SAN DIEGO, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As rumors swirl about an iPhone® announcement on September 9, many are considering selling their old device to make way for a new one. Today ecoATM announced two new resources to help simplify the selling process by explaining how to remove personal information and maximize the value of a phone so anyone can sell with confidence, including:
- Device-specific How To Sell Your Phone guides that outline 3 Simple Steps to protect your information and prepare your phone to earn top dollar. The guides provide step-by-step instructions for backing up data, wiping personal information and deactivating a device from a carrier plan.
- ecoATM Mobile App for iPhone now makes it possible for device users to see the optimal time for resale according to make and model and includes real-time market pricing.
"We have found that consumers who want to sell their phones want to do so in the safest way possible. Our recent survey* suggests many often hang onto rather than selling or recycling their old device because they don't know how to remove their personal information: 22 percent noted concerns about losing their information, while 16 percent feared others could access it," said Randy Erman, director of product marketing at ecoATM. "We understand that your personal information should stay just that – personal. Our 'How To Sell Your Phone' guides outline simple steps to help you sell your device with confidence."
ecoATM® kiosks recognize over 5,500 different devices including phones, tablets and MP3 players and have collected more than five million devices since the company was founded in 2008. With more than 2,200 kiosks across the U.S., ecoATM offers a convenient way to trade in old devices for instant cash when people make the decision to upgrade.
*Source: Internal ecoATM national survey of 2,000 respondents, conducted March 2015.
ecoATM, an Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) brand, is the first company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system to buy back old phones, tablets or MP3 players for cash. ecoATM uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate electronics. ecoATM® kiosks provide a convenient trade-in solution with features that validate sellers' identities and deter the sale of stolen phones, and the company collaborates with national, state, and local law-enforcement groups in combating mobile phone theft through innovative use of technology and education (http://www.ecoatm.com/law-enforcement/).
ecoATM holds Responsible Recycling (R2) and ISO14001 certification, confirming the company's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of electronics recycling, as well as ISO27001 certification for information and personal data security. See http://www.ecoatm.com/how-it-works/ for a video of how an ecoATM kiosk works. For more information, visit www.ecoatm.com and for more information about Outerwall Inc. please visit www.outerwall.com.
About Outerwall Inc.
Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company delivers breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services, and ecoATM® electronics recycling kiosks, Outerwall is leading the next generation of automated retail and paving the way for inventive, scalable businesses. Outerwall™ kiosks are in neighborhood grocery stores, drug stores, mass merchants, malls, and other retail locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. Learn more at www.outerwall.com.