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November 16, 2007

CellForCash.com Wants to Pay You to Recycle Your Old Cell Phones

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributing Editor

CellForCash.com is a company which pays cash for used cell phones. It makes the process simple by displaying the list of phones and the prices offered for them on their web site. It also provides sellers with already-addressed, postage-paid mailing boxes. The site lists over 600 models from 21 manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, LG, and Samsung (News - Alert).

Research has found cell phones to filter hazardous levels of lead when disposed of in landfill conditions. As a result, programs banning electronic devices from regular trash pickups are becoming more common throughout the country.
James Mosieur, CEO of RMS Communications (News - Alert), the company that operates CellForCash.com, was quoted as saying in the report, "America Recycles Day is a great time to remind people that the old cell phone they have stashed away shouldn't be trashed. Responsibly recycling an old cell phone is free, easy, and it may even come with a payoff. Consumers should be determined to recycle even before they choose a new phone. Besides, getting twenty bucks for your old phone could make the difference between getting the model you want and just settling for the one you can afford". Mosieur encourages people to visit CellForCash.com before buying a new cell phone.
CellForCash.com pays for over 600 different models of used cell phones and then re-markets them around the world. Payouts range from just a few dollars to well over $200 for each qualifying cell phone. If your phone does not qualify for payment, CellForCash.com will recycle it for free. Printing a pre-paid mailing label from the website and handing the package to postman is a lot more convenient than going to the local landfill.
Some recycled cell phones are used in the company sponsored 911 Cell Phone Bank program, which provides no-cost emergency cell phones to the elderly and victims of abuse throughout the country. Over 1,500 cell phones are donated to law enforcement and other agencies every month. 911 Cell Phone Bank has provided thousands of emergency cell phones for victim services organizations nationwide.
Mosieur, was quoted as saying in the report, "Phone upgrades do create a dilemma for the environmentally responsible, especially since most people already have a few stockpiled. But as more consumers learn about recycling solutions like CellForCash.com, they'll realize there is an immediate payoff for recycling; cash today and a healthy environment in the future."

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