FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Upstream Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a uSell.com (OTCBB: UPST), today announces the cure for carrier upgrade fees.
According to recent reports, nearly all US cellular carriers are charging an "upgrade fee" of as much as $30 to existing customers who purchase new phones at a discounted price.
Consumers can cover the cost of mobile carriers' new upgrade fees by selling their old cell phones at uSell.com.
"Carriers in the US have built their business model on subsidizing the consumer's cell phone purchase and making their money on the long-term service contract," says Doug Feirstein, CEO, uSell.com. "As smart phones get more expensive, this business model becomes less attractive, so carriers are charging fees to offset the cost of subsidizing the phone."
uSell.com can offset the additional upgrade fees by finding a professional buyer to purchase the phone the customer is no longer using -- in most cases covering the carrier's upgrade fee and, for newer phones, leaving money left over!
Trading in an old cell phone is not only a great way to earn extra cash, but it is also good for the environment. uSell's professional cell phone buyers refurbish and reuse the phones they purchase, or responsibly recycle those that cannot be resold.
uSell.com is the smarter way to sell a smart phone. uSell.com is the marketplace for selling used smart phones and electronics to established, trusted companies. The site helps customers find out what their electronics are worth, find a buyer, and sell them quickly and safely. uSell is a subsidiary of Upstream Worldwide, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. For more information visit www.uSell.com.