San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
Consumers hoping to dispose of their used cell phones and tablets in an efficient and lucrative manner will soon also enjoy increased privacy and security from the process. Totem, a San Diego company that specializes in buying used iPhones, BlackBerrys and other devices, is extending its corporate data erasure service to include individuals.
Properly disposing of an old cell phone or tablet poses a myriad of challenges. In addition to the various environmental problems involved with device disposal, throwing a phone in the waste basket can also introduce privacy concerns. A significant amount of personally identifiable information can be found on a cell phone including contacts, e-mails, passwords, and sometimes even credit card information. If a phone is not properly erased prior to its disposal, the information found on an old phone could be used maliciously.
Totem provides instructions on how to erase iPhone, BlackBerry, and other popular phone models on its website, but customers seeking more insurance that their personal information will not fall into the wrong hands may soon opt for Totem’s data erasure services.
Totem has offered its data erasure services to businesses and corporate customers for several months. Devices opted into this service are erased according to Department of Defense Directive 5220.22-M standards, ensuring the safety and security of companies and consumers alike.
Totem is committed to providing the highest quality buyback program in the industry, while remaining true to its values of social responsibility. The company’s expert team of resellers, refurbishers and recyclers work diligently to ensure that consumers have an easy, efficient method to recycle cell phones and tablets in a financially lucrative, yet environmentally friendly manner.