If you’ve been unable to resist the newest iPhone, Android or Blackberry device, give your old smartphone a new life by donating it to charity. ExchangeMyPhone.com is a new New York City business that will strip all your data before refurbishng it for donation to your choice of more than 750,000 U.S. charities. And if it’s too old or too far gone, they’ll recycle it.
Type the description, and model number and serial number if you can, on the ExchangeMyPhone.com website, and get a price quote, which could be a high as $300 for a recent iPhone 4S 65GB in top condition. If you don’t specify a charity, your used phone is re-sold at a super-low price to low-income people who can’t afford a brand-new phone. ExchangeMyPhone also works with corporations upgrading employees’ smartphones. It’s a good deal — it provides a charity donation for you and keeps your unwanted smartphone out of the landfill.