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Saturday, August 30, 2008

When it's Time to Upgrade What do you do with your Old Cell Phone

So you've decided to upgrade your cell phone. Well, what does that mean you should do with your old cell phone? You have many options, really. You could give it away to a family member. You could sell it on eBay. What I often do is keep mine as a backup in case something goes wrong with my new one. I do this ( as long as the old cell phone is compatible with my current service going forward)with my old phone when I upgrade.

I guess the most important thing is to do SOMETHING rather than just throwing your phone away. You or someone else can benefit. You can sell the phone and get money for it. You can recycle your cell phone ( some stores will accept your old phone when you upgrade)or donate it. Some police departments and local government collect old cell phones and modify them to only call 911. Then they donate emergency cell phones to the elderly. Whatever you do, know that just because you have outgrown your phone does not mean the old one is not valuable.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Free Upgrade Phones Save Money

Cell Phone Upgrade.Info has an article up about how Upgrading Your Cell Phone Can Save You Money.

Some of the highlights of the article:

"In the past, customers stayed with their providers out of convenience and loyalty. A major factor was the ability to keep the same phone number. However, Wireless Number Portability was introduced in 2003. This allowed consumers to switch carriers and keep the same phone number.

When wireless number portability came into play, more cellular customers started switching carriers to find the best deal. Since there are so many providers with wide coverage and customers can keep the same phone number, there is little incentive to stay."

But Now:

"many carriers, including Verizon Wireless and AT&T Cingular, have become more aggressive in offering incentives to keep current customers."

And You don't have to go to the "cell Phone store" to do it:

"Online wireless affiliates and authorized retailers have long offered lower prices than the carriers offer directly. This allows customers to save even more money. Cingular is one of the few major carriers that allow online wireless stores and their affiliates to offer phone upgrades. As of this writing only Sprint and Cingular offer phone upgrades on the popular cell phone websites."

Increased competition and new pricing models offer more ways to save on technology, cell phones being one obvious example.