New iPhone 5 – Recycling iPhones and Electronics
Posted by Norman Fong
The new well hyped iPhone 5 is now available. Many owners of old iPhones will be upgrading, unleashing a wave of older models. What do you do with the old iPhone? Luckily there is several hundred dollars in value in the phone, otherwise it may be tossed out.
Nokia has noted that only 3% of people recycle mobile phones. No doubt that this number is much higher, if your phone has value still.
Do you travel to other countries? Jailbreak it and use it abroad. See using your iPhone in China and elsewhere.
Another option is to hold on to your old iPhone and use it if you lose your new iPhone 5.
FYI Do not expect to buy a used iPhone from eBay and somehow get a cheap plan. ATT Wireless will force you to sign up for a standard 2 year plan, so you would be better off buying a new iPhone unless you can live with an ATT pay as you go GoPhone plan.
Also consider recycling your old phone with a charity like CollectiveGood.
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