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Lawmakers in Missouri Contemplate Extra Mobile Phone Tax

If seen to fruition, the new law will add a 75-cent monthly tax to Missouri resident’s mobile phone bills. However, while everyone hates new tax, the reasons behind it seem somewhat legitimate, as the tax will go to fund 911 emergency services.

Some taxes are already in place and according to St Louis, St Charles, and Jefferson county 911 call centres, the tax you are seeing goes to the wireless companies for infrastructure, not towards the support and maintenance of 911 services.

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Free Zoo Tickets to Help Cell Phone Recycling Scheme

The Chattanooga Zoo in the United States is offering free tickets for children in return for help with their cell phone recycling scheme. Anyone dropping off an old cell phone at the zoo’s gift shop during the week of the 16th to the 22nd of April will receive a free ticket for a child. The used cell phones are being collected in a bid to help conservation efforts at the Goualougo Triangle Ape Project, which is operating in West Africa. The Project is attempting to enhance local protection of the habitats of both gorillas and chimpanzees in the country.

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Butler County Offers Chance for Cell Phone Recycling

Butler County in the United States is offering its citizens the chance to recycle their old cell phones and other electronic goods. This coming Saturday, the county is staging a recycling event as a way of disposing of used cell phones and other unwanted electrical items as part of what is intended to be an ongoing scheme, with similar events to be held on every second and third Saturday of the month from now up until the end of September.

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Sell Your Old Cell Phone for Cash

If you’ve just purchased a new cell phone and are wondering what to do with your old one, why not consider selling your old cell phone for cash? It’s a quick and easy process, especially when you go through Sell Cell. Simply type in the make and model and press enter; a list of recyclers will come up showing what they are offering for a good condition handset.

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Cell Phone Recycling Security Needed

The University of Texas at Arlington in the United States are having to install new bins for the purposes of cell phone recycling after suspicions were raised that people may be stealing used cell phones from the old boxes. The Sustainability Office at the university is replacing the five bins previously used for the collection of old cell phones for recycling purposes with six new style bins that will have better security and be more difficult to break into.

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Cell Phone Nabs Burglar

They say you have to be stupid to be a criminal, and one hapless burglar in York County in the United States may just have proved the point. Northern York County Regional Police were able to catch the man who broke into a home in Sunnyside Road in Jackson Township during broad daylight and stole four electronic items because he accidentally dropped his own cell phone and left it at the scene of the crime. With a search warrant, the police were then able to trace the cell phone right back to its twenty-two year old owner, a man named Keenan Michael Pleasant.

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Broadcaster’s Cell Phone Ban

A renowned golf analyst found himself being asked to leave a Masters tournament last Thursday after breaking the rules by using a cell phone. Charlie Rymer, a golf analyst for the Westwood One radio network, was ejected from the private, men only Augusta National Golf Club in the United States by a security guard after he was spotted using a cell phone outside of the designated media area during the first round of the Masters tournament.

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Cell Phone Number Trust Issues

Would you trust the government with your cell phone number? The residents of Ravali County in the United States certainly do not. Authorities in the area have found that out the hard way after attempting to persuade citizens to give their cell phone numbers to government officials. This is in order to be able to receive notifications of emergencies in a form of ‘reverse 911’ scheme, only to find the great majority of people do not trust them enough to give them their phone number.

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Big Success for Cell Phone Recycling Event

An event held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds at the weekend to allow the general public to hand in their old cell phones and other electrical equipment for recycling was a big success by any standards, ultimately filling up seven semi-tractor trailers. The event, which took place at the Orr Building on Saturday, was staged by the Sangamon County Health Department as a way for people to dispose of their used cell phones and other unwanted electrical goods free of charge and in an environmentally responsible manner.