Radio Shack Trade & Save Program is an excellent program and one of my favorites!!!
It doesn't necessarily pay the best rates out there, but you don't have to send your phone by mail anywhere unless you want to, as you can go into your local store. You can upgrade and purchase the new device at the same time which leads to less out of pocket. And their rates are pretty good still and higher than other local retailers on trade-in programs. The rates listed above are good through 10/26/13; value may vary beyond that date.
For myself, I am eligible for the standard upgrade in early October and I currently have the iphone 5 16GB...so I will receive $250 credit but my new iphone 5S will only cost $199 - so I will also be able to grab a free case or screen protectors?!? AWESOMENESS - I get to upgrade for nothing out of pocket!!!!
*There is an activation fee that will appear on your bill depending on your carrier, etc...mine is approximately $36 with AT&T...
Tip: You may want to call ahead to the store for the version/color choice for your phone. In the past I had put my name on a list and they called me when it was in!
* * Products must be in working condition and able to power on in order to be appraised. Appraisal is offered at the sole discretion of The Shack Trade & Save Program and is based on the device's condition, applicable processing fees and trade-in of any included chargers, cables or other accessories. All trade-ins are final. Not available where prohibited by local law. See participating stores for details.
**$250 value applies to trade-in of iPhone 5; $150 value applies to trade-in of iPhone 4S; $100 value applies to trade-in of iPhone 4. Appraised value will be given as a store credit, which may be applied instantly to your purchase. Product must power on and be in fully functional, working condition without any broken/missing components, including, but not limited to, cracked display or housing. Product cannot be PIN locked or exhibit any signs of liquid damage. Appraised value shown is after applicable processing fees and with trade-in of any included chargers, cables or other accessories. Sample appraisal amount good through 10/26/13; value may vary beyond that date. Appraisal is offered at the sole discretion of the RadioShack Trade & Save Program. Limit 1 per phone purchased. Cannot be combined with RadioShack Protection Plan Trade Guarantee benefit. All trade-ins are final. Not available where prohibited by local law. See participating stores for details.
Plus, if you let them check your eligibility you will get a $5 coupon!