Ocala, FL (PRWEB) January 21, 2004 -
Of the millions of cellphone users planning to port their old numbers to new carriers this year none will be able to take their existing cellphone along with them. For most, their desk drawer or closet will be the final resting place for their ÂoldÂ phone.
The volume of retired cellphones currently in the possession of consumers is a huge number; some estimate 30 million or more. And the stockpile grows every day. According to research from The Management Network Group Inc., 30 million subscribers will switch providers during the first 12 months portability is in effect. ÂThat means 30 million more cellphones around the country collecting dustÂ said James Mosieur, CEO of cellphone recycler RMS Communications Group.
A little over a year ago RMS developed a website to help consumers sell their retired phones. With the onset of portability, http://www.cellforcash.com will be a valuable tool for consumers who crave the latest and greatest. ÂOur numbers tell us consumers are abandoning older technology quicklyÂ said Mosieur. ÂEven in the short period of time portability has been in effect, weÂve witnessed a huge increase in usage on CellForCash.com.Â
Although portability will indeed add to the volume of retired cellphones it is not the largest contributor. In fact, the wireless industry estimates the average cellphone user upgrades their phone every 18 to 24 months. This means that the 150 million or so domestic wireless users retire between 6 and 8 million cellphones every month.
ÂAs an industry we have not provided the consumer many disposal optionsÂ admitted Mosieur Âand as technology advances and new requirements are forced on wireless carriers by regulators, efficiently dealing with this problem will become a significant issue.Â
Although many cellphone recycling programs have been developed in the last few years, the cash option that CellForCash.com offers is by far the best. ÂOur thought is; if thereÂs a chance a consumer can get a few bucks for a phone theyÂre not using, most people will look at that option firstÂ says Mosieur, Âand so far our users are proving us right.Â
Since 1985 RMS has been a leading wireless wholesaler with customers all over the world. They support the wireless industry with innovative services designed to help service providers, wireless agents and corporate customers get the most out of their wireless devices. More information on RMS is available at http://www.rmscomm.com.