Any Verizon Wireless customers looking to flip their iPads for some quick cash may want to holler at their carrier before heading to eBay. The company today announced that it will be extending the Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program to include tablets. Verizon will issue gift cards worth up to $300 depending on the condition of the tablet. The folks over at BGR tested the service with a 16GB Apple iPad with wi-fi and 3G that's in good working condition without any cracks, and got it appraised for $185. Maybe eBay isn't such a bad idea...

Peep the press release below. 


Wireless Users Can Now Recycle and Get Value From Their No-Longer-Used Tablets

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Offering wireless users more options to get value from their no-longer-used devices and help the environment at the same time, Verizon Wireless today announced that the Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program, initially launched in September 2010 for cell phones, will now accept tablets.

“Whether you’re a mobile user looking to move to the nation’s most reliable network or a customer looking to trade up to a new tablet, our Trade-In Program provides options that people can feel good about,” said Greg Haller, vice president of consumer solutions for Verizon Wireless.  “Adding tablets to our lineup of eligible trade-in devices along with wireless phones, gives users another option to recycle old devices and get value.”

Through the Trade-In Program, wireless users can easily determine if their device has value and if so, receive a Verizon Wireless gift card for trading it in.  For example, a wireless user could trade in a tablet today in good condition and receive a Verizon Wireless gift card worth up to $300.  Consumers can check tablets accepted and current trade values any time by visiting the Trade-In Program website at   Verizon Wireless gift cards can be used online at, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores or to pay a Verizon Wireless bill.  The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program accepts wireless phones and now tablets from most major manufacturers and wireless carriers.  For additional information, visit or call the Trade-In Support Center at 1-866-870-5446.

Customers looking for another option to recycle wireless devices can also take advantage of HopeLine® from Verizon, a program that collects devices and accessories to help victims of domestic violence.  For more information on HopeLine from Verizon, visit or go to to learn more about HopeLine’s recycling efforts.
To learn more about other green initiatives by Verizon Wireless, visit

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

[via BGR]