Everyone has one laying around somewhere, in a desk, on a shelf or surrounded by other lost causes in a junk drawer. Long gone are the days where the average person kept a phone for years. Today, nearly every major service provider has made it much to easy to upgrade or buy outright more cell phones than the average person can count. Disposal is easy enough, yet who wouldn’t like to do something worth wile with their once constant companion?
It’s easy enough to find a way of getting rid of your old phone. Whether you pass a disposal bin at your local super store, find a local organization that is accepting them for donation, or simply know of a person in need, there is absolutely no need to throw a good phone in the trash.
You could also check to see if your area has a local woman’s shelter or similar facility. These places are always in need of cellular phones and you just might help someone who has desperate want of one.
Sell Your Phone
Even if your service provider offers you a turn in service for your phone, think twice before giving it up. Ask yourself, how old old is your cell phone, what kind of condition is the case in, is the screen cracked or the keys worn out? If it’s still fairly young, the keys still readable and the general condition good, then it’s time to go on-line and find yourself a buyer.
While selling an old cell phone may be out of reach, even on auction sites, there are several good sites that a quick inquiry into a search engine will bring to your attention. Smart phones that are still functioning could bring in a nice chunk of change and even if all you have is an old flip phone, if you’re not going to donate the cellular device, then you can at least get a few dollars out of it.
Keep It for a Rainy Day
As a last resort, you may just want to keep your phone around for a little while. Disposal is probably the best option, but you never know when your new cell phone might take an accidental plunge into the kitchen sink or into a sidewalk drain.
With the way people go through electronic devices today, there is always a market for the old as well as the new. If you’re not doing anything with your old phones than sell it for a little quick cash or have the heart to donate it to a good cause for someone who needs it.
And if you still need inspiration for proper disposal, the ground will thank you for not contaminating it with an old battery that will leak for years…