Now that Verizon is getting the iPhone 4, it’s doing everything it can to lure in former AT&T faithful, including offering a trade-in service for old devices.
A Better Option
This seems like an enticing deal from Verizon, but there’s a bit of intrigue, as it turns out that Verizon’s recycling partner, the (apparently competing) cell phone buyback service e-Cycle, is offering customers a better deal.
The environmentally-friendly service will purchase the very same iPhone 3G, 8 GB for $90 and an identical iPhone 4, 16 GB for $280.
The companies have a “business solution alliance”, and aside from offering buybacks/trade-ins online, both will be at the Macworld Expo offering these services.
The Verizon iPhone will be available February 10, trade-in or not.