Old cell phones pose a risk of exposing personal and business information. Cell phones hold lots of sensitive information including login credentials, account numbers, contacts, and other data. Destroying your old phones is the only way to ensure that your data remains private.
Cell phone companies and manufacturers may offer trade-in benefits for old phones, but often the benefit is not worth the risk. Factory resets have been proven ineffective at completely clearing your data. A study done at Cambridge University found that you can retrieve a phone’s master code 80% of the time after a factory reset. Hackers can use the code to access all of your “deleted” information to steal financial data and commit identity theft.
Why Should You Destroy Your Cell Phone?
In today’s data-driven world, most of your data links together. That means that hackers can often gain access to all of your information with just one password, one PIN, or one answer to a security question. Therefore, it is important that you take every precaution to safeguard your information and prevent leaks.
However, removing SIM cards and wiping data isn’t enough. You will want to physically destroy your devices to prevent data recovery. Professional shredding is the only way to ensure that your data is thoroughly and completely erased.
How to Destroy a Cell Phone
Ship N Shred offers convenient cell phone destruction for individuals and businesses. The process begins online and includes pick-up from your location.
Here is how the process works:
- Initiate Ship N Shred services for your home or business. Ship N Shred specializes in small-scale cell phone destruction. If you are in need of bulk destruction services, pick-up or drop-off services may better fit your needs.
- Schedule a time for pickup that is most convenient for you.
- Pack your cell phone(s) in a box and leave the box for pickup.
- You will receive a tracking number to follow your box on its way to the shredding facility.
- Your phone(s) will be shredded and all hazardous materials will be removed. Metal, glass, and plastic components will be separated for reprocessing and reuse.
The Benefits of Ship N Shred
Ship N Shred not only protects your private data with secure shredding but also protects the environment by combating the e-waste crisis. When you use cell phone destruction services, we dispose of the hazardous materials in compliance with EPA standards. We also recover valuable materials that manufacturers can reuse in new electronics, saving energy and reducing the need for mining.
Our small-scale services are affordable and easy. You can lower costs based on the size of the box you choose to ship and with our options to combine devices for destruction services.
Destroy Your Old Cell Phones with Ship N Shred Services Today
Start your Ship N Shred service today or if you have any additional questions about cell phone destruction, call us at (844) 648-4908 or fill out the form. Our experts are happy to answer your questions and will instantly connect you with a reliable electronics recycling provider in your area. Our services protect your personal and business information with reliable data erasure while protecting the environment with responsible recycling.