One of the fun things about my practice, is getting to review so many great products and services that answer simple but widely-felt problems, common to all of us. Many of us have encountered the issue of, “what can I do with my old phone and is it worth anything?” Well, I’m happy to tell you that both questions have now been answered.
There is a solution out there that will recycle your old phone and pay you for it. Based in San Diego, California, ecoATM has developed an automated mobile phone recycling station that takes the guess work out what to do with that old phone. The ecoATM automated mobile phone recycling station looks like an ATM. You place your phone inside and it then visually and electrically inspects and tests the phone and determines its value. Best of all, it pays you on the spot. If by chance the phone you are trying to sell has no secondary market value, then ecoATM will recycle that phone for you – free of charge. Currently, the ecoATM is in limited markets but the company is looking to expand. Who knows, one day you may see one at your local grocery store.
The bottom line is, not only are ecoATM customers doing something good for the environment but they are also getting paid in the process. Check them out when you get a chance and let me know what you think. This may just be the next kiosk you see sitting next to the Redbox DVD Rental and Coinstar machines at your local grocery store – and right alongside the recycling area at large companies everywhere.