If you have an old or unused mobile phone sitting in your home collecting dust, then the odds are you haven't heard about how to recycle it yet. Yes, that's right: any type of mobile phone, no matter how old or new it is, can be put to good use today! The phone does not even need to be in working condition for it to be recycled: it could be used for parts or to repair an existing cell phone! Who would want used cell phones?
A lot of help groups, like the YWCA, homelessness advocates, and domestic violence support groups, take old and obsolete cellular phones and they will refurbish them and provide them to their clients and those who have need for them in the demographic they serve as emergency phones. By recycling your used mobile phone, not only are you getting rid of junk around the house, but you're giving back to the community as well! Many times, people who have used or obsolete mobile phones are wary to give away their phones because they fear that the phone may contain sensitive or confidential information that they do not want shared.
It is simple to erase data from your phone, and many recycling centers that accept mobile phones are happy to restore your phone to factory settings, meaning the phone will operate as if you had never owned it in the first place! If your phone is still in relatively good condition and you think you might be able to make a quick buck on it, you might even consider trying to sell your mobile phone online with mobile phone xchange. There are people all over the world who either cannot afford new mobile phone brands, or for some reason or another they would rather use a refurbished model instead of buying the latest in mobile phone technology.
While they will usually be disinclined to pay the full price you paid for your cell phone when it was brand new, they will more than likely pay at least half, if not more, of that price tag, for the luxury of a mobile phone. So, don't wait! Instead of letting your cell phone sit unused in a drawer at home, why not consider recycling it? You can make a little extra spending money, and a difference, all at the same time!