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Can You Send a Mobile Phone Through The UK Post

Yes you can, and it's a very simple process.

It's important to know that batteries are a prohibited item, especially when sending items overseas. Therefore not all couriers accept parcels with batteries, particularly if sending your mobile phone via airmail, or you may simply need to fill out a label that states the presence of batteries. Before sending your parcel, you should check the country's import restrictions and different chosen couriers' restrictions. However, some couriers do accept batteries when travelling by land.

Royal Mail permits mobiles to be sent via the post but there are a few regulations to note.

Lithium ion / polymer batteries - contained in / connected to equipment / devices 

International & UK destinations - Allowed in the mail, with restrictions and packaging guidelines below:

  • Damaged or recalled batteries or cells are not allowed.
  • Each package must contain no more than four cells or two batteries installed in or connected to equipment/devices.
  • The maximum net quantity of cells or batteries is 5kg per package.
  • Watt-hour rating must not exceed 20Wh per cell or 100Wh per battery.
  • Each cell and battery must be of a type proven to meet the requirements of each test in the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, section 38.3.
  • Batteries are subject to these tests irrespective of whether the cells of which they are composed have been so tested.
  • Cells and batteries must be manufactured under a quality management programme as specified in the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
  • Any person preparing or offering cells or batteries with or in equipment for transport must receive adequate instruction on the requirements commensurate with their responsibilities.
  • Cells and batteries must be protected against short circuit.
  • The equipment containing cells or batteries must be packed in strong rigid packaging and must be secured against movement within the outer packaging and packed to prevent accidental activation.
  • The sender's name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.

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