Announces Used Phone Recycling Alternative for iPhone Adopters

Share Article, a popular online wireless recycler, wants iPhone adopters to know that they can defray some of their new device's purchase price and do something positive for the environment at the same time.'s ( business is buying old, used cell phones, PDA's and iPods over the internet from consumers and businesses. The company's new website is simple to use, and free shipping is provided.

Typically, an iPhone is not going to be a wireless consumer's first cellular phone, meaning that when one is purchased, another phone becomes redundant. Many consumers do not realize that these redundant phones have value, or that throwing them away can be hazardous for the environment. is taking the opportunity of the iPhone launch to publicize its service to consumers. For example, if an iPhone purchaser were to upgrade from a Motorola RAZR and sell their old phone to, they would receive $40.00, while a Blackberry 7100g would net $75.00. Top used models can fetch as much as $200.00 on's web site, offsetting much of the iPhone's purchase price. In addition, purchases used iPods on their website with prices ranging from $20 to over $100. If you send a used cell and a used iPod, you could receive over $300 which would be well over half the cost of a new iPhone.

The environmental aspect can't be ignored either; cell phones and PDA are among the worst offenders at landfills around the country as they contain Mercury, Arsenic, and host of other substances that nobody wants leaking into the ground. Recycling an old cell phone is the right thing to do, regardless of payment, and is an excellent venue because it provides both substantial payment and a recycling outlet.

How easy is to use? By dialing up the website you are presented with clear options and an easy to use interface. The site displays photographs of the phones it offers to purchase, keeping confusion to a minimum, and as mentioned above, all shipping is free to the consumer. promises a 30-day turn around for payment from the date your phone(s) is received.'s president, Renee Jackson, told us that the company had added extra man-hours for the next several weeks to meet the anticipated surge in recycled units, and that the company is committed to processing all incoming phones and payment within the guaranteed timeframe of 30 days.

The iPhone is pretty clearly a watershed device, and it appears a half million people acquired one the first weekend alone. Think what it would do for the environment, not to mention those folks pocket books, if all of their old phones found their way to a company like


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