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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    What to do with "old" cell phones?

    We upgraded our phones yesterday and now I have two perfectly good cell phones, Motorola V276 (Verizon) (purchased August 2006), with chargers, manuals, new battery in one phone, and a charger for the car.


    What do I do with them? Is there some organization that accepts cell phone donations?
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    Are they for T-mobile?
    If they are, I'll take one.

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    http://www.cellforcash.com/ or somesuch buys phones
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    I have a box of old phones under one of our end tables. You can put it there.
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    Ron! How you been doing?

    I think Starbucks used to have a place where you could drop off old cell phones. They donated them to charity I think....been a while since I've been in one though. Might be worth checking out.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Are they for T-mobile? If they are, I'll take one.
    Verizon
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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    Dammit

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    Google Cell Phones for Soldiers.
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    Keep them. I don't carry rip off cell phone insurance on my phones. In the even that mine gets lost or stolen i go to the old phone bin, grab an old one and activate it. I'm right back in business. You can also ebay them. Whatever you do, don't give them to your cell phone company.

    Mine has a place you can drop your old ones at the retail store. Guess what they do with the old ones. Yep. They sell them.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere
    Ron! How you been doing?

    I think Starbucks used to have a place where you could drop off old cell phones. They donated them to charity I think....been a while since I've been in one though. Might be worth checking out.
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    You still bike commuting?
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    Check with your local women's shelter. They can be used for 911 even if not activated. A company I used to work for (national co.) used to collect them for a charity to distribute to shelters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_bent View Post
    Check with your local women's shelter. They can be used for 911 even if not activated. A company I used to work for (national co.) used to collect them for a charity to distribute to shelters.
    Beat me to it! I was just going to say check your phone book or do a search on women's shelters. Some stores here even have drop boxes. The only thing bad about dropping them off is you don't get receipts for dinanting those $1,000 phones for the IRS
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcart1991 View Post
    Google Cell Phones for Soldiers.
    +1

    http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/

    That's what I've done with my previous phones.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Three letters... IED.

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    Paperweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Three letters... IED.
    *GEE* Thanks. I just googled IED and now I'll probably get fired or recruited or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    :wipecoffeeoffscreen:

    You're a dolt. This is my problem how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    *GEE* Thanks. I just googled IED and now I'll probably get fired or recruited or something.
    Would it be better if you googled IUD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Would it be better if you googled IUD?
    BWAHAHAH - My turn - who's got the soft paper towels and windex for the screen (not to mention a getting a very nice doctor for my young cat who flipped over backwards, landed on a stack of CD's, scrambled them around and skidded out the door.

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    But for now, paper towels please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by half_bent View Post
    Check with your local women's shelter. They can be used for 911 even if not activated. A company I used to work for (national co.) used to collect them for a charity to distribute to shelters.
    This what we do, they give them to abused women to use if trouble happens.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    We gave our old ones to a charity who sold them to be refurbished and sent somewhere.

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    I have some very old ones which used to work on AT&T's old TDMA network (before they went to GSM), and the service the phones require is getting shut off for good come February. Meh. :/

    At least with GSM phones, if you trash one, you swap SIM cards (if the card is recoverable), into a new phone, then off you go. Its even nicer if you can unlock the cheapie Tracfone handsets sold for $15 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    :wipecoffeeoffscreen:

    You're a dolt. This is my problem how?
    It's one of those things, I knew what it was, heard about it, but it didn't cross my "mental radar" enough that I easily brain farted on it.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I'm still using my old phone.

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