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Help soldiers by trading in your mobile devices

oldphones.jpgDo you have a collection of mobile devices sitting in their junk drawer at home? These devices still have life in them. One, they can be recycled into reusable materials, keeping these out of the landfill. Two, some can be traded in for monetary value. (AT&T says the average value for a used device at a recent trade-in event was more than $80.) Three, your unused phones can benefit the Cell Phones for Soldiers, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving deployed and returning troops to communicate with their family for free. 

AT&T Wireless is willing to help with the recycling effort. They're launching a program that either pays you for qualified trade-ins, or donates the value to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Here's how it works:

1. First, wipe the personal data from your device, following the steps at and restore your device to factory settings.

2. Take your old devices in to any company-owned AT&T store.  They'll calculate the trade-in value based on make, model and condition.

3. You can use your credit for new AT&T wireless products, pay your bill, or donate the amount to Cell Phones for Soldiers organization.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:00pm]


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