What Do You Do With Your Old Mobile Phones?

Update mania and the ever-falling price of phones makes it unsurprising that many of us own more than one mobile. A survey by mobile phone buyback site Bounce Mobile suggests there are 9.4 million unused phones sitting in drawers around Australia. Where do you sit on that spectrum?

Mobile phone photo from Shutterstock

As a tech writer, I get access to a lot of test mobiles, but that doesn’t mean I have a lot of spares. The majority are sent back after being reviewed; if I do get to keep one, a friend or relative will normally beg for a replacement before too long. The other thing I’ve found: nobody wants an old, minimally functional phone.

How do you handle your old phones? Do you keep them in a drawer for emergencies, sell them to help fund an upgrade, send them off to a recycling scheme, or pass them on to friends or family? Tell us in the comments.

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