Tesco Mobile Trade-In: Complete Guide

Last Updated on July 31, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan

Looking for money to upgrade your current phone? There is an easy option available for you. You can take advantage of the Tesco Mobile trade-in program.

Tesco Mobile is one of the carriers in the UK to offer the trade-in option to customers. The Trade-in program allows you to return your current device.

But first, you complete an online evaluation to get the estimated trade-in value of the device. In return, you get either a cash payment or a Tesco Mobile voucher.

This post serves as a guide on all you need to know about the Tesco Mobile trade-in program. In addition, you will learn how to get an estimated value for your device and how to return the device.

Understanding How Tesco Mobile Trade-in Works?

As mentioned, the Tesco Mobile trade-in program allows customers to return their current phone for cash. The network partnered with the Assurant Company to run the trade-in program.

How the Tesco Mobile trade-in program works is that, first, you complete an online evaluation on the Assurant site. This gives you an estimated trade-in value for your device.

After that, you return the device to Assurant. The Company carries out another evaluation of the device to know the final trade-in value of the device. You get paid the final trade-in value of the device.

Tesco Mobile Trade-in Requirements

According to the information on the Assurant site, there are some requirements your device must meet to be eligible for trade-in. Here are some of the requirements below:

. The device can power on and off.

. The device can be charged.

. No cracks on the screen or camera lens.

. Touchscreen is functional.

. The device is free from liquid damage or any major damage.

. The body of the device has not been altered.

What Type Of Phone Can You Trade In On Tesco Mobile?

Assurant allows you to trade in both phones and tablets. Here is a list of brands you can trade in on the platform:

. iPhone (IOS)

. LG

. Google Pixel

. Motorola Phones

. Samsung Phones

. Xiaomi Redmi

Tesco Mobile Trade-in Value

You have the option to first check the trade-in value of your device online before you start the trade-in program. The process helps you decide whether to proceed with the trade-in or not.

The estimated trade-in value is not the final trade-in value. After you mail your phone, Assurant will make a physical evaluation to determine the final trade-in value of your device. So, the final trade-in value may differ from the estimated trade-in value.

Complete the steps below to find the estimated trade-in value of your device:

. Visit the Assurant Trade-in Page

. Click Phone or Tablet depending on your device.

. Enter your Device Brand and click on Select.

. Click on your Device Memory Size.

. Click on Yes or No to select the option that applies to your device condition.

. Enter your device IMEI or Series Number and click Enter. Dial *#06# on your device to get the IMEI number.

. The estimated trade-in value of your device will show.

Get Device Ready For Trade-in On Tesco Mobile

a. Back-up Phone Data

First backup all the important files you have on the device. That includes your contacts, photos, audio, apps, and video files. You can back up the files on a cloud account or transfer the file to a second device.

b. Factory Reset Device

After you back up your important files, the next step is to delete the entire data on the device. One fast one to clear the entire data on your device is to factory reset the device.

The steps to factory reset your device will depend on your device brand. Check this post on how to factory reset a Samsung phone or an iPhone.

c. Deactivate Device Tracking Apps

You are expected to deactivate any device tracking app on your device. Also, remember to log out and delete your details from all online platforms.  

Guide To Trade-in Phone On Tesco Mobile

After you get the estimated trade-in option, you will see the option to proceed with the trade-in process. Accept the option and fill in the onscreen instructions.

After you submit your app, Assurant will send you a print-at-home pre-paid shipping label.

Package your device and ship it to the shipping address in the pre-paid label you received from Assurant. You only have to ship the device and not accessories like a charger.

Assurant will send you an email once they receive your phone and details of the final trade-in value of your device.

How To Receive Payment After Trading In Phone On Tesco Mobile

Assurant will send you another email with the final trade-in value of your device and give you the option for a payment method. You either receive your payment as cash or a Tesco Mobile voucher.

You can apply the voucher to either pay for your bill or towards payment for a new device.

How Long To Get Payment For Tesco Mobile Trade-in

According to the information on their site, Assurant Company says it does process and send out payment within five business days from the date of receiving your device.

Can You Trade-in A Faulty Device?

Yes. You can trade in your device with Tesco Mobile even if it’s faulty as long as the device can power on and stay on for at least 15 seconds.