How to Mail a Cell Phone

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Sending a cell phone by mail is a simple task with the correct packaging materials.

Sending a phone to someone through the mail can be crucial, like when a family member has forgotten his phone when leaving for college or when leaving on an extended trip. Individual cell phone distributors find proper shipping important when mailing phones to customers who have purchased them online. Mailing a phone is a rather simple process that requires proper packaging in order to ensure the recipient receives the phone in good working condition.

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Step 1

Press the power button and hold it until the phone shuts off. Shipping a phone that is powered on will cause a delay in use once the phone is received because the battery will be dead.

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Step 2

Bubble wrap contains small air bubbles that protect an item against sudden bumps and drops.

Wrap the phone in two to three layers of bubble wrap, with the bubbles facing into the phone. Multiple layers of bubble wrap will protect the phone during rough handling.

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Step 3

Crafting scissors are perfect for cutting away excess bubble wrap.

Cut away excess bubble wrap with scissors and tape the bubble wrap in place. Three to four pieces will hold both ends as well as the overlapping center.

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Step 4

A 2-by-4-by-8-inch cardboard box is the perfect size for most cell phones.

Insert the phone into an appropriate box. A 2-by-4-by-8-inch box is perfect for mailing a cell phone. Tape the box shut with packaging tape around every edge.

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Step 5

Shipping labels are usually labeled "To" and "From."

Fill out the shipping label with a pen and place it onto the box. Most shipping labels are self-adhesive, but if the one you have is not, secure it to the box with packaging tape.

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Step 6

The local post office is an appropriate choice for shipping your package.

Bring the package to the nearest shipping company location. Pay shipment to mail the phone.

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