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    What do you all do with your old cell phones? I have 3 of them, along with the wall chargers and car chargers. Can they be used by someone else?

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    I will also follow this thread as we have some old verizon cell phones, chargers etc.

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    You can check with the police department. I know some of them collect used cell phones for people that can't afford them, but they can then call 911. I know around here they give them to women who have been abused and are trying to leave their spouses. I have also seen drop boxes in town.

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    There are places that take them in and give them to people without a phone so that can call 911. If it won't work for your plan anymore you can still dial 911 on it.

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    Give them to a local Womens shelter they can use them for battered women as an emergency phone.

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    Verizon Wireless has a program you can take them into a local store and they will referb them and send them to Hopelink which gives them to battered women for emergency phones it is a great program!

    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I will also follow this thread as we have some old verizon cell phones, chargers etc.

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    You can drop them off at the police station or YWCA for abused women :wink: most of the shelters locations are kept secret.

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    Both these ideas are good. I had a couple of old ones that I charged up and dropped off at the police department. They do keep the location of the women's shelters secret, for obvious reasons.
    Having the charger WITH the phone is good, and if it is charged up already that is better.

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    I either offer them on Freecycle or take the batteries out and let my kiddos use them as toy phones, it just depends :)

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    Our Civitan Club collects them for cell phones for soldiers. If you have extra batteries you can take them to Home Depot for recycling.

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    i drop mine off at the senior center -- they do something with them so they can be used again.

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    I drop them off at the US Cellular dealer, our provider. They recycle them through shelters, etc. Probably any cell dealer does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
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    What I don't understand..when I logged on to this it said to send ONLY the cell phone. Didn't mention the charger at all. I know from experience that most chargers do not work on other brands, so how can they use my old, still good cell phone for soldiers?

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    I leave them at the center where I have updated my new phone and they distribute them to a Womans Shelter or to the needy.

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    In our area you can donate the old phones. They are given to shelters for battered women to use. It keeps them out of the landfill too

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    Our local LIons Club collects them and they refurbish them to be given to Women'ss Shelter.

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    I give mine to our women's shelter. They can all be used for 911 calls even with no other service.

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    Thanks for all the ideas ... :)

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