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Thursday, September 23, 2004

So What Should I Do With Mine?

Old cell phones piling up by the millions: “Today’s Wall Street Journal has a piece [Paid subscription req.] about old unused cellphones stacking up in record numbers. While there is no way to get ahold of the actual numbers, the estimates are eye-popping: An astounding 100 million cellphones…” [MobileTracker]

Well yeah! With the arrival of my new Sony Ericsson T616, I’ve got three four now-defunct phones, myself. (I forgot about the T226 AT&T Wireless sent to me for free—a laughable “upgrade” for my T68i! But the T226 hardly defunct since it does use the current next-generation network. It just has virtually no features.)

» Posted by ALBj at 01:09 AM (ET)
Category: Musings


Office Depot occasionally takes computers and “other electronics” for free. This usually takes place once a year. This year, they limited drop offs to one “system” per day over a period of about a month. I suspect they would take cell phones as well.

» Posted by Queue
September 23, 2004 11:01 AM

You will likely have to google it, but I know there is an organization out there which takes old mobile phones, and then uses them for battered women’s shelters, etc., so these women have access to emergency services whenever and wherever. That’s what we did with our old Nokias three years ago, and likely what we’ll do with the now-old Motorolas.

» Posted by chris
September 25, 2004 10:49 PM

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