Environment, quality and service in focus
Greenphones was founded in Tvedestrand in 2012 by Tor Erik Håland and Tor Ingvald Kilen.
With a strong focus on the environment and sustainability, the interest in reusing mobile phones became the starting point for the company - which in the years that followed has emerged as one of Norway's leading players on the market. Greenphones is still located in Tvedestrand, with its own warehouse, security room and sales point.
In addition, Greenphones has a 24/7 online store with fast delivery, flexible payments and chat support. We aim to offer an end-to-end solution that has a clear focus on protecting the environment. and at the same time save the customer money without sacrificing quality and service.
An important part of our business area is mobile mortgage. We buy used mobile phones, which are carefully checked for quality, repaired and prepared for a new life. The mobile phones are sold via our online store to private customers and the business market.
We at Greenphones take data security very seriously.
That's why we use Blancco, one of the world's leading applications that securely deletes all data, so you can be sure that the mobile you pledge is handled correctly.
Innovation Norway has contributed funding to Greenphones because they have a concept that can be one of many measures to contribute to a sustainable and circular economy.
- Innovation Norway
Employees and customers
Greenphones has for several years collaborated with NAV and as Durapart. Durapart is a municipal/county municipal company that helps people who are outside the working world get into work.
Greenphones has operators for both the private and business markets. We have had approx. 20 000 customers who have bought from us or pledged mobile phones with us. Our corporate customers include banks, universities, municipalities and local companies.
From Syria to Tvedestrand
Kinan (34) from Syria worked with mobile phones in his home country as well, and is very happy with his job at GreenPhones.
- I came to Vegårshei as a refugee, and first got a Norwegian course, before I got work experience at GreenPhones. Now I'm employed and I'm very happy, he says happily
Kinan has also moved, and now lives in an apartment in the same building as the shop. Now it's a short way to the job he loves so much, where he repairs mobile phones.
- I like soldering the most, and I like fiddling with parts so small that I have to use the microscope, he smiles.