Guest Post | Advt. | Query:

HYLA Mobile: Mobile device trade-ins returned over $600 million to US consumers in Q3

While the iPhone 6 remains the top traded device for nine straight quarters, Samsung re-enters the top 5 traded devices

29th October 2018HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device trade-ins and reuse solutions, today reveals that over $627 million ($627,837,030) was returned to US consumers in Q3 of 2018 thanks to mobile device trade-ins. This is an increase of 51% from Q2 2018, which saw $414 million returned to US consumers from trade-ins.Q3 is typically a strong quarter for mobile device trade-ins—last year, HYLA Mobile saw a similar $200 million increase from Q2 2017 ($384 million) to Q3 2017 ($581million). HYLA Mobile’s data therefore shows an 8% year on year increase in mobile device trade-ins.

HYLA Mobile’s Q3 2018 mobile device trade-in trends report analyzes competitive market trends along with historical performance. It offers a unique perspective on the US pre-owned device market, including which devices retain their value and how long customers are keeping their devices.

Key findings of the report reveal that:

  • The iPhone 6 remained the most traded mobile device in Q3. According to HYLA Mobile’s data, the iPhone 6 has been the top traded device for nine consecutive quarters, since Q3 of 2016.
  • Q3 saw Samsung re-enter the list of top five traded devices, with its Galaxy S7 taking fifth position. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus held the top four top traded device positions during last quarter. According to HYLA Mobile’s data, Apple had held all top five top traded device positions since Q3 2017.
  • The iPhone X was the device with the highest average trade-in value at $484.87.
  • The average value of a smartphone at trade-in during Q3 was $88.69. The average value of an Android smartphone at trade-in was $61.58, while the average value of an iPhone at trade-in during Q3 was more than double this at $146.22.
  • The trend of holding on to devices for longer continued with an increase from an average age of 2.80 years in Q2, to 2.83 years in Q3. The average age of an iPhone at trade-in was 2.92 years, while Android was 2.66 years.

“Q3 is always a strong quarter for trade-ins, usually thanks to the release of the new Apple devices – and this year’s launch of the iPhone XS has certainly played a role in boosting the number of trade-ins and has helped put over $600 million back in consumers’ pockets,” said Biju Nair, President & CEO of HYLA Mobile. “Our data shows that mobile device trade-ins continue to grow, and as more operators, OEMs and retailers offer trade-in services, they are clearly important to consumers, who are using them as a tool to offset the price of increasingly expensive smartphones.”

“Carriers and retailers are no longer looking at trade-in as ‘yet another thing to sell’, rather it is being viewed as the only mechanism that incentivizes consumers to trade-up to a more expensive next generation device. Another insight from our Q3 data reveals that money returned to consumers through trade-in plays an important role in lowering the amount that needs to be financed for the new device, which in many cases helps with credit approval for those consumers,” added Nair.

The iPhone 6 continues to be the top traded device for yet another quarter. As the best-selling iPhone of all time, its top traded position can be attributed to the fact that a lot of consumers still own these devices. The popular iPhone 6 may also be having an impact on the average trade-in value of iPhones. As the trade-in value of the iPhone 6 decreases every quarter, it may be lowering the overall trade-in value of iPhones as they continue to be traded in.

Having collected more than 50 million devices since its inception nine years ago, HYLA Mobile helps mobile operators, OEMs, retailers and insurance companies retain their subscribers, increase new revenue streams, drive down costs as well as contribute to sustainability efforts. By using AI, analytics and insights as well as software and automation focused on maximizing recovery value, HYLA Mobile gives customers the solutions to operate seamless mobile trade-in programs that improve efficiency, reduce churn and drive profitability.

HYLA Mobile’s Q3 trade-in trends report is available to download here:


About HYLA Mobile
HYLA, Inc. (“HYLA Mobile”) is one of the world’s leading providers of software technology and services for mobile device trade-in and reuse solutions, backed by Venture Capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Silver Lake, OpenAir Equity Partners, RRE Ventures, SJF and NGEN. Since its founding in 2009, HYLA Mobile has worked to develop technology and solutions that extend the lifecycle of mobile devices to build economic opportunity and enable information access for new users, while helping to protect our planet.

HYLA Mobile partners with leading wireless carriers, retailers, OEMs, insurers, and online brands to provide lifecycle management for pre-owned mobile devices. HYLA Mobile extends the life of these devices to consumers around the world, providing access to affordable, high-quality wireless technology in developed and emerging markets. The secondary mobile device market is estimated to grow to $38.9 Billion in 2025, up from $19.7 Billion in 2017, making it one of the fastest growing segments in the mobile space. To learn more about how HYLA Mobile is changing the way people think about pre-owned mobile devices, visit

Press contact
CCgroup PR
Nicole Louis
+44 (0)203 824 9200

Have any Question or Comment?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

…… ……. … …

……… …. …….

….. …… ………

……. ….. …….

.. ……. …….. 0

buy! buy! CHEAP! Telefonie VoIP CHEAP! buy! buy! CHEAP!

.. ……. …….. .

buy! buy! CHEAP! Telefonie VoIP CHEAP! buy! buy! CHEAP!


……. ….. ……..


For the 2012 MLB period, we found an totals forecast Joao’s Renowned Over/Under João Zorro Gonçalves, Zcode Totals Pro, System of the time with progressions that have been successful over 98 98% ... We eventually perfected our over/under program ( Zcodesystemexclusive ), although it h-AS has brought years of investigation. Five Steps to Making a Winning MLB Method: 1. Execute appropriate cash management tools. 2. MLB rules that are comprehend. 3.Extensive testing back to make sure successful longterm results ...


There is always a challenge when you're dealing with the Foreign Exchange Market. That's just the nature of the beast. The best thing you can do is to learn about how the market operates as a whole so that you will be ready to meet these challenges. iq option penipu Never be misled by any profit gains in binary options. This is the number-one way traders end up losing their money and ultimately failing. Remember that the same things that make you laugh can make you cry in this market, and you can lose that $700.



Learning Polish has never been this fun and easy as with our podcasts Learn Polish with Polishpod101 Start today and become conversational in Polish in no time


The Best Website Agen Poker Resmi Terpercaya come join


Do you need edmonton phone systems service ? Call complete communications today!

……… ……… .


High-tech solutions for easy start-up of your IPTV/OTT-business