Got old phones?
Mobile security firm Lookout recently commissioned a survey that found over 40% of us have old cell phones sitting in drawers. That’s a lot of phones. The old phone drawer in my house has 3 flip phones, a first generation iPhone, a slider phone, and a vintage 1993 Ericsson GE handset that weighs about 2lbs. Lookout calls this #PhoneHoarding and has identified a number of reasons why we hang on to our old phones:
- Concern about personal info
- Haven’t erased the data
- Don’t know what to do with it
- Still want to use apps and info
9 things you can do with your old phones
At TalkForGood, we are big proponents of putting old phones back to into service. Here are 9 things you can do with your old cell phones and a $10 per month BYO Plan from TalkForGood.
- Give your grandmother a cell phone so you can call her every Sunday.
- Donate your old phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
- Give your old smart phone to your dad, so he can call his mother.
- Use the parts to make something really cool – like a cell phone glove.
- Give your kids a phone that doesn’t cost $90 a month.
- Use one as an emergency phone when you go kayaking.
- Keep an emergency phone in the glove box of your car.
- Give your latest Arduino project cell data and SMS capabilities.
- Build your own Supergadget-microcomputer.
What are you doing with those old cell phones? Let us know.
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