The Hong Kong Broadband Network has launched a new cell phone recycling scheme with the aim of helping those who are unable to afford a cell phone of their own. “The Gift of Communications” initiative, as the scheme has been labelled, will see the Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop give out free computers and cell phones to people who are unable to afford to purchase their own, from the old computers and old cell phones donated by keen recyclers.
A rather dark version of the idea of cell phone recycling has been uncovered with prison authorities having discovered that someone has somehow smuggled an old cellular phone into notorious murderer Charles Manson. This marks the second time in as many years that Charles Manson appears to have benefitted from someone’s decidedly warped interpretation of the notion of cell phone recycling.
Sick of your cell phone? You may not be the only one, if a new report from a Central government committee in Mumbai is to be believed. The report appears to be a confirmation of what many critics have been saying for years, that cell phones, used cell phones or new ones, could be hazardous to our health.
When you’re checking out cell phone recycling places, the question on your mind is, “How much for my phone?” Unfortunately, the answer is, “It depends” – on what site you select to deal with, whether you sell online or in store, etc. That is why a website like Sell Cell can be so useful.
The St Paul campus of the University of Minnesota is staging its own “Green Week”, which is full of events and free food as well as much cell phone recycling, amidst other recyclable products as well.
The winning schools have been named in Recycle My Cell, the national cell phone recycling (and accessories) program of Canada.
Throwing out your old cell phone, digital camera, video recorder and gaming system is now not only very bad for the environment, it’s pretty bad for your wallet too.
According to Canalys research group (as reported by eWeek.com), in Q4 last year, the Android OS became the world’s leading smartphone platform, giving it 32.9% of the total mobile market share. Other numbers include Nokia at 30.6% and Apple at 16%.
Most people, when their old cell phones run out of power and just stops working, tend to throw them out (or use the cell phone recycling process, if they’re responsible) and then go out and buy themselves a brand new phone. Fortunately, there may now be another option thanks to CellularDR.com. Located in Glendale, the company, well known and widely respected for its skills in old cellular phone repair, software upgrades and other accessories, has now unveiled its latest service which goes under the name of “No Power Repair Service”.
Google’s operating system for cell phones has now become the market leader in the industry, stealing the title from the Finnish firm Nokia for the first time, according to a British research firm.