Ghana is importing an excess amount of old cell phones and other forms of electronic waste, according to the Ghana Shippers Authority. The Authority has released figures which show that that 31,400 metric tons of electronic waste, including but not limited to old cell phones, was imported into the country in 2010 alone.
The use of new or old cell phones in movie theaters is becoming a problem, so much so than when the Texas cinema known as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema kicked out a female patron for talking on a cell phone during a movie, she responded with a phone message of ranting verbal abuse.
An ordinance banning the use of hand held communications devices when driving inside of city limits was approved in Whitefish, Montana last week.
Users of new or old cell phones associated with Vodafone found themselves without a signal in Calcutta on Sunday. The company claims the failure in service was due to an entirely normal and planned upgrade in their services, but that loss of signal was not notified to customers, who were decidedly unimpressed to find themselves without a cell phone service for more than five consecutive hours.
A county in Indiana in the United States is drafting tough new rules to clamp down on the construction of used cell phone towers.
Hikers are being warned not to rely on used cell phones when it comes to planning their jaunts. The warning comes after two more hikers had to be rescued from Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire in the United States after wandering off the trail and realizing that they had lost their way.
PC Magazine is asking their readers whether their cell phones have become their primary cameras.
It is a theory that has been postulated, rejected, reoffered, rejected and resurrected again and again in the media.
Moves are underway to try to prevent the exporting of old cell phones, computers, televisions, and other electronic items to developing nations whose recycling programs are primitive at best.
Concern about the proximity of an old cell phone tower to childcare centers in Papamoa in New Zealand has only been compounded by the revelation that yet another such cell phone tower is set to be built in the same area.