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What to Do With Your Old Cell Phone When You Get a New One

by Ashley Schiermeyer January 24, 2013

What to Do With Your Old Cell Phone When You Get a New One

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More and more people are getting rid of their iPhone 4/4s and getting a new iPhone 5. Who can blame them? The iPhone 5 is even better than the beloved iPhone 4s! But what should you do with the old phone? You might be tempted to keep it for a while (we understand, it holds a lot of memories), but we have a few better ideas that will give your old phone the respect it deserves.

Donate it

There are multiple programs where you can donate cell phones that are still in good shape. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a particularly great one. Established by Rob and Brittany Bergquist (teen siblings!) in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers collects gently-used cell phones and provides a cost-free method of communication to troops while they’re deployed. Get rid of your old phone, and support your troops!

Recycle it

Best Buy recycles all kinds of electronics (cell phones, TVs, DVD players, old cables, etc). The best part is that no matter where you’ve purchased your electronics, you can recycle them at Best Buy. Check out their FAQ page for more details.

Sell it

If you want to make a little cash while recycling your gadgets, you should check out NextWorth. With Nextworth, you’ll fill out a short evaluation of your device, send it in, and receive a check or gift card in a week or so. What’s better than getting money for your old stuff?

Want more ideas on how to recycle electronics in your city? This interactive map will help.

When you are ready upgrade your iPhone 4s, you’ll also need to upgrade your case! Our RokShield v3 is the perfect case for your iPhone 5.

Tell us, what do you do with your old phones? Are you a cell phone hoarder? Leave a note for us in the comments section below.





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