mobile firm HMD Global, who has licensed the Nokia brand, and hope to continue dominating the feature or ‘dumbphone’ market.
Samsung have updated their A-series of phones for 2017 and they are looking good. New models of the A3, A5 and A7 have all been given a revamp borrowing some of the new features from the flagship S7. Although Samsung have announced it will be bringing them out this year, they have yet to confirm a release date for the UK or give an idea of pricing as of yet. Improvements have been made to the cameras, storage and display and they will also now all come with waterproofing which should please a lot of people.
Just a quick update for our customers. Here are our opening times over the holiday period. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
24th December - Closed
25th December - Closed
26th December - Closed
27th December - Closed
28th December - 10am to 4pm – Orders processed and paid same day
29th December - 10am to 4pm – Orders processed and paid same day
30th December - 10am to 4pm – Orders processed and paid same day
31st December - Closed
1st January - Closed
2nd January - Closed
3rd January - Back to Business as Usual!
With mobile phones being such a big part of our lives now, did you know these facts about them? No? Neither did we until now. Here are 30 eye openers.
- Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computer used for the Apollo 11 moon landing
- The first mobile phone call was in 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor
Want to clear some space for all those new gifts you will be getting this Christmas? Don’t worry you can still send us your old unwanted devices over the Christmas Period. Orders received on the dates below will be processed as followed
5. Ticket To Ride
An old board game turned into an app, you have to compete to build as many railroad lines as long as possible. It can be played as a multiplayer through the ‘pass to play’ option where you share turns on one device or you can make use of the cross platform support between android and iOS so that people can play against you on their own phone or tablet.
Never worry about losing your keys, your wallet, your car or even your pet ever again! A small company based in California have come up with an affordable solution to allow people to always find the things important to them. And with the app available for both android AND iOS it looks to be a life changer.
Forget expensive GPS tracking systems that require a monthly subscription, the TrackR will cost you just over £20 per device with no monthly fees and as it operates through a free app you won’t ever have to pay anything more. Roughly the size of a 10p coin, it can easily be attached to most items ensuring you can always locate them in a rush.
Let’s take a look.
The modern day explorer, Topher White has found an ingenious use for old mobile phones. He set out to stop global forest destruction using a simple device made from an old mobile phone powered by some unused solar panel parts and an extra microphone attached.
With rainforests like the Amazon losing almost a fifth of its forest cover in the last 40 years to deforestation, this also contributes around 18% of greenhouse gas emissions per year. That's more than all the transport emissions globally in a year and with most of this being done illegally, it is often hard to catch people in the act.
There is no question that Android has come a long way since it was introduced back in 2007, and has fast become popular due to its customisation options. It is slick and efficient and easily adapted for what a company needs from it, but iOS still has some things it does better and we take a look at a few.
Nokia are probably well known in the industry for releasing some questionable and innovative design ideas for their phones, and with a new range of mobile handsets due to be released soon we thought we should take a look at some standout designs of the past few years.
Released in 2001, it cost around £200 and was a sideways phone with 45 keys.
Do you care about the environment?
Wondering how you can make a difference?
Well if you have an old device laying around at home you could recycle it with Fone Wizard and prevent further pollution from landfill and additional resource gathering!
Read on to discover how you can do your part to help create a greener future!
Are you aware of just how many resources are required to make one smartphone or tablet? Most people would be forgiven for thinking something so small couldn’t possibly cause much damage to our environment but you would be surprised.
The Sony Xperia XZ is the new flagship device set to take over from the popular Z range, but just how does it compare to its predecessors? Boasting improved tech such as improvements to the camera, the X range can be seen to be slightly confusing as it will encompass all sizes and budgets of phone unlike other companies such as Samsung or Apple that clearly define their variations.
Google’s first home-grown smartphone, the Pixel, may be the company’s attempt to challenge the likes of Apple and Samsung. Here at Fone Wizard we decided to review it.
Mobile phones are becoming highly desirable in the UK, with Ofcom reporting 93% of adults owning a mobile device in early 2016, 71% of which are smartphones. So with releases of newer and better phones many consumers seem to prefer SIM only contracts and invest in second hand refurbished smartphones to stay up to date for a cheaper cost! This also gives the consumer more flexibility, allowing them to change phones whenever they want as they are tied into a network and not a device. Purchasing unlocked devices has been beneficial too as this allows people to put any SIM into the device and have it work straight away, which can be very useful when travelling.
Welcome to FoneWizard! We are a company who are driven to ensuring our environment stays unpolluted. We care deeply about the environment which is why we reuse and recycle EVERY device that we receive. Even our packaging is made from recycled materials, so instead of having old devices gathering dust at home and eventually finding their way to landfill, why not help us to recycle them and give them a better home? By saving many disused devices from landfill and recycling them we aim to ensure every phone and tablet gets a long and useful life!
Do you have any old phones or tablets lying around your house? Unwanted gifts just gathering dust? Why not sell them to FoneWizard and let us magic them into money for you, freeing up some shelf space and helping the environment at the same time!
With roughly 80 million devices in UK homes sitting unused and unloved, we can give them a new home to live out the rest of their electronic lives!
There isn’t a single person out there that hasn’t benefited or relied on some form of electronic device at some point. They can bring the world closer, allow us to be better connected, direct us, entertain us and also inform us.