Planning on Getting a New iPhone? Sphere Will Buy Your Old One [Sponsor]


With Apple expected to announce a trio of new iPhones tomorrow at its September 12th special event, many customers are probably wondering what’s the easiest way to sell their existing phone for cash, to help pay for iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.

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Sphere is a Vancouver-based cellphone trade-in service which makes it easy and convenient to sell your old iPhone or other smartphone. All you have to do is choose your existing model on their website, answer a couple quick questions about your device, then instantly get a quote.

Next, Sphere will send you a free prepaid shipping kit in the mail, or will email over a prepaid shipping label, for you to send in your iPhone. Users will have 30 days to send in their phone, more than enough time to get their new iPhone and transfer over data.

When Sphere receives your old iPhone and everything about the device’s condition is checked out, you’ll get paid by cheque or PayPal, versus the store credit carriers offer. Payments are quick, usually made within one business day of receiving your old smartphone. Sphere will also make sure to increase your offer if they discover your device is worth more than you stated. If the offer is lowered, you will have the option of your device being sent back by Sphere, free of charge.

Sphere process

Sphere’s website can accept a wide variety of smartphone models, and can even pay for older Apple models, as old as the iPhone 4S. While those with Samsung models lying around, Galaxy S III and older will still fetch you some dollars.

If you have an iPhone 6s 16GB in mint condition, it can nab you around $255, versus what carriers would pay you at $175 for trade-ins. A Samsung Galaxy S6 in perfect condition will get you about $190, versus the 80-$100 range carriers dole out for trade-ins.

Your best bet is to lock in your trade-in value as soon as possible, before new iPhones are available. Sphere offers convenience and security for those who do not want to waste time selling on eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji or other classifieds.

Click here to visit Sphere and find out your iPhone trade-in value today.

Thanks to Sphere for sponsoring for this week.


  • SOB

    So i think I already know the answer to this but I will ask anyways. Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone directly from Apple unlocked or buy through the carrier (i.e: Rogers, Bell, etc, etc) and be locked in for 2 yrs? What if u had no plans to switch carriers during those 2 years?

  • bbousquet

    …or sell it on Kijiji for 2x the amount?

  • BritBloke

    Wow, terrible offers by Sphere. I sold my Apple unlocked 64GB 6 Plus last week for $480. Sphere would have given me $230.

  • Patrick Bouchard

    You save money up front if you buy through the carrier, but the rest of the cost of your phone is paid as part of your plan over the two years. If you buy your phone outright, you get the BYOD plans which are cheaper because they don’t include the device balance. Once the two years are up it works out to the same, so if you don’t plan to switch carriers in that time then there’s no appreciable difference. If you can get a loyalty or other promo plan that you can’t get on contract like I did, though, then in the long run you save.

  • bbousquet

    Yeah, that’s the key advantage when you rely on BYOD plans: you can secure great plans and keep them forever (well, until something better comes along).

  • Michal

    yeah, sell those iphones for almost double the price they offer, almost anywhere else. sorry Gary, but this is a solution for the lazy 🙂

  • Rafael

    430 for 128 iphone 7 really ! what a joke

  • Rafael

    kijiji or craiglist better choice that site is for ignorants

  • KonstantinRD

    Also, BYOD plans give you more leverage in getting Loyalty plans and other offers that wouldn’t be available if you still had an outstanding balance with your carrier for the old device. I went BYOD with Fido a few year back and it has been great. You just need to budget on spending $1,000 whenever you want to upgrade your phone but monthly savings on the plan are worth it.

  • FragilityG4

    Everyone posting here, do you not realize they are a business? Of course they will give you less than market value because they want to sell it for market value and make money. By going through them you pay for the convenience. Don’t like their payouts? Sell on your own, but do everyone a favour and stop complaining.

  • OliChabot

    prices are not that bad (305$ for my iPhone 6s 64GB), but still think I could get more on Kijiji

  • xxxJDxxx

    How do their prices compare to orchard?

  • bbousquet

    I believe the article wasn’t tagged as “sponsored” initially. This is why I responded.

  • FragilityG4

    Regardless companies strive to make money and you can’t make money by giving money away. Having said that, I can see why you were initially upset.

  • BeaveVillage

    $450 for my mint unlocked 128GB iPhone 7 with no problems? Give me a break. It’s only 11 months old, still worth $800+. The home button isn’t even a physical button, so that already in itself ups the ante compared to say an iPhone 5 or 6 of the same duration of use with a likely sluggish home button.

  • 1His_Nibs1

    Orchard is better. They offered me $430 where Sphere only offered $305.

  • Andrew

    Welcome to the new generation. Always looking for something to complain.

  • FragilityG4

    Complaining isn’t always bad, it is the Canadian way, but only when it rationally makes sense!