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What happens, when you no longer need it?

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    What do you do with your old phones? I usually give out mine and in most cases, I wear my phone out, I use it till it gives its last breath, but my laptops I always give somebody. But I am curious about phones.

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    I use them until they no longer can, until not turn anymore. When no light and can not be used more, generally I recycle some parts, for working with electronic parts, and many of those are valuable. And if they do not serve me, to some friends they do, because they work with the same so we try to recycle, love nature, even some pieces can be used to repair other phones when they do not work anymore.

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    Any devices that I no longer need or are due upgrading, I'll usually trade them in and either get some cash back or I'll get money off the item I'm buying to replace it.

    That way at least I know they will be wiped properly and disposed of in the right way and at the same time I get something back also.

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    I get rid of my old keypad phones by giving them away but I wont be getting rid of my smart phones because as long as they can be used for surfing the net, they will be useful to me. Even if I will have more modern smartphones someday, I will keep what I have so I can have multiple gadgets I can use for surfing. Having multiple devices will save me from overheating and other shenanigans.

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    I think these days that having multiple devices is becoming more and more popular and its not uncommon for a person to have a tablet for the home, and another to take out for example.

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    Yes having multiple devices is a common occurrence now, I see a lot of people don't like giving out their smart gadgets.

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    To be frank, I am not a big fan of changing my smartphone quite often. I have changed my Samsung touchphone with a smartphone after a long 7 years of use and it is still with me, fully functional. Now I have three phones in fact. The old Samsung touchphone which is already 10 years old, a 3 years old Samsung smartphone and a basic Samsung phone. I use my basic phone in low network areas which could save me a lot in battery power.

    With regard to my laptop, the current Toshiba is only three years old. Before that I used an IBM Thinkpad which also could last around 9 years and is dead now. But I am quite worried about my Toshiba lap as it seems to be too fragile to use.

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    With Multiple devices I can get addicted to a mobile game without being deprived and I can keep my devices from overheating because all of them will have time to cool down before charging.

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    A friend of mine was about to toss your old cell phone in the trash without a second thought. When I suggested that he might be able to do more with it, he shrugged and said, "What good is an old cell phone?" Although not throw it at the time, I'm pretty sure that the phone would be thrown away prematurely.

    That's unfortunate. An old cell phone has a lot of valuable uses, which do not result in the phone end up in a landfill somewhere, wasting space and spreading chemicals in the environment. Better yet, many applications for a cell phone can save you money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cashewfruit_wine View Post
    With Multiple devices I can get addicted to a mobile game without being deprived and I can keep my devices from overheating because all of them will have time to cool down before charging.
    I think it is more stressful, sometimes a game won't continue where it was left off, so I tend to use one device to play my games,as It is also stressful switching devices in my experience.

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    Almost everyone has an old cell phone hanging around and sometimes we are not sure what to do with him. Discard them should not be an option, since batteries are toxic. An alternative is to sell to get some money or donate to charities that can make good use of it. You can also try to find them another use as bedside lamp, browser, etc.

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    How does one tun a used phone into a beside lamp, that seems intriguing and highly impossible.

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