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What did you do with your last old phone when you got a new one?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by JFB, Jul 17, 2012.

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When you got your newest phone, what did you do with the old one?

  1. Still have it somewhere.

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  2. Traded it in with the carrier or store.

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Sold it.

    13 vote(s)
    43.3%
  4. Gave it to someone.

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Donated it to a charity.

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. JFB

    JFB Gold Senior Member
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    Poll:

    The last time you got a new phone what did you do with the old one?
     
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  2. RadioRaiders

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    Good poll question. I usually get a new high-end phone every year or so, and take good care of them. Usually I give them to family or friends who are not well off financially. Sometimes I'll keep one as a back-up phone, or if I'm into programming apps, I might keep some around for the purpose of testing on different phones/OS versions. But I really prefer to just give them away to people in need of a beter phone.
     
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  3. dmapr

    dmapr Silver Senior Member
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    I moved my secondary SIM from one of the older phones (SE K850i) to the current old phone (N8). Would've given N8 to my wife, but she says it's too heavy.
     
  4. RadioRaiders

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    Tell her to answer her phone, Marty Cooper is calling :p:D

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  5. charlyee

    charlyee Ultimate Insanity
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    Since the Nokia 6131, which I still have I have always sold my phones. I do regret selling my Atrix, it was unlocked and the best overall Android I had, Vivid included.

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  6. Telekom

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    I know where my old phone(s) are. I don't have to hunt for them.
     
  7. JFB

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    I traded my old phone to Verizon for a $9 gift card that I later used to buy a charger cable.
     
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    $9 isn't much for a phone. Does the trade-in value vary by model and condition?
     
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    Yes, both (at Verizon).

    Mine was a very out-of-date phone (HTC VX6800) in good condition. I'm actually surprised it wasn't $0.00.
     
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  10. QLR

    QLR RIP Note!
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    I sold my Bionic at a dirt cheap price when I took advantage of an upgrade error on Verizon's website (to buy the RAZR MAXX)...

    I bought a Smsung Gusto 2 to keep my ancient prepaid going... the old Motorola W385 is around somewhere
     
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  11. QLR

    QLR RIP Note!
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    LOL, the recently released Gusto 2 has a $0 trade in value... luckily I only paid $10 for it and I have no need to sell it.
     
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    Why would anyone trade-in a phone for $0.00 in return :confused:
    That's not a "trade-in", that's "here, take my phone" ;)
     
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  13. QLR

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    Lol... Yep, devices with zero trade in value gets sent to the Verizon Hope line program. Just makes it easier to recycle the phone

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX!
     
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  14. Jay2TheRescue

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    I gave my old phone to my dad... But it was only 3 months old at the time.
     
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    I usually sell them on ebay or craigslist.

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    I usually sell or give it to someone. Now the new innovation ecoATM will make the work simple. We have to just put the phone into the machine and get cash, even for broken phones. It would be sold to someone or it would be taken back to the factory to recycle it. Recycling phones will reduce the mining for new materials to manufacture phones. So better use this new technology and try to make the earth greener.
     
  17. budney

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    I sell mine on eBay to balance out the cost of the new one. :)
     
  18. KevinJames

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    Oh wait, the last phone wasn't donated to charity, the one before it was. In 2009 when I got my first feature phone, I donated the flip phone I had via a box inside the ATT buliding I worked in. Those phones were then refurbed and sent to soldiers. But in 2011 when I upgraded, I had already been laid off, so I gave the phone to the teenage son of a friend of mine.
     
  19. AshRae84

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    I traded mine in. RadioShack (Or is it "The Shack" now...) was having a promotion on iPhone trade ins. I think after contract renewal and everything I ended up paying about $50, so it wasn't a bad deal at all.

    ~*Ash*~
     
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  20. AnthroMatt

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    Traded in my HTC Vivid at the AT&T store for about $150. Got the Atrix HD for $300. :-D
     
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    It's sitting in the drawer, sitting without any any problem. It's working just as it is new, but it is old!
    It is bad that we can't use our devices for long years and produce unnecessary electronic garbage.
    To relieve my pain, I try to buy second hand phones.
     
  22. Shizam76

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    Sold mine to a friend of a friend. Those monies usually go toward the new phone purchases :biggrin:
     
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    I sold my last old phone on craigslist.
     

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