Where Do Old Phones Go?
from the good-question... dept
To go along with the story we had a few weeks back about what people do with their old computers is this story looking at
what people do with their old mobile phones. While not as big a “waste” problem as computers, there are pleny of obsolete phones hanging around – especially since any time you switch providers (assuming you’re not using an unlocked GSM phone) you’re forced to get a new phone. It appears the popular thing to do with old phones is to donate them to charity. There are tons of charities that either give the phones out to those in need, or who make money by selling them to other charities or third world countries that want the phones. Charities that used to raise money doing things like selling cookies, are now trying to track down old mobile phones instead.