Want to make money selling back your old, retired cell phone — but don’t want to go through the trouble of packaging it up to mail to resale programs? You can now take advantage of an in-store buyback program — if you are activating or upgrading a Sprint phone — perhaps to the slightly greener smart phone like the Samsung Reclaim.

Take up to three phones — even non-Sprint phones — to one of more than 1000 Sprint-owned retail stores, and you can get an instant credit to your Sprint account. More than 900 wireless devices are eligible for instant credit, ranging from about $5 to $300.

Want to see how much your phone’s worth? Find out at sprintbuyback.com — where you can also get free postage-paid labels and mail-in instructions if you’d prefer visiting the post office instead of a Sprint store.

Of course, your old phone may not be worth anything — in which case you can find nearby locations to drop off your cell phone for recycling at ReCellular.com. Or if you’re willing to package up your phone and mail it in, you can pick a cause close to your heart to donate to through Collective Good or Charitable Recycling.

Sprint's in-store phone buyback program
Sprint customers can get instant credit on their phone bills by recycling old phones at local stores.