What would you do with your old mobile phone when you bought a new one?

United States
April 19, 2007 10:27pm CST
Sell it? trade in? keep it for your collection? or maybe donate it? For me i would like to donate it, on an organization that gives it to a woman in bad domestic situations or shelters. Even if your plan has expired, as long as the battery is okey, you can still use it to dial 911. There are also organizations that donating this on senior citizens, you can asked your local police to get help for donations and other infos. But just remember to erase all your info on the phone before you do that, that you don't want anybody else to have. By the way, it's tax deductible if you donate it so still it's not bad right? So what would you do with your old mobile phone when you bought a new one?
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34 responses
@neerajm (111)
• India
21 Apr 07
I am fond of purchasing new mobile which i feel good in the market or any new launch.I have gifted my three mobile phones,one to my watchman and the other two to my freinds who were in need.I take care that all my phone memories,messages are delited.I had replaced new bateries fof the phone i have gifted.
• United States
21 Apr 07
If I get a new mobile phone, I just keep my old one just in case the new one should break anytime in the future. I tried selling my old phones on eBay before, but I soon realized that no one would buy it because its very outdated compared to the newer models that come out every couple of months. So what I do would my old phone is just keep it in my drawers and if I ever happen to need it, then I'll take it out. I think I have about 5 cell phones in my drawers right now. Most of them are the prepaid type.
@vamisola (906)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
i still have my old phone here...now i'm thinking of donating it...did u really donate urs?
• United States
21 Apr 07
I think I would keep it I find it very hard to let go old phones because they have so much memories and I just can't let it go. I do not think I would be able to donate it at all because I never like to hand down old stuff or whatever
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i keep it for collection but if in time i will badly needed a money. i would probably sell it or if the time i have my new one and some relatives visit maybe i'll give it as a gift.
• India
21 Apr 07
I think that donating your cellphone is a good choice. But, unfortunately it didn't occur to me before. And thats why i have been selling my old mobile phones whenever i switch to a new one. I am thinking of switching my mobile. And this time i am going to donate it.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Apr 07
i usually trade my old cell phone to a new one to be able to have a discount by trading my old one..much cheaper i guess and practical.
@ondo1015 (1884)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Keep it or give to my relatives or sell it.
@siamang (57)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 07
if i get a new one i will use an old old one for busineess. i will celll voucher using that .
@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I donate it a charity. I like the idea that someone else can use it for an emergency, plus I am always looking for tax write off.
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
i give it to my son,my first born the old cellphone and hes happy about. I dont want to sell it, i still got sentiments on little things that i owned.
• Brazil
20 Apr 07
I give mey olds cell phone to mey relatives, because I like it.
@mememama (3077)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I give them to my son to play with. I always seem to break mine so no one else can use them. Don't let me borrow your phone lol.
@letzap519 (408)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
i won't sell it... i'll just give it to my other family members who doesn't have a cellphone.. ^_^
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I keepmy phone as a back up. Twice I have had a phone die on me and I could use my back up while mineis being repaired. It is a cheep insurance policy. When I get a couple I donate the rest.
@raven9595 (101)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I donate it to womens shelters, they give them to battered women for emeregency use.
• India
20 Apr 07
well i sell it.. and i try to replace before it gets woen out
• Indonesia
20 Apr 07
i think when i have a new mobile phone then i'll sell the old one, because i think i dont need it anymore, or maybe when the sell price is too low then i keep it in a museum of mine
@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
20 Apr 07
I've changed phones a lot these past few years. Two of my phones were sadly stolen but whenever I try to buy a new one, I always sell my old phone so I wouldn't be spending too much on the new one. I already have two phones and next week, my service provider will be giving me another free phone for being a loyal subscriber, I don't know what I'm going to do with that. I'll probably just sell it to make a quick buck or I'll probably just give it to my boyfriend.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
Honestly speaking, I don't usually buy a new unit of mobile phone unless it is really necessary. I mean, if it's still working well I would not get another one. I have here with me three units of Nokia cellphone. I use them for my reloading business. One of them were damage so I decided to buy a new unit. I sell the damage one to my brother at five hundred pesos. We have agreed to such price provided that he would be the one to shoulder all of it's repair expenses.