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Posted: 12/5/2007 12:36:34 PM EDT
I've got an old (purchased in 2000) bag phone. Pretty much new as it stayed in a plastic bag under the seat of the car for 4 years.

I've no use for it anymore, doubt I could sell it for anything more than a couple of dollars. So what to do with it?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:37:23 PM EDT
Bullet stop?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:39:35 PM EDT
Most cell providers have programs where you can donate cell phones for various causes or have them recycled.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:41:25 PM EDT
Keep it in the car. 9-1-1 might still work on it, and that call is free. This is the FOPA endorsed solution by the way.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:44:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2007 12:45:40 PM EDT by Lucidvizion]
Sell it

www.simplysellular.com

They send you a postage paid envelope.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:48:24 PM EDT
I shot my old one.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:48:52 PM EDT
Tannerite.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:49:46 PM EDT
Cell Phone O'Truth?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:52:10 PM EDT
It will blend.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:53:59 PM EDT
I gave my old cell phone to a fellow employees kid the other day.

He dials 911 on it a few days later and the cops show up....

I LOL.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:55:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Burley:
I've got an old (purchased in 2000) bag phone. Pretty much new as it stayed in a plastic bag under the seat of the car for 4 years.

I've no use for it anymore, doubt I could sell it for anything more than a couple of dollars. So what to do with it?


Throw it in the trash.
I LOVE Glo-BULL-warming
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:55:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Torf:
Keep it in the car. 9-1-1 might still work on it, and that call is free. This is the FOPA endorsed solution by the way.


That is what my NEW phone is for.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 12:59:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lucidvizion:
Sell it

www.simplysellular.com

They send you a postage paid envelope.


This phone is so old and large that they would have to send a postage paid shipping crate.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:02:23 PM EDT
Go to a cell store and ask if they have the number or a place to donate your phone to a domestic abuse group. The people that need the phones will get them and they will be able to call 911 from them and you get about a 200$ tax write off.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:07:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jazzemt:
Go to a cell store and ask if they have the number or a place to donate your phone to a domestic abuse group. The people that need the phones will get them and they will be able to call 911 from them and you get about a 200$ tax write off.


+1 I've turned in 5 phones over the years this way, it goes towards helping people.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:57:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jazzemt:
Go to a cell store and ask if they have the number or a place to donate your phone to a domestic abuse group. The people that need the phones will get them and they will be able to call 911 from them and you get about a 200$ tax write off.


That's what we do around here. Local church runs a counseling group for victims of domestic violence. So the old Motorola Star Tac (remember those?) and others go to a good cause.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:59:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glazer1972:
It will blend.


Beat me to it.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 1:59:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Most cell providers have programs where you can donate cell phones for various causes or have them recycled.
+1.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:11:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glk38:

Originally Posted By Jazzemt:
Go to a cell store and ask if they have the number or a place to donate your phone to a domestic abuse group. The people that need the phones will get them and they will be able to call 911 from them and you get about a 200$ tax write off.


+1 I've turned in 5 phones over the years this way, it goes towards helping people.


Women shelters / Domestic violence places always need phones. They program them usually to call the shelter and 911 and pass them out to victims that come to stay with them.

Donating a phone might just help save someone's life.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:13:54 PM EDT
See if you can kill your grandmothers dog with it.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 2:16:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Torf: Keep it in the car. 9-1-1 might still work on it, and that call is free. This is the FOPA endorsed solution by the way.
Yep! An old cellphone with a deactivated account can still call 911 systems. Give it to a relative.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 8:28:56 PM EDT
I was at FedEx today, and they had a bin with a sign: "Deposit old cell phones here." There were several in the bin. Don't know what they do with them, but there you go: Fed Ex collects them for something or other.
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